The Netherlands-based SeaZip Offshore Service has opened an office in the UK and signed a contract for one of its vessels to support installation work on the Galloper offshore windfarm.
SeaZip’s chief executive JR Arends said: “It is important in this business to be where the action is. The offshore wind industry in the UK is accelerating. The UK is the undisputed pioneer in Europe with regard to offshore windfarms. As maritime service providers, we feel that being involved in this at a local level is vital. We couldn’t have asked for a better kick-off in the UK. All indications are that offshore operations are greatly accelerating. It is good to be part of this.”
SeaZip Offshore Service is setting up its UK business in the Orbis Energy building in Lowestoft on the east coast of the UK.
SeaZip currently has a fleet of six windfarm service vessels that transport windfarm personnel and equipment. The vessels are Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2610s which have the proven twin axe bow hullform.