Apollo Secures Fit for Offshore Renewables Status

Aberdeen-headquartered engineering and technology consultants, Apollo, has 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.

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.”

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.

ORE Catapult’s F4OR Programme Manager, Andrew Stormonth-Darling, said: “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.”

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.

2021 is expected to 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.

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