Marine solutions and energy services firm Crowley Maritime has launched a New Energy division, focused on LNG and offshore wind.
The new unit will build on the firm’s expertise in the LNG fuelling sector, expanding its existing microgrid solutions, engineering services and vessel fuel bunkering services.
“The New Energy division is the next evolution in our prioritization of this market with a singular focus on developing and delivering access and support to more sustainable energy sources to our customers. We can draw upon our broad portfolio of engineering and naval architecture, multi-faceted supply chain solutions, and 129 years of maritime transportation to deliver tailored, reliable results,” Matt Yacavone, senior vice president at Crowley Shipping, said.
Crowley was the first company to receive an export license for small-scale LNG transportation services from the U.S. Department of Energy and its new division will build on it long-standing expertise in LNG bunkering.
“At Crowley, we have a strong company culture of environmental stewardship and sustainability in not only our own operations, but in our services to customers. The New Energy division captures our commitment to those cultural principles while delivering the innovative solutions that help customers in these emerging sectors succeed,” Tom Crowley, CEO of the group, said.
Headquartered in Florida, the firm is a family and employee-owned and has developed LNG distribution services since 2013, following its acquisition of Carib Energy. Today it is one of the largest developers of LNG fuelling infrastructure in the state and delviers arrange of marine solutions, energy and logistics services.
Connected supply chain
IN 2018, the group introduced the El Coquí, the first combination container/roll-on, roll-off ship to be powered by LNG, investing more than half a billion dollars in LNG fuelling infrastructure. Since then, Crowley has expanded its LNG services to include sourcing and distribution services as well as weekly operations serving the U.S. mainland-to-Puerto Rico liner cargo trade.
The new division will also focus on wind power solutions, tying LNG development to the growing demand for renewable power.
“Crowley takes the one-source concept to the next level as a lifecycle service provider…. Because of the newness of the American market, it’s hard for companies to know what they don’t know or will need. Facing this uncertainty, Crowley provides a turnkey supply chain solution for piecing these massive projects together,” Jeff Andreini, vice president at the New Energy division, said.