The newly-established American Offshore Services (A-O-S) has placed an order at Blount Boats in Rhode Island, the USA for four Jones Act-compliant, hybrid-ready crew transfer vessels (CTVs).
A-O-S has also signed the first contracts with clients in the US. Starting in the second quarter of 2023, A-O-S will provide CTVs to transfer personnel and equipment to four different wind farms on the US East Coast during the construction phase.
Sweden’s Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) and the US-based SEA.O.G Offshore signed a joint venture in 2020 with the ambition to explore the opportunities in the expanding American offshore wind industry.
During the past year, the companies have worked together culminating in the new company – A-O-S.
”We believe in globalization and we are happy to have found a partner in Sea O.G. in the United States that shares our vision and values. American Offshore Services is the next step in our company’s journey,” says David Kristensson, owner Northern Offshore Services.
The vessels are part of N-O-S’s new “G-Class” series which is a new generation of N-O-S CTVs based on the N-O-S designs.
The CTVs will be the first hybrid ready vessels of their kind in the US market, with units being delivered throughout 2023/2024, N-O-S said. All four CTVs will be immediately put to work.