Crowley closes on land for Massachusetts wind terminal

Crowley closes on land for Massachusetts wind terminal

(SALEM, Mass.) – Crowley has completed the purchase of 42 acres in Salem, Mass., the latest milestone toward the development of the state’s second major offshore wind port terminal. The Salem Harbor Wind Terminal is a public-private partnership between Crowley and the city of Salem, with Avangrid serving as the port’s anchor tenant through its Commonwealth Wind and Park City…
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Crowley names Charles Jors chief naval architect

Crowley names Charles Jors chief naval architect

(SEATTLE) – Crowley has appointed Charles Jors as chief naval architect for the company’s engineering services. He will lead Crowley’s vessel design and marine engineering teams. With nearly 20 years of naval architecture and marine engineering experience, Jors has served in previous leadership roles on complex projects, involving vessel design and development, construction, structural analysis, conversion and modification. Since joining…
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Gladding-Hearn to build CTV for Patriot Offshore

Gladding-Hearn to build CTV for Patriot Offshore

(SOMERSET, Mass.) — Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp., has signed a contract to begin construction of its first crew transfer vessel (CTV) for Patriot Offshore Maritime Services LLC. The vessel will operate year-round, round-trip service from New Bedford, Mass., for 24 wind farm technicians and cargo to support Vineyard Wind’s construction, operation and maintenance of an 800-megawatt wind farm 15 miles…
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Edison Chouest to build plug-in SOV for Empire Wind

Edison Chouest to build plug-in SOV for Empire Wind

(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) — Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, has awarded a long-term service operations vessel charter agreement to U.S. marine transportation provider Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO). The plug-in hybrid service operations vessel (SOV) will be the first in the U.S. offshore wind sector capable of sailing partly on battery power. The vessel will accommodate up…
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Carolina offshore wind auction draws $315 million

Carolina offshore wind auction draws $315 million

(WASHINGTON) — The Department of the Interior on Wednesday announced results from its wind energy auction in the Carolina Long Bay area, the second major offshore wind lease sale this year and a significant milestone toward achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) lease…
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Humboldt wind area gets environmental approval

Humboldt wind area gets environmental approval

(WASHINGTON) — As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Thursday announced it has completed its environmental review of potential impacts from offshore wind energy leasing activities in the Humboldt Wind Energy Area (WEA), located 20 miles offshore northern California, and based on…
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Great Lakes Dredge gets Empire Wind rock contract

Great Lakes Dredge gets Empire Wind rock contract

(HOUSTON) — Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, has chosen Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. (GLDD) in consortium with Van Oord to perform the subsea rock installation work for the Empire Wind I and II wind farms on the East Coast of the United States. Empire Wind I and II are expected to provide over…
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Kirby, Maersk enter offshore wind partnership

Kirby, Maersk enter offshore wind partnership

(HOUSTON) — Kirby Corp. has signed a commercial agreement for its wholly owned subsidiary, Kirby Offshore Wind, to provide barge transportation services involving  offshore wind towers and turbines for Maersk Supply Service. Maersk Supply Service has been selected by Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, as the installation contractor for the project off the coast of…
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US schedules offshore wind auction for Carolinas

US schedules offshore wind auction for Carolinas

(WASHINGTON) — The Department of the Interior announced Friday that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review and will hold a wind energy auction for two lease areas offshore the Carolinas on May 11. The lease areas cover 110,091 acres in the Carolina Long Bay area that, if developed, could result in at least 1.3…
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New Bedford Foss terminal to support offshore wind

New Bedford Foss terminal to support offshore wind

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) — The Port of New Bedford will add another base of operations and terminal logistics facility to support offshore wind projects off Massachusetts and the northeastern coast seaboard. The former Sprague/Eversource site was selected for its proximity to offshore wind blocks located approximately 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket islands. The site will undergo redevelopment…
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