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Fred. Olsen and Teekay form new partnership for wind vessels

Fred. Olsen Ocean and Teekay Offshore have formed a joint venture which will work with creating a new design for wind vessels. There is a "gap between crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and service operations vessels (SOVs) in the offshore wind space," write the companies.

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Norway's Fred. Olsen Ocean and NYSE-listed Teekay Offshore have entered a joint venture for a company which will develop a new design for wind vessels, writes Fred. Olsen in a press release.

"We see great potential in developing a vessel that fills the gap between crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and service operations vessels (SOVs) in the offshore wind space," says Vice President of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, John B. Andersen, in the statement.

The joint venture will continue the work on Teekay's existing HiLoad technology which enables vessels to moor by offshore installations without help from towage vessels or anchor handling tug supply vessels.

"We are excited about the idea of combining our existing HiLoad maritime technology with Fred. Olsen Ocean's strong operational experience within the renewable energy sector, a market that we both see promising future potentials in," says Tor Olav Øie, Head of Strategic Development in Teekay's Stavanger office.

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