• 4200

     Offshore Wind Turbines in 2020

  • 3600

     The Number of Offshore Wind Turbines in 2016

  • 20

     Number of vessel types in offshore wind

  • 25gw

     Energy Generated from Offshore Wind by 2020

The Clarksons Platou Offshore Renewables team is unrivalled with its pedigree of completing offshore projects and transactions. It is the only truly global team with offices in Aberdeen, London, Oslo, Houston, Singapore and Shanghai.

Our experts are dedicated to the development and operations of offshore projects and are able to service clients 24/7, 365 days a year.

At Clarksons Platou we are seeing a growing demand for specialist support to developers, vessel operators and shipyards. We have been involved in offshore renewables for 10 years providing our clients with the support and expertise they need for a range of projects.

Frederik Colban-Andersen
Offshore Renewables

Our dedicated team helps clients with vessel chartering and contracting, newbuild/yard screening and negotiations, secondhand vessel transactions and market intelligence.  We have a proven track record of:

  • Identifying, developing and proposing new business opportunities.
  • Introducing new vessel designs to the market and facilitating commercial proposals based on such designs.
  • Vessel and yard market screening and selection recommendations.
  • Preparation of commercial proposals and offers.
  • Drafting contracts and agreements.
  • Negotiation support, commercial advice, mediation and assistance with transaction closing.
  • Managing and facilitating formal vessel sales' processes.

Offshore wind development has now reached a scale and size where the operational and contractual complexities are comparable to O&G projects in Northern Europe.

Christian Brugard
MD Offshore

Our clients benefit from the following services:

  • Vessel Chartering & Brokering - Procurement and Commercial Advice
    Our ship brokering services are unrivalled in terms of the number of brokers, our breadth of market coverage, geographical spread and depth of intelligence resources.  We cover all vessel types include SOVs, CTV, JU, W2W, Accommodation, cable laying and everything else in between.
  • Port Services, Transport & Installation
    We provide logistical support for vessels working on projects. Our port services team provides the highest levels of support with 24/7 attendance to vessel owners, operators and charterers at a wide range of strategically located ports across the UK. A dedicated team handles project cargo transportation and installation.
  • Newbuilds, Vessel Conversions and Valuations
    Offering a full turnkey service including design, project management and negotiations. Our new build and vessel conversion teams have a vast amount of experience and expertise across all sectors of the market. 
  • Market Intelligence
    We are supported by a dedicated in-house analyst team, which also offers clients:
    A bespoke consultancy service.
    Bespoke analysis tailored to clients' needs.
    Regular market reports and updates.
    Vessel due diligence.
    Market rate assessment.
    Market data.
  • RE:AP Programme
    RE:AP is our Renewable Energy Accelerator Programme that gives clients access to our unparalleled expertise and market intelligence so that they can rethink their renewables strategy. We provide knowledge, opinion, analysis and reaserach from the specialist teams at the heart of the energy transition. 
  • Financial Services
    Vessel and project financing is available via Clarksons Platou Securities - the leading investment bank within the shipping and offshore services markets

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Our specialists are actively working in the tendering and development phase as well as supporting projects through construction into operations. Our team is growing in Oslo, London, Aberdeen and Hamburg and we are providing vessel market intelligence to developers and investors in new and emerging markets.

Frederik Colban-Andersen
Offshore Renewables

Vessel types

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    Vessel type


    Deployed early in the projects development phase, these vessels are used to assess the sea bed and record data for further analysis. Data is used for future interactions with the seabed. Cabling, Foundations, Jacking Up.

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    Vessel type

    Service Operations Vessel (SOV) and Walk-to-Work

    Deployed in the construction and operations phase. These vessels are either new builds or vessels converted from O&G. The main purpose of the SOV is to provide safe and comfortable accommodation and facilities for the technicians offshore. They are equipped with a compensated gangway system allowing access to the offshore wind turbine/substation in most sea states

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    Vessel type

    Wind Turbine Installation

    Self-propelled jack up vessels for wind turbine installation and O&M activities. These vessels vary in size and capability. The jack up vessels main role is to create an elevated working platform from where engineering activities can be performed. Activities vary but generally involve the crane for lifting heavy equipment to heights of up to 120m. Accommodation is also provided for technicians.

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    Vessel type

    Crew Transfer

    Crew Transfer Vessels known as CTVs are used once construction has started offshore. These vessels are predominately used near shore. They vary in size and capability and there are nearly 400 in operation. CTVs range from 18 to 30m in length and carry technicians plus crew.

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    Vessel type


    These vessels are deployed to protect workers and assets during the construction phase. Guard vessels stand a short distance from the asset they are guarding and constantly check the surrounding area for potential hazards posted by shipping traffic. Once a risk is identified they communicate with or intercept the risk. Can also act as emergency rescue / medi evac platform for helicopters

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    Vessel type


    A dredger prepares the sea bed in specific locations ready for installation of subsea assets. Dredgers use different methods of excavating the seabed and vary in size and capability. Usually performed in shallow waters. Remove sea bed material to prepare a site for installation work to proceed.

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    Vessel type

    Stone Dumping

    These vessels are used to cover and protect subsea assets and structures using rocks to protect them from fouling by anchors and trawler nets. They also mitigate the risk of shifting sand banks and erosion.

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    Vessel type

    Foundation Installation

    Offshore wind turbine foundations vary in size, weight and type. Vessels are chosen based on the foundation design and the method of installation. The hook height, crane capacity and deck space are some of the determining factors when choosing the vessel

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    Vessel type

    Cable-laying and Trenching

    Cable-laying and Trenching

    Cable layers are used for the installation of subsea hardware such as export cables from the offshore substation to the shoreline and inter array cables between wind turbines. Vessels carry the cable on large cable reels/carousels. They trench the sea bed and lay the cable in predefined routes.

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