Wessex Archaeology launches offshore venture

29 January 2020

Archaeological services firm Wessex Archaeology has launched a new subsidiary aimed at providing expert advice and services to the European offshore renewable energy industry.

Trident Archäologie will be based in Rostock, Germany, and will provide marine archaeological services to developers working in the Baltic Sea and North Sea. Its work will draw on the technical expertise and experience of Wessex Archaeology’s large multi-disciplinary team and help developers to meet the requirements of regional planning authorities, it said in a statement.

Wessex Archaeology’s expansion into the European market comes only six months after the successful launch of the company’s US offshore joint venture, CEWA Inc.

The company has supplied archaeological services for over 90 per cent of all the UK’s offshore windfarm schemes, and provided essential input into the development of the UK’s offshore regulatory system over the last 15 years.

“We’re very excited to launch our newest venture into the growing European offshore market,” said Director of Trident Archäologie and Wessex Archaeology, Paul Baggaley. “Our clients will benefit from this huge body of experience, and we’re looking forward to helping developments move smoothly through the planning process, managing requirements set by State Archaeologists and making sure that any archaeological works are planned from the start to minimise impact on project timelines.”


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