Consultancy duo team up on offshore wind
UK engineering and consultancy outfits Apollo and Vekta Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to offer a combined service to the offshore wind and energy sectors.
The new combined service offering brings commercial, project management, yield modelling, power, electrical, mechanical, structural and marine experience to support offshore wind developers with technical advice and also provide expertise in the area of electrification of oil and gas assets.
Apollo marine and renewables director Nigel Robinson said: “Apollo and Vekta Group quickly realised that there was a natural synergy between our respective engineering and consultancy services, that would benefit clients across the energy sector.
“Wind developers can access to a unique owner’s engineer service model, supporting a broad range of expertise through a single contract point.
“Meanwhile the integrated offering further supports the drive of operator businesses to reduce their carbon footprints and to qualify the electrification of assets.”
The companies have decided to join forces in response to the increase in the demand for engineering and development services, with “Round 4 and Scotwind leasing rounds in the offing and the net zero targets of the hydrocarbon sector”.
Vekta Group director Charles Balderston said: “We believe that great collaboration is the key to finding positive ways to respond to the climate emergency and to reach net zero as quick as possible.
“By working with Apollo, we strengthen our shared ambition to play a significant role in the energy transition process.
With our combined experience and capability, we aim to offer high value and agile services to the oil and gas sector as well as offshore wind developers.”
RenewableUK director of strategic communications Luke Clark said: "It's great to see our member companies Apollo and Vekta Group teaming up to provide valuable services across the energy sector including offshore wind.
“Many companies are successfully making the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, bringing experts with decades of experience in oil and gas to work in new roles, including innovative initiatives like powering oil and gas platforms with clean electricity from our world-leading offshore wind farms.”