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Offshore Wind sions with U.S. yards regarding construction of a Jones Act tion of a service operations vessel (SOV), with a price-tag

WTIV. The company’s chairman, Emanuele Lauro, said, estimated to be around $80 million, at its multiple yards in a May 2021 investor call, “We are intent on providing a in the Gulf Coast. state-of-the-art solution to our customers so that they can Joint ventures between U.S. companies and European comply with the Jones Act as they bring renewable energy companies with wind expertise are an emerging template. to the U.S. consumer.” Eneti is building a $330 million Østensjø Rederi, the Norwegian operator with experi-

GustoMSC-designed WTIV at Daewoo Shipbuilding & ence in the North Sea, has inked a joint venture agree-

Marine Engineering Co (DSME) in S. Korea, for 2024 ment with U.S. service provider Foss Maritime (which is delivery; with a Huisman crane, installations of 20 MW active in towing and ship assist, in addition to its barge turbines at water depths of up to 65 meters. will be pos- ownership). Crowley, a Jones Act powerhouse which re- sible, according to the company. cently created a new subsidiary speci? cally to serve the

After installation, the need for servicing offshore tur- offshore wind segment, has agreed to cooperate with ES- bines and electrical infrastructure will also create new VAGT, a Danish operator of more than 40 SOVs. Anoth- business for U.S. yards and vessel operators. Ørsted/ Ever- er company with offshore ambitions is Green Shipping source, with multiple projects in the Northeast, have taken Line (GSL), founded by Percy Pyne IV, a New York- the lead when it comes to service vessels- contracting with based entrepreneur with shipping in his blood. GSL, oil patch stalwart Edison Chouest Offshore for construc- aiming to build a vessel designed by DEKC Maritime MN 45|

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