Maersk's offshore wind entry is seal of approval for the industry, say competitors

Wind carriers Cadeler and Scorpio welcome Maersk Supply Service as a future competitor on the market for offshore wind energy installation. ”A validation” of the industry, says Cadeler CEO, with the Scorpio group’s top exec adding that Maersk will boost investor interest in offshore wind.

Mikkel Gleerup, CEO, Cadeler. | Photo: Cadeler Mikkel Gleerup

A.P. Møller-Maersk’s recently announced entry into the offshore wind turbine installation market commands the respect of future competitors Cadeler and the Scorpio group, which see Maersk’s interest in offshore wind as a seal of approval for their industry.

Maersk confirmed yesterday that it has placed an order for a new offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) through subsidiary Maersk Supply Service. The vessel is due for delivery in 2025, and Scorpio Group CEO Robert Bugbee and Cadeler CEO Mikkel Gleerup welcome the new competitor.

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