MEMBER NEWS: ICR Integrity selected for Catapult Offshore Renewables cohort

February 24, 2022
MEMBER NEWS: ICR Integrity selected for Catapult Offshore Renewables cohort

Following a competitive process, ICR Integrity (ICR), global provider of specialist maintenance, integrity and inspection solutions, has been selected for participation in the second Fit for Offshore Renewables (F4OR) North East Scotland programme, funded by the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ).

ICR has a proven track record in the offshore renewable energy sector, including experience using its Quickflange™ and Technowrap™ repair technologies at offshore wind substations. Both cold work technologies create zero emissions during installation and bring the benefit of cost and time reduction as well as resulting in less POB to renewables clients. The company’s drone inspection business unit, Sky-Futures™, has also delivered offshore wind turbine and substation inspections since 2014 within the UK, Belgium and Denmark for major clean energy companies. The F4OR programme will enable continued investment and focus on ICR’s ongoing strategic support for the energy transition.

The 12-18 month programme is governed by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC), working with a senior Industry Advisory Group, and follows a range of regional F4OR programmes, rolled out across the country since 2018. Reputable companies that have been selected, ranging from SMEs to Tier 1 contractors, work together in a cohort in order to improve and develop their corporate profile and competence in the sector, leveraging each other’s expertise.

Britney Houvet, Business Development Director, ICR, said: “We are entering 2022 with a really positive outlook and this fantastic news comes at a time when we continue to strengthen our focus on cleaner energy markets. We are building a pipeline of projects within these existing and emerging industries supporting our ongoing expansion globally and are excited to build on our track record. We have experience working in multiple clean energy industries including on-line leak sealing and specialist on-site machining in biomass with tier one contractors and Sky-Futures™ recently completed methane detection surveys on seven European biogas sites together with its partner SeekOps®.

ICR continues to invest in its international partner network and has successfully focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives during 2021, including the launch of online training for international customers and partners to assist in the reduction of footfall on offshore assets and client sites. We are very much looking forward to working with Catapult and our cohort companies to get the company further prepared for work in offshore renewables, and we are excited to be exhibiting our solutions at the upcoming Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind conference in Glasgow on the 8th and 9th of March.”

ICR operates in global locations including Europe, MENA, Australia, ASEAN and North America.

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AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

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