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Offshore Wind


In 2016, Rhode Island- based Atlantic Wind

Transfers (AWT) put into service the U.S.’ ? rst- ever vessel purpose-built for offshore wind services.

The 21-meter crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Pioneer was constructed by Blount

Boats to serve America’s ? rst commercial offshore

WindServeMarine wind project, the ? ve- turbine, 30 MW Block Island

Wind Farm, which became operational in the ? nal month of 2016. Last year saw the launch of two new Jones

Act CTVs: WindServe

Marine’s WindServe

Odyssey and AWT’s Atlantic

Endeavor, built at Senesco and Blount respectively.

CTVs are typically aluminum catamarans, used for transporting wind farm technicians and other personnel, and sometimes equipment, out to sites on a

Atlantic Wind transfers daily basis. MN 49|

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