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Eureka, Crowley celebrate new office to advance renewable energy in California

[ May 5, 2023   //   ]

Crowley reached an agreement with the Port of Humboldt Bay to exclusively negotiate to build and operate the terminal. The company office is at the Carson Building in the historic Old Town of Eureka.
“I’m pleased to welcome Crowley to our business community! I’m glad they’ve chosen to open a local office and look forward to engaging about our port’s development and our shared economic future,” said Humboldt County Supervisor Natalie Arroyo for District 4.
Services at the Humboldt Bay Offshore Wind Heavy Lift Marine Terminal will support tenants in the manufacturing, installation and operation of offshore wind floating platforms, the use of large heavy cargo vessels and provide crewing and marshalling services in the Pacific waters.
With federal and California setting goals to generate renewable energy from offshore wind, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management successfully awarded leases in December for five lease areas covering 373,268 total acres off the coast central and northern California. The Crowley-Humboldt terminal would support the personnel and services necessary to supply turbines and equipment as well as maintain the installations once operational. The leased areas have the potential to produce over 4.6 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, enough to power over 1.5 million homes.
“The partnership that Port of Humboldt Bay has with Crowley will facilitate the first commercial scale fully assembled floating offshore wind platforms off California and position Humboldt Bay as the primary offshore wind port on the west coast,” said Larry Oetker, Executive Director of the Port of Humboldt Bay.
Committed to reach net-zero emission and leading sustainability in its industries, Crowley is also developing and planning wind services terminals in Louisiana and Massachusetts. The company’s CREST Wind joint venture with Danish company ESVAGT is building a service operations vessel (SOV) for Coastal Virginia’s major wind energy project in addition to Crowley providing feedering vessel services and other supply chain solutions.

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