Royal Bank of Scotland and Lombard are backing an Orkney-based marine renewable services provider that has moved into new premises and acquired a new vessel.
Specialists in renewable energy support services Green Marine, which owns and operates a range of vessels including crew transfer vessels for the offshore wind sector, has acquired a new vessel, to be named Green Storm, and moved into new premises. This will give it space to expand operations and grow its team by five members of staff as it increases operations across the UK and Europe.
The firm is well established in the energy sector and has built up a reputation in installing and maintaining tidal and wind energy facilities. The purchase of Green Storm will primarily service clients with offshore installations ensuring personnel and cargo are safely transported.
Established in 2012 by ex-fisherman Jason Schofield, the firm has grown to employ more than 20 staff in Scotland and currently works with more than 35 clients in the renewables sector.
Mr Schofield said “The funding provided has allowed us to significantly invest in our operations. Moving to new offices gives us continued access to an experienced talent pool, more space, and, most importantly, allows us to keep our headquarters on Orkney. The purchase of the vessel demonstrates our continued investment.
“Royal Bank of Scotland and Lombard have been instrumental in helping us realise our ambitions and provided us with continued support throughout our growth.”
The funding was supported by Royal Bank of Scotland relationship manager Margaret Keenan, who said, “Green Marine is at the centre of a growing industry in the Northern Isles and it’s positive to see its growth ambitions come to life with its new premises and vessel purchase.”