A Scottish marine survey and consultancy firm based in Glasgow, Partrac, will launch a US subsidiary to provide offshore renewables services.
The new division, Partrac GeoMarine, will provide the offshore renewables industry with engineering and environmental services.
Based in Houston, Texas, it will cover the wind, wave and tidal markets in the US.
Partrac director Sam Athey said: “Houston is the ideal US hub for Partrac GeoMarine. We wanted a city with a highly skilled workforce that reflects the wide range of market sectors that Partrac operates in and is within easy reach of both the Gulf and east coasts of the US.
“Our experience gained over the last 15 years collecting metocean data and working on wind farm installations in European waters – including the world’s first floating wind farm – puts us in a great position to assist the growing offshore renewables market in the US.”