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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Americraft Marine acquires St. Johns Ship Building

Americraft Marine acquires St. Johns Ship Building

(NEW YORK) — Americraft Marine on Monday announced the acquisition of St. Johns Ship Building, a full-service marine facility specializing in constructing and repairing Jones Act-compliant vessels, including those used to service offshore wind turbines. Based in Palatka, Fla., near Jacksonville, St. Johns Ship Building specializes in the construction and repair of a wide variety of steel and aluminum vessels,…
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US moves ahead on Maryland offshore wind project

US moves ahead on Maryland offshore wind project

(WASHINGTON) — Continuing the momentum to achieve the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, the Department of the Interior on Monday announced the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct an environmental review of the first proposed wind energy project offshore Maryland. This week, the department will publish a notice of…
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Southern shipyards win order for three CTVs

Southern shipyards win order for three CTVs

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) — Windea CTV LLC, a U.S. operator of offshore wind crew transfer vessels, announced Tuesday that it has commenced construction of three 98-foot hybrid ready CTVs.    Two of the Incat Crowther-designed CTVs will be constructed at St. Johns Ship Building in Palatka, Fla., and one will be built at Gulf Craft in Franklin, La. The vessels…
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