AEG to heavily invest in service ships for offshore wind turbines

The US offshore market is set for major growth. Not only does Germany's EEW plan to set up foundation production in the country, now a Danish firm will also construct service, installation and cable ships for the offshore wind industry in the US.

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US shipyards will be busy in the near future – at least if Aeolus Energy Group (AEG) opts to have its new vessels built locally.

The US service supplier to the wind industry, founded just five years ago, is now ready to present a major expansion on the US offshore wind market. The company plans to build a fleet of vessels in the US to comply with the controversial Jones Act, which is a 100-year-old US law prohibiting ship transports between two US destinations unless the vessels was constructed in the US, sails under the US flag and has a local crew.

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