CRC Evans Strengthens Commitment to Offshore Wind with OWGP Grant
CRC Evans, a leading provider of welding and coating services, has been awarded funding through The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership’s (OWGP) Development Grant scheme.
As one of 11 companies selected by the program following its announcement in May 2023, CRC Evans will receive a share of £2.4 million to invest in the enhancement of mechanized welding solutions for floating offshore wind developments.
The organization’s welding and coating expertise has potential to support wind projects in the final assembly stage, and the award strengthens its commitment to the sector.
Diversification efforts from CRC Evans have seen an increase in activity across nuclear, wind, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage (CCUS).
Stephane Allain, CRC Evans’ Director of Renewables, said: “It’s an honor to be selected as recipients of funding by The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership. This transformative initiative enables the accelerated development of wind technologies across the UK and ensures that the supply chain is prepared and capable of delivering at scale.
“CRC Evans has a long history in the provision of specialist services in welding and coating, and a renewables offering is simply an extension of this. With a proven track record, supported by an extensive fleet of mechanized welding equipment, we are well placed to support the fabrication and assembly of offshore wind structures.”
The OWGP Development Grant funding competition focuses on improving capability, increasing competitiveness, and driving forward business growth within the offshore wind sector. Projects to the value of more than £5 million have been awarded up to 50% of their costs in the 2023 round, with the 2024 call now open.
About the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership
The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) is a long-term business transformation program that has been established as part of the UK Offshore Wind Sector Deal. It promotes closer collaboration across the supply chain, implements structured productivity improvement programs and facilitates shared growth opportunities between developers and the supply chain.
OWGP has supported 220 UK companies since the organization’s inception in 2019. Over 1400 companies have now registered an interest on the OWGP website, where further information on the Development Grants can be found. For more information and to apply for funding or business transformation support, go to https://owgp.org.uk/funding-and-support-opportunities/
With funding from the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), delivery is focused on direct support to supply chain companies through a combination of business transformation and grant funding. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is managing the delivery of OWGP with support from specialist delivery partners.
For more information on OWGP, visit: https://owgp.org.uk/