Rhode Island-based crew transfer vessel operator Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has engaged DNV for the company’s integrated Management System certification.
Through this partnership with DNV, AWT is pursuing international Safety Management Systems (SMS) certification and ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 certification under DNV's seamless Fit for Purpose programme.
AWT president Charles Donadio said the company's fleet of CTV will grow five-fold over the next five years, from its two-vessel fleet currently in operation and the business expanding to the US west coast as the industry grows.
Donadio said: “Looking ahead to the future of US offshore wind, safety will be of utmost importance.
“Understanding the evolution of offshore wind in Europe and what the expectations are of European developers, we are readying ourselves to be on par with the European standard."
There is no current SMS certification requirement locally, but AWT said it seeks to ensure the company has a foundation for future growth.
"After all, it's the same European developers that are planting roots here. Our voluntary efforts reflect our understanding of the industry's needs and our commitment to provide the sector's best turnkey operating model to benefit our clients and the industry,” Donadio added.