Renewables opportunities bolstered by f4OR programme
Demonstrating the competence, knowledge and culture required for the offshore renewables sector through a vigorous business development programme, Prior Power Solutions has been granted Fit for Offshore Renewables (F4OR) status.
In attaining this status, the company has also demonstrated it has the leadership, resources, and processes in place to maintain this status.
Prior Power Solutions joins a number of companies from the Norfolk and Suffolk cohort of the programme, which is delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and funded by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership in becoming Fit for Offshore Renewables.
James Rix, Managing Director says, “We are delighted to receive this F4OR ‘granted status’. The programme has allowed us to analyse and understand how to apply our skills and services to the offshore renewables industry.
“This is just the beginning of our journey as we look to continually improve our business to secure more work in the offshore renewables sector.”
F4OR is a unique offering from ORE Catapult, put together with input from the offshore renewables energy sector. A course of business improvement and sector specific capability building, it helps companies in the UK supply chain to be in the best possible position to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy industry.
Some of the world’s biggest wind farms are being built off the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline including East Anglia Hub, Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas, in addition to four extension projects: Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon, North Falls and Five Estuaries. While other UK Round 3 developments, Dogger Bank and Hornsea, as well as Dutch offshore wind developments are easily accessible.
“This provides us with considerable opportunities to support offshore wind farm development as well as ongoing operations and maintenance that will continue to bring economic benefits to the area for decades to come” explains Mr Rix.
“In addition to providing marine servicing, repair and offshore substation generator maintenance and breakdown services, we can provide specialist hydraulic control system services and look after critical equipment for Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs).
“Our decades of experience and considerable expertise with a wide range of offshore and marine equipment and the learning through the F4OR programme puts us in perfect position for growth.”