OMM: New Maintenance Service to Renewables Sector
Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has launched a new maintenance support service for offshore renewables operators. With little existing guidance and no legislation currently in place, operators may not be conducting the maintenance they need in order to guarantee the integrity of their assets – or they might be spending too much on completing unnecessary routine servicing. OMM’s new Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (‘IMR’) service can give operators the confidence they need in every aspect of their installation. By studying best practice approaches to maintenance that exist in other markets, including the oil and gas industry, and building in a stage where maintenance plans are verified by a third party, OMM believes it has identified an approach that can be applied to any installation, regardless of size or age. Stephen Bolton, OMM’s Operations and Maintenance Director, commented: “Renewables operators are currently exposing themselves to unnecessary and potentially serious risks – risks that could result in lengthier, more costly repairs if things go wrong and ultimately long periods of lost production.