JBA Consulting awarded Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) accreditation

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Fit 4 Offshore Renewables accreditation by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC), demonstrating our commitment to offshore renewable energy projects around the world.

OREC’s Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme has been developed with input from the offshore renewable energy industry. It is a unique service designed to help UK businesses with products and services relevant to offshore renewable energy, become more competitive and win work in the sector.

Having already worked on a wide range of offshore renewable energy projects using our ForeCoast Marine software to design and optimise operational strategies, the F4OR scheme offers an exciting opportunity to collaborate further with industry leaders and support our growth within this burgeoning industry.

To achieve F4OR accreditation we took part in pilot programme, which was made up of multiple phases, designed to assess our eligibility. The first phase, ‘Business Excellence’ focused on our core business management systems and we were deemed to already be a highly capable and competent organisation, with effective and robust management systems.

Andrew Stormonth-Darling, Programme Manager at ORE Catapult Said: “JBA impressed the F4OR team from the outset. Not only with respect to their existing capability and approach to consulting and software services, but also through their openness to learn and continuously improve. JBA has world-leading experience in the evaluation and mitigation of logistics and metocean related risks, helping offshore renewable energy developers and owners improve safety, save time and reduce costs. We are looking forward to supporting JBA as it grows in the industry, delivering value for clients and driving sustainable economic growth.”

We also rated highly in the ‘Sector-Specific’ phase, further demonstrating our suitability for the programme and highlighting how the targeted support from F4OR would allow us to further develop our specific Technical and Commercial Risk Management approaches, alongside our Strategic, People Management, Process Management and Design and Project Management systems.

Mark Lawless, JBA Consulting Director said: “Participating in the F4OR programme has helped us drive business excellence in our offshore wind related activities. We believe that the F4OR granting will further strengthen our position and promote our business within the offshore renewable energy sector, allowing us to engage and collaborate further with industry leaders and new customers in this rapidly expanding industry, in the UK and other emerging markets.”

Want to know more?

Email Mark Lawless or the visit the ForeCoast Marine website for more information about how we use our logistics and metocean risk management system, ForeCoast Marine to design and optimise operational strategies for offshore wind projects around the world.

Further information about the Fit 4 Offshore Renewables scheme can be found here.

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