St. Johns Ship Building expands capacity for CTVs

St. Johns Ship Building expands capacity for CTVs

(PALATKA, Fla.) — Americraft Marine Group has expanded investment in its Florida-based shipyard, St. Johns Ship Building, to increase capacity for construction of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and other offshore wind-related boats. In addition to previous commitments from Americraft to its subsidiary shipyard, St. Johns Ship Building has also received the final approval of a Maritime Administration (MarAd) grant modification.…
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MarAd awards $703 million to boost port infrastructure

MarAd awards $703 million to boost port infrastructure

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one territory that will improve port facilities through the Maritime Administration’s (MarAd) Port Infrastructure Development Program. The funding, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and additional congressional appropriations, will benefit seaports, Great Lakes ports and inland river…
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Crowley to develop, operate California wind terminal

Crowley to develop, operate California wind terminal

(EUREKA, Calif.) — Crowley signed an agreement Thursday with the Port of Humboldt Bay to exclusively negotiate to be the developer and operator of a terminal to serve as California’s first hub for offshore wind energy installations. Through Crowley’s Wind Services group, the company will enter into negotiations with the port to lease and serve as the port’s developer of…
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St. Johns lays keel for second Vineyard Wind CTV

St. Johns lays keel for second Vineyard Wind CTV

(PALATKA, Fla.) — A keel-laying ceremony was held Tuesday at St. Johns Ship Building for Hull 170, the second Incat Crowther 30 crew transfer vessel (CTV) to be built in compliance with Jones Act regulations in the United States. Owner’s representatives from Windea CTV LLC were in attendance, a partnership of Hornblower Wind LLC (a member of Hornblower Group) and…
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St. Johns lays first CTV keel for Atlantic Wind Transfers

St. Johns lays first CTV keel for Atlantic Wind Transfers

(PALATKA, Fla.) — St. Johns Ship Building held a keel-laying ceremony on Sept. 8 for the first of a series of aluminum crew transfer vessels (CTVs) used to service the offshore wind farm industry. The announcement follows the Jones Act shipyard’s acquisition by Americraft Marine earlier this year. The CTVs will be servicing U.S. offshore wind projects for construction, operations,…
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Atlantic Wind Transfers orders six CTVs from St. John’s Ship Building

Atlantic Wind Transfers orders six CTVs from St. John’s Ship Building

(QUONSET POINT, R.I.) — Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT), the first U.S. offshore wind farm support company, has ordered six Chartwell Ambitious-class crew transfer vessels (CTVs) designed by United Kingdom-based Chartwell Marine. AWT’s order comprises six CTVs to be constructed by St. John’s Ship Building Inc. at its shipyard in Palatka, Fla. The first two vessels are expected to be delivered…
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Coast Guard Foundation to host offshore wind forum

Coast Guard Foundation to host offshore wind forum

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, will host a panel on the future of New York’s marine transportation and offshore wind industries on Sept. 15 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The event, the Maritime Prosperity Forum, is co-hosted by…
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US identifies two potential wind lease areas in Gulf

US identifies two potential wind lease areas in Gulf

(NEW ORLEANS) — In response to President Biden’s call to advance offshore wind development and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, the Department of the Interior on Wednesday announced next steps to bring the opportunity of offshore wind energy to the Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) works under its renewable energy competitive leasing…
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MarAd prioritizes offshore wind vessels for loan program

MarAd prioritizes offshore wind vessels for loan program

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) on Friday announced the designation of offshore wind vessels as "vessels of national interest," making them eligible for financial support through the Title XI Federal Ship Financing Program (Title XI). This designation will facilitate more offshore wind construction and will prioritize applications for such projects for review and funding through Title XI. The…
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Crowley, ESVAGT strengthen venture for US offshore wind vessels

Crowley, ESVAGT strengthen venture for US offshore wind vessels

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley and ESVAGT have executed additional joint venture agreements that further strengthen their commitment to support purpose-built, Jones Act vessel development and availability for U.S. offshore wind production. The new agreements, which follow the original agreement between the companies in 2021, will support their joint efforts for service operation vessels (SOVs). The latest additions focus on the…
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