State Pier work proceeds as ground broken on New York offshore wind farm

Representatives from the construction and engineering firm Kiewit, construction manager of the project, provided a brief tour of the construction site on Thursday. Progress also can be tracked online at The modernization project is the result of the Connecticut Port Authority’s agreement with port operator Gateway Terminal and joint venture partners Ørsted and Eversource. The project includes widening the pier and a major update of infrastructure to create a facility with heavy-lift capacity to accommodate parts needed to construct offshore wind farms. While Ørsted and Eversource are contributing more than $70 million toward the project and will lease the facility for 10 years, CPA officials are quick to point out that the updated facility will be better suited to host an array of cargo when not in use by the offshore wind industry.

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