Atlas Professionals and American Maritime Officers seal long-term partnership
Signing of MOU Agreement makes the global leading recruitment and HR service provider and AMO strategic partners for all U.S. offshore wind farm union crewing opportunities
American Maritime Officers National Vice President, Inland Waters, Danny Robichaux (left) and AMO National Executive Vice President Willie Barrere (right) sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Atlas Professionals General Manager, Americas, Joris Steinberg and North America Business Manager Laura Smith.
New Jersey - On April 27, 2022, at the Business Network for Offshore Wind in New Jersey, Atlas Professionals and the American Maritime Officers union (AMO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on all opportunities concerning the crewing of United States offshore wind farm-related vessels when a project requires the provision of U.S. unionized seafarers.
Atlas Professionals, a leading global provider of HR solutions, combines its extensive offshore wind and marine track record with the largest union of U.S. Coast Guard licensed merchant marine officers.
AMO officers work aboard U.S.-flagged commercial and military sealift vessels and hold a unique presence in the international energy transportation trades. AMO officers have access to world-class training, including a comprehensive dynamic positioning (DP) training program accredited by the Nautical Institute, at the AMO Safety and Education Plan's STAR Center (Simulation, Training, Assessment and Research).
The combined value-added services of Atlas and AMO will ensure the supply chain within the emerging U.S. offshore wind industry has the most robust and compliant service available.
"By combining our knowledge and resources with AMO, we will be able to improve our service offering to our clients by providing U.S.-based personnel in compliance with the Jones Act, creating U.S. jobs for U.S. projects," said Laura Smith, North America Business Manager of Atlas Professionals.
"This is the next step in pioneering new job opportunities for AMO officers within the U.S. offshore wind market," said AMO National President Paul Doell. "We are looking at the future requirements with Atlas Professionals and we are sure to achieve significant milestones together."