Crowley Partners on US Wind Training

(Americas) Working with RelyOn Nutec on Specialized GWO Courses

Crowley, the U.S. Jones Act maritime services provider, said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with RelyOn Nutec, a Global Wind Organization training provider, to develop an offshore wind safety training initiative across the U.S.
Crowley and RelyOn Nutec will support the U.S.’s burgeoning wind development by creating GWO satellite facilities to offer certified training standards that align with the GWO organization of wind turbine manufacturers and owners.
Crowley, which created a New Energy division to provide total lifecycle services to support emerging energy sectors in the Americas, is particularly growing its focus in the U.S. offshore industry.
“Having Crowley’s world-leading expertise in offshore operations and supply chain management combined with RelyOn Nutec’s experience in wind training and management systems, expertise and global presence will ensure that this safety-critical training can be delivered in an emerging region with an accelerated growth strategy,” said Jenni Lewis, managing director for RelyOn Nutec’s Gulf of Mexico region.
The initiative will work with government and local higher learning institutions to train and support the safety of mariners and technicians. The partnership will leverage Crowley’s hands-on experience in the energy sector and RelyOn Nutec’s GWO training and eventual training support of crew transfer vessels, or CTVs; service offshore vessels, or SOVs, and wind installation vessels, or WIVs.
“This partnership will combine Crowley’s commitment to safety and sustainability within its industry-leading and successful engineering, vessel operations, project management and logistics sectors in U.S. offshore markets with RelyOn Nutec’s time-tested safety training and consultancy within the offshore, renewables and industrial sectors,” said Jeff Andreini, vice president of Crowley New Energy. “This will directly enable the strategic and continued growth of a qualified workforce to support reliable staffing for the new energy sector.”