EnerMech among first to be granted ‘Fit 4 Offshore Renewables’ status in England

Published:  29 September, 2021

EnerMech’s specialist capability and growing involvement in the renewables market has been recognised with the award of the coveted ‘granted status’ by the ‘Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR)’ programme.

This programme was developed by the UK’s industry-leading technology, innovation and research organisation, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, to support the development of a world-class, domestic supply chain focused on the renewables industry. As part of the very first cohort of organisations to achieve this within the New Anglia programme, and linked to EnerMech’s renewables centre of excellence at Great Yarmouth, EnerMech is recognised as being in the vanguard of industry best practice in this area.

EnerMech was granted F4OR status following an exhaustive and highly competitive process initially involving over 50 applicant companies. EnerMech’s proven ability to operate to the most exacting performance standards, supporting clients’ assets across the full lifecycle and commitment to collaborative working underpinned the company’s selection for the rigorous 12-18 month scheme.

Alex Goude, responsible for strategic development across the company’s Europe region said: “We are delighted to be accepted into this highly regarded and ambitious New Anglia F4OR programme. The programme aligns with our strategic commitment to becoming a leading specialist services partner of choice to those at the forefront of the transformation of the renewable energy industry offshore. As the UK transitions its energy mix to support the country’s net-zero carbon emissions targets, this sector offers EnerMech a wealth of opportunity.”

EnerMech’s regional director for Europe and Africa, Ross McHardy added: “We have a highly skilled workforce who successfully support our clients across the energy and infrastructure sectors with their ability to deliver critical mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and integrity campaigns. Our centre of renewable energy excellence based at Great Yarmouth is ideally located to support the growing offshore renewable energy market both here in the UK and internationally.”

Andrew Stormonth-Darling, ORE Catapult’s Fit 4 Offshore Renewables programme manager added: “We’re delighted that EnerMech has joined the ever-growing community of those with Fit 4 Offshore Renewables ‘Granted’ status. EnerMech has proven that is has the necessary business acumen, including in key disciplines such as health & safety and people management, and the know-how to apply that knowledge of the sector to target key corners of the market, and boost its chances of winning business. EnerMech will now be able to access new opportunities to engage with major industry stakeholders who could end up being their future customers.”

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