Briggs acquires majority interest ARB Wind

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 08/11/2021 Briggs Marine

Briggs Marine, a provider of marine and environmental services, has acquired a majority stake in Fife-based inspection, testing and certification business ARB Wind.

Briggs and ARB Wind will collaborate to provide operations and maintenance services to Scottish wind farms, with Briggs providing the marine expertise and project management capabilities.

Collieson Briggs, Managing Director of Briggs Marine Contractors Ltd, commented: “The agreement with ARB Wind represents an exciting opportunity for Briggs to further its involvement in the offshore wind sector. Briggs is keen to build on its reputation for providing marine services across all aspects of the renewables industry and this new partnership with ARB Wind allows Briggs to provide a complete package in terms of maintenance services for wind farms, both above and below the waterline.”

Arran Bell, Managing Director of ARB Wind Limited, commented: “We are delighted to be joining the Briggs Group this year in a joint commitment to provide enhanced offshore operations, inspection and maintenance services to the wind energy sector. Combining Briggs extensive marine experience with our onshore expertise will offer the Scottish offshore market a unique integrated package of wind farm services.”

ARB Wind will remain an autonomous company, teaming with its network of regional, national, and international partners and aims to continue to grow in the onshore wind markets. It will also be supported by Briggs in various upcoming bids with key clients in the offshore wind industry.