CR Group, a technology-focused provider of specialist maintenance, inspection and integrity solutions, has been granted a highly regarded renewables accreditation.
The company has been awarded Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) status – which acknowledges UK supply chain enterprises possessing the requisite expertise, skills and proficiency to excel in the sector.
The F4OR programme has been developed in collaboration with industry experts and is spearheaded by ORE Catapult, a leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy.
Aberdeen-headquartered ICR was supported by ORE Catapult and business consultancy Opergy during this process. ICR will continue to update the F4OR team on key company developments including contract wins - such as its drone inspections on turbines - to help measure the overall impact of the programme.
Hollie Lawson, Corporate Development Director & ESG Champion at ICR, said: “To be granted F4OR status is testament to the great deal of time, energy and resources we have applied to position ICR to support the renewables sector, and signals our future aspirations in the market.
“We have developed strategies for improving our capacity to deliver services in the sector and the F4OR achievement is further evidence of our commitment to that wider agenda. We are resolutely focused on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts and net zero goals to accelerate our energy transition objectives, including the publication of an annual Impact Report to ensure transparency and disclosure in line with best practice.”
F4OR is delivered by ORE Catapult. The programme is based on F4N, devised by Nuclear AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre).
ICR also has UK offices in Carnforth and Hemel Hempstead, and international operations in Stavanger (Norway), Abu Dhabi, Houston (USA) and Perth (Australia) as well as partners in over 25 countries.
The company’s established technological solutions continue to play a significant part in its growth. Technowrap provides life-long repairs that can be applied to internal, external and through-wall defects on complex geometries, as well as structural repairs and corrosion control. The Technowrap repair system reduces emissions by 66% compared to the traditional replacement methods.
INSONO is an innovative NDT (non-destructive testing) technique for the inspection of engineered composite repairs.
Quickflange offers cold work solutions with weldless, high-performance flange-to-pipe connections. It provides a permanent repair option for improving pipeline integrity and flow assurance, eliminating the need for welding or hot work.
The firm’s drone division, Sky-Futures, has secured UK and further international work supporting clients by delivering inspection reports and data on asset build or inspection programmes.
ICR operates across multiple engineering and industrial sectors. For more information, visit –https://www.icr-world.com/
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