As prospects for offshore wind in the United States continue to make headlines, Jonathan Zier, manager – business development of offshore services for Crowley Maritime, will speak on “Tug and Barge Opportunities for U.S. Offshore Wind Installations” at Marine Log‘s TTB (Tugs, Towboats & Barges) on March 24.
In his presentation, Zier will discuss what those opportunities are, including chartering tugs and barges for offshore installation support, and the role the Jones Act will play.
“We have several schematics, motion response analysis and input from historical oil and gas projects on how we would plan to accomplish this,” says Zier.
Zier is responsible for sales and chartering activities of the Crowley Jones Act offshore fleet, primarily consisting of DP-capable high bollard pull offshore tugs, as well as the largest U.S.-flagged fleet of 400-foot flat deck project barges.
With more than 20 years of experience in the project cargo and offshore sectors, Zier has served previously as head of operations at Boskalis (formerly Dockwise); managed business development for the Americas at Hansa Heavy Lift; and as president of the Americas for dship Carriers.
Zier graduated in 2000 from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., with a deck officer’s license, and a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation with a minor in marine engineering. On graduation, he began his career sailing as a deck officer for several years with Military Sealift Sealift Command.
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