New York: Albany Eyeing ‘Qualifications’ For $200M Port Plan
Harbor patrol: The ports in Brooklyn's Red Hook section should see some of the $200 million Albany is floating for port-infrastructure improvements related to the offshore-wind industry.
Hard to port!
No, don’t make a quick left turn – but if you’re a waterfront-based enterprise focused on port operations and related markets, you’ll want to turn your attention to Albany’s latest Request for Qualifications.
With the offshore-wind industry really starting to howl, marine-support and other waterfront operations will become critical components of the statewide economy – particularly on Long Island, where offshore-wind infrastructure figures to rise fast.
To that end, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the Empire State Development Corp. and the New York Department of Transportation have issued a Request for Qualifications seeking early proposals from port operators and other market participants – essentially, any businesses interested in upgrading and investing in New York’s ports, particularly as it relates to the burgeoning offshore-wind industry.