Bleutec Industries receives AiP from ABS

HOUSTON, TX (February #, 2023) ─ Bleutec Industries Offshore Wind Services LLC (Bleutec)
has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the
designs of its United States (U.S.) Jones Act compliant Binary Marine Installation Solution

Bleutec’s BMIS is comprised of a Pile Installation Vessel (PIV) and a Wind Turbine Installation
Vessel Light (WTIVL), and Service Operations Vessels (SOVs), all specifically tailored for the
U.S. Jones Act market. These vessels are designed in a modular configuration to facilitate
construction in U.S. shipyards. Bleutec’s vessels will be capable of installing turbines up to 22
MW and monopiles of up to 4500T with 15m diameter at any of the U.S. offshore wind
developments. BMIS utilizes innovative heavy lifting solutions, energy efficiency technologies
and a state-of-the-art dynamic positioning system to enable the safe and cost-efficient
transportation and installation of client offshore wind developments.

Robin Bodtmann, Bleutec’s President & CEO said, “Along with our strategic partners, we hope
to transform the offshore wind industry through our BMIS with the mission of becoming the
premier provider of Jones Act transportation and installation for this market. This is a key
milestone for the Company and Bleutec will continue to work closely with NETSCo and ABS to
achieve class designation for the construction of our innovative system developed for the
installation of clean energy in the U.S.”

NETSCo Vice President, Jan Flores, Bleutec’s appointed naval architect and marine engineer
commented: “This solution uses as its basis an American-made model incorporating simple
design techniques from similar vessels already built and operating in the U.S. This is a
significant development for offshore wind as it paves the way for the use of safe, efficient, costeffective Jones Act vessel solutions to this emergent industry.”

ABS, Vice President Greg Lennon stated, “The Bleutec solution integrates a number of known
technologies into a systematic approach in the offshore wind supply chain. ABS is pleased to
support their vessel designs and the incorporation of technologies to support the rapidly growing
U.S. market with multiple projects advancing in permitting.

About Bleutec Industries
Bleutec’s mission is to bring together industry leaders and mentors to garner the collective
capability and expertise to deliver innovative, comprehensive transportation and installation
project services for offshore wind developments. For more information, please visit

About NETSCo
With over 40 years of experience, NETSCo offers a range of naval architecture and marine
engineering services in support of vessel design, construction, conversion, modification,
operation support and analysis, and maintenance. This includes detailed structural and
mechanical system design, cargo securing and, cargo loading/unloading analysis, as well as
regulatory evaluation in support of flag/port state requirements.

About ABS
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine
and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design
and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and
digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective
compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.

Media Contact:
Chloe Bodtmann
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