Scotland-headquartered offshore equipment specialist, OEG Offshore has made another strategic step in its ambitious growth plans by acquiring offshore welfare and hygiene systems pioneer Pegasus Welfare Solutions.

As part of the deal, PWS founder Dan Greeves has joined OEG as Head of Renewables.

Engineer Greeves’ invention of the world’s first offshore wind turbine in‐tower toilet was hailed as an industry gamechanger when it was released last year. As reported in last month’s MJ the product won a first order by Swedish energy group Vattenfall for a unit for every turbine on its Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, renowned for its ‘firsts’ and industry innovation.

OEG Chief Executive Officer John Heiton said Norfolk‐based PWS was a perfect fit as OEG reshaped its portfolio in line with the energy transition and expanded its global footprint.

“Dan has developed patented products that have addressed the ‘elephant in the room’ in offshore wind and deliver real results for developers by improving safety and productivity, as well as addressing the important diversity issue in the sector.”

PWS will be retained as a separate brand within OEG Offshore.

It is hoped that the introduction of toilets on turbines will go some way to rectify the current gender imbalance in the offshore wind workforce.

By Jake Frith