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Tractebel strengthens position in offshore wind engineering

Wed 12 Sep 2018 by David Foxwell

Tractebel strengthens position in offshore wind engineering
Overdick has been involved in the design of numerous offshore substations

Tractebel, part of Engie, has announced the acquisition of Overdick, the Hamburg-based offshore engineering company, through its subsidiary Lahmeyer International.  

Tractebel described the acquisition of the German company as “a perfect strategic fit” that will enable it to grow in the offshore wind energy sector and “reinforce its position as a leading consulting and engineering company in the energy transition.”

Founded in 2000, Overdick specialises in offshore engineering and design and maintenance and inspection services. The company offers a wide range of services within offshore wind, offshore oil and gas, naval architecture, marine operations, platform removal and salvage.

Tractebel will benefit from Overdick’s know-how in design, construction, transportation and installation of wind turbine and foundations for offshore substations.

Among Overdick’s numerous references cited by Tractebel are the design of the jack-up vessel Innovation and execution of the overall design of a number of the HVDC platforms in the German North Sea.

Closing of the transaction will take place by the end of September 2018 following customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.


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