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Gilbane Building Company to Build First in Nation Offshore Wind Tower Manufacturing Facility for the Port of Albany

BETHLEHEM, NY — Gilbane Building Company has been selected by the Albany Port District Commission (APDC) to serve as the construction manager for a wind tower manufacturing facility at the Port of Albany in Bethlehem, New York. The wind tower manufacturing hub will be the first of its kind in the United Sates and will support New York State’s transformation to a clean energy economy.

The entire project consists of approximately 85 acres at the Port of Albany-Rensselaer with the total development including the construction of approximately 605,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities. The project is a public-private partnership with funding from private sources in addition to state and federal infrastructure and economic development funding.

“Gilbane is proud to support New York’s efforts to build a clean energy future,” said Keith Leal, Vice President & Upstate New York Business Unit Leader. “This new manufacturing hub is a critical investment and will drive opportunity and growth for the Capitol region and beyond. We look forward to working with the Port of Albany, the State of New York, and our trade partners to maximize diverse business and workforce participation and to deliver this transformational project.”

“The construction of the Wind Tower Manufacturing Facility at the Port of Albany is a critical project for our region,” said Richard Hendrick, Port of Albany CEO. “The project will generate much-needed economic development and provide an opportunity and strengthen our neighborhoods by ensuring equity in minority, women, and service-disabled veteran-owned business opportunities. We are looking forward to seeing substantial growth in the number of contracts awarded to our local certified firms, as well as creating peer mentorship programming to enhance the network of qualified MWBE suppliers.”