SAFE Boats, Diverse Marine partnering on offshore wind CTVs

The U.K.-based company will share its designs with the U.S. builder

(BREMERTON, Wash.) — SAFE Boats International has announced a formal partnership agreement with Diverse Marine of the United Kingdom to bring Diverse’s crew transfer vessel (CTV) designs and experience to the U.S. offshore wind market.

In support of the Biden administration’s call to build a clean energy economy, the domestic offshore wind market is burgeoning with rapid approvals, primarily in the Northeast. This commitment was emphasized in May with the administration’s final approval of Vineyard Wind, the first U.S. industrial-scale offshore wind project.

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“We are delighted to have completed the partnership agreement with SAFE Boats International,” said Ben Colman, director of Diverse Marine. “Under the agreement we will share our designs and lend marketing and production support to SAFE Boats for construction principally of offshore wind crew transfer vessels, but (it) can be extended to any vessel on our portfolio. We have worked with SAFE Boats for a number of years now in the U.K. and have established a strong relationship in many sectors. Our hope is we can share our experience to reduce the first-of-class production costs for CTVs in the emerging American market.”

“The signing of this partnership agreement is an exciting step in our drive to bring class-leading designs and industry expertise to U.S. offshore wind,” said Richard Schwarz, CEO of SAFE Boats. “SAFE Boats and Diverse Marine both have long histories of delivering robust, reliable solutions for government and commercial customers around the globe. This agreement now brings the complementary experience of our two industry-leading companies to the emerging U.S. offshore wind market. Our combined experience and shared values create a unique opportunity to bring Diverse Marine’s proven CTV designs and experience to the U.S.”

Through this partnership, SAFE Boats and Diverse will continue their collaboration in pursuit of emerging offshore wind vessel opportunities.

– SAFE Boats International

Categories: Maritime News, Offshore Wind, Shipbuilding