Acta Marine seeks new co-owner to support expansion plans

In: Vessels
Acta Marine has announced plans to further expand its fleet following growth in the offshore wind market. The company is looking to raise capital from a new co-owner to support the further development of the company.

With its fleet of 34 owned vessels, Acta Marine primarily operates in the offshore wind market and related maritime infrastructure segments. The company's near-term growth strategy aims to see the company grow its fleet across various vessel segments, initially for Walk-to-Work CSOVs, but also for SOVs (maintenance vessels) and offshore wind workboats.

To support and help finance its strategic business plan, Acta Marine and shareholder MerweOord have initiated a structured process to invite a long-term partner and co-owner to participate in the future expansion of Acta Marine.

Rob Boer, MD of Acta Marine comments: “We find ourselves in a very strong position to play a major part in servicing an offshore wind industry that sees tremendous growth in terms of installed capacity. Our clients expect reliable, first-class services complemented by the latest technology in terms of vessel capabilities to contribute to the ambitious green footprint of this industry. We want to build on our reputation of having a state-of-the-art fleet and excellent services and strive to put our best efforts, our best people and latest technology into the forthcoming fleet expansion. Our owners, MerweOord, are pioneers in the offshore wind industry having taken Acta Marine to where it is today. They remain fully committed to our company and look forward to welcoming a new partner to jointly support Acta Marine through this next important phase in our growth strategy.”

Acta Marine intends to launch a newbuild program initially consisting of two CSOVs. It is currently in close dialogue with a European ship designer to develop the next generation CSOVs. It claims that the newbuilds will see several operational and environmental improvements, including a further reduced carbon footprint, next generation (e)-fuel readiness, zero emission in port through enlarged battery systems and shore power connections.

Clarksons Platou Securities AS has been appointed as Financial Advisors and Houthoff has been appointed as Legal Advisors to Acta Marine.

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