Australian engineering giant Worley has struck a deal to acquire UK offshore wind energy specialist 3sun Group.

Worley confirmed the deal on Monday, stating it would combine he companies’ complementary offshore capabilities to bring a complete engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance offering to the global offshore wind market.

“We are excited by the opportunities that are presented by the 3sun acquisition. We are pleased to enter into the UK and European offshore wind energy markets via one of the leading providers of O&M (operations and maintenance) services,” Worley chief executive Andrew Wood said.