VINCI Energies has acquired offshore wind specialist EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH from EWE.
EWE OSS specializes in the operations management and maintenance services of offshore wind farms in the North Sea with an own control centre and 24/7 standby teams, and providing services for their project development and engineering support.
Among other things, the company has in-depth know-how in the areas of substations, as well as IT and communications technology, VINCI Energies said.
Headquartered in Oldenburg, Germany, with locations in Emden and Borkum, EEW OSS generated annual sales of EUR 30 million in 2019 and employs 160 people.
Following the acquisition, EWE OSS will be renamed Omexom Renewable Energies Offshore GmbH. It will become the new Offshore division within the Omexom Transformation business line in Germany.
The company will be developed into VINCI Energies’ offshore competence center and with time evolve into a full-service provider for offshore substations.
Irina Lucke and Dr. Jan-Dirk kleine Holthaus, Managing Directors of EWE OSS, said: “This transition means more to us than just a strategic partnership. EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH sees excellent opportunities in the new group structure to further expand its services and gain access to new markets through synergy effects.”
VINCI Energies will take over all employees and all locations of EWE OSS. The Alpha Ventus, Riffgat, and TWB II offshore wind farms will remain in the ownership of EWE.
“With this acquisition, we are not only investing in a growth market, but above all in CO2-neutral energy generation and thus in more sustainability. We are gaining a competence platform to extend our existing services and expand them to other markets and countries. This will enable us to develop into a leading independent service provider in the offshore wind power business,” said Frank Westphal, Managing Director of VINCI Energies Deutschland Industry & Infrastructure GmbH.