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Large wind farm off Long Island shore will be delayed 2 years

An estimated $3 billion project led by Equinor Energy to build New York’s first large-scale wind farm has been delayed by more than two years.

The company has plans for the wind farm 14 miles off Long Island’s Jones Beach.

A spokesperson for Equinor told Newsday, the delay "does not reflect a change in schedule, but reflects the fact that current regulations do not accommodate the schedules required to build large-scale offshore renewables like wind farms.”

The company claims the setback is due to more-than-expected wait times to get government approvals.

The wind farm will feature 138 turbines that stand almost 900 feet tall.

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John Kane
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