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New strategic partnership launches integrated marine coordination service


Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has joined forces with SeaRoc and VALEMO to deliver an integrated solution for marine coordination that is fully dedicated to French offshore wind projects.

VALEMO, which provides technical services to assist clients in boosting the production of renewable energy plants; together with SeaRoc, provider of the industry-leading marine management system, SeaPlanner, formed this strategic partnership that is being supported by pioneering offshore advisory services from Natural Power France, as specialists in environment, permitting, due diligence, safety, logistic optimization and vessel strategy.

This solution, which relies on the extensive experience of Natural Power as technical advisor, is tailored to enable marine coordination teams to meet industry best practices and regulatory compliance, whilst maximizing offshore safety and optimizing project efficiency.

Thierry Ripoche, Managing Director of Natural Power France, said: “As we continue to find a way forward for offshore wind developments in French waters, we are delighted to be part of this alliance that brings together a unique mix of industry-leading knowledge, experience and technology, tailored specifically for the local market. Together, we will undoubtedly make a big impact in supporting the successful delivery of offshore projects.”

The full marine coordination package includes provision of all software, hardware and personnel for managing:

  • Safety inductions and certifications
  • Personnel, vessel and helicopter (including tracking)
  • Daily logistics (such as access/guard zones/restrictions on assets)
  • RAMS and permit-to-work system
  • Metocean and weather monitoring
  • Operations schedule optimizing

Steve Pears, SeaRoc Group Managing Director, said: “Our strategic alliance program has already offered the benefits of local support to our clients around the world. By partnering with VALEMO and Natural Power, we are able to bring that experience to the French offshore wind sector which will be further enhanced by our launch of the SeaPlanner software in French during early 2019.”

Frédéric Prevost, VALEMO Director, said: “This partnership is a new step forward in our strategic and continuous support to the French offshore wind industry. Comments. Sharing competences, together with collaborating with national educational maritime institutions, allows us to propose a structured, local and long-term marine coordination solution for our clients.”

This strategic alliance is being launched at Seanergy 2019, the international forum for offshore wind and marine renewable energy, which takes place from 5th to 7th June in France’s main wind region, Hauts-de-France in Dunkirk.

The three partners will be jointly exhibiting at stand F44 – come and say hello.

Seanergy gathers around 250 exhibitors and more than 3,500 international delegates with the goal of reinforcing synergies within the sector, accelerating and promoting its development, in France and worldwide.

About Natural Power
Natural Power is an independent consultancy and service provider that supports a global client base in the effective delivery of a wide range of renewable projects including onshore wind, solar, renewable heat, energy storage and offshore technologies. It has a global reach, employing more than 365 staff across 11 international offices. Its experience extends across all phases of the project lifecycle from initial feasibility, through construction to operations and throughout all stages of the transaction cycle.

Formed in 2002, SeaRoc Group has more than a decade of experience in offshore renewable energy. It has an extensive worldwide project portfolio, adopting a full lifecycle approach to projects from design, through construction and into decommissioning, specialising in HSEQ support and GIS data management services.

In 2006 the company went on to develop, SeaPlanner, industry leading software that provides the tools for the safe and efficient management of projects offshore. Features include personnel tracking, access control, vessel tracking, weather management, induction management, HSE risk management, geographic information systems (GIS), maintenance planning as well as managing offshore certification and documentation.

Now an industry leading marine management and monitoring tool, SeaPlanner has expanded beyond renewables into markets such as offshore dredging and marine-civil construction across the UK, Europe and Australia.

Established in 2011, VALEMO specialises in the operation, maintenance and supervision of renewable energy plants, and provides technical services to assist in boosting the production of renewable energy plants. Its mission is to ensure the smooth operation of production plant equipment, maintaining safety on site and providing fast intervention. VALEMO relies on a team of more than 50 technicians and engineers, who received a GWO training program, including additional training for sea survival.

Contact details:
Jane Maher
PR and Media
Natural Power
T: 07887 995 589