French integrated maritime solutions provider Jifmar Offshore Services has acquired the Scotland-based wind farm support vessel operator Delta Marine.
With the acquisition of the Shetland-based Delta Marine, Jifmar will now operate a fleet of nearly 40 vessels worldwide.
The move is expected to strengthen Jifmar’s position in servicing the renewable and fish farming industries which are two areas in which Delta Marine is strongly active.
“With VOE Earl being the most powerful DP multicat currently on the market and the specific design of VOE Vanguard, we will be in a position to expand the range of services offered to our clients,” said Jean-Michel Berud, Chairman of Jifmar Offshore Services.
With the fleets of Delta Marine and the previously acquired North West Marine, the group is now operating nine vessels under the Scottish flag.
Jifmar plans to create strong synergies between North West Marine’s experience as diving contractor, the vessels from Delta Marine, and the engineering support of Jifmar. The combination is expected to reinforce Jifmar’s position as a marine turnkey solution provider and improve its ability to answer specific needs from its clients.
“With JIFMAR well known engineering capabilities, we will now be in a position to offer a broader range of services to our clients,” said Dave McNaughtan, CEO of Delta Marine.