The recent acquisition strengthens Global Maritime's footprint into the emerging Spanish offshore wind sector and will serve as a gateway for future expansion into the Mediterranean region, enabling continued support to our clients and the anticipated growth in both fixed and floating offshore wind markets.
Iberian Offshore brings in-depth knowledge of the local market and significant experience in the fixed-bottom offshore wind industry including foundation and monopile design and other specialist engineering and maritime consultancy.
With a track record both in Spain and across Europe, as well as the US, integrating this expertise with Global Maritime’ existing offshore wind capability will strengthen Global Maritime’s position as a market leader in the offshore renewables sector across both bottom fixed and the fast-emerging floating wind sector.
Jonny Logan, CEO at Global Maritime, said:
“With a global footprint spanning over 20 offices globally, our strategy is geared towards offering clients localised content and expertise that is supported by our global network and experience. Establishing this new entity allows us to sustain and enhance our standing as a market leader in the offshore renewables sector, bringing worldwide expertise in both fixed and floating offshore wind farms to the emerging Spanish market.”
José María Gómez Urgoiti, who will head up the new entity as Country Manager, said:
“Global Maritime has been setting the pace in a number of disciplines and sectors within the offshore world, for the past 40 years. Spain has a long tradition and knowledge of the maritime sector and is poised to be one of the leading countries in offshore renewables, both in terms of local projects and in worldwide expansion of Spanish developers. Global Maritime Spain is meant to be a facilitator of this development, as well as a bridge between the variety of cultures and companies that will be involved in these projects.”
“With a target of 3GW by 2030 from the Spanish Government and plans progressing in Portugal, Greece and Italy to develop an offshore wind market, the coming two years in particular will be key to achieve these objectives. The likelihood is that floating foundations will be the proposed solution and Global Maritime are well placed to support as the market gains momentum.”
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