Ocean Ecology & Åkerblå Join Forces

8th March 2021

OE & Åkerblå Join Forces

We are excited to announce that as of Tuesday 2nd March 2021, Ocean Ecology have become part of the Åkerblå Group, a Norwegian consultancy known for providing world leading fish health, environmental and technical services to the aquaculture sector. It is the only company in the world with accreditation for fish health services.

The move comes as both companies look to fast-track the build-up of a joint service offering to the aquaculture industry in the UK and Ireland as well as catering for Norway’s emerging offshore wind farm industry.

“Ocean Ecology and Åkerblå are companies with a history of healthy growth and financial performance.
We will together become an even more robust and reliable partner for our aquaculture and offshore
wind clients in the UK and Norway alike” says Roger Sørensen, CEO of Åkerblå Group.

Catering for the UK Aquaculture Sector

In recognition of the importance of having access to specialist services available at the doorstep of existing and prospective aquaculture clients, Åkerblå Group and Ocean Ecology have already established a Scottish presence at the European Marine Science Park in Oban, West Scotland (read more here).

This will provide a platform for delivering Åkerblå and Ocean Ecology’s combined competence right at the centre of to the Scottish aquaculture industry whilst also catering for Ocean Ecology’s growing number of clients operating in the Scottish marine renewables and subsea cables sectors.

“We are delighted to partner with Åkerblå Group which allows us to offer a wide range of complementary services, expertise and experience to our ever-expanding customer base both in the UK and internationally”. Teaming up with Åkerblå Group provides us with access to world-class technical expertise in fish health and environmental services which is a very exciting prospect for the team” says Ross Griffin, Technical Director of Ocean Ecology.

“Partnering with Åkerblå Group will enable us to fast-track our joint offering to the aquaculture sector whilst broadening our service offering to our key offshore renewable clients,” adds Ross Griffin.

"Teaming up with Åkerblå Group provides us with access to world-class technical
expertise in fish health and environmental services which is a very exciting prospect
for the team" says Ross Griffin, Technical Director of Ocean Ecology.

Business As Usual

Following completion of the transaction, Åkerblå Group’s CEO, Roger Sørensen, and CFO Frode Westbye will join Ross Griffin and Gary Robinson on the Ocean Ecology board of directors. The board’s focus moving forward is for Ocean Ecology to maintain a ‘business as usual’ strategy allowing for continuation of the healthy growth achieved year on year since its inception in 2013.

This growth will be achieved through continuing to build on its well-estbalished UK offering whilst utilising Åkerblå’s position in Norway to expand its service offering to the Norwegian continental shelf. For further information contact us by email at info@ocean-ecology.com or by phone on +44 (0)1452 740 697.