Acta Marine is experiencing strong growth in the offshore wind market and wants to leverage its market leading position to further grow its fleet.
The strategic plan focusses on ordering two more Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) in the short term, with further expansion plans for the near term.
To finance such expansion, Acta Marine is looking to raise fresh capital from a new co-owner to support the further development of the company together with the current owner.
With its diverse fleet of 34 owned vessels serving the offshore wind market and related maritime infrastructure segments, Acta Marine has developed a market leading position in Europe and other key markets around the world.
Because of the rapid growth in the offshore wind market, increasing demand from clients and a continued focus on performance and low emissions footprint, Acta Marine sees opportunity for further fleet growth. The near-term growth strategy will see Acta Marine grow its fleet across various vessel segments, initially for Walk-to-Work CSOVs, but also for SOVs (maintenance vessels) and offshore wind workboats.
To support and help finance its strategic business plan, Acta Marine and shareholder MerweOord have initiated a structured process to invite a long-term partner and co-owner to participate in the future expansion of Acta Marine.
Acta Marine intends to launch a newbuild program initially consisting of two CSOVs. As a first mover in the offshore wind market segment, Acta Marine already has five years’ experience of successfully operating purpose-built CSOVs.
Acta Marine is currently in close dialogue with a leading European ship designer to develop the next generation CSOVs.
Clarksons Platou Securities AS has been appointed as Financial Advisors and Houthoff has been appointed as Legal Advisors to Acta Marine.