Bluestream Offshore to Provide Offshore Wind Operators with Baltic Taucher
Bluestream Offshore has formed a joint venture with German-based maritime service provider Baltic Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH (Baltic Taucher) to provide offshore wind operators in German waters with a comprehensive range of fully-integrated subsea services.
The newly-formed JV – to be incorporated in Rostock as ‘Baltic Bluestream Offshore GmbH’ – will be positioned and equipped to support the offshore wind and subsea cable industry, with observation and light workclass ROVs, diving teams and a host of subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services.
Baltic Taucher’s CEO Eyk-Uwe Pap confirmed “We are delighted to be working with Bluestream Offshore to offer our wind energy customers a broader range of services. The synergy between the two companies was clear from the outset – combining, as it does, our extensive regional diving and engineering experience with Bluestream’s expertise in ROV provision and jacket installation support. We are confident that both new and existing customers will benefit from the collaboration.”
Rolf de Vries, Managing Director of Bluestream Offshore added: “This Joint Venture presented us with an opportunity to combine the solid reputation, expertise and technology of Baltic Taucher with Bluestream’s dedicated ROV provision and diving services. Baltic Taucher is recognised by the industry as a committed and reliable diving contractor and, together with Bluestream’s respected ROV and associated subsea services, we are able to streamline the support provision for foundations, infrastructure and turbines across the German Bight and Baltic Sea.”
Baltic Bluestream Offshore GmbH will set up its operations base in Bremerhaven, which is strategically placed for access to offshore wind developments on the German continental shelf.
Bluestream is an international offshore ROV, rope access, diving and project management company delivering services to the oil, gas, renewable energy and maritime sectors from Den Helder, The Netherlands.
Baltic Taucher is a maritime services company providing diving, emergency and rescue services, offshore engineering support, vessel chartering and equipment provision from its base in Rostock, Germany.
Offshore Nieuws Staff , November 22, 2011; Image: bluestreamoffshore