Apollo, engineering and technology consultants, are proud to announce that they have been granted Fit for Offshore Renewables (F4OR) status under the F4OR Programme run by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
Over the last 18 months, the renewable energy and senior management teams at Apollo have worked closely with the F4OR advisors to assess the core competencies of Apollo in six areas, including: strategy and leadership, design and project management, people excellence, process excellence, health and safety culture, and quality management, and also offshore wind sector specific knowledge and experience required to deliver quality projects in the offshore renewable energy sector. The F4OR team determined that Apollo is already strong in the areas assessed and were able to also support Apollo in making improvements in certain areas.
Apollo’s Renewable and Offshore Director Nigel Robinson said, “I am delighted with this award, which reflects well on our established track record of wind, tidal and wave projects. Working with ORE Catapult has been an invigorating process – the team has certainly valued the ideas and best practice shared through the accreditation processes.”
ORE Catapult’s F4OR Programme Manager, Andrew Stormonth-Darling, added: “We are thrilled to see Apollo grow from strength to strength as a result of taking part in the F4OR programme. Apollo now has the capabilities to spread its wings in the offshore renewable energy sector – winning contracts, expanding its operations and becoming a prominent player in the supply chain.”
Headquartered in Aberdeen, Apollo has built a reputation as a quality provider to offshore wind developers, wind and tidal energy developers and Tier 1 contractors.
With over a decade of experience, Apollo’s second ever engineering project was cable engineering on Sheringham Shoal and it delivered its 100th offshore renewable project in the summer of 2020. This has led to a period of growth in Apollo’s headcount, with the team expanding substantially throughout the whole of 2020 to meet the growing demand.
Apollo provides its clients with full multidiscipline engineering and project capability spanning the entire project lifecycle from planning and consenting, project development and design and engineering through to operations and maintenance.
2021 will be a key year for Apollo’s renewable energy team, with the Round 4 and Scot Wind leasing opportunities moving forwards as well as the growing momentum in marine energy capture.