Jifmar Offshore Services and Acta Marine have concluded an agreement where Jifmar will acquire all workboat activities of Acta Marine. The acquisition encompasses all 26 workboats, the crews, the Netherlands based organisation and all existing contracts.

Acta Marine‘s offshore wind construction support and walk-to-work activities are excluded from the transaction.

‘Together with Acta Marine Workboats, Jifmar will become the world’s largest independent operator of workboats,’ states Jean-Michel Berud, CEO of Jifmar Offshore Services. ‘We have now obtained a strong base in the Netherlands, being a centre for international workboat activities.’

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Acta Jifmar BV

Acta Marine’s Workboat activities will continue to operate from their Den Helder office in the Netherlands as a branch office under the Jifmar brand with the name Acta Jifmar BV. This branch specialises in shallow water and near coastal marine projects. The current Acta Workboat contact persons to clients, suppliers, and personnel will remain unchanged.

Govert Jan van Oord, managing director of Acta Marine Workboats, will transfer with the business as part of the Workboat division and will lead the Dutch activities for Jifmar. He comments: ‘Within Jifmar we found a new strong home for our workboat activities, and together with Jifmar we will be able to offer a broader range of services to our clients all over the world.’

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Offshore wind construction support

Acta Marine will continue as owner and operator of an expanding fleet of offshore wind construction support vessels and retains its Rotterdam office and staff. Acta Marine currently has three walk-to-work vessels operating and has a strong growth strategy with four more vessels under construction, with deliveries during 2024.

Jifmar and Acta Marine are committed to ensuring a seamless transition for the business and its clients, with a primary focus on business continuity.

Picture: Acta Marine has four methanol-fuelled Ulstein SX216 Construction Service Operating Vessels (CSOVs) under construction (photo by Acta Marine/Ulstein).

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