Sep 4 (Renewables Now) - GeoSea, a unit of Belgian dredging and marine engineering group DEME, has completed the acquisition of Denmark-based offshore wind installer A2Sea A/S, the companies have announced.
GeoSea bought the business from Dong Energy A/S (CPH:DENERG) and Siemens AG (ETR:SIE). The deal, announced in July, became effective on August 31 after approval by international competition authorities.
GeoSea managing director Luc Vandenbulcke said that A2Sea is a strong fit with GeoSea's operations. "While GeoSea is mainly specialised in foundation works and in the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the Balance of Plant for offshore wind farms, A2SEA is a pioneer in transporting and installing turbines," Vandenbulcke explained.
A2Sea has about 160 staff and operates the installation vessels Sea Challenger and Sea Installer. It is currently installing turbines at the Dudgeon and Race Bank offshore wind farms in the UK. Future projects include Arkona, Hornsea Project One, Horns Rev 3 and East Anglia One.