ACP Statement on Empire Wind’s South Brooklyn Marine Terminal Project Labor Agreement

Press Release

Mar 27 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2024 — The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after Equinor, union leaders, and elected officials from New York announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the construction of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT), which will support and serve as a staging area for the Empire Wind 1 project:

“Today’s announcement is a demonstration that the offshore wind industry is making good on its promise of creating local, family-sustaining jobs. Project Labor Agreements are an important way to build stakeholder partnerships and advance offshore wind projects. These agreements bring together contractors, unions, and project developers to cooperate on local workforce development and prioritize safety and workforce training. Additionally, Empire Wind 1 will revitalize the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal by reinvesting in a disadvantaged community. Congratulations to both Equinor and the Building Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. This PLA will benefit New York workers and shows the benefits offshore wind power projects can bring to the United States and our coastal regions.”

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