Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was established at the beginning of 2008 to meet the increasing demand for offshore wind installation ships and related marine service vessels.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, which provides clients with efficient and cost effective transport, installation and service solutions, is owned by Fred. Olsen Ocean Ltd, carrying on a tradition dating from 1848 when the Fred. Olsen family first entered the shipping business.
The company has its offices in Oslo, Norway; Fredericia, Denmark; Lowestoft, UK; Pieta, Malta and Hamburg, Germany.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s management has broad experience, combining knowledge from the expanding offshore wind industry, built on extensive expertise from the offshore oil and gas sector.
The company operates two versatile self-elevating, self-propelled jack-up installation vessels built at the Lamprell shipyard in Dubai in 2012 and 2013, and seven highly efficient, purpose built service boats. In addition, providing extensive project management, engineering and HSE services.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Ocean Ltd., wholly owned by the Norwegian stock listed company Bonheur ASA. Fred. Olsen Ocean has also invested in other related technology companies, such as Universal Foundation AS, which is exploring an innovative Mono Bucket foundation for offshore wind turbines.