Boskalis becomes full owner of Horizon


Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired the remaining 37.5% in the Horizon Group (Horizon). The company already acquired 62.5% of the shares in the Sharjah, UAE, based marine survey company earlier this year. 

Horizon’s activities are largely based in the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and an increasing presence for offshore wind in the Far East. Its clients range from national and international oil companies as well as reputable international EPCI contractors to the oil and gas industry as well as offshore wind farm developers. The company has its own fleet of seven survey and geotechnical vessels, as well as five smaller survey vessels, two jack-up platforms, three drill towers for geotechnical services and eight ROV’s.

With the acquisition Boskalis will be able to optimize its expanding position in the marine geophysical and geotechnical survey market. Horizon will continue to focus on its traditionally strong market position in the Middle East and Northwest Europe with opportunities to expand into the emerging offshore wind market in the Far East making it highly complementary to the position already held by Boskalis through Gardline in Northwest Europe and on the East Coast of the United States. The 2019 revenue is expected to exceed USD 100 million and the activities will be consolidated as of 2020.

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