General – Crew Transfer
American Offshore Services (AOS), a crew transfer vessel owner operator, announced a strategic partnership with Orion Infrastructure Capital to build state-of-the-art CTVs designed to transport technicians and materials in varied offshore conditions.
Under the arrangement, OIC will provide financing to build a series of CTVs at Blount Boats to service the United States’ emerging offshore wind industry.
Formed in 2020, AOS is a joint venture between European CTV operator, Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S), and U.S. offshore logistics company, SEA.O.G Offshore, to provide services to the U.S. offshore wind industry.
In November, AOS placed an order for four hybrid-ready CTVs from Blount Boats of Warren, RI with plans for further expansion.
The new Jones Act compliant, 99-foot G-class vessels are based on best-in-class N-O-S CTV design, offering high efficiency and maximized performance. The aluminium catamarans will have a special compartment set aside for batteries to make the vessels hybrid-ready.