Global Energy Group (GEG) in the UK and Rosetti Marino in Italy have agreed to collaborate for an initial period of five years to jointly tender and execute EPC, EPCI and EPCIC contracts in the renewable energy sector in the UK
The companies plan to offer customers a range of solutions from production of large steel structures to complete turnkey solutions from concept to commissioning. Rosetti and GEG said they share a common goal to lower the cost of energy for developers and ultimately consumers, while boosting local content in the UK.
GEG chief executive Tim Cornelius said, “The UK Continental Shelf has the potential to make a deep and meaningful impact on the UK’s overall net zero target. Sharing existing expertise and infrastructure from the oil and gas industry with the offshore wind industry will be integral in the development of a world class supply chain to support developers and owners of large-scale UK projects.
“Rosetti is a world-class partner in the energy sector who is also dedicated to the energy transition journey and we are delighted to have formed this strategic relationship to strengthen our offering to utilities, energy companies, developers and owners of assets and projects in UK waters.”
Rosetti Marino chief commercial officer Stefano Cappelli said, “GEG and Rosetti share the same attitude and outlook towards the development of renewable energy and we are confident our combined competences will consolidate our presence in the market. We are laying the foundations for what I am certain will be a successful and fruitful partnership. Our alliance will allow us to offer first-class EPC services to the UK energy sector.”
GEG also recently announced that regional development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise has approved investment of up to £8.3M (US$11.3M) in Scottish Government funding for an £18.9M project to develop the East Quay at its Port of Nigg facility.
The project will help the Highlands and Islands economy benefit more from the growth in renewable energy development, as well as meeting the needs of existing clients. Once completed, the new facility is forecast to bring an additional £11.24M in new business to the area in its first three years and create up to 39 new jobs.
Port of Nigg is home to the largest graving dock facility in Europe with more than 900 m of deep-water quayside. A major asset in servicing the oil and gas industry over many decades, the facility has more recently become an established hub in the growing renewables sector.
The port’s first major renewables project was the logistics and marshalling for the wind turbine scope for the Beatrice offshore wind development, during which time demand for quayside space began to exceed infrastructure capacity. This demand and the opportunities associated with wider growth in renewables are the main drivers behind the East Quay development.
GEG is planning to build 225 m of additional deepwater quayside and adjacent laydown area at the eastern edge of the park. This will help meet the needs of existing clients while enabling greater participation in renewables activities with capacity to carry out both the foundation stage and the wind turbine generator scope (marshalling, assembly and load out) for large projects. Work is expected to begin in April and will take around 14-16 months to complete.
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