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International Tidal Energy Summit and Offshore Wind Europe 2017

OCA will be attending both the International Tidal Energy Summit and the Offshore Wind Europe 2017 events in London over the next two days.

While the offshore wind market continues to thrive and grow in Europe and beyond, there is a welcome focus on R&D in the tidal market, to integrate current industry knowledge (e.g. from Bay of Fundy demonstrator below) and develop news ways of reducing costs and controlling progress. OCA will be discussing how our experiences and significant lessons learned library can deliver offshore construction works faster and with lower risk to investors.

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Floating Wind: an Evolution or a Revolution?

Offshore Construction Associates is looking forward attending the Society of Underwater presentation tonight in London.

Floating wind has taken it to the next level in the last days with the world's first floating wind farm who started production in Scotland (Hywind) and the first floating WTG being installed in France (Floatgen).

Understanding the engineering challenges and the lessons learnt associated to Floating wind technologies is essential to OCA to optimize cost and to reduce risks on our Client Projects.

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FWP Atlantic Forum 2017

Attending to FWP Atlantic Forum 2017

We are delighted to announce that OCA will be in St Nazaire and Lorient, from the 02/10/2017 to the 04/10/2017, to attend to the Floating Wind Power Atlantic Forum.

Our Engineering Manager, Rémi Molinengo, will be available to introduce how our skills, knowledge and lessons learnt from wider industries can create value and opportunities for these innovative Marine Renewable Energy concepts.
We are also participating in the B2B matchmaking session, so if you would like to find out what OCA expertise can do for you, do not hesitate to contact us for a meeting.


Offshore Construction Associates grows capabilities in France

On Monday 10th July, OCA welcomed Rémi Molinengo to the role of Engineering Manager in France. Based in central Paris, he will support our ongoing projects and expand market awareness of the opportunities OCA can create for offshore projects in France.

Rémi has more than 10 years of experience within the offshore sector, working for Subsea 7, Saipem, Acergy and Ceona. This includes leading project development, EPCI and R&D teams, managing designs, and safe delivery of offshore installation works in France, UK, West Africa and Asia. This combination of engineering design and hands on, execution experience, obtained in multicultural environments, will help OCA continue the delivery of high quality expertise into the developing French marine renewables sector.


Positive French Market Developments

Offshore Construction Associates France sas has now completed its first six months trading – delivering independent offshore experience to the 1GW of Les Eoliennes en Mers projects and other European developers and Contractors.

Based in Paris, we have good access to to the the emerging French market, and with the projects announced in 2016, the next few years in France should be very positive.


Attending RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2016

Nick will be at the RenewableUK Conference in Manchester for both Tuesday and Wednesday this week. It will be a good opportunity to meet some new contacts, say hello to some old faces and also learn more about how the industry will be developing over the next few years.

We are particularly looking forward to the H&S Event regarding Emergency Response Planning, where lessons from industry experience will be discussed among a learned audience. At OCA we know it is vital we can effectively combine our own experience with up to date information from the wider industry to provide the most effective advice to our Clients.


Blue Piling Technology at the ICE

OCA attended the OES and BGA joint meeting Blue Piling Technology: Driving the largest piles offshore with water at the ICE last night. A good chance to catch up with the industry and meet some new people. The tech looks promising, particularly if other countries (including the UK) follow the German example of a statutory limit for underwater noise.

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