integrated shipping provider Clarksons Platou has consolidated its renewables experts into a dedicated global division to provide ship broking, market intelligence and commercial services specifically to the rapidly growing offshore renewables market.

The division, with specialists in London, Aberdeen, Oslo, Houston, Singapore, Shanghai and soon Hamburg, is the outcome of a strategic review underway since the merger of Clarksons PLC and RS Platou ASA in 2015. Clarksons Platou has also brought in David Matthews, formerly with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, to steer business development for the division, which will target work within the wave and tidal sectors as well as offshore wind.