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Fincantieri’s ACE Marine and Marinette Marine Among Safest Shipyards in America

WASHINGTON, DC -- Fincantieri ACE Marine (FAM) and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) were recognized by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) for their noteworthy safety efforts for 2023.

FAM and FMM were among 16 U.S. shipyards who received “Excellence in Safety” awards. The Marinette shipyard and its safety efforts have been recognized for six consecutive years dating back to 2018. Fincantieri ACE Marine in Green Bay, received additional recognition for their positive improvements in safety last year.

"Our Fincantieri Marinette Marine team has demonstrated excellence and a continued commitment to working safely and taking care of our facilities, equipment, and most importantly, each other,” said Mark Vandroff, CEO of FMM. “We have a great team who shares safety as our principal core value, and I am proud of their efforts."

Bill Boudreau, the Director of Fincantieri ACE Marine, praised his team for their impressive safety record in 2023. "Thanks to our entire team for keeping safety at the forefront of everything we do each and every day. Through your daily commitment, each of you model our most important shared value: safety.”

Boudreau added that the workplace and culture at the Green Bay shipyard is one with a focus on safety. “Through our efforts, each member of ACE Marine returns home to families without injury,” said Boudreau. FAM was one of only two companies who received the 2023 SCA Award for Significant Safety Achievement.  In order to qualify, the company must have zero recordable fatalities for the year and a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 1.0 or less.

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) is a national shipyard industry association who recognizes member companies who have no fatalities and have a total recordable incident rate (TRIR) that falls below the SCA average or if they reduce their TRIR by 10 percent or more.

Point of contact: Eric Dent | Director of Communications | (202) 488-4783 | eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes.

Washington D.C. – Fincantieri’s Wisconsin shipyards have become key players in bringing new and innovative green approaches and solutions to the American shipbuilding industry. Both Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and Fincantieri ACE Marine (FAM) were recognized last week by Green Marine for their efforts in 2023.

The results were announced at the annual GreenTech conference, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. To become certified in the Green Marine program, maritime organizations must exemplify a dedication to sustainable practices through measurable outcomes in their shipyards, ports, and communities. Program participants go through a rigorous and transparent process including an annual self-evaluation, bi-annual external evaluation, and continual improvement in specific areas of evaluation. The five areas of evaluation are air emissions (greenhouse gases), community impacts & relations, environmental leadership, spill prevention and stormwater management, and waste management.

Among the Fincantieri initiatives noted was the implementation of climate-controlled facilities in our yards and partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure stability of the Menominee River ecosystem.

Makayla Jacobs, an environmental engineer at FMM, leads our sustainability efforts and she was in Nova Scotia to represent our companies. “FMM advanced to Level 3 in the Waste Management portion of the Green Marine Certification. Sustainability is not just a goal to achieve. It is a lifestyle to embody. It’s our responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations by making conscious choices that prioritize the well-being of our planet.”

Jacobs added that by moving up a certification level in one of the important categories, we, as a company, are demonstrating sound environmental practices and progress.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, another Fincantieri shipyard in Wisconsin, has also joined Green Marine program, however, they are still early in the certification process. Our continued progress in sustainability is a result of the dedicated work of people like Makayla and the FMM and FAM teams. Together with key leaders and advocates throughout the workforce, they have worked relentlessly to turn ideas into action.

To find out more about our sustainable initiatives go to Results | Green Marine (green-marine.org).

For more information, contact:
Eric Dent, APR
Director of Communications
Fincantieri Marine Group
(202) 488-4783
eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes. Check us out at www.WeBuildShips.com.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Defense announced today that Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded a contract valued at a billion dollars (USD) to build two additional Constellation-class Frigates, FFG 66 and FFG 67.

FMM received the contract for the lead ship of the Constellation-Class in April 2020, and since the Navy has exercised five options for follow-on vessels. This two-ship option is valued at $1,044,529,113, per the Pentagon announcement.

The lead ship, the future USS Constellation FFG 62, is under construction now at the newly revamped Wisconsin shipyard. With five ships waiting to be built and contract options for four more vessels, Fincantieri looks to be busy for years becoming the international reference point for small surface combatants.

“The team at Fincantieri Marine Group is committed to support the U.S. Navy, and the Constellation program will be the centerpiece of our portfolio for decades.  Along with our partners and suppliers, we are going to deliver world-class warships.” said Marco Galbiati, CEO of FMG.

For more information, contact:
Eric Dent, APR
Director of Communications
Fincantieri Marine Group
(202) 488-4783
Eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes. Check us out at www.WeBuildShips.com.

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(MARINETTE, WIS.) – Fincantieri Marinette Marine played host to Navy and government officials as they celebrated the keel laying of future USS Constellation (FFG 62) Friday April 12, 2024.  

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti participated in the ceremony at the busy shipyard, along with Wisconsin governor Tony Evers and Fincantieri Marine Group CEO Marco Galbiati.

“It is important to have our Fincantieri team together here with our Navy partners and leadership to mark this significant milestone for the beginning of an important class of ships,” said Marco Galbiati.

Hundreds of FMM shipbuilders gathered with guests inside the shipyard’s massive new climate-controlled Building 34, where large portions of a ship are connected and the vessel is erected.  The building is part of Fincantieri’s recently completed facility $350 million in improvements and new construction.  Since 2009, Fincantieri has invested more than half a billion dollars into creating one of America’s most modern shipyards. 

“This yard is teeming with activity,” said Sec. Del Toro. “Americans…from all walks of life coming together to build warships is a demonstration of our industrial might, showcasing the talents of the skilled workforce that our nation must expand during this critical period in our world's history.”  Del Toro added that “it takes a nation to build a navy, and the collaboration between industry and our Department [of the Navy] that is on display at the shipyard symbolizes the teamwork required to do so.”

The tradition behind the keel laying ceremony is a centuries-old ritual that signifies the beginning of a new ship and an affirmation of its strength. The ceremony highlights the authentication of the keel, a process of tracing by weld the initials of a significant individual onto a small steel plate affixed to the ship’s keel.  For the future USS Constellation, Melissa Braithwaite was named the ship’s sponsor.  She is the wife of former Navy secretary, Kenneth Braithwaite.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine welder Jean Wagner completed the authentication process by tracing Mrs. Braithwaite’s initials onto the plate.  Wagner is the first female FMM welder to earn this important responsibility.

“This is truly a great Navy day,” said the top Navy officer, Adm. Lisa Franchetti.  “Today, we are laying the keel for the Navy's next generation small surface combatant, the future workforce of our fleet.  It's an agile multi-mission warship with increased lethality and survivability, capable of the operations of both blue water and littoral combat environments. This ship will be critical to putting more players on the field, players that the Navy needs to promote our nation's prosperity and security, to deter aggression and to provide options to our nation's leaders every single day.”

Historically, keel-laying ceremonies involved the act of physically laying down of the central or main timber forming the backbone of the vessel. The shipbuilders would then engrave their initials onto the keel to show their belief in the strength of the boat they were about to build. Today it serves as the formal recognition of the modular construction process for modern vessels and customarily marks the start of full production of a ship.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine received a contract for $795 million in April 2020 for the lead ship and nine additional vessels.  If the Navy exercises all of the options, the contract is valued at more than $5.5 billion.  To date, the Navy has five frigates on order with Fincantieri Marinette Marine, with five additional options remaining on the original contract.

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Point of contact: 

Eric Dent, APR| Director of Communications | (202) 488-4783 | eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes.  

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STURGEON BAY, WISCONSIN – Executives from Seaside LNG, Polaris New Energy, and their guests gathered at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding today to christen the recently constructed LNG bunker barge Clean Everglades.

The vessel is the sister ship to the LNG barge, Clean Canaveral, which was delivered by FBS two years ago and has made more than 65 successful LNG bunker deliveries. Similar in design and appearance, the articulated tug barge will hold 5,500 cubic meters of LNG.

“The previous FBS-built LNG barge was delivered on schedule during the global pandemic, which was quite an accomplishment,” said Jan Allman, FBS' Vice President and General Manager. “We are ready to deliver the Clean Everglades six weeks ahead of schedule, thanks in part to a clean, brilliant design and the motivated, experienced shipbuilders here at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding."

FBS was contracted by Seaside LNG to build a 5,500 cubic meter (CBM) LNG bunker barge. Seaside LNG has the largest fleet of Jones Act-compliant LNG barges operating in the United States.

“Polaris New Energy is excited to continue to expand the LNG bunkering infrastructure in the United States,” said Tim Casey CEO of Seaside LNG. “The delivery of the Clean Everglades will give us the ability to expand our LNG bunkering business to the Gulf of Mexico. Partnering with the talented and professional staff at FBS has produced a second exceptional vessel.”

Demand for LNG to fuel the maritime sector is growing rapidly with orders for LNG vessels eclipsing 30% of the fleet orderbook. LNG is the leading solution in the maritime sector as the industry advances its sustainability goals to meet growing emissions reductions goals.

The 5,500 cubic meter ATB is fitted with four 1,375 CBM IMO Type C tanks. It will utilize a cargo handling system designed and developed by Wartsila. The vessel is 340’ overall length, 66’ beam, and 32’-10” deep. The ATB is also an Oceans Classed ABS barge.

About Seaside LNG and Polaris New Energy

Seaside LNG provides LNG production and maritime transportation logistics to meet the growing demand for LNG, a cleaner alternative fuel, to customers in the maritime, aerospace and transportation industries. Seaside owns 50% of JAX LNG, a small-scale (360,000 gallons/day) LNG production facility operating two trains in Jacksonville, Florida, and a 100% ownership stake in an LNG bunkering barge operation through Polaris New Energy (PNE). PNE, the bunkering arm of Seaside LNG, maintains the largest fleet of Jones Act-compliant bunkering vessels in the United States, including Clean Canaveral, Clean Jacksonville and tug Polaris, and Clean Everglades and tug Tortuga. PNE’s bunkering operation is compatible with several vessel types, including cruise ships, containerships, tankers, and car carriers. For more information, visit www.seasidelng.com.

About Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding

Located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) is an industry leader in the construction, conversion, and repair of large ships – tracing its rich history back more than 100 years. The diversified FBS portfolio includes articulated tug-barge units, dredges and dredging support equipment, automated loading carriers, ferries, and offshore support vessels. On the repair side, FBS is an expert at managing critical deadlines in the repair and sustainment of bulk carriers and other Great Lakes Fleet ships.

Shipbuilding facilities at the 63-acre plant include a large graving dock, a U.S. Navy-certified drydock, and lifting capacity to meet the most demanding requirements. Erection buildings are climate-controlled and equipped with sophisticated computer-aided manufacturing equipment. Fincantieri’s skilled workforce has extensive shipyard construction experience, in-house engineering, and a management team focused on client satisfaction and on-time delivery.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is an operating unit of Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG), the United States division of global shipbuilding giant, Fincantieri. www.fincantierimarinegroup.com

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Fincantieri Marine Group: Eric Dent, eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com, 202-603-3263
Seaside LNG: Jennifer Petree, pr@petreepartners.com, 713-269-3776

Partners expand customized training program to meet the growing maritime workforce needs. 

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (July 10, 2023) – Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) are expanding their partnership to advance the maritime manufacturing industry and meet growing workforce demand within the region. 

“This partnership is important as we continue to grow, hire and retain the best workforce in the region,” said FBS Vice President and General Manager Jan Allman. “When it comes to upskilling our employees, we believe it is important to have community-based training with experienced, highly-skilled instructors like those at NWTC.” 

In fall 2022, the partners designed a specialized training program for FBS employees to advance their welding and ship/pipe-fitting techniques. Since the launch, 97 participants have successfully completed this five-week course offered through the NWTC Sturgeon Bay campus. This course serves as an entry point on a path to becoming a skilled, professional tradesperson with a family-sustaining job. In all, 106 participants completed a total of almost 15,000 hours of training in the past year.

With the success of this pilot training program, the partners have solidified a one-year contract and expanded in areas of higher student capacity, longer course curriculum, and more.

“The maritime industry supports thousands of jobs in Northeast Wisconsin each year and is a multi-billion-dollar industry statewide,” said Jim Draeger, NWTC dean of corporate training and economic development. “Strengthening our area workforce through customized training is vital to our region’s economic growth. NWTC is thrilled to continue our work with FBS and build an industry-leading workforce.” 

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has years of work underway and planned, such as building additional LNG bunkering barges and critically important SOVs, which are vessels that transport technicians to service and sustain power-producing wind turbines at sea. FBS also assists sister-shipyard, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, by building large hull sections of Constellation-class frigates for the U.S. Navy. 

As part of Fincantieri Marine Group, FBS built its rich shipbuilding history in Wisconsin over more than a decade. The FBS shipyard in Sturgeon Bay is a 63-acre, custom-built facility designed for efficient new construction, major conversions, repairs, and sustainment of commercial and government vessels.

NWTC is designated a Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education, by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. As the only designated Center of Excellence on the Great Lakes, the College is committed to serving the region’s booming shipbuilding industry. The College also operates the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Training Center®, offers maritime safety training, and contracts training for Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette

“NWTC has the flexibility and agility to quickly meet industry needs through customized training with our business partners, as evident by our continued partnership with FBS. Our college is excited for future growth with the FBS training program to mirror our many successes with all industries across the district,” said Draeger.

FBS offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities, and seeks more candidates for their skilled trades, supporting labor, engineering, and management positions. To learn more about open positions and to apply, visit fincantierimarinegroup.com/careers

For more information about starting a career in shipbuilding or upskilling your workforce through Corporate Training and Economic Development at NWTC, visit nwtc.edu.

Point of contact: 

Eric Dent | Director of Communications | (202) 488-4783 | eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary, Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes.  

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Matteo Cremona, Fincantieri Marine Group Project Manager accepts the “Green” Certification from David Bolduc, President of Green Marine at the Green Marine GreenTech Conference in Seattle.

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and Fincantieri ACE Marine (FAM) received recognition for their continued efforts in environmental sustainability at the Green Marine GreenTech conference in Seattle.

Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program that encourages maritime enterprises to adopt measurable actions that go beyond regulatory obligations. For Fincantieri Marine Group, joining Green Marine was an easy decision. Both Wisconsin shipyards were the first in the state to join.

For their second-year certification both Fincantieri shipyards demonstrated high-level performance and commitment to reducing air pollutants, spill prevention, storm water and waste management, environmental leadership and community relations.

“Sustainability remains an important aspect of our company culture,” said Marco Galbiati, CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group. “Continuous improvement extends into how well we respect the water, the ground, and our surrounding communities. We cannot be complacent or accept a ‘good enough’ attitude, and that is a shared perspective among Green Marine participants.”

Fincantieri Marine Group employees like Makayla Jacobs also have personal reasons to consider when it comes to environmental sustainability.

"I am a huge outdoorswoman -- hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping – these are huge passions of mine,” said Jacobs, an environmental engineer at the Marinette shipyard. “I think it’s cool to show others that the place where I work also helps support and care for the environment like I do.”

Fincantieri Marine Group continues to analyze, evaluate and implement industry best practices for future investment and implementation in the area of sustainability. FMG also has a strong partner in Fincantieri SpA, their parent company, who is globally renowned for environmental stewardship and their commitment to sustainability.

For more information:
Eric Dent, APR
Director of Communications
Fincantieri Marine Group
(202) 488-4783
Eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Defense announced that Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded a $526 million contract to build a fourth Constellation-class Frigate.

FMM received the contract for the first-in-class Constellation-class frigate in April 2020, and since the Navy has exercised three options for follow-on vessels.

Construction on the first frigate began in late August last year in Marinette, Wis., and FMM is scheduled to deliver that ship, the future USS Constellation, in 2026.

“We at Fincantieri Marine Group are proud to lead the Constellation program, and along with our partners and suppliers, we remain committed to building tomorrow’s Navy,” said Marco Galbiati, CEO of FMG.

For more information:
Eric Dent, APR
Director of Communications
Fincantieri Marine Group
(202) 488-4783
Eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes.

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Fincantieri’s top leaders traveled to Washington D.C. and Wisconsin last week to meet with their U.S.-based business leaders, shipbuilders and government officials.

Fincantieri’s CEO Pierroberto Folgiero and Chairman Claudio Graziano spent several days in Washington D.C. meeting with key U.S. leaders and participated in strategic discussions with Fincantieri Marine Group. They also managed a visit to Northeast Wisconsin to meet American shipbuilders working on several navy vessels, including the first-in-class USS Constellation (FFG 62).

This was both Folgiero and Graziano’s first visit since they assumed their positions in May 2022. Folgiero stated that one of his main the reasons for the visit was to reaffirm the company’s commitment to the U.S. Navy. Fincantieri Marinette Marine earned the contract to build the future frigate in April 2020, initially a $795 million for the initial ship, with options for nine additional. The value of the contract and all options is approximately $5.5 billion. Since the original contract, the Navy has exercised options and ordered two additional frigates from FMM.

“This was my first visit to Wisconsin as CEO,” said Folgiero. “Chairman Graziano and I were impressed with what we saw, the energy of the people, the atmosphere, and the Marinette shipyard is one of the most modern I have ever seen.”

Marco Galbiati, who heads up Fincantieri’s U.S. business units, added that visits like this are important. “We get the opportunity to show our leaders our facilities and our vessels, but most importantly, a chance to meet our people.”

Another of Folgiero’s key points was to ensure the American team understands the importance of their efforts with the Constellation-class frigates as it relates to the company’s strategic five-year plan. “The world is watching, so now we must focus and execute.”

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For more information:
Eric Dent
Director of Communications
Fincantieri Marine Group
(202) 488-4783
Eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes.

WASHINGTON D.C. – Fincantieri Marine Group reached agreement on a contract with CREST Wind, a joint venture between Crowley and ESVAGT, to design and build a 288-ft. HAV 832 Service Operation Vessel (SOV).

SOVs are purpose-built vessels used to transport technicians to service and sustain operation of wind turbines at sea. Crowley is a U.S. maritime, energy and logistics solution company serving the offshore wind market while Denmark-based ESVAGT is the leading provider of SOV service in Europe. HAV Design AS, a leading designer of SOVs in Norway, designed this specific vessel.

Fincantieri Marine Group will have the team at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) along with Crowley’s on-site construction management group to complete the building of the Jones Act-compliant vessel to service offshore wind operations in the U.S. FBS will build the vessel at its shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., and it will go into service in 2026. The vessel will serve the Dominion Energy wind farm off the coast of Virginia under long-term charter to Siemens Gamesa.

“We are proud to be associated with important ‘green’ projects like this,” offered Marco Galbiati, CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group. “The SOV market is one of the most interesting and important markets for our company.”

Bob Karl, senior vice president and general manager for Crowley Wind Services added, “The SOV for CREST Wind will bring the latest innovations and performance capabilities to support the emerging clean energy sector in the U.S. -- combining ESVAGT European designs and operating practices with Crowley’s safety and operational expertise of the premier U.S. vessel operator.”

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is currently building several LNG bunkering barges, including for Crowley, in addition to supporting the government work of sister-yard, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, where the Navy’s new Constellation-class frigates are under construction.

“We are excited to partner with CREST in the construction of this SOV,” said Craig Perciavalle, Vice President of FBS. “The incredible shipbuilding professionals here at FBS are eager to successfully execute this important strategic program and to continue to solidify our position as a premier shipbuilding supplier in the offshore wind market.”

Kristian O. Jakobsen, Deputy CEO of ESVAGT said, “The partnership between Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and CREST has been developing for some time, and it has been a great pleasure to cooperate with such dedicated and accommodating professionals from FBS, and we look forward to continue the journey together within the green energy transformation in the U.S.”

For more information about available positions at Fincantieri and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, please visit: www.fincantierimarinegroup.com/careers.

For more information:
Eric Dent
Director of Communications
Fincantieri Marine Group
(202) 488-4783
Eric.dent@us.fincantieri.com

David DeCamp
Director of Communications
Crowley
(904) 727-4263
David.DeCamp@Crowley.com

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes.

About Crowley

Crowley is a privately held, U.S.-owned and -operated maritime, energy and logistics solutions company serving commercial and government sectors with more than $2.9 billion in annual revenues, over 170 vessels mostly in the Jones Act fleet and approximately 7,000 employees around the world – employing more U.S. mariners than any other company. The Crowley enterprise has invested more than $3 billion in maritime transport, which is the backbone of global trade and the global economy. As a global ship owner-operator and services provider with more than 130 years of innovation and a commitment to sustainability, the company serves customers in 36 nations and island territories through five business units: Crowley Logistics, Crowley Shipping, Crowley Solutions, Crowley Wind Services and Crowley Fuels. Additional information about Crowley, its business units and subsidiaries available here: www.crowley.com.

About ESVAGT

ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support services for the offshore energy industry. ESVAGT was founded in 1981, and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and approximately 1200 employees offshore and onshore. ESVAGT pioneered the SOV concept with its clients in 2010 and is today the largest operator of state-of-the-art SOVs and associated services – a backbone for the offshore wind industry. ESVAGT continues to develop the most innovative, safe, and efficient solutions and is a committed enabler of the green transition. Additional information about ESVAGT, its business units and subsidiaries here: www.esvagt.com.

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