Vessel Services

Offshore wind is particularly beneficial to New York because it is a renewable resource located remarkably close to from where more than half of New Yorkers lives – in New York City and on Long Island. Furthermore, the extensive maritime experience in this region is well-suited to adapt to offshore wind, which requires a diverse set of vessels and offshore activity.

From ensuring the safe and timely delivery of components to facilitating offshore construction and regular maintenance, vessels are a vital resource of the industry. The industry generally categorizes vessels as either construction or support vessels:

Construction Vessels

  • Cable-laying vessels
  • Heavy lift vessels
  • Jackup vessels
  • Wind Turbine installation vessels (WTIVs)

Support Vessels

  • Personnel transfer vessels (PTVs)
  • Survey vessels
  • Transport vessels
  • Tugs

Construction vessels are needed exclusively during the construction phase of a wind farm, while support vessels are used throughout the development, construction, and operational phases.

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