The NorSea Group has acquired the Danish wind power company Øer through its Danish subsidiary, Danbor, to strengthen the group’s expertise and capacity within the wind power market
NorSea Group says the wind power market in general – and offshore wind in particular – is a market experiencing ‘strong growth’.
John Egil Stangeland, Chief Executive, NorSea Group – which has an operations depot in Aberdeen – said: “Going forward there will be a strong need for services, within both installation and maintenance. We want to be competitive within this market.
“Both NorSea Group and its owners (Wilh. Wilhemsen, Eidesvik and Møkster) have extensive expertise, infrastructure and equipment that we wish to utilise for the wind power market, especially offshore wind.
“Our goal is to be a partner that can deliver services across the entire value chain within both installation and operation of wind turbine farms. We will initially focus on the North Sea and the Baltic Sea but we envision being able to subsequently deliver to the global market.
“For NorSea Group, the acquisition of Øer is part of the work to equip the group for the next 50 years. Wind power is part of the future. We will now have another leg to stand on, creating synergies with our operations.”