WInd Energy – U.S.A.
American Offshore Services (AOS) has ordered four hybrid-ready crew transfer vessels (CTV) from Blount Boats to service the United States’ emerging offshore wind industry.
In the years ahead, it’s expected that potentially dozens of CTVs will be built as part of a new fleet of Jones Act-compliant vessels required to support the construction and long-term service of a pipeline of new offshore wind farms slated to sprout up along the U.S. East Coast.
AOS’ newbuilds will immediately go to work upon delivery from the Warren, R.I. shipbuilder in 2023 and 2024. The company, jointly owned by U.S.-based SEA.O.G Offshore and European CTV operator Northern Offshore Services (NOS), said it has secured its first U.S. contracts to provide CTVs and equipment during the construction of four different wind farms from the second quarter of 2023.
AOS’ new Jones Act compliant 99-foot G-class aluminium catamarans are based on NOS design, offering high-efficiency design and maximized performance.