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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.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier facts

175 years of offshore and marine experience
20% of all offshore wind turbines installed outside China
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Vision, Mission and Values

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

History timeline


Bold Tern With New Crane In Water 1

Bold Tern is fitted with a new 1600t crane


Ryan Chen With Country Manager Hans Hansen 768X512

Fred. Olsen Ocean partners with Japanese Shimizu to drive progress within the Japanese offshore wind sector, and worldwide


Brave Tern In Taiwan

Brave Tern arrives in Asia to begin installation on Yunlin


Hans Hansen and Ryan Chen, Taiwan office

Fred. Olsen Ocean opens office in Taipei, Taiwan


UWL Vessel

Fred. Olsen Ocean enters agreement to acquire 50% ownership of United Wind Logistics


Fixed Blue Brave Tern Hohesee

Jack-up vessel Blue Tern (previously Seafox 5) joins the fleet


Helicoptor approaching Brave Tern

Related companies Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, Global Wind Service, Natural Power, and ZX Lidars join forces to create an unparalleled O&M service provider


Block Island WTG 5 Aerial

Brave Tern arrives at Block Island to install the first US offshore windfarm


Hornsea One Sunset Installation

Bold Tern delivered


Brave Tern on Hohe See

Brave Tern delivered


FOWIC and GWS working together

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier acquires majority holding in Global Wind Service


Borkum Riffgrund 2 installation

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier founded


Brave Tern

Fred. Olsen Renewables established


Oil And Gas Rig

The Olsen family enters the offshore oil and gas market


Fred. Olsen First Tanker

The Olsen family builds its first tanker


From Sail To Steam Ships 1897

The fleet is transformed from sailing ships to steam ships


OK 002A Johanna Christine

The family shipping business is founded

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Learn more about our strong commitment to sustainability


Protecting personnel, vessels, equipment and the environment is always the first and foremost priority.

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Vendors play a pivotal role in our precise marine operations and successful project delivery. We believe that with the right vendors, we can build long-lasting and mutually valuable relationships.

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Brave Tern crane