Green Marine (UK) eyes offshore wind growth following flurry of high-profile projects (1)

Offshore wind energy boom for Green Marine UK following high-profile projects

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Green Marine is targeting growth across the UK’s burgeoning offshore wind sector after delivering a series of high-profile projects.

The Orkney-based company delivers specialist vessels, engineering and marine support services. In the last 12 months Green Marine has supported a range of clients including Marine Scotland, Wood PLC, MMS Offshore, Floatation Energy, 23 Degrees Renewables, Partrac, Fugro, Briggs Marine, Openreach (BT) and Rocksalt Subsea.

Project work has spanned across the world’s largest offshore windfarm, Dogger Bank, off the coast of Yorkshire, and the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm, Kincardine, near Aberdeen. Further projects have involved Moray East in the North Sea, Triton Knoll off the Lincolnshire coast and Greater Gabbard near Suffolk. In addition, Green Marine has supported a number of offshore windfarm sites currently under construction and development, including the Neart Na Gaoithe, West of Orkney, Inch Cape, MachairWind, Caledonia, Muir Mhòr, Pentland, and Salamander.

Chartering its specialist vessels, the firm has provided support with crew transfers, dive operations, surveying and fishery liaison services as well as recovery, maintenance and redeployment of acoustic recording devices, buoys, ACDP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers) and FLiDAR devices.

Green Marine Engineering Manager Myles Metson said the recent projects highlight the firm’s evolution from vessel chartering to a broader solutions-based maritime services company. “In 2023, Green Marine generated most of its revenue through vessel charter. However, we are witnessing increasing demand for turnkey solutions-based contracts. We are now driving expansion through key contracts and the acquisition of additional assets to deliver a broader range of in-house services in response to market demand, and release the financial risk associated with using subcontractors. Ultimately, this relieves a major headache for our clients, ensuring a smoother and more cost-effective solution.”

Green Marine UK operates a comprehensive fleet of workboats, crew transfer vessels, with further expertise operating heavy lift and transportation barges. Its service offering includes offshore survey work using hydrographic equipment for multi-beam surveys, complete with onshore data processing capabilities. It further delivers cable, mooring and buoyage installation and recovery, as well as towage and salvage operations. Alongside crew personnel, the company’s highly qualified engineering team consists of naval architects, offshore operations masters, project engineers, structural engineers and draughtsmen.

The UK has the world’s second-largest installed offshore wind capacity, with a government target to more than triple this capacity by 2030 to 50GW. To achieve these ambitions, the ScotWind leasing round is an integral driver.

Under the initiative, developers have applied for seabed rights to build major offshore wind projects in Scottish waters. Provided all 20 approved ScotWind projects are developed according to plan, it would result in a substantial energy generation capacity of around 30GW.

Green Marine Managing Director Jason Schofield said: “Scotland’s offshore wind sector is preparing for massive expansion over the next ten to 15 years – with a large focus on floating wind. Green Marine has strategically positioned itself as an early mover in the local supply chain. We’ve built an extensive portfolio, and we’re keen to expand and raise greater awareness of our skills and capability in order to support the dramatic upscale in offshore wind capacity from the existing 2GW in operation today.”

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