Crowley expands in Rhode Island with new offshore wind power

Crowley Maritime Corporation and Governor Dan McKee today announced the opening of the company’s new Rhode Island office to advance the development and operation of offshore wind turbines.

The New Energy Division’s new office, located in the CIC Providence in the Innovation and Design District, will lead Crowley’s delivery of services, assets and expertise.

The company will provide land-based and maritime logistics solutions to customers in the United States at all stages of the offshore wind lifecycle. This includes personnel development, port terminals and shunting services, ship development and operation as well as engineering.

“Crowley is committed to enabling the development of clean, sustainable energy in the US through offshore wind solutions,” said Ray Fitzgerald, the company’s chief operating officer. “Our extensive knowledge of supply chain services and our extensive experience with marine facilities will help Rhode Island and the United States meet the growing demand for new energy. We are honored to work with Governor Dan McKee to introduce our new services. ”

The Rhode Island office at 225 E. Dyer St. demonstrates Crowley’s commitment to providing innovative logistics solutions, new emerging energy sources and developing public-private partnerships to expand its services in the offshore wind industry.

“I am proud to welcome Crowley to Rhode Island as the latest major contributor to our state’s thriving innovation economy,” said Governor McKee. “Crowley’s diverse expertise in the offshore wind sector and the shipping industry in general will be invaluable as Rhode Island continues to lead the country towards a clean, renewable energy future. We only wish the Crowley team success. “

Crowley recently announced, through its New Energy subsidiary, Crowley Wind Services, the impending purchase of 42 acres around Salem Harbor Station in Massachusetts as the company becomes the long-term offshore windport operator for the site, which will be the first U.S. offshore Utility serves Vineyard Wind Partners’ wind project.

Crowley has also teamed up with the Danish shipping company ESVAGT to increase the availability of ships and become the one-stop terminal and supply chain management solution for the energy sector supply chain. As the largest employer of US seafarers, Crowley and RelyOn Nutec are working together on programs to increase the availability of offshore wind safety training in the US

“We’re thrilled to have Crowley’s New Energy Division join a dozen other offshore wind companies in our I-195 Innovation and Design District,” said Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor. “We welcome the Crowley team with their marine expertise and experience in Ocean State and look forward to working with them to further strengthen Rhode Island’s position at the heart of the American blue economy.”

“We are very excited to welcome Crowley Maritime Corporation to the CIC family. CIC prides itself on providing a growth platform for customers worldwide who believe in building a better future, ”said Rebecca Webber, general manager of CIC Providence. “Here in Providence, our innovation ecosystem and the geographic location of Rhode Island combine to attract world-class offshore wind companies, and Crowley clearly falls into that category. We look forward to supporting their success as they continue to advance renewable energies and fight climate change. “

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