Hull’s Rix Renewables has signed a strategic alliance with RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, to seek opportunities in the UK and Ireland’s offshore wind market.
RES will help RIX primarily to help deliver operation and maintenance services for the offshore wind assets it manages and operates.
Under the new alliance, RIX will provide vessels and technicians to complement RES’ own asset management, technicians, and engineering and operational control staff.
The new agreement will see both companies collaborate on operating offshore wind projects and pool resources, expertise and market knowledge.
This will also help expand both businesses’ footprint in the offshore market and open up greater opportunities for offshore balance of plant work.
“This alliance will help both companies accelerate investment in offshore wind projects by freeing up additional resources and pooling our combined market experience,” said Rob Fradley, Head of Offshore at RES.
“Both companies bring strong track records of delivering excellent results in the offshore market and we look forward to collaborating on future projects.”
James Doyle, Managing Director at Rix Renewables, said: “As a trusted supplier to the offshore wind industry, we have worked with RES on a number of projects over recent years.
“This has highlighted the close synergies between the two organisations and has led to the decision to consolidate our working relationship via a strategic alliance.
“We are delighted to put our partnership on this new footing as it will enable us collaborate more closely in delivering safe and scalable solutions to the offshore sector.”