Deepwater Wind Opens Amagansett Office

"This new office will allow us to work even closer with local residents and become part of the South Fork's business community," said Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind's chief executive officer. Christopher Walsh

Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island Company that plans to construct a 15-turbine wind farm approximately 30 miles east of Montauk, has opened an office at 524 Montauk Highway in Amagansett to support the proposed development, known as the South Fork Wind Farm.

The office will serve as a venue at which residents can meet with Deepwater Wind's Long Island team, led by Jennifer Garvey, development manager. Deepwater Wind will host a holiday open house at the office on Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The company's officials have met with residents of the Town of East Hampton at several events this year, including meetings of the East Hampton Town Trustees and its harbor management committee, to detail the project, which has been criticized by commercial fishermen and some environmentalists. At recent meeting with the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee, members of that committee voiced concerns about the latest proposed landfall location of the wind farm's transmission cable, at Beach Lane in that hamlet. The cable is to be buried under the beach and connect with the Long Island Power Authority's substation on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton.

"We're proud to be the first offshore wind developer to establish an office in New York State," Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind's chief executive officer, said in a statement issued on Tuesday. The new office "will be a great home for our Long Island team," he said. "While we've been active in East Hampton for many years, this new office will allow us to work even closer with local residents and become part of the South Fork's business community."

Deepwater Wind plans to submit more than 20 federal and state permit applications for the wind farm early next year. Should those approvals be granted, the wind farm could begin operation late in 2022.