Østensjø Rederi and Foss Maritime Sign SOV Deal in US

Østensjø Rederi and Foss Maritime have entered into an agreement to provide domestic service operation vessels (SOVs) for offshore wind projects in the U.S.

The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a partnership for providing SOVs to owners and operators of U.S. projects.

“After spending time in Europe engaging with marine service providers, we are very fortunate to have developed this relationship with the experienced team at Østensjø,” said Paul Gallagher, Vice President at Foss Maritime.

“We look forward to bringing the collective resources of our two companies together to develop safe and cost competitive marine solutions for the offshore renewables market in the United States.”

The Washington-based Foss Maritime currently operates a fleet of more than 200 tugs and barges. The Norwegian Østensjø Rederi has a fleet of more than 30 vessels, including the newbuild SOVs Edda Passat and Edda Mistral, which are working for Ørsted in the UK.

“Østensjø Rederi has several years of experience operating SOVs servicing offshore wind farms across Europe. In Foss Maritime we believe we have found an ideal partner for adapting these services to the American market. We look forward to expanding our offering to the US market, and along with Foss, we aim to provide the highest quality service to owners and operators of windfarms in the US,” said Kenneth Walland, CEO at Østensjø Rederi.