Horizon Geosciences Limited and Seaforth Geosurveys Inc. have formed a partnership to provide integrated offshore site investigation services for the US offshore wind market.
Seaforth will provide geophysical services within the partnership, and Horizon will cover geotechnical services within the partnership.
The partnership is currently executing a combined geophysical and geotechnical site investigation campaign offshore Massachusetts.
Rich Metters, Managing Director for Horizon Geosciences Limited, said: “This is a significant step for both Horizon and Seaforth as we see promising future opportunities in US offshore wind. By pooling our combined resources we are able to provide a responsive and flexible offering that can be tailored to suit the specific site investigation requirements of US offshore wind projects. Our recent work offshore Massachusetts for both the turbine array area and cable routes is testament to the new partnership’s ability to execute a diverse range of offshore survey and geotechnical investigation activities.”
The partnership expects to announce the establishment of a new office expansion to the US in the near future.
“Our long history of US East coast geophysical and geotechnical projects and our pioneering work in site characterization for the ocean energy sector in Canada, combined with the depth of expertise and experience from Horizon Geosciences, has created a unique opportunity for us to respond to the challenging requirements of the rapidly emerging US offshore wind energy sector,” David Lombardi, President and CEO of Seaforth Geosurveys Inc. said.