Offshore Wind Vessels

Offshore Wind Vessels

Supporting the Growing Offshore Wind Market




Vessel Innovation to Support Offshore Wind

ABS provides classification services for a range of specialized vessels that support offshore wind operations. These include wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) and transport vessels, service operation vessels (SOVs), cable laying vessels, and crew transfer vessels (CTVs).

ABS: Leaders in Global Offshore Wind

ABS Leaders in Global Offshore Wind

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Leading Classification for Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels

As the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, ABS is in a unique position to support the new vessels serving the evolving fixed and floating offshore windfarm turbine market.


  • ABS classed Seajacks Scylla, the largest WTIV when delivered in 2015.
  • First Taiwan-built floating heavy lift offshore installation vessel Green Jade will be built to ABS class.
  • First U.S. Jones Act compliant SOV will be built to ABS Class.
  • First U.S. Jones Act compliant WTIV, Dominion Energy’s Charybdis, will be built to ABS Class.
  • Windserve Odyssey is the first ABS-classed U.S. Jones Act CTV.
  • ABS has also provided Approval-in-Principle services (AIPs) for a series of wind support vessels from European designers.

ABS has also remained a trusted advisor by supporting technology and innovation in offshore renewable energy, including:

  • adoption of alternative fuel sources such as hybrid power and hydrogen
  • certification of offshore cranes and Walk to Work offshore access gangways 

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Webinar- Vessel Innovation to Support the Growing Offshore Wind Market

Demand for wind farm support vessels is expected to increase in order to support planned construction projects for both fixed and floating offshore wind farms. In The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) recent report Offshore Wind Outlook, global offshore wind capacity is anticipated to reach 560GW by 2040, totaling $840 billion investment.

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