Marine duo seeks closer ties
Consultancies MarineSpace and Aquatera sign MoU
Consultancies MarineSpace and Aquatera have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on projects across a number of sectors.
Orkney’s Aquatera and Southampton’s MarineSpace have already worked jointly on the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) Ocean Energy, delivery of a marine services supply chain study for Anglesey.
The companies have also recently provides environmental support to a large marine dredging project in Kazakhstan.
MarineSpace director Jonny Lewis said the two companies had no current plans to merge but will seek to share geographical coverage.
“With an increased focus on the marine energy sector in Wales, we are keen to ensure that the lessons learnt by Aquatera over the last 15 years on Scottish projects are applied by both companies on existing and future projects,” he added.
Aquatera director Gareth Davies said: “Times in the renewables sector in the UK are getting tougher, yet the global opportunities are growing quickly, the whole sector needs to consider how best it can work together.
“We believe that a strong collaboration will provide all of our existing and our new clients with the best service and increased overall capacity.”
Image: Billia Croo wave test site in Orkney (Aquatera)