Orkney renewables supply chain firm Leask Marine has announced it has won US offshore supplier accreditation.
The new classification from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) means the company is authorised to support visiting cruise vessels, freight vessels and mobile offshore drilling units.
Leask Marine confirmed it has been recognised by ABS as a service provider “which an ABS surveyor may rely on to make decisions affecting classification or statutory surveys”.
The firm is one of Scotland’s most prolific supply chain firms having worked on Equinor’s Hywind project, Aberdeen Bay wind farm, and the soon to be completed Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm.
Due for completion in 2019, Beatrice’s 84 turbines will be capable of providing sufficient clean and sustainable power for the equivalent of 450,000 homes.
Leask Marine is also already on the books for the upcoming 950-megawatt Moray East Offshore Wind Farm and 77-turbine Inch Cape development in the North Sea.
Douglas Leask, managing director of Leask Marine, said: “Orkney is one of the UK’s most diverse commercial ports and to offer a one stop shop for marine services is important to visiting vessel owners.
“ABS are one of the world’s leading ship classification organisations, and this accreditation will allow Leask Marine to expand the number of vessels that they can provide in-water services for, as together with our already held accreditation for in-water surveys from Lloyds Register enables Leask Marine to cover most of the world’s maritime classification society’s vessels.”