Renewable energy developer Vineyard Wind has forged charter deals with two US shipowners for crew transfer vessels (CTV) to be constructed at domestic shipyards.

The Jones Act-qualified CTVs will serve the company’s offshore wind project planned for the waters off Massachusetts on the US East Coast.

The charters mark a key step for meeting the vessel needs of the burgeoning offshore wind sector in the US, where US President Joe Biden is aiming to have 30 GW of clean energy operational by 2030.