Crowley has signed an agreement with the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) in Cut Off, La., to potentially lease and develop an offshore wind terminal.
The 40-acre site, which has over 2,200 linear feet of prime waterfront property, is expected to become a purpose-driven offshore wind facility. Located on Slip C, adjacent to the Flotation Canal, the site is a prime location to service the burgeoning offshore wind market in the Gulf of Mexico, GLPC said.
Through Crowley Wind Services, the company has begun development and planning for wind services terminals in Massachusetts and California.
“We are thrilled to take the next step to welcome Crowley to Port Fourchon and our amazing slate of tenants and users,” GLPC executive director Chett Chiasson said in a statement. “Crowley’s forward-thinking vision aligns perfectly with our goals at the GLPC to further our role as a leading service supply port for all forms of energy, including wind.”
“We look forward to working with the port commission to consider the next steps in serving the wind energy needs and goals of Port Fourchon and its communities,” said Bob Karl, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Wind Services. “The port is strategically located to serve as a hub for the supply chain and transportation required to create clean, renewable wind energy. We are committed to a process that is collaborative to create a sustainable energy solution.”