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PARTNERSHIP WITH IFCHOR
IFCHOR invests in offshore renewable shipping services
NEW MILESTONE FOR GRS

The partnership will enable GRS to scale its activities and serve the rapid evolution of offshore renewable energy capacity in the USA, Japan, China as well as continued European wind farm development.

PRESS RELEASE

International offshore renewable advisory firm Global Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS) is focused on global expansion through a strategic partnership with Swiss headquartered shipbroker IFCHOR.

The partnership will enable GRS to scale its activities and serve the rapid evolution of offshore renewable energy capacity in the USA, Japan, China as well as continued European wind farm development.

With 35 GW of renewable offshore capacity worldwide already installed (end 2020), more than 235 GW is expected to be added between 2021 and 2030. This growth potential of approximately +650% will require a significant and wide range of additional Installation and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) vessel related services.

grs ANNOUNCING THE PARTNERSHIP

GRS co-founders and Managing Partners Philippe Schoenefeld and Matthias Mross said:

“This is a key milestone in GRS’ development. It allows us to fast-track our ambitious plans to provide the full suite of support services to the offshore renewable sector. In IFCHOR we have found the perfect partner: they are highly experienced, entrepreneurial and give us the opportunity to address the global market.”

IFCHOR ABOuT THE NEW OPPORTUNITY

IFCHOR co-CEOs Ghigo and Manu Ravano said:

“Offshore renewable energy is an exciting new opportunity for us. GRS is a first mover company in this sector and has a solid 10-year track record of success. This partnership allows IFCHOR to widen its offering and enter a fast-growing market sector. Furthermore, we know that many of our clients are looking at this space and its green footprint with growing interest: we will now be able to assist them invest in it. GRS’ expertise and services go far beyond chartering and enable clients to access turn-key projects.”

GRS offers services for every stage of an offshore wind farm’s lifecycle to both shipowners and wind farm operators. Concept planning and project consulting services are provided for wind farms at the initial development stage, alongside chartering, newbuild project management, sale & purchase, finance and research services.

ABOUT IFCHOR

IFCHOR is a highly competitive, growing, international shipbroking company. It provides extensive shipping market coverage, shipbroking expertise and a fully integrated service to global clients. The group offers dry and wet bulk chartering, sale & purchase, research, marine technology, financial advisory and carbon emissions services.
IFCHOR has earned the trust of its clients by providing a service based on integrity, discretion, business intelligence and professionalism for over 40 years. The company is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland with a network of 14 offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and the USA.