Mar 3, 2023 | offshore marine news

Bleutec Industries Offshore Wind Services has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the designs of its US Jones Act compliant Binary Marine Installation Solution (BMIS), comprising a Pile Installation Vessel (PIV), Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Light (WTIVL), and Service Operations Vessels (SOVs), all specifically tailored for the US market.

The vessels are designed in a modular configuration to facilitate construction in US shipyards. Bleutec’s vessels will be capable of installing turbines up to 22MW and monopiles of up to 4500t with 15m diameter at any of the US offshore wind developments. BMIS utilises innovative heavy lifting solutions, energy efficiency technologies and a dynamic positioning system to enable the safe and cost-efficient transportation and installation of client offshore wind developments. Bleutec’s appointed naval architect and marine engineer for the project is Ohio-based NETSCo.

Robin Bodtmann, Bleutec President and CEO said: “Along with our strategic partners, we hope to transform the offshore wind industry through our BMIS with the mission of becoming the premier provider of Jones Act transportation and installation for this market. This is a key milestone for the company and Bleutec will continue to work closely with NETSCo and ABS to achieve class designation for the construction of our innovative system developed for the installation of clean energy in the US.”

NETSCo VP Jan Flores said: “This solution uses as its basis an American-made model incorporating simple design techniques from similar vessels already built and operating in the US. This is a significant development for offshore wind as it paves the way for the use of safe, efficient, costeffective Jones Act vessel solutions to this emergent industry.”

ABS VP Greg Lennon added: “The Bleutec solution integrates a number of known technologies into a systematic approach in the offshore wind supply chain. ABS is pleased to support their vessel designs and the incorporation of technologies to support the rapidly growing US market with multiple projects advancing in permitting.”

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