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UK company launches offshore wind turbine crew management service

UK-based Offshore Operations Limited (OOL), a provider of operational and technical support services to the offshore renewable energy industry, has launched a full-service crew management offering for the offshore wind sector.

OOL says it will provide turnkey team management packages supporting the full lifecycle of talent solutions, from sourcing and management to training and development, payroll, and more.

According to the company, its bespoke crew management solutions, from meeting last-minute needs to providing full offshore personnel, are backed by decades of experience in the marine energy industry.

“By managing the process from start to finish, we take the hassle out of such a vital part of every project – finding the right people for the job,” said Joshua BrennanCEO of OOL.

OOL provides a range of operational and technical support services to the offshore renewable energy industry, including offshore project supervision, new build management, HSE support, specialist project procurement, consultancy and marine coordination.

Additionally, OOL says that through its parent company, CSO Marine Group, customers can benefit from a turnkey package for their projects, including vessel design and design, construction and chartering of vessels, as well as the provision of full crew and projects.

“Thanks to our extensive network of industry partners and our crucial market intelligence, we can also have an edge over other agencies, which means we can select from the highest quality talent pool to current projects and ships”, Brenan said.

The UK offshore wind sector currently supports over 31,000 jobs, according to a recent report by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and that number appears to be growing every year.

In last year’s OWIC survey, 26,000 jobs were reported, of which 19,600 were direct jobs in offshore wind while 11,500 were indirect positions in supply chain companies that manufacture products for industry as well as for other sectors.

This year’s study estimated that by 2030 the offshore wind industry will employ over 97,000 people in the UK, of which 61,000 are direct jobs.

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