Wind Energy Solutions
As the wind market develops worldwide, commercial partners are ramping up their capabilities to meet the opportunities it presents. Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has the resources and solutions catered to the wind industry. Whether wind farms are built onshore or offshore, we have the means to fulfill an array of maritime and transportation requirements. Our unparalleled experience as a ship owner and operator make us an ideal partner to any wind component manufacturer, project developer or logistics expert. We have managed, maintained, and operated more than 90 vessels of varying types and sizes for over 28 years and are uniquely positioned to operate installation, transport, support and maintenance vessels required to construct and service wind farms.
MLL benefits from its parent company, the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group and its global expertise in managing offshore energy projects. With a diverse fleet of over 1,300 vessels, presence in over 130 countries and its expansive global distribution network, A.P. Moller - Maersk Group has the access, resources, and experience to support complex infrastructure projects worldwide. A.P. Moller - Maersk Group's expertise reduces the complexities of project management by providing the necessary tools required to move sensitive components to any location. Such vast capabilities coupled with decades of experience in offshore energy allow us to suitably address the maritime challenges faced by the wind industry.
Sustainability is a central business practice at MLL and we realize that like-minded businesses work well together. The wind market has shown tremendous potential and MLL's environmentally conscious approach blends well with the standards of the wind industry.
Our Offshore Capabilities
Wind Components Transportation Services
From the manufacturing facility to the installation site, we offer a complete solution that is cost-effective, environmentally friendly and reliable. For almost three decades, we have specialized in global transportation of oversized equipment. Our solutions are tailored to our customers’ unique requirements, and through our extensive global distribution network and inland services, we ensure a smooth transition of components from land to sea.
Ship Management & Operation Services
With over 629 ship years of experience managing ships of all sizes, classes, and complexities, MLL can operate virtually any specialized vessel required to transport and service offshore wind turbines. Additionally, the A.P. Moller – Maersk’s unparalleled offshore energy expertise can be used to identify the right resources to support all offshore project requirements.
Ship Management Solutions
Our commercial ships are operational 99.5% of the time on an annual basis. We use proven maintenance strategies, innovative technologies and environmentally sound practices to improve cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency and performance for our customers’ marine assets. Even under the most extreme conditions and time constraints, we can repair vital shipboard equipment and systems worldwide.
Currently available vessels may not satisfy unique requirements of offshore wind projects, and in this instance, converting an existing ship may prove to be the most cost-effective option. MLL has planned, engineered and managed ship building and conversion projects reliably and cost-effectively for over 28 years. Our experts have designed and handled all types of conversions from minor to complex modifications and multi-ship building programs.
Our Onshore Capabilities
Customizable Ocean Transportation
Our vast experience in the transportation of oversized cargoes can play a critical role in the handling and shipping of components ensuring risks are mitigated and budgets are met. With our global network, we have the capability to develop a transportation strategy that fits any specific needs. Our team can utilize ships from our own fleet or arrange to charter an appropriate vessel at the most competitive price. We have long–term and short-term chartering options available offering flexible voyages and arrangements anywhere in the world. Our specialized team can provide the technical expertise, flexible schedule, and safety standards to meet any need. We have the capability to ship all of the components of a wind turbine including blades, nacelles, rotors and towers.
Through A.P. Moller – Maersk’s global distribution network, we have the capacity and infrastructure to offer inland transportation. This service allows for smooth end-to-end transportation and alignment from the manufacturing plant to the wind energy installation site.
MLL possesses the experience to provide full-service logistics solutions with customs documentation, U.S. flag fleet and project management expertise to deal with complex movements. With the largest U.S. flag fleet in commercial service we can also support the movement of U.S. Export-Import Bank funded wind energy projects to any location. We apply our knowledge of international trade and safety standards to ensure cargoes are delivered on time and within budget.