Crowley Shipping Launches New Energy Division With Focus On Wind and LNG
Crowley Shipping, a subsidiary of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Crowley Holdings Inc., has launched a new division focused on emerging energy sectors in the United States and surrounding regions. The New Energy division will concentrate on the offshore wind and liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets.
“At Crowley, we have a strong company culture of environmental stewardship and sustainability in, not only our own operations, but in our services to customers,” Crowley Maritime Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. said. “The New Energy division captures our commitment to those cultural principles while delivering the innovative solutions that help customers in these emerging sectors succeed.”
The new division builds on Crowley’s 53 years of supporting the oil and gas industry with U.S.-flagged vessels, engineering and logistics services. More recently, Crowley acquired Carib Energy LLC in 2013, marking the company’s entry into the LNG transportation market.
Since then, Crowley has grown its LNG business to include sourcing and distribution services for industrial and commercial customers, micro-grid solutions, engineering services and vessel fuel bunkering services. That expertise also includes Crowley fueling its own fleet of LNG-powered combination container/roll-on roll-off vessels, which have weekly service between the United States and Puerto Rico.
“The New Energy division is the next evolution in our prioritization of this market with a singular focus on developing and delivering access and support to more sustainable energy sources to our customers,” Crowley Shipping Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Yacavone said. “We can draw upon our broad portfolio of engineering and naval architecture, multi-faceted supply chain solutions, and 129 years of maritime transportation to deliver tailored, reliable results.”
Crowley anticipates itself to be a total lifecycle service provider for the offshore wind industry, with tailored solutions for an entire project. Solutions will include transportation of turbines during construction, designs for industry-specific support vessels, shoreside terminal services and supply chain services from wind farm construction through decommissioning.
“Crowley takes the one-source concept to the next level as a life cycle service provider,” said Jeff Andreini, vice president of Crowley’s New Energy division.