Special Marine Consultants
“Moving into 2022 and beyond, we’re really excited by the opportunity to further develop our people, service offering, and working relationship with Ørsted, in keeping with our commitments to maintain our position as the ‘gold standard’ for offshore inspection and maintenance services.”
Energy Pathfinder - Promoting Access to Procurement Opportunities
In 2021 Ocean Winds started discussions with the North Sea Transition Authority (formerly the Oil and Gas Authority) to create a variant to the Energy Pathfinder supply chain portal. The free-to-use portal exists to promote and track procurement opportunities in the offshore energy sector.
ORE Catapult's Hackathon Winners
Having impressed ScottishPower Renewables at ORE Catapult’s inaugural Hackathon, FEA has established a flourishing relationship with the energy industry giant to explore aspects of site layout optimisation and cable route optimisation for offshore wind.
The funding enabled EchoBolt to develop a customer version of its bolt integrity analysis software, BoltWatch, giving customers immediate visibility of asset health. Working with energy giant RWE’s operations engineers, EchoBolt was able to design a tailored product specific to the needs of the Offshore Wind market and provide a platform to perform EchoBolt inspections at customers’ sites.
Innovative Supply Chain Engagement
The Dogger Bank team worked with north-east based business development organisation NOF to deliver the events. Fully funded to be accessible to all size of suppliers from SME to Tier 1, the events took place throughout the year both online and in person.
EXPANSION & GROWTH
AMS trenchless: Supply Chain Strides
Even though AMS did not have previous experience with that kind of project, Ørsted initially invited the Scunthorpe-based business to tender to carry out the trenchless drilling at Hornsea 1. It was an opportunity that proved to be a watershed moment for the company’s drive, energy, and prospects.
Topsides Fabrication Capability Returns to the UK
That positive relationship led to discussions between Ocean Winds and Smulders on how the Smulders UK facility and fabrication capability could be strengthened and harnessed on the Moray West project, to maintain and grow the fabrication offering from the UK.
Attracting Inward Investment to the UK
We had to design a proposal which matched the market and beyond, and so to coin a phase taken from Lars Pedersen of COP when he spoke at IPF in 2018 “if you want to be a success in Offshore Wind you have to go big or go home”
R&D AND NEW TECHNOLOGY
Ørsted Supports Jet Suit Paramedic Trials
The pioneering project is training paramedics to use life-saving jet suits to reach people in remote places experiencing a medical emergency in a fraction of the time it would take by car, foot or even helicopter.
Technology, Innovation & Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR)
The TIGGOR programme has been established to support the acceleration of businesses in the North East England region. The programme brings together the public and private sector including developers Equinor and EDF Renewables, who have been delivery partners since the programme’s inception.
Waste Vegetable Oil Used to Further Reduce Emissions on East Anglia Wind Farm
Since this trial, SPR has continued its work to reduce emissions, with the use of HVO fuel in O&M trucks at the Quayside base. To increase the focus on sustainability and understand how champion the delivery of suppliers’ sustainable, competitive solutions, the Offshore Sustainability Team has been created.
During the programme Cognitive worked on a one-to-one basis with OWGP’s consultant partners to analyse each of the Offshore Wind markets it was planning to enter, and explored other opportunities in Offshore Wind to inform and develop a long-term product roadmap and business strategy.
Long Term Collaboration Testing the Worlds Most Powerful Turbine
In late 2019, GE signed an agreement with Dogger Bank Wind Farm joint venture partners to supply all 277 units of the upgraded Haliade-X 13MW & 14MW turbines to the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, 130 km off the north-east coast of England, set to power around 5% of the UK’s electricity demand.
Proserv: Subsea cable monitoring and intelligence
Cable failures are a critical concern – every offshore wind farm is likely to experience an outage at some point, and repairs are both expensive and time-consuming. A typical export cable failure costs more than £12m, and takes more than two months, to fix.
Safety Leadership Skills & Capability Building
Combining interactive experiences, film, live action exercises and facilitated discussion, the programme’s hypothetical scenario examines the build-up to a fatal incident on a load-out operation and its consequences.
Local Supply Chain Benefits from O&M Base Construction
“We are extremely proud to be working with so many local businesses for the construction of our operations and maintenance base. We will continue to bring more North-East expertise into the project as we move into the O&M phase in order for the local community to benefit from this world leading project.”
TRANSFER FROM OIL AND GAS
Equinor & North Star's Collaborative Process Results in Innovative Green Fleet of the Future
The vessels will be used throughout the Operations and Maintenance period of Dogger Bank Windfarm, post construction, to provide comfortable offshore accommodation and safe walk-to-work transfers for the many specialist technicians that will ensure the windfarm performance.
Seaward Safety Expands its Service to Renewable Energy Sector
After celebrating 25 years in business, Seaward Safety is looking to the future by expanding its offering to the offshore wind market. As part of its growth into the renewable sector, Seaward Safety secured a contract with Scottish Power Renewables for East Anglia ONE.
Sennen successfully won grant funding to develop its core technology, expanding its capabilities as a management tool for single site windfarm operations to cover multi-site operations. This is a key development to enable the business to scale.
CASC used the funding from OWGP for a capital expenditure purchase of two pieces of manufacturing equipment critical to expanding the company’s engineering capabilities. The tube laser allows CASC to work with 3D metal profiles to manufacture structures such as staircases and platforms, while the secondary flatbed laser further improves CASC’s capacity to manufacture components for site operations.