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Cyan Renewables acquires UK based Sentinel Marine

Sentinel Marine is UK's leading offshore support vessel operator with 13 vessels

January 25, 2024 at 1:00:00 AM

25 January 2024, SingaporeCyan Renewables, Asia’s first dedicated offshore wind vessel operator and portfolio company of Seraya Partners, has reached an agreement to acquire a 75% stake in Sentinel Marine, a leading maritime environmental response vessel operator in the UK that currently owns the youngest fleet of Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRVs) in the UK.


Well-known for its commitment to environmental protection and safety in the maritime industry, Sentinel Marine offers a fleet of 13 modern, high-specification offshore support vessels equipped with state-of-the-art technology. This enables them to respond to environmental emergencies, such as oil spills and other incidents that may threaten the marine ecosystem, and promptly launch search and rescue operations to protect lives.


Sentinel Marine’s fleet is also designed to support various offshore activities that facilitate the global energy transition and safeguard marine biodiversity, including offshore wind, fisheries control and maritime surveillance.


Through this acquisition, Sentinel Marine’s multi-role ERRVs will complement Cyan Renewables’ vessel portfolio, while placing the latter in a strategic position to bring its expertise to the offshore wind market in the UK. With Cyan Renewables’ extensive experience in boosting local content, its presence in the UK market will contribute to the local economy through job creation and a robust exchange of industry knowledge.


By leveraging and extending Sentinel Marine’s proficiency in marine life and biodiversity protection beyond the UK, it will also create synergies in the Asia market to reinforce marine conservation efforts, which is a significant step in supporting the global transition from blue to green economy.


Rory Deans, CEO, Sentinel Marine, said, “We welcome Cyan Renewables as our majority shareholder. With its strong financial capability, Sentinel Marine will be in a stronger position to grow, especially in the market of offshore renewables.”


Lee Keng Lin, Founding CEO, Cyan Renewables, said, “With a strong management team and local know-how, Sentinel Marine is well positioned to pivot and capture a slice of the fast-growing offshore wind market in the UK. This acquisition allows Cyan Renewables to demonstrate its long-term commitment to supporting the local economy with substantial job creation and dynamic knowledge transfer. It is also in line with Cyan Renewables’ goal to double our fleet through the acquiring and newbuilding of vessels in the coming years.”


James Chern, Chairman, Cyan Renewables, and Chief Investment Officer, Seraya Partners, said, “This acquisition is an important milestone for Cyan Renewables, as we build up our portfolio of assets in the journey of global energy transition. With Sentinel Marine’s capabilities in marine protection, Cyan Renewables will be well on its way to achieving its ESG goals with an impact not just in Asia, but also in the UK and Europe regions.”


Combining Sentinel Marine’s solid reputation in providing safe and reliable offshore marine services in the UK with Cyan Renewables’ strong foundation and extensive network in the offshore wind sector, this investment marks an exciting new chapter of growth for both companies, paving the way to capitalise on the burgeoning offshore wind industry in the UK.



About Cyan Renewables

Headquartered in Singapore and fully owned by Seraya Partners, Cyan Renewables is Asia's first dedicated offshore wind vessel operator supporting the marine sector’s transition from “blue to green”. Built on the strong foundation of a team led by industry veterans, Cyan Renewables aspires to accelerate the growth of the global offshore wind sector by investing in a dedicated fleet of wind farm support vessels to support the full lifecycle of offshore wind farms from installation to servicing and maintenance. By being the partner of choice to both wind farm developers and vessel operators, Cyan Renewables aims to be the #1 “blue to green” marine operator in the world, facilitating the world’s transition towards a greener future built on sustainable renewable energy.



About Seraya Partners

Seraya Partners is one of the first independent, locally-based Asian infrastructure fund manager with a senior team that has close to two decades of sector expertise and track record. Seraya Partners targets control-oriented, middle-market platform investments in next generation infrastructure, with an initial focus on the digital infrastructure and energy transition sectors primarily within developed Asia and Southeast Asia markets. With US$800 million in AUM across our funds and co-investment vehicles, Seraya Partners manages long-term capital for institutional investors and family offices around the world.

About Sentinel Marine

Sentinel Marine is a prominent operator of quality offshore support vessels with a strong presence in the North Sea region, particularly in the UK and Europe. The company owns a fleet of 13 multi-role emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) with an aim to provide a safe, reliable and disruption-free offshore marine service at all times. Well known for its commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and operational excellence in the offshore energy sector, Sentinel Marine provides critical services to support the operations of offshore energy companies and contribute to the safety and efficiency of offshore activities.

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