Rockville, MD, September 29, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Apex Companies, LLC, a leading energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm forges partnership with Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), an international engineering contractor for the oil, gas and renewable energy markets. This strategic alliance merges their technical expertise, enabling them to serve their clients with both a domestic focus and a global reach.
Apex’s Vice President Jay Borkland added, “With this teaming agreement, we have truly broadened our ability to deliver both the siting/designing/constructing services and port and waterways capabilities our offshore wind clients need most with comprehensive expertise spanning both sides of the Atlantic.”
Two years after the passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, Maryland businesses are beginning to see the economic benefits from establishing an offshore wind industry. ODE’s Business Development Director Dan Woodman stated, “Not only does this partnership strengthen our capabilities, it’s evidence of the fact that not only in Maryland, but nationally and internationally, companies are ready to harness the power of offshore wind and usher in a new generation of alternative energy. It’s this type of collaboration between companies like ours and Apex that will make that happen. And it’s organizations like the Business Network for Offshore Wind, a nonprofit which brings together the leading wind power experts, who are paving the way for alliances like ours, and helping to move this critical energy source forward.”
“As the offshore wind industry emerges in the United States, teaming agreements between leading European and U.S. companies are significant milestones. These agreements build the knowledge and capacity to execute and deliver offshore wind projects, which are essentially power plants in the ocean,” said Liz Burdock, Executive Director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind.
The Apex-ODE agreement was signed at the Business Network for Offshore Wind Annual International Partnering Forum in Baltimore, MD. U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper attended the signing agreement ceremony. Director Hopper also participated in Apex’s demonstration of their state-of-the-art technologies and applications developed for offshore and onshore marine infrastructure projects including:
• Geophysical survey, instrumentation, and data processing
• Multi and single beam hydrographic survey
• Autonomous – surface and underwater vehicles
• Underwater imaging systems
• Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) remote sensing
• Fish and marine life avoidance systems
• Drone applications – construction, wind turbine, and blade inspection
About Apex Companies, LLC
Founded in 1988, Apex Companies, LLC is an award-winning water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm dedicated to providing private and public sector clients with full-service, single-source solutions. Recognized as a Top 100 Environmental Firm and a Top 500 Design Firm by ENR magazine, and rated among the top 20 Zweig Group 2015 Hot Firms, Apex is known for its technical expertise, quick response time, professional performance, high-quality results, and cost efficiency. Apex now employs more than 675 professionals including geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, air quality experts, environmental scientists, industrial hygienists, safety specialists and field technicians, across more than 55 offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.apexcos.com