A proud shipping heritage building a sustainable future

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier provides efficient and cost-effective transport, installation and service solutions to support you across every stage of the wind farm lifecycle. We are committed to the future of offshore wind energy, supplying industry-leading expertise, solutions and hardware to help you establish tomorrow’s offshore wind gigaparks.

Part of the Fred. Olsen family

We are a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Ocean, carrying on a tradition dating from 1848 when the Fred. Olsen family first entered the shipping business. Together, the Fred. Olsen related companies provide you with an integrated solution for offshore wind. Fred. Olsen Ocean is wholly owned by the Norwegian stock listed company Bonheur ASA, which is managed by Fred. Olsen & Co and controlled by the Fred. Olsen family.

Harnessing more than 170 years of marine expertise

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was established in 2008 to meet the increasing demand for offshore wind installation ships with the capability to transport and install next-generation wind turbines, as well as superior facilities for crews and teams. With more than 1500 employees and a first-class fleet of jack-up vessels, we can supply you with experienced crews and technical manpower, as well as expert project management, engineering and HSEQ services.

We have offices in Oslo, Norway; Fredericia, Denmark; Hamburg, Germany and Taipei, Taiwan



Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is founded


Fred. Olsen Windcarrier acquires majority holding in Global Wind Service A/S



Placed an order with Lamprell Ship Yard in Dubai, for two self-elevating installation vessels

Crew transfer vessel (CTV) Wind Crew 1 was acquired and put into operation



Placed an order with Båtservice Mandal AS in Norway for four new Bayard class service vessels


Took delivery of class leading service vessels Bayards 1, 2 and 3



Took delivery of Bayard 4



Took delivery of Brave Tern

UK office is established in Lowestoft



Brave Tern mobilises for debut project – Dogger Bank met. masts installed on Universal Foundation Mono Buckets in the UK.



Bold Tern delivered and installs her first turbine on EWE’s Riffgat offshore wind farm in Germany



Bold Tern completes installation of Alstom’s pioneering Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine demonstrator at Belwind, Belgium.



Brave Tern commences installation at Global Tech I in Germany – undertakes her largest project to date and is one of the first vessels to install AREVA 5MW M5000 turbines



Fred. Olsen Windcarrier secures installation contract for the installation of the first U.S. offshore wind farm – to commence in 2016



Bold Tern joins Brave Tern for the first time – for installation at Global Tech I. An outstanding record of 8 turbines in a single week is achieved



Germany Office established in Hamburg



Fred. Olsen Windcarrier completes the installation of 80 Siemens 3.6MW turbines at the Butendiek wind farm.



Brave Tern receives upgrades.



Bold Tern receives upgrades.



Brave Tern completes the installation of 5 6MW GW Haliade 150 turbines at the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm Block Island.



Fred. Olsen Marine Services becomes a part of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.


Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S sell Wind Crew 1



Fred. Olsen Windcarrier enters into an agreement with Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) to operate the company’s fleet of seven Bayard vessels.



Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Falcon Global announce cooperation agreement whereby each party will exclusively contribute vessels and marine/installation crews to the market for the US offshore wind market.



Jack-up vessel ‘Seafox 5’ joins Fred. Olsen Windcarrier fleet



Seafox 5 changes name to Blue Tern.



O&M jack-up vessel Jill joins the fleet.


Fred. Olsen Windcarrier sells 7 Bayard class crew transfer vessels to Northern Offshore Services.



Brave Tern arrives in Taiwan for the first installation job in Asia

Our Vision

There is a future where every coastal nation harnesses
offshore wind, the sustainability movement leads the
way, and we are one of the visionaries supporting the
quest to establish tomorrow’s offshore wind gigaparks.

It’s more than wind and sea. It’s power for people, and
we can pass it on to the next generation. That future is
our opportunity.

Our Mission

Deliver precise marine operations while preparing
& building teams and assets to support key, global
partners with installation & maintenance of offshore
wind gigaparks – heavier, higher and faster.

Our Values

At Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, we are
curious, engaged and connected.

  • We think new with our partners
  • We know and respect our colleagues
  • We make healthy decisions at all levels


Read our latest CSR Report.


Fred. Olsen Windcarrier values its membership and associations with the following organisations:


WindEurope (previously EWEA) is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide. It has over 600 members, active in over 50 countries, including wind turbine manufacturers with a leading share of the world wind power market, plus component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, developers, contractors, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies, and consultants.

Asia Wind Energy Association

Established in December 2016, the Asia Wind Energy Association is the leading industry association for the wind energy sector in Asia-Pacific.

The Asia Wind Energy Association acts as the regional platform for all wind power industry stakeholders to collectively promote the best interests of the wind power sector.

RenewableUK (RUK)

RenewableUK is the UKs leading not for profit renewable energy trade association. Our vision is for renewable energy to play a leading role in powering the UK.

East of England Energy Group (EEEGR)

The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) is the industry association for energy in the East of England, representing over 400 members across the supply chain. EEEGR are a non-profit, business-led group committed to the sustained development of the energy sector in the East of England and the continued success of our members.


Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP), previously INTPOW and INTSOK, is an effective vehicle for promoting the Norwegian offshore and energy industry’s capabilities to key clients in overseas markets and providing market information to its partners. The focus on global opportunities is increasing, not only amongst large Norwegian companies but also amongst small and medium-sized enterprises.


Sellihca is a supplier register and pre-qualification system used by the Nordic utilities to manage supplier information and risk within the supply chain as well as to procure efficiently in accordance with EU regulations. With over 4200 qualified suppliers delivering a wide selection of product and services, Sellihca provides a fair, open and transparent means of selecting suppliers.


Achilles creates and manages a global network of collaborative industry communities, allowing trading partners to share high quality, structured, real-time data. It is an independent partner providing validated data and insightful analytics to enable buyers to manage risk, and suppliers to increase market reach in their sector.