Acta Marine is looking for a co-owner to support its growth – reNews
Acta Marine is seeking to raise new capital from a potential co-owner to expand its fleet serving the offshore wind sector.
Acta Marine and its shareholder MerweOord have initiated a structured process to invite a longtime partner and co-owner to “support and help finance” its strategic business plan.
The company’s strategic plan focuses on ordering two more Construction Services Operation Vessels (CSOVs) in the short term, with further expansion plans in the near term.
Acta currently has a fleet of 34 owned vessels serving the offshore wind market and associated marine infrastructure segments.
The company said the rapid growth of the offshore wind market, increasing customer demand and a continued focus on performance and low environmental footprint, have provided it with an opportunity for fleet growth.
The short-term growth strategy will see Acta Marine develop its fleet in different vessel segments, initially for CSOV on foot, but also for service operation vessels and onshore wind work boats.
Acta Marine Managing Director Rob Boer said: “We are in a very strong position to play a major role in serving an offshore wind industry which is experiencing tremendous growth in terms of installed capacity.
“Our customers expect reliable, first-class service, complemented by the latest technology in terms of vessel capabilities, to contribute to this industry’s ambitious ecological footprint.
“We want to build on our reputation for having a state-of-the-art fleet and excellent service and we strive to put our best efforts, best people and the latest technology into the next fleet expansion.
“Our owners, MerweOord, are pioneers in the offshore wind industry who brought Acta Marine to where it is today. They remain fully committed to our company and look forward to welcoming a new partner to support Acta Marine in this next important step in our growth strategy.