German offshore wind consolidation

The acquisition became effective on 27th of July The acquisition became effective on 27th of July

A German offshore service provider has acquired a company specializing in classification and permitting of offshore wind projects.

Hamburg-based offshore service provider SeaRenergy has acquired Elbe-1, an engineering company that offers expertise and consultancy for design, certification and approval.

Whereas SeaRenergy provides engineering, marine services, QHSE and Offshore Professionals for installation and O&M of offshore windfarms and platforms, Elbe-1 offers specialists and support for the planning of offshore wind farms globally, including but not limited to process of design, certification and permits.

Elbe-1 founder Hagen Heesch remains the Managing Director of the company and will also contribute to the further growth and development of SeaRenergy group in the international offshore wind industry.

Dr. Benjamin Vordemfelde, MD of SeaRenergy said: “Joining forces between SeaRenergy and Elbe-1 generates a company with an excellent service portfolio which comprises the complete life cycle of any offshore wind or platform project from early planning and permit process to installation, commissioning and OMR. In addition, it enables synergies with Con4Mare, a specialist in marine warranty surveys and part of the SeaRenergy group since 2013.”

By Jake Frith

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