US company Green Shipping Line has signed a memorandum of understanding with Norwegian marine services provider Kongstein to provide a complete offshore wind farm supply solution in the United States which will include consultancy services, a U.S. Jones Act compliant shuttle service, as well as development opportunities at several U.S. ports.
Green Shipping Line is planning to build a fleet of Jones Act feeder ships that offer transport services for containers and trailered cargos between US ports. According to the company, it has finished designs for the vessels and they are ready for construction at Moran Iron Works in Onaway, Michigan. The vessels will offer services from American ports to the various states’ wind farm installations.
“We are thrilled to be working with Kongstein – they are the best in the business in wind farm logistics and forward, creative thinking for complex issues. Together we will create a complete, viable and economic solution for United States-based wind farms. I’m excited to be a part of this new, dynamic business in the United States,” said Percy Pyne IV, chairman of Green Shipping Line.