Osbit, the offshore wind technology company has established, and is now operating, a Netherlands business entity and office.

The company has undertaken the move to further grow its local offering and capabilities for its Dutch customer base.

The newly established entity, Osbit B.V, is now operational from the business’s new Dutch office, based in Rotterdam.

To support this development, Osbit has appointed Jurgen Zijlmans as General Manager – Osbit B.V, to lead business operations in the region. Jurgen has worked in the offshore equipment industry for 15 years, supporting the technical and commercial development of a variety of major offshore wind installation and handling projects, both in the UK and Netherlands.

Jurgen is joined by Osbit Engineer Sacha Aichroth, who joined the company in 2014 and has been instrumental in the successful delivery of a variety of projects. Sacha has relocated to Rotterdam from North East England.

Osbit’s Netherlands expansion is part of its global growth strategy and follows the opening of the company’s first US office and appointment of its first US employee Dustin Varnell, in 2022.

As a member company in offshore wind services provider Venterra Group, Osbit’s progression forms part of wider group developments in global offshore wind, which includes representation across 9 countries.

Osbit Joint Managing Director Robbie Blakeman, comments: “The Netherlands has always been a key market for us, and we’ve been developing exciting new technology for our customers in this region for many years. As a business, we are thrilled to be taking this next step to meet the growing needs of vessel and equipment operators in both the Netherlands, and wider European region.”

The creation of Osbit B.V and the opening of our first Dutch office is the latest step in ours, and Venterra Group’s overall global expansion strategy, and a natural next step to support and expand upon the work we have already been doing.”

Osbit B.V’s General Manager, Jurgen Zijlmans, adds: “The Netherlands is a huge hub for offshore development.

“By establishing an entity here, Osbit is in a fantastic position to further build upon what we are already doing – providing innovative technology to enable safe and efficient build out and maintenance of wind farms and offshore installations across the globe.

“I am very much looking forward to working with my colleague Sacha, and the wider business, as we continue to build our offering in the Netherlands.”