Crowley and Watco form wind partnership

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Crowley and Watco are partnering with the aim of creating a single-source terminal and supply chain management solution to support the offshore wind industry in the United States.

Watco will use its skill set in onshore wind terminal management and ongoing relationships with OEMs to develop terminal management offerings for the offshore wind industry. Watco and Crowley will collaborate to provide customised terminal design, project management, warehousing, logistics, supply chain management and equipment maintenance through their commercial expertise and curated supply chain networks.

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

"Crowley and Watco are partnering to deliver safe, reliable, comprehensive lifecycle services for the offshore wind sector,"
said Jeff Andreini, Vice President, New Energy Division, Crowley. "We understand that wind power companies entering the U.S. market have big needs, including infrastructure and supply chain. We've engineered high performing equipment and logistics offerings to answer their needs, anchored by decades of experience to solve the challenges of both."

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