Floating Offshore Wind’s Critical Dilemma: to Tow, or Not to Tow?

Floating offshore wind faces a dilemma not met in fixed bottom projects. The question is how to perform turbine major component exchange (MCE); To tow, or not to tow? MCE operations at floating sites will be substantially different from today’s fixed-bottom practices. Fixed-bottom MCE is typically executed using a jack-up vessel, but floating windfarms are […]

OCA awarded with ISO Health and Safety and Environmental certifications

OCA is pleased to announce that we have been awarded ISO certification for Health and Safety (ISO 45001:2018) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015). We have also retained ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for our Quality Management System. Reducing our impact on the environment and a commitment to the highest standards of health and safety management are […]

An introduction to … John O’Malley, Lead Consultant

We would like to tell you a bit more about our recently promoted Lead Consultant John O’Malley. Since joining our US team 1 year ago, John has been involved in multiple projects. On behalf of a client, he oversaw the load out of the first US-manufactured offshore export cable in South Carolina, he regularly reviews […]

OCA and STEEL INSPECT deliver site supervision for Vineyard Wind

Over the last 8 months, OCA’s US team have been supporting the Vineyard Wind 1 project as Site Supervision Contractor (SSC). Working from Boston, MA and our office in Charleston, SC, we are leading and coordinating all site fabrication, quality assurance and inspection activities for the Monopile foundations. On site in the factory, our partners […]

OCA providing Cable Fabrication Supervision in South Carolina

Over the last 6 months, OCA has been providing site supervision services for the South Fork Wind Project, at the Nexans High Voltage USA factory in Goose Creek, South Carolina and adding value through continuous oversight and inspections of manufacturing progress, QA/QC fulfillment and HSE events during offshore export cable manufacturing activities. By leveraging our established […]

Tom Crisp brings further installation expertise to OCA

We are pleased to start the new year by announcing that Tom Crisp has joined OCA this week. Tom joins us with 9 years’ consulting experience working in offshore engineering, specializing in the installation of offshore wind and the operation of wind turbine installation vessels.  Tom has experience developing novel solutions enabling the installation of […]