J.R. Rix & Sons has taken sole ownership of BostonRix Wind after acquiring Boston Energy’s 50 percent stake in the business for an undisclosed sum.
BostonRix Wind, which provides a broad range of services to offshore wind farm operators, has now been rebranded as Rix Renewables after the deal completed on October 1st.
The company was formed in 2016 as a joint venture with Boston Energy, bringing together the maritime experience of the Rix Group with the engineering skills and personnel of Boston Energy.
James Doyle, director of J.R. Rix & Sons, said the two businesses would continue to work closely together.
Rix Renewables specialises in marine services, wind turbine maintenance, OFTO assets inspection, and balance of plant services, and Boston Energy will continue to provide technicians and engineers to ongoing and future contracts.
Mr Doyle said: “The launch of Rix Renewables is a very exciting opportunity because it enables us to significantly extend our services to the renewable industry and invest independently in the sector.
“We are already an established player in the industry through Rix Sea Shuttle, our crew transfer business, so we can leverage a lot of those relationships to grow the new company.
“Rix Renewables provides a full inspection and maintenance service that starts with the foundations of a turbine and extends all the way to the tip of the blade.
“It means that as a group, J.R. Rix & Sons can offer a unique range of services that until now, wind farm operators could only get by employing a number of different suppliers, with all the project management headaches and inefficiencies that brings.”
Day-to-day management of the business is provided by Steve Danson, former general manager of BostonRix Wind.
Mr Danson has worked in the renewables sector for almost a decade starting as a balance of plant engineer with Renewable Energy Systems (RES offshore) working as part of the management team on the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farm.
He then went on to work as maintenance and production manager and then site manager for Centrica, managing operations and maintenance at Lincs offshore windfarm.