EOM Offshore Buys Into Ocean Tech Services
EOM Offshore has acquired the assets and operations of Ocean Tech Services, the New Jersey-based provider of marine monitoring systems and surveys.
According to Ocean Tech, the acquisition marks an important milestone for EOM Offshore as it wants to expand its role as a key provider of oceanographic technology and marine services.
“With this acquisition, Ocean Tech Services now combines our marine operations expertise with a unique technological and engineering capability to provide our clients a vertically integrated solution to their offshore data collection requirements,” said Stephen O’Malley, President of Ocean Tech Services.
“Dave Aubrey and the team at EOM are a perfect fit for Ocean Tech with our goal of being the top provider of metocean data collection solutions to the US offshore energy industry.”
Ocean Tech Services said it increases EOM Offshore’s capabilities by providing metocean data collection solutions, subsea remote sensing, and offshore logistics.
“Since acquiring EOM from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2018, we have been seeking a partner that can provide the service delivery portion of our patented technologies for environmental data collection solutions,” said David Aubrey, CEO of EOM Offshore.
“With a focus on the growing US offshore renewable energy industry, here in Massachusetts and along both coasts of the US, Steve and the team at Ocean Tech provide the expertise and knowledge that we need to grow EOM into the next phase of our evolution as a premier marine technology solutions company.”
Recently, Ocean Tech Services and DNV GL secured contracts by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) to study the metocean conditions in the New York Bight area.
The companies will support the deployment of two floating LiDAR systems mounted on buoys more than 20 miles off the Atlantic coast for a period of two years.