Renewable energy consultant and service provider SeaRoc Group has signed a collaboration agreement with German-based HSEQ Experts for construction and operation of offshore wind farms in Germany and in the rest of Europe.
The agreement formalises the existing working arrangement that the two companies have had since March 2014.
The collaboration will initially offer support services for offshore wind farms in areas such as marine construction management, marine coordination and quality control.
Experts from HSEQ will assist SeaRoc in the delivery of other contracting packages, which include supply of temporary power generation for offshore wind projects in the country.
The support will also ensure that SeaRoc's systems are compliant with German legislation.
SeaRoc operations director David Wotherspoon said: "We were looking for a partner with complementary skillsets and ambitions to work within the German market and abroad. We are delighted to have formed this partnership with the team at HSEQ experts.
"Our expertise, combined with HSEQ's expert knowledge and experience of the German offshore wind market, applicable legislation and industry requirements, provides a very significant offering to the sector."
SeaRoc principal engineering advisor Nick Murphy and HSEQ Experts CEO Bodo Lehwald are leading the collaborative venture between the two firms.
Lehwald said: "We see great potential in the combined services of HSEQ Experts and SeaRoc and are happy to be able to offer this service to our existing and future clients in the German and European offshore wind sector."