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Coeymans business group hears details of wind-power project

Feb 10, 2022 12:45 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media the economic impact of a major wind-power project at the Port of Coeymans was the focus of the January meeting of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Community Business Association. The forum featured officials from Carver Companies, which owns the port, and a representative from the New York State Energy Research and Development, to discuss how the project will impact the area. The offshore-wind project, announced by state officials in October, is the largest offshore wind supply chain contract award in the state’s history at $86 million. Orsted Offshore North America and Eversource Energy signed the contract in the fall with Riggs Distler and Company to build advanced foundation components for wind turbines at the port. Peter Lion from NYSERDA said following the presentation that the project is expected to create 115 jobs in the Port of Coeymans in the skilled trades including electricians, carpenters, concrete masons, operating engineers, ironworkers and laborers. Lion said, “This project will help us reach our Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals — decarbonization, implementation of 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind — but it’s also bringing in jobs and investment.” Work at the port is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022, and the actual assembly of the components will probably happen during the first or second quarter of 2023. Read the full story at The Upstater [dot] com.