NEW YORK - A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Kongstein (Norway/Germany) and Green Shipping Line (United States). Together the companies will provide a complete offshore wind farm supply solution in the United States which will include consultancy services, a U.S. Jones Act compliant shuttle service as well as development opportunities at several U.S. ports.
"We are thrilled to be working with Kongstein – they are the best in the business in wind farm logistics and forward, creative thinking for complex issues," says Percy R. Pyne IV, Chairman of Green Shipping Line (GSL). "Together we will create a complete, viable and economic solution for United States-based wind farms. I'm excited to be a part of this new, dynamic business in the United States."
Green Shipping Line has designs for U.S.-built feeders which are ready for construction at Moran Iron Works in Onaway, Michigan. These newly-built Jones Act-compliant vessels will offer reliable, economic and frequent transport from American ports to the various states' wind farm installations.
"We are proud to provide Norwegian maritime ingenuity and German efficiency in constructing and operation of offshore wind parks to America. Our partner, Green Shipping Line, has become known as a visionary innovator in the U.S. maritime industry – they are a great match and we look forward to our joint approach," says Thorsten Schütt, Chairman of the Board of Kongstein AS.
Kongstein, with office locations in Norway and Germany, is a leader in the design of green propulsion solutions for the maritime and renewables industries. They have been instrumental in building up Germany´s offshore wind generating capacity exceeding 6 GW. Kongstein has been instrumental in every phase of the wind farm life-cycle: from early-stage wind farm planning all the way through decommissioning. With their deep involvement in wind farm logistics, paired with a particular emphasis on latest hybrid/hydrogen developments Kongstein provides a unique set of capabilities.