Mergers and Acquisitions

Crosby Tugs, SEA.O.G Offshore Merge To Serve Offshore Wind Industry

Crosby Tugs and SEA.O.G Offshore announced August 18 that they will merge to focus on delivering installation support and operations and maintenance support for the offshore wind industry.

Crosby Tugs, based in Golden Meadow, La., is a marine transportation provider, offering offshore and inland marine towing, dredging and rock placement services along the Gulf Coast region and beyond.

SEA.O.G Offshore, based in The Woodlands, Texas, is an integrated services provider to the offshore energy industry.

 “The offshore wind industry must ‘ADAPT and evolve,’ as we like to say,” said James Clouse, CEO of SEA.O.G. Offshore. “That’s where we come in. We work to address the regulatory and operational challenges facing developers in this quickly evolving industry.”

The partnership allows SEA.O.G to combine its services with Crosby’s assets and experience to deliver low-cost and innovative solutions to the industry. 

 “The Crosby family of companies always finds a way of getting things done, and we immediately recognized that SEA.O.G Offshore had the same kind of dedication to solving problems,” said Aaron Guidry, Crosby director of special projects. “We are thrilled to invest in an innovative company that is working tirelessly to address the needs of the offshore wind industry and, in doing so, foster a better, more sustainable blue economy.”

“We are looking forward to continuing to support the ever-changing energy market, and with the combined synergies, we are going to be in a better position to service our clients,” said Kurt Crosby, CEO of Crosby Tugs. “Our team is ready to drive the future forward.”

SEA.O.G Offshore is an active participant in the U.S. supply chain for renewables, supporting marine operations for more than 5 gigawatts of the largest onshore turbines. The company also provides marine transport, subsea, logistics and compliance solutions.

The new combined fleet has 130 inland and offshore towboats and a fleet of more than 400 barges, in addition to dozens of industry professionals across several business units.

Together, Crosby and SEA.O.G Offshore will bring the ADAPT feeder barge concept to market. ADAPT is a stable, semi-autonomous delivery and installation platform for wind turbine components, foundations, scour protection and cable lay.

 “We are all about connecting the dots,” said Clark Buffam, chief operating officer of SEA.O.G Offshore. “Over the years, we’ve listened to the offshore energy industry and figured out where and how to add value. We are passionate about promoting local content, reducing costs and delivering innovation through collaboration for the many challenges the U.S. faces on its path to sustainability.”