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Crowley and Watco working together for US offshore wind

Crowley and Watco are partnering to create a single-source terminal and supply chain management solution to support the U.S. offshore wind industry.

The parties will collaborate to provide customized terminal design, project management, warehousing, logistics, supply chain management and equipment maintenance through their commercial expertise and curated supply chain networks.

Watco will use its skillset in onshore wind terminal management and ongoing relationships with OEMs to develop terminal management offerings for the industry. 

Crowley will provide its offshore logistics offerings through the utilization of its Jones Act-compliant fleet of vessels, engineering services and cross-over expertise in oil & gas.

This includes the design and operation of service operation vessels (SOVs), crew transfer vessels (CTVs), turbine maintenance, offshore substation repair and maintenance, and additional services necessary to sustain offshore wind energy operations.

“This partnership will provide turnkey services for the offshore wind industry in the area of terminal management,” said Lynda Patterson, Senior Vice President of Logistics at Watco.

“Crowley and Watco will work together to leverage our respective expertise in logistics, project management, and energy support to create innovative solutions to meet full lifecycle project needs.“

As previously reported, the Florida-headquartered Crowley Shipping recently formed a new division focusing on the offshore wind sector in the United States.