Horizon Geosciences and Seaforth Geosurveys have formed a partnership to provide integrated offshore site investigation services for the US offshore wind market.
Seaforth will provide geophysical services within the partnership, while Horizon will provide geotechnical services.
The partnership is currently executing a combined geophysical and geotechnical site investigation campaign offshore Massachusetts.
Rich Metters, managing director for Horizon Geosciences, said “This is a significant step for both Horizon and Seaforth as we see promising future opportunities in US offshore wind. By pooling our combined resources we are able to provide a responsive and flexible offering that can be tailored to suit the specific site investigation requirements of US offshore wind projects. Our recent work offshore Massachusetts for both the turbine array area and cable routes is testament to the new partnership’s ability to execute a diverse range of offshore survey and geotechnical investigation activities.”
David Lombardi, president and CEO of Seaforth Geosurveys, added: “Seaforth has a long history of collaboration which enables us to provide a full range of marine site investigation services worldwide to an extremely diverse client base. Our long history of US East coast geophysical and geotechnical projects and our pioneering work in site characterization for the ocean energy sector in Canada, combined with the depth of expertise and experience from Horizon Geosciences, has created a unique opportunity for us to respond to the challenging requirements of the rapidly emerging US offshore wind energy sector. Our New England roots and proximity to the market only serve to enhance the opportunity and excitement this collaboration brings.”
The partnership expects to announce the establishment of a new office expansion to the US in the near future.