UK port operator Peel Ports Group has formed a strategic partnership with ship repair and marine specialist A&P Group to boost the services for the offshore energy sector in the East of England.
A&P will work collaboratively with Peel Ports Group to provide its marine and ship repair services, including mobile ship repair service Afloat, as part of Peel Ports Group’s commercial diversification and extended offer to customers.
The A&P team, which includes two full-time project managers, will be on site at the newly opened office in Great Yarmouth to provide support to clients from the oil and gas, offshore wind and tidal sectors.
David McGinley, Managing Director of A&P Group, said: “In particular, we have a strong history of supporting wave, tidal and offshore floating wind developers as well as major renewable companies, and it’s this experience and heritage that make us well placed to partner with Peel Ports Group in the creation of a marine services hub.”
Richard Goffin, Port Director at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, added: “Our partnership with A&P Group is part of an ongoing commitment to offer added value services at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, building on our existing investment program that has seen £7m invested in facilities to support the offshore sector.”
Peel Ports Group is one of the UK’s largest port groups, owning and operating in seven UK and Ireland’s ports.