Northern Offshore Group (N-O-G), owner of Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) and NYK Line has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate within the offshore wind industry, including the building and operating of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV).

The objective of the MoU is to define the basic terms of a joint study to build and operate CTV’s in Japan.

The Japanese Offshore Wind industry is expected to launch within the next couple of years, and both NYK Line and N-O-S are keen to participate in this emerging market by launching a unique shipping company offering CTV’s.

”Northern Offshore Services has during the last couple of years performed an extensive research of the global offshore wind market and its opportunities. The joint effort with NYK Line will be a steppingstone for N-O-S to be a real player in the global offshore wind market and we are honoured that the esteemed company NYK Line has chosen to work with us.” said David Kristensson, CEO of Northern Offshore Services.

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Northern Offshore Group AB, which has expertise in offshore wind power projects in Europe. Making use of the NYK Group’s experience as a Japanese shipping company, together with our local network, we will promote renewable energy business in Japan and overseas, thus actively contributing to achieving the SDGs through the group’s business activities,” said Svein Steimler, corporate officer of NYK Group.

About NYK Line
NYK line was founded in 1885 and is one of the world’s leading transportation companies. NYK Group is operating over 700 major ocean vessels, including bulk carriers, car carriers, containership, LNG carriers, tankers and others, as well as fleets of planes and trucks. The NYK Group is based in Tokyo and has regional headquarters in London, New York / New Jersey, Singapore, and Shanghai.

About Northern Offshore Services
Northern Offshore Services is today a leading provider of CTV’s in the European market. Northern Offshore Group operates about 60 vessels in which most are CTV’s and has a complete set of onshore technical and commercial management services inhouse. The Group’s head office is located in Gothenburg, Sweden with branch offices in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Lowestoft and Conwy.

Northern Offshore Services is part of Northern Offshore Group. The group is driven by entrepreneurship and consists of several well-established, privately owned companies that operate in various parts in the marine industry. The group has a clear vision and values rooted in the strong shipping culture and entrepreneurial spirit of Donsö, an island in Gothenburg’s southern archipelago, in Sweden.

Media contact

Northern Offshore Services
David Kristensson
Group CEO
Phone: +46 (0)761 80 80 01

NYK Line
Yuichi Suzuki
Manager, Media Relation Team
Phone: +81-3-3284-5188