Offshore wind boom fuelling growth at Lowestoft boat firm

Severn Offshore Services managing director Ryan Hopkins and operations manager George Fox alongside

Severn Offshore Services managing director Ryan Hopkins and operations manager George Fox alongside one of the company's crew transfer boats. Picture: Severn Offshore Services. - Credit: Archant

A focus on niche markets and the rise of offshore wind farms has helped a Suffolk firm to increase turnover six-fold in just over two years.

Severn Offshore Services was founded with one boat in April 2015 and now has a crew of 50 people operating six boats out of Lowestoft, providing crew transfers to wind farms off the East Anglian coast.

It expects to exceed annual turnover of £2.7m this month, which

The company is servicing a contract for James Fisher & Sons and, before being based at Lowestoft, was working out of Helgoland serving the Meerwind offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

Managing director Ryan Hopkins said: 'We are consistently winning work against strong international competition. We are currently negotiating a major contract to provide services to a large wind farm off the east coast – and if we are successful work on that is due to start next April.'


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