Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BSO) and MidOcean Wind (MOW) have entered into a joint venture to build and operate support vessels for the USA’s offshore wind energy industry.

From left to right: Bradley Neuberth, Volckert van Reesema, Matthias Müller and Pace Ralli

The joint venture builds upon the existing cooperation between BSO and MOW, which began in late 2018 when the two parties partnered in WINDEA Offshore US to provide a single point of contact for offshore wind energy customers in the USA.

Matthias Müller, managing director of Bernhard Schulte Offshore, said: "The Schulte Group has a track record of more than 550 newbuilding projects around the globe and MidOcean is a specialist at building vessels of various types under the local regulations in several US shipyards.”

MOW added that it will be able to ensure the vessels are Jones Act compliant.