Enabling Offshore Wind Projects

Today, we’re attending RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind at ExCeL in London to engage with industry leaders and policy makers to discuss how the sector can support 2050 climate targets.

Evolving our services to meet ambitious Government targets

The UK Government has committed to a 10-point plan for combating climate change and has set out ambitious new targets for the renewables industry which must step up to the challenge of meeting offshore wind capacity of 40 gigawatts (GW), up from 30 GW as part of a balanced energy mix to power the UK’s green economic recovery.

To assist our clients in meeting these targets, Osprey is helping to solve many engineering and operational challenges by providing advice and support on how to use aviation positively in their wind projects to enable safe and efficient operations.

Our services include: aviation impact assessment (including completion of the aviation elements of the Scoping Report, Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) and Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) applications), assessment for the safe operation of offshore helicopter operational support, assessment of offshore helicopter refuelling activities, changes to airspace requirements, radar impact, line of sight, procurement services for wind farm mitigation, assessment on how developments may affect Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP), the management of drones for inspection purposes and charging stations for drones and unmanned aircraft systems.

We can therefore offer every project with a unique level of end-to-end aviation support.

To date, Osprey has assisted over 950 wind farms to address their issues on aviation. One of our recent success stories is our proud association with the Neart na Gaoithe project team to achieve major aviation-related milestones in developing the airspace solution to enable their offshore wind development project to move forward without an aviation based objection.

Hydrogen Solutions

Our consultants regularly work with a range of wind farm developers and regional airports in the management of the effect of wind energy on aviation systems and now with our parent company tpgroup, we have the engineering capability to advise and provide hydrogen solutions for energy storage and provide digital solutions for wind farm planning and logistics.

The Future

Wind power is set to grow significantly over the next decade and Osprey has a key role to play in developing solutions that will allow aviation and wind to co-exist positively to allow projects to move forward at pace. Osprey is fully committed to working towards net zero carbon emissions with the help of new technologies and renewable fuels to create a greener future for us all.

Look out for Richie Hinchcliffe and Stew Heald at RUKGOW, or contact our Energy & Environment Division to discuss how we can support your offshore wind projects: [email protected]


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