February 10, 2022

The Wight Shipyard Co. announced in a press release an all-share merger with the complementary multinational shipbuilder OCEA to create a combined group to capitalise on the fast ferry and offshore renewable energy markets opportunities.

Based at their primary yard in Les Sables d’Olonne, OCEA employs more than 500 skilled operators with further facilities in France, including the Caribbean and the Philippines.

The merger comes on the back of the news that The Wight Shipyard Co. has secured the contract for two new ‘Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ with the shipyard already into the design and build of the next generation of Clipper-class vessels utilising the very latest battery-power technology and re-charging options.

OCEA SA is one of the world’s leading aluminium shipbuilders, specialising in the design, building and support of aluminium vessels up to 125 metres in length.