Wind Energy – Offshore WInd Substation USA
Kiewit, Ørsted, and Eversource Energy announced the completion of the very first American-built offshore wind substation.
The substation is now making its way through the Gulf of Mexico and up the East Coast, where it will be installed at the site of the upcoming South Fork Wind project.
The substation is transiting across the Gulf of Mexico and then up the East Coast for installation at the South Fork Wind project site in a few weeks.
Kiewit Offshore Services, the largest offshore fabricator in the U.S., designed and built the substation, which will be deployed at Ørsted and Eversource’s South Fork Wind project serving Long Island, New York, and set to begin operations by the end of this year.
Kiewit built the 1,500-ton, 60-foot-tall substation at its Ingleside facility near Corpus Christi. The substation will play a key role in enabling domestic energy production, strengthening America’s energy independence and adding to the nation’s energy mix.