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Shipping and marine ops duo team up to address US offshore wind market

Tue 29 Jan 2019 by David Foxwell

Shipping and marine ops duo team up to address US offshore wind market
Thorsten Schütt: “Kongstein and Green Shipping Line will offer a complete package for US offshore windfarms”

Norway and Germany-based Kongstein and Green Shipping Line in the US have agreed to work together to provide what they described as “a complete offshore wind supply solution in the US.”

The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding that covers consultancy services, a Jones Act compliant shuttle service and development opportunities at several ports.

Green Shipping Line chairman Percy Pyne IV said “We are thrilled to be working with Kongstein.” He claimed the company “is the best in the business in windfarm logistics. Together we will create a complete, viable and economic solution for US-based windfarms.”

Green Shipping Line has designs for US-built feeder vessels that are ready for construction at Moran Iron Works in Michigan. These Jones Act-compliant vessels will offer reliable, economic and frequent transport from American ports to the various states’ windfarms.

Kongstein AS chair Thorsten Schütt said “We are proud to provide Norwegian maritime ingenuity and German efficiency in construction and operation of offshore windfarms to America.”

Kongstein has played a role in building Germany’s offshore wind capacity and has been involved in each phase of an offshore windfarm’s life-cycle, from early-stage planning through to decommissioning. 

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