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GWS acquires Total Wind's offshore and blade units

DENMARK: Global Wind Service (GWS) has acquired all offshore and blade activities from installation and service provider Total Wind Group, which had recently declared bankruptcy.

Global Wind Service is majority-owned by Fred.Olsen Windcarrier, a subsidiary of Fred.Olsen Ocean
Global Wind Service is majority-owned by Fred.Olsen Windcarrier, a subsidiary of Fred.Olsen Ocean

The acquisition secures more than 150 jobs and ensures "steady progress" of installation at Vattenfall’s 406MW Horns Rev III and service works at Ørsted's 160MW Horns Rev I  projects, both of which are in the Danish North Sea, GWS stated.

It also ensures continuity of unspecified pre-assembly activities for MHI Vestas at the Port of Esbjerg and "various blade repair projects in Europe", the company added.

Lars Bo Petersen, CEO of GWS, said: "Despite the unfortunate circumstances for Total Wind, we are pleased to announced that GWS has been able to step in and secure the jobs of more than 150 employees.

"We are also glad to be able to ensure steady progress on the projects which is already ongoing."

Total Wind installed both onshore and offshore wind turbines and provided operations and maintenance (O&M) services, according to its website.

The company, which has more than 300 employees, had struggled financially since 2016 and filed for bankruptcy on Monday, according to reports.

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