One major thing that separates human beings from every other species is our willingness to improve under all circumstances. No matter how big of a milestone we have clocked, we always keep an eye out for something even better. This forward-looking approach then encourages us to grow, and consequentially, become qualified to make that next step. Such a system has guided us towards some groundbreaking real-world achievements, with each one contributing to our individual and societal progression in its own unique way. Nevertheless, if influencing human growth is the main question here, we cannot put anything above technology. When technology first arrived on the scene, it understandably looked like our abilities had peaked, but little did we know, there was still a lot more to come. In fact, technology triggered a whole set of events, which were all historically significant for us. Such a progressive dynamic would go on to shake things up beyond everyone’s expectations, and the ripple effects that emerged from it are now evident throughout the spectrum. However, despite having achieved an extraordinary presence already, technology is still actively searching for more ways through which it can add a different value to our lives. By the looks of it, the creation has found one in New York City’s latest decision.
The New York City is officially on course to house one of the largest wind port facilities in the nation, as plans to upgrade the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal receive Mayor Eric Adams’ approval. Following the upgrade, the facility should be able to handle large and specific offshore wind turbine construction parts, which are slated to supplement two wind farm projects in the Empire Wind project and Beacon Wind. To expedite the transformation, New York City Economic Development Corporation has already handed out the contract to Equinor. As per certain reports, Equinor will spend between $200 million and $250 million on the upgrade. Interestingly enough, the new port also aims to allow 30% hire of its sub-contracts from minority- and women-owned business enterprise contractors based in and registered with New York City or New York State.
Further available details talk at length to how this upgrade can play a massive role in New York City’s plans of obtaining 70% electricity from renewables by 2030 and 100% by 2040.
“This site will be the launch of a whole new industry for New York City that will support 13,000 local jobs over time, generate $1.3 billion in average annual investment citywide, and significantly reduce our carbon footprint so that we can meet our climate goals of 100 percent clean electricity by 2040,” said Mayor Eric Adams during the official announcement.
The South Brooklyn Marine terminal Upgrade is a part of New York’s 15-year plan, which revolves around city’s ambitions to become a major hub for offshore wind industry. Costing New York over $191 million, this plan, if things go right, will also remove more than 34 million tons of CO2 from the environment.