New York State has applied for financial support to develop the Arthur Kill Terminal (AKT) in Staten Island.
Empire State Development (ESD) has submitted an application to the United States Department of Transportation’s Port Infrastructure Development Grant Program to support construction of the 32-acre (13-ha) terminal that will service the offshore wind energy industry primarily.
New York State has five offshore wind projects and five ports in active development; it hopes to have 9 GW of capacity installed offshore by 2035.
ESD chief operating officer and executive deputy commissioner Kevin Younis said: “Utilising underdeveloped land at the Arthur Kill Terminal to create a green energy port and bring new, sustainable economic opportunities to the state advances ESD’s mission to prepare New York’s economy for the future. With Arthur Kill Terminal as an offshore wind port, we will continue to serve as leaders in the fight against climate change, while promoting job growth and strengthening our manufacturing sector.”