Okeanus Expands to Rhode Island to Support Growing Demand from the Offshore Energy Sector
Okeanus today announced that it has expanded its geographical footprint to include offices and equipment storage facilities in the state of Rhode Island, to support the sharp growth in demand from the offshore energy sector amid increasing offshore wind activity in the northeastern United States. Okeanus’ new waterfront facility is located at Prime Marina, in East Greenwich.
Finding the right location was a key consideration in Okeanus’ strategic decision to expand operations to the northeast. The new facility is ideally suited to support the needs of Okeanus customers in the region and will provide the team with sufficient space for the storage and maintenance of Okeanus’ expanding rental fleet of oceanographic deck equipment and subsea survey systems, and a laydown area for larger a-frames, launch and recovery systems (LARS), over-the-side poles, and other components available in the region.
Benton LeBlanc, Okeanus Managing Director, commented: “Okeanus has been supporting the hydrographic, geophysical, geotechnical, and environmental survey activity in the offshore waters of the northeast United States since 2016, and we have seen a substantial increase in demand for our products and services since then. The addition of this new waterfront facility and our decision to position and support a fleet of equipment in the region further signifies our commitment to the development of these critical offshore energy initiatives. Okeanus has become known as the “go-to” provider of marine survey equipment within the US Offshore Wind Energy sector, and we are looking forward to being able to continue our evolution as a critical member of the supply chain for operators and service providers in this market.”