Worley, which specialises in project and asset services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors, has acquired 3sun Group (3sun), the UK-based installation, inspection and maintenance specialists in the offshore wind sector
In a statement, Worley said the deal “will combine the companies’ complementary offshore capabilities to bring a complete engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance offering to the global offshore wind market.” In doing so it will further strengthen Worley’s presence in the sector and broaden its role in the energy transition.
3sun has an existing team of approximately 250 people serving a range of customers, mainly in Europe. The company is headquartered in Great Yarmouth, UK, and will immediately join Worley’s Integrated Solutions business, which provides offshore operations and maintenance solutions.
Worley global offshore wind lead Eoghan Quinn said, “We are delighted to have made this acquisition. Growing our offering through enhanced operations and maintenance (O&M) services has been a long-term aim and is a fundamental pillar of our expanding offshore wind capabilities.
“By adding 3sun’s skills and experience in offshore wind to our existing global capabilities in the sector, we are ideally placed to continue our support to emerging markets such as Asia and the US, as well as continuing to add value in more mature markets like Europe.”
Worley chief executive Andrew Wood said, “We are pleased to enter into the UK and European offshore wind markets. We believe the combination of Worley’s international platform and 3sun’s expertise will provide a catalyst for us to grow a global O&M business in the offshore wind market. This acquisition demonstrates Worley’s commitment to the renewables sector in the energy transition.”