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

Milestones

2008

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is founded
2009

February

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

2010

February

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

2011

February

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

November/December

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

2012

April

Took delivery of Bayard 4

 

November

Took delivery of Brave Tern

UK office is established in Lowestoft

2013

January

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

 

March

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

 

November

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

2014

January

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

 

February

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

 

March

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

2015

January

Germany Office established in Hamburg

 

June

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

2016

February

Brave Tern receives upgrades.

 

July

Bold Tern receives upgrades.

 

August

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

2017

January

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

February

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S sell Wind Crew 1

2018

January

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

 

March

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.

 

December

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

2019

January

Seafox 5 changes name to Blue Tern.

 

April

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

 

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

Values

At Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, we believe in the sustainability movement.

By combining people, technology and visionary thinking,
we’re helping to establish tomorrow’s offshore wind gigaparks.

We support key partners with marine operations for
installation & maintenance of offshore wind – heavier, higher, and faster.

Humble experts

– that will not only listen to you, they’ll guide you

Solution provider

– flexible to meet new scenarios and evolving challenges

Reliable promises

– from a team committed to making a difference

Capable assets

– worthy of supporting our industry visionaries

Precise marine operations

– right first time, on time

 

Read our latest CSR Report.

Memberships

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

WindEurope

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.

Offshoreenergy.dk

Offshore energy.dk is the official national competence and innovation centre for the Danish offshore industry. On behalf of its members, Offshoreenergy.dk pushes developments with the aim of growing the Danish offshore industry. Focus areas are oil & gas, offshore wind, the offshore maritime area and wave energy.

NORWEP

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

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

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.

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is a leading trade association representing the vast majority of contractors and the associated supply chain in the offshore marine construction industry worldwide. The IMCA has a membership of around 1,000 companies including contractors, suppliers, oil & gas companies, marine renewable energy companies and numerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Renewable Energy Hamburg

The Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster is a key regional sector network for the Hamburg city region. The cluster was founded in January 2011 by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and association for the development of the Renewable Energy Cluster in Hamburg. The cluster itself networks with other regions in Germany, Europe and the world. For this reason, it has become a member, among others, of the International Cleantech Network (ICN), a global association of clusters for green technologies.

WAB – Windenergie Agentur

WAB – the Wind Energy Agency is the network of the wind energy industry in Germany‘s northwest region and serves as a nationwide contact for the offshore wind industry. Since 2002, more than 350 German companies and institutes have become members of WAB; they cover all areas of the wind energy industry, from research and production to installation and maintenance.