European Companies Team Up to Provide MWS Services for US Offshore Wind

UK-headquartered Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services and Denmark-based Survey Association have formed a strategic alliance to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) services to the U.S. offshore wind sector.

The new alliance highlighted its in-depth marine operations experience brought in by both companies, saying it would enhance the risk management of offshore wind farm construction projects in the U.S. market.

“We’re looking forward to sharing the knowledge we have built over decades working in the European and Japanese offshore wind energy sectors to benefit the developing US market”, said Henrik Uth, CEO of Survey Association.

Danish Survey Association states that it has been involved in offshore wind energy since the 1990s, having provided MWS services for various projects, including the German 402 MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm that has been operational since 2017.

The scope of work the two partners will be carrying out together in the U.S. includes acting as the insurance underwriters’ representatives to ensure that offshore wind projects follow industry best practices and to safeguard the projects against potential risks.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Survey Association on Marine Warranty Services to enhance our clients’ risk management practices and to mitigate risks for their industry leading construction projects. Leveraging the experience of the Survey Association with our highly technical staff of Master Mariners, Chief Engineers and Naval Architects will provide clear synergies to our clients”, said Kuhrt Wieneke, President of Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services.

Photo: Veja Mate; Illustration