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.