ITC Hydraulics have been successfully selected out of over 80 applications to be one of only 16 companies in the North-east of Scotland to participate in the Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme.

Funded by Opportunity North East (ONE), the objective is to support the regional energy supply chain to fuel the growth in offshore renewables and stimulate supply chain mobility and transition during the green economic recovery.

ORE Catapult developed F4OR with the aim of creating an increasingly competent, capable and competitive UK offshore renewable energy supply chain, to ensure a strong representation of UK content in domestic projects, as well as supporting a vibrant export market. The F4OR programme offers the opportunity for offshore wind developers to engage, contribute to and benefit from an initiative that encourages and supports improved supply chain performance.

The 12-month business improvement and supply chain growth programme will prepare companies involved to compete for, and secure contracts at UK offshore wind farms by making them more attractive to offshore renewables’ project developers.

Tracy Clark, ITC managing director (pictured), said: “This is a significant and exciting step forward in our transition efforts to gain a presence in the renewable sector. We will bring the wealth of experience and knowledge gained over the last 21 years working in Oil & Gas. The F4OR programme will allow ITC to demonstrate its readiness and capability to provide and deliver innovative and creative solutions to this sector.”

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