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Trac Renewables: IM&R leader marks important renewables milestone

Posted on 09 May 2024

Trac Renewables: IM&R leader marks important renewables milestone

A leading provider of industrial inspection, maintenance and repair services (IMR) has reached an important milestone by achieving recognition of its commitment to the renewables sector.

TRAC Energy has recently been granted Fit for Offshore Renewable (F4OR) status by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, having achieved the F4OR standard to have in place the key management systems and competencies required for success in the sector.

The F4OR scheme is a unique service designed to help UK companies bid for and deliver work for renewable energy customers.  Its objective is to help develop competency, capability and competitiveness in the supply chain whilst maximising opportunities on domestic and international stages.

The in-depth process of participating in the F4OR scheme has enabled TRAC to further sharpen its strategy for winning and delivering major IMR projects within the sector, and to maintain a high level of commitment to a fair transition.  This is evidenced by the creation of TRAC Renewables – a highly experienced project management and engineering team, which enhances synergy between skillsets and experience within the TRAC group.

TRAC Renewables delivers turnkey assurance solutions, focused on asset integrity and statutory compliance, underpinned by a range of modular, out-of-the-box, project support services.

During the F4OR process, the team has been bolstered by the creation of an advisory board of industry specialists and development of a renewables-focused talent acquisition team (TRAC Talent) which sources trained and experienced staff for TRAC projects, as well as for external clients and supply chain partners.

Over the period of engagement, workload attributable to renewables has trebled and the company is engaged on projects throughout Europe and the UK.

Now, it is hoped that the F4OR success will further underpin TRAC’s ambitions for growth in the sector, including a permanent presence in Europe and a steady increase in headcount to include more specialist and site staff in the coming months.  

Commenting on the news, TRAC Renewables F4OR Programme Manager Kenny Wiggins said: “Back in 2021, TRAC Energy defined the offshore renewable energy sector as a major strategic priority, with a strong combination of political, environmental and economic factors indicating the start of a new phase of maturity in the sector.  F4OR was highly instrumental in helping to build on TRAC’s existing experience within on and offshore renewables and to focus it on the needs of asset developers, owners and operators in today’s market.

“Since then, we have worked tirelessly to build a dedicated, experienced, and capable team to drive our strategy for future growth in the renewables energy sector, supported fully by TRAC Energy’s senior leadership team.

“Recognising and responding to the fast-changing pace and dynamics of the offshore wind industry, is a good example of many key early points of learning.”

TRAC Energy Head of Renewables Joel Telling added: “Our success in the F4OR programme is recognition of our dedicated team’s long-standing commitment to a shared vision to deliver best-in-class renewables solutions.

“We believe that the business has been strengthened, both operationally and commercially, by the F4OR programme.  As such, we intend to use it as a platform for further strides towards fulfilling our ambitious growth plans across our chosen markets, at home and abroad.”

Davood Sabaei, Supply Chain Programme Manager, Development & Operations, ORE Catapult said: “We congratulate TRAC Renewables on achieving granted status, having worked closely with our extended team of expert advisors to complete the rigorous 18-month Fit for Offshore Renewables (F4OR) business improvement programme for supply chain companies engaged in the offshore renewable energy sector.

“Securing F4OR granted status demonstrates that a company has built the robust skills, processes, leadership and sector specific capacity to bid for work in this important, expanding market.”

To find out more, visit www.trac-renewables.com

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