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Posted on August 12, 2020 by  & 
External Company Press Release

Leading Industry Position in Floating Solar

INNOSEA, a leading engineering firm specialized in Offshore Renewables and part of LOC Group, is pleased to announce it has been invited to join the Floating Solar JIP consortium, a group of 23 leading companies in the renewable energy arena.
Led by DNVGL, the consortium is aiming to develop the first recommended practice for the development of floating solar power projects; creating the first commonly recognized standard. The standard will be based on a defined list of technical requirements for developing safe, reliable and sustainable projects. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040.
Joining the consortium is on an invitation only basis, requiring the approval of all existing members. Areas that INNOSEA will focus specifically include site characterization, energy yield, floaters, mooring and anchoring design.
The invitation to join the Floating Solar JIP consortium, comes on the back of extensive work in the area, covering 30 projects and 690MWp. Projects included engineering and design work for 15 floating offshore developments, across 6 countries, Strategic Advisory Services for site investigation, mooring EPCI and owner's engineering services. INNOSEA is supported by the wider LOC Group renewables team.
Other established members to the consortium include: BayWa, Blue C Engineering, Carpi Tech/Makor Energy, Ciel & Terre International, Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, Noria Energy, EDF - Électricité de France, EDP - Energias de Portugal, Equinor, Isigenere, Mainstream Renewable Power, Scatec Solar, Seaflex and Statkraft. Other new members include: Total SA, Acciona and SolarMarine Energy.
Félix Gorintin, Head of Floating Solar at INNOSEA, said: "Being invited to join such a leading consortium is a testament to the work INNOSEA has been doing in the sector. Creating a commonly recognised standard is a key part of the industry's development. Not having common standards in place makes it difficult for investors to have confidence in projects and for standards to be enforced. We are looking forward to working with such a highly regarded collection of fellow members and to support the development of an industry, which is a key part of the future energy mix."
For further information:
LOC Group
Katie Tunkina
Tel: +44 (0)20 7264 3436
Félix Gorintin
Tel : +33 (0)2 53 35 50 93
Celicourt Communications
Mark Antelme / Jimmy Lea
Tel: +44 (0)20 8434 2754
INNOSEA is an independent engineering firm, specialising in offshore renewables. With offices worldwide, INNOSEA works at the cutting edge of research and development in offshore wind, wave&tidal and floating solar. Originally established as a spin-off from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, the company provides consulting and engineering services to the marine renewables industry, with a focus on fixed and floating substructure concept development and turbine engineering analysis. As part of the wider LOC Group, INNOSEA can offer a comprehensive solution to its client's needs.
About LOC Group (LOC)
LOC Group is the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm that was founded in London in 1979. Headquartered in London, the company operates 35 offices located in Europe, Africa, Americas, Middle East, Asia and Australia. The Group (comprising LOC, Longitude, Innosea and John LeBourhis) employs over 400 people.
LOC's core business addresses shipping, oil & gas and renewables sectors amongst others. True to its entrepreneurial founders, LOC combines the expertise of engineers and master mariners to solve some of the world's most complex design and operational problems offshore. Our services to such industries can be categorised as loss prevention (marine warranty, surveys, inspections and audits, technical due diligence), loss management (marine casualties, claims, disputes and litigation) and advanced consulting and engineering (from concept to construction to operations). Our clients comprise P&I clubs, H&M insurers, underwriters, brokers, oil and gas companies, energy utilities, field operators, developers, EPC contractors, installation contractors, drilling contractors, lawyers, shipowners, governments, and turbine and cable OEMs.
Source: Celicourt Communications
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