Skanska wins SBMT contract, dredging included

Skanska has won a contract worth $861 million to transform the 73-acre South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) into one of the nation’s largest dedicated offshore wind ports.

photo courtesy of Skanska

Commenting the latest news, Richard Kennedy, EVP, President, and CEO for Skanska in the U.S., said: “This project underscores Skanska’s commitment to building sustainable infrastructure, and this state-of-the-art facility will provide New York City with clean and alternative energy, as well as serve as a national model for renewable energy hubs.”

The extensive project scope includes the demolition of existing buildings, ground improvements to support the staging of the wind turbine components, installation of underground utilities, etc.

The work will also include significant waterfront and marine upgrades, including:

  • dredging of new and existing berths,
  • bulkhead upgrades, and
  • installation of new wharf and dock facilities. 

This infrastructure project is set to support Empire Wind, which is currently being developed by Equinor 15 to 30 miles off New York.