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Ørsted Will Use Fewer, But Larger, Turbines; Cox Ledge Concerns Remain

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Ørsted has announced that the South Fork Wind Farm will be comprised of no more than 12 turbines, rather than as many as 15, as originally planned, but the turbines will be much larger than the ones built off Block Island in 2016 and visible from Montauk's shores on clear days.

Ørsted has announced that the South Fork Wind Farm will be comprised of no more than 12 turbines, rather than as many as 15, as originally planned, but the turbines will be much larger than the ones built off Block Island in 2016 and visible from Montauk's shores on clear days.

The Block Island Wind Farm turbines, as seen from the bluffs in Camp Hero State Park in Montauk. The turbines Ørsted says it will use for the South Fork Wind Farm, which will be another 20 miles further from shore, will be nearly 300 feet taller.

The Block Island Wind Farm turbines, as seen from the bluffs in Camp Hero State Park in Montauk. The turbines Ørsted says it will use for the South Fork Wind Farm, which will be another 20 miles further from shore, will be nearly 300 feet taller. Michael Wright

authorMichael Wright on Jun 2, 2021
The developers of the South Fork Wind Farm said they have reduced the number of turbines they plan to connect to the South Fork from 15 to 12 — though... more

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