ZITON has been involved in the offshore wind industry since 2007, making us one of the first companies in the sector. Over the past more than 15 years, we have expanded our fleet from one to five vessels, while maintaining our position as the market leader in O&M services.
ZITON’s activities began in 2007 under the company Dansk Bjergning og Bugsering A/S, when the vessel WIND was acquired, and the first long-term charter with Vestas was initiated. WIND was one of the first jack-up vessels working in offshore wind, and she helped installing some of the very first offshore wind farms.
In 2008, the jack-up operations were carved out into a separate entity named DBB Jack-Up Services A/S.
In 2010, WIND had a major rebuild and upgrade after which she in 2011 initiated a three-year charter with Siemens.
In 2012, BWB Partners invested in DBB Jack-Up Services A/S and became the majority owner. The same year, the fleet was expanded by the purchase of WIND PIONEER in South Korea, while WIND SERVER was ordered from Nordic Yards in Germany.
In 2014, a one-year framework agreement with Vestas and a three-year charter for WIND SERVER with SGRE were signed.
WIND SERVER was operational in March 2015, while WIND PIONEER was operational in September after a complete rebuild and upgrade at Orskov Yard in Denmark. Also, the framework agreement with Vestas was expanded and extended by two years.
In 2016, DBB Jack-Up Services A/S changed its name to ZITON A/S, and the Siemens charter for WIND SERVER was initiated. Also, three-year framework agreements with both Ørsted and Vattenfall were signed.
In 2017, the Vestas agreement was extended until further notice.
The first full-service main component replacement with technicians from ZITON Contractors was carried out in 2018.
In 2018, subsidiaries in Germany and the UK were also established.
In 2019, the vessel WIND ENTERPRISE (formerly MPI Enterprise) was bareboat chartered, allowing ZITON to service increasingly larger turbines of up to 10MW. Also in 2019, framework agreements with Vattenfall, Vestas and Ørsted were extended.
In 2021, WIND ENTERPRISE was purchased and a long-term time charter of three years and eight months with SGRE was initiated.
In September 2022, Permira Credit Solutions III Sub Master Euro S.à r.l. became the new controlling shareholder of ZITON A/S.
In April 2023, ZITON and Siemens Gamesa signed two new strategic agreements, which extended the current charter of WIND ENTERPRISE and added a new charter for the sister vessel – named WIND ENERGY. Both charters runs for the rest of this decade.
In June, ZITON raised EUR 296 million in financing to refinance its existing debt and acquire and upgrade WIND ENERGY. On the same time, ZITON took delivery of the vessel.
WIND ENERGY departured China in August, and arrived safely in the beginning of November at Odense Lindoe in Denmark. Here, she is currently completing a dock-stay before commencing on the time-charter.
Our vision is that renewables are the preferred future source of energy, and our mission is to provide second-to-none services and turnkey solutions to the renewable energy industries through our dedication to skilled people, specialist equipment and safe operations – and always with a “Can do. Will do.” attitude since no task is too big or too difficult
ZITON’s Executive Management Team consists of CEO Thorsten Jalk and CLO Rasmus Mühlebach, who has been with the company since 2011 and 2012 respectively, COO Mads Albér, who started working for the company back in 2009, and CFO Jens Michael Haurum and CCO Bent Jensen, who both were appointed in 2015.
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