The Netherlands-headquartered subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services provider N-Sea, has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with CERES Recherches & Expertise Sous-Marine and TechSub Industrie Environement, to provide subsea survey, installation and remediation services to the French offshore wind industry.
“N-Sea has developed a strong track record in UXO management, construction support and IMR services in the offshore renewables market. Together with CERES and TechSub, we will be best placed to help developers and contractors understand and deal with the risks of the installation of a power grid and windfarm foundations on the seabed,” Gerard Keser, CEO of N-Sea, said.
The partnership will also include the provision of unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection, identification and removal services and will allow all three companies to utilise their international experience, vessels and specialised equipment.
“This partnership is a significant step forward for N-Sea in our international growth plans and simultaneously ensures that our shared expert knowledge of French regulations and subsea operations can be utilised to provide the best possible service to our customers,” Keser said.
The agreement was signed at the Dutch Trade Mission on 11 March in Paris and was witnessed by Ministry officials and the King and Queen of the Netherlands.