Crowley Maritime Corporation on Thursday opened a new office in Rhode Island for its New Energy division to advance the development and operation of offshore wind power facilities.
The new office, announced to open by Crowley and Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, is located at CIC Providence in the Innovation and Design District.
Crowley’s plan is to provide onshore and offshore logistics solutions during all phases of the offshore wind life cycle to customers across the United States. This includes workforce development, port terminals and marshalling, vessel development and operations, and engineering.
“Crowley is committed to enabling the development of clean and sustainable energy in the United States through offshore wind solutions,” said Ray Fitzgerald, chief operating officer of the company. “Our extensive expertise in supply chain services and our extensive experience in maritime assets will help Rhode Island and the United States meet the growing demand for new energies. We are honored to partner with Governor Dan McKee to launch our new services.
“I am proud to welcome Crowley to Rhode Island as the last key contributor to our state’s thriving innovation economy,” Governor McKee said. “Crowley’s diverse expertise in the offshore wind industry and the marine industry in general will be an invaluable asset as Rhode Island continues to lead the nation towards a clean and renewable energy future. We only wish the Crowley team success.
Recently, Crowley, through its subsidiary New Energy Crowley Wind Services, announced the imminent purchase of 42 acres around Salem Harbor Station in Massachusetts, as the company aims to become the operator of the offshore wind port in long term for the site serving the first US Offshore Wind Project by Vineyard Wind Partners.
Crowley has also partnered with the Danish shipping company ESVAGT to build and operate vessels specifically designed under the Jones Act to support the emerging offshore wind energy market in the United States.