SAL Renewables has changed its name Atheleon, in response to the growing importance of the wind energy industry.



Heiko Felderhoff, managing director of the Harren Group and Atheleon, explained: “We see that the time is right to continue our successful journey in the offshore sector under a strong, new and independent name – Atheleon. SAL Heavy Lift holds a leading strategic position within project shipping, and we want to ensure that our customers understand the difference in our service offerings. We realised the brands were too closely associated.”

SAL Renewables acquired both the jack-up vessels Wind Lift I and Thor in 2021 and 2022 and completed a number of projects in and around the waters of northern Europe. The unit specialises in offshore services, maintenance and installation for wind energy projects.

Atheleon also sees potential in the US market. “We are working with our partners ONP Management and Renewable Resources International to bring an offshore wind installation concept to the US market,” said Felderhoff. “The so-called Feederdock concept will be Jones Act compliant and is a dedicated solution to the rising US offshore transport and installation market.”

Feederdock is designed to support the installation of foundation weights of up to 2,800 tonnes and future wind turbine generations with an anticipated capacity of 25 MW and more. It comes with a variety of innovative technical features and follows a strict green design philosophy. Atheleon defined vessel specifications with a crane capacity of 3,000 tonnes and a crane hook height of up to 182 m above deck as key performance criteria.: “We are confident that we will be able to bring the ship to market in 2026,” according to Felderhoff.