Boluda France & HST Marine sign joint venture agreement

In: OWLVessels
Boluda France & HST Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a Joint Venture company providing Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) and offshore services to support to the offshore wind market in France.

HST, a vessel owner and operator of seven CTVs, specialised in delivery and support for offshore projects, has carried out over 50,000 technician transfers to offshore structures in the offshore wind market.

Established in Le Havre in 1864, BOLUDA FRANCE has become, since 2007, a subsidiary of BOLUDA CORPORACION MARITIMA -one of the largest towage operators worldwide. BOLUDA FRANCE has over 1,200 employees to operate a fleet of 75 tugs and 30 service vessels in 15 harbours and terminals in France, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

BOLUDA FRANCE delivers maritime services such as harbour and terminal towage, deep sea towage, piloting, mooring and offshore crew transfer. It has six operational bases, located in Saint Nazaire, La Rochelle, Brest, Le Havre, Dunkirk and Marseiille-Fos.

HST CEO Tom Nevin commented: “We are very excited to work with Boluda France to establish a high quality service for the French Offshore Wind Market, we are likeminded, quality driven and will form a great team, Boluda France’s history, network and structure along with our industry expertise will be a fantastic package for our clients, current and new.”

BOLUDA FRANCE CEO Denis Monserand said: “We are delighted to step in the offshore wind industry together with HST to provide clients with a combination of industry expertise and strong local content. HST’s philosophy of quality services has been very successful and we are convinced that by joining forces we will become an effective and reliable supplier for the offshore wind industry in France.”

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