US shipowner Crowley and Danish offshore wind specialist Esvagt have announced plans to form a joint venture to bolster Jones Act vessel availability in support of the offshore wind sector.
The companies will develop US-flagged service operation vessels which Crowley will own and operate with US mariners.
“This partnership will marry Crowley’s transferable engineering, vessel operations, project management and logistics experience in the US offshore markets to Esvagt’s global SOV design and operations capabilities. This will enable the continued growth of sustainable, greener energy solutions by directly addressing the offshore wind service capacity challenge,” said Tom Crowley, chairman and CEO of his eponymous firm.
Earlier in the year, Crowley set up a new division to focus on LNG and offshore wind.