Partnership to tackle renewables rush to ports and harbours

AqualisBraemar’s offshore wind consultancy unit, OWC, and the group’s dedicated ports and harbours unit are set to combine resources and know-how to support new port developments driven by the expansive growth in offshore renewable energy. 

Floating wind turbine at port
Photo credit: Dock90. Courtesy of Principle Power

“It is great to see that offshore wind is increasingly creating positive ripple effects onshore. Together with the AqualisBraemar’s ports and harbours unit, we can help ports identify exactly what they need in order to provide the ideal platform to support offshore renewables developments,” says Will Cleverly, managing director of OWC. 

A significant increase in offshore wind developments has resulted in numerous ports currently undergoing, or planning to undergo, modification and upgrading work to position themselves for the rapidly growing green investment wave. 

To provide operators of ports and harbours, vessel owners and operators plus civil engineering consultants in charge of port modifications with the best competence available, OWC will be able to draw upon the specialist ports and harbours expertise from sister company AqualisBraemar.  

“We have offered port development and associated marine services for several years. However, as the surge in offshore renewable developments has breathed new life into many new ports around the world, we are adapting our ports and harbours business to meet these requirements,” says captain David Faulkner, head of ports & harbours services at AqualisBraemar. 

AqualisBraemar’s ports and harbours team specialises in providing marine studies, including technical due diligence, to assist in the development of new and existing port projects. A key offering is engineering studies for terminal modifications, port expansions and greenfield port developments.

Associated marine services include vessel manoeuvring simulations, navigation risk assessments, vessel movement and route simulations, anchor drag/dropped object modelling, grounding and allision risk analyses, dynamic mooring analyses as well as port capacity and utilisation studies to reduce operating costs in both port and offshore environments. 

“Together with OWC, we are able to combine specialist ports and harbours competence with expert offshore wind competence. We believe this is an unbeatable combination for anyone involved with renewable energy harbour developments,” says David Faulkner. 

OWC is an independent technical advisor, engineering, and project management consultancy to the offshore renewables sector. 

AqualisBraemar and OWC are both part of Oslo-listed consultancy group AqualisBraemar ASA.

Endre Johansen, Corporate Communications AS
Telephone: +47 41 61 06 05
Email: [email protected]

About AqualisBraemar ASA

AqualisBraemar ASA (OSE: Aqua) offers independent consultancy services to the offshore energy (oil & gas and renewables), shipping and insurance industries. The group employs specialist engineers, naval architects, master mariners, loss adjusters and technical consultants in 33 countries worldwide. AqualisBraemar ASA operates under three brands:
  • AqualisBraemar: a leading adjusting, marine and offshore consultancy to the energy, shipping and insurance industries
  • AqualisBraemar Yacht Services: a specialised marine consultant to the superyacht market
  • OWC: an independent consultancy to the offshore renewables sector