Acquisition takes Wärtsilä underwater

Trident Group at work Trident Group carries out underwater ship maintenance, inspection and repair services
Industry Database

Wärtsilä has acquired Trident Group to become what it believes is the first global operator in the underwater services market.

The €17.5m acquisition of the approximately €9m turnover underwater ship maintenance, inspection and repair services specialist is expected to be finalised at the end of January.

"This acquisition supports Wärtsilä's strategy on several fronts, starting from Wärtsilä's purpose to enable sustainable societies with smart technologies. Reduced fuel consumption, efficiency improvements, and higher utilisation rates are always on the top of the operators' agenda," said Tamara de Gruyter, vice president, North Europe and propulsion system services at Wärtsilä.

Ms de Gruyter noted that Trident, which operates globally, is also a “pioneer” in the development of environmental technology, such as hull cleaning.

The acquisition enables the integration of Trident's services with the analytics of its subsidary Eniram, said Wärtsilä.

Eniram focuses on providing the maritime industry with energy management technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Trident and Wärtsilä have previously co-operated in research and development, such as the Wärtsilä-Trident Thruster preservation bag.

An additional €3.5m earn-out for Wärtsilä is based on Trident’s business performance in the coming years.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Latest Press Releases

Damen announces fourth edition of its popular annual networking event

Damen Workboat Show is rebranded as Damen Maritime Festival Read more

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services places order for its first Damen Multi Cat DP1

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services places order for its first Damen Multi Cat DP1 Read more

InvaSave proves ready to help vessel owners in time for Ballast Water Management Convention deadline

The InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system from Damen Green Solutions has demonstrated beyon... Read more

Portico and SMS Group partner in short stay ship repair

The SMS Group, one of the country’s leading ship repairers and marine engineering services providers... Read more

Two more Damen tugs for Ecuador harbour support

Delivery of two ASDs increases DLEN’s fleet to six Damen tugs Read more

Rugby World Cup 2019 favourites visit HST newbuilds at Damen Shipyards Antalya

On 22 August, Damen Shipyards Antalya had the pleasure of a visit by members of the Welsh national r... Read more

View all