Louisiana’s Crosby Tugs merges with Seattle’s SEA.O.G. to focus on offshore wind industry

Courtesy Crosby Tugs

SEA.O.G Offshore, an integrated services provider to the offshore energy industry based in Seattle, has announced a merger with Crosby Tugs of Louisiana.

The partnership will focus on delivering installation support and operations and maintenance services for the U.S. offshore wind industry.

“The offshore wind industry must ‘ADAPT and Evolve’ as we like to say,” SEA.O.G. Offshore CEO James Clouse. “That’s where we come in. We work to address the regulatory and operational challenges facing developers in this quickly evolving industry.”

The partnership allows SEA.O.G to combine its services with Crosby’s assets and experience to bring the ADAPT feeder barge concept to market. ADAPT is a stable, semi-autonomous delivery and installation platform for wind turbine components, foundations, scour protection, and cable lay. The combined fleet will have 130 inland and offshore towboats and a fleet of over 400 barges.

Crosby Director of Special Projects Aaron Guidry says the merger is intended to “foster a better, more sustainable blue economy.”

Crosby Tugs delivers wide-ranging offshore and inland marine towing, dredging, and rock placement services along the Gulf Coast region and beyond. From a single tugboat launched in the 1970s, Crosby Tugs has grown to become a leader in multifunctional operations in both the Gulf of Mexico and internationally.

SEA.O.G Offshore is an active participant in the U.S. supply chain for renewables.  Supporting marine operations for over 5gw of the largest onshore turbines, they are a market leader in offshore tug and barge operations in renewables. The company also provides marine transport, subsea, logistics and compliance solutions.

Says Crosby Tugs CEO Kurt Crosby: “We are looking forward to continuing to support the ever-changing energy market, and with the combined synergies, we are going to be in a better position to service our clients. Our team is ready to drive the future forward.”