(QUONSET POINT, R.I.) — CrewSmart, the end-to-end management system for compliant, effective maritime operations, has been chosen by U.S. offshore energy support vessel (OESV) pioneer Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) to ensure compliance and set the benchmark for fleet and personnel management efficiency in the growing U.S. offshore wind market.
CrewSmart’s digitally-optimized management software allows AWT to streamline its reporting and analysis across its fleet for both crew and shoreside personnel, while unlocking efficiency improvements through instant access to organized data. Through installation and trial aboard Atlantic Endeavor, CrewSmart’s solution enabled AWT to refocus formerly administrative resources onto delivering and demonstrating value for its customers.
The Biden administration has transformed the U.S. offshore wind landscape in 2021, setting the ambitious target of installing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030 – a challenging deliverable for such a short time frame. With the market still in the early stages of maturity, meeting this target may prove difficult without an experienced and digitally optimized OESV fleet. By adopting CrewSmart, AWT has improved its credentials as the most experienced player in the U.S. offshore wind market and set the industry standard in operations and compliance management, paving the way for other operators to do the same.
“Deploying existing expertise will be crucial to meeting the U.S.’ timeline for growth, and CrewSmart and AWT’s combined experience in European and U.S. offshore wind will help provide the market with a guiding framework which can accelerate its journey to 30 GW,” said Christian Adams, managing director, CrewSmart. “We’re excited to innovate in the sector and provide the foundation for new methods, technologies and processes which are tailored to the U.S. offshore wind space.”
“CrewSmart allows us to more closely align with the industry standards we expect to see in the U.S. offshore wind industry, including ISO certifications, reporting requirements and broader regulatory compliance,” said Charlie Donadio, owner and chief executive officer at Atlantic Wind Transfers. “With more streamlined reporting and data analysis, we have been able to identify challenges and make improvements on a more consistent basis, allowing us to focus on delivering value for our customers more rapidly.”