Crowley Maritime Corp. announced today the opening of the company’s new Rhode Island office to advance the development and operation of offshore wind energy installations.

The new office for Crowley’s New Energy division, located at CIC Providence in the Innovation and Design District, will spearhead company’s delivery of services, assets and expertise, the company said. The company will provide landside and marine logistics solutions during all phases of the offshore wind lifecycle to customers throughout the U.S. This includes workforce development, port terminals and marshaling, vessel development and operation, and engineering.

“Crowley is committed to enabling the U.S. development of clean, sustainable energy through offshore wind solutions,” Ray Fitzgerald, the company’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “Our extensive expertise in supply chain services and deep experience with maritime assets will help Rhode Island and the United States meet the growing demand for new energy. We are honored to partner with Gov. Dan McKee to launch our new services.”

The company said its new Rhode Island office demonstrates Crowley’s commitment to providing innovative logistics solutions, new emerging energy sources, and the development of public-private partnerships to expand its services in the offshore wind industry. 

“I am proud to welcome Crowley to Rhode Island as the latest key contributor to our state’s thriving innovation economy,” said Gov. McKee. “Crowley’s diverse expertise in the offshore wind sector and marine industry at large will be an invaluable asset as Rhode Island continues to lead the nation toward a clean, renewable energy future. We wish the Crowley team nothing but success.” 

Recently, Crowley, through its New Energy subsidiary Crowley Wind Services, announced the impending purchase of 42 acres surrounding Salem Harbor Station in Massachusetts, as the company becomes the long-term offshore wind port operator for the site serving the first utility-scale U.S. offshore wind project by Vineyard Wind Partners.