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Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) is a unique service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector.


The objective of the programme is to support the development of an increasingly competent, capable and competitive UK offshore renewable energy supply chain – maximising opportunity for the UK supply chain, both domestically and globally.


It works with UK supply chain companies to support their entry and growth in the industry by assisting them on a journey that builds the tools and knowledge to succeed.


The programme doesn’t require participants to have experience in the offshore renewable energy sector but does require participating organisations to have identified offshore renewable energy as a strategic opportunity for growth.


Image: Rovco at Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

2023 Impact Report
Rovco at Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, F4OR Wales, ORE Catapult



F4OR has been shaped by senior representatives of the industry, ensuring that when a company completes the programme and is awarded ‘Granted’ status, they are operating at a level that meets the needs of their potential customers. Our granted community consists of promising businesses that we firmly believe are ready to win work in the sector.

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The programme was awarded Runner Up for ‘Supply Chain Innovation of the Year’ in RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind Awards 2023. It is great news for F4OR – and we are delighted that the programme and all the companies that have participated are being recognised in this way.”

Davood Sabaei

Programme Manager, ORE Catapult


Since F4OR began in 2019, five regional programmes have run in the North East of Scotland, North East of England, East Anglia and Suffolk, and national programmes run across Scotland and UK-wide – with more in the pipeline.

Over 100 companies have been supported by F4OR, which prepares them for work in the offshore renewable energy market, and many have gone on to secure a wide range of new contracts.


The F4OR programme works with UK supply chain companies to support their entry and growth in the offshore renewable sector. Here are the latest F4OR opportunities including national and regional cohorts across the UK.


The first F4OR programme has now launched in Wales, tailored exclusively for the floating offshore wind industry, and supported by industry giants, Floventis Energy. The Celtic Sea is expected to play a key role in the UK’s journey to net zero, with a target of 4GW of floating wind to be deployed by 2035. We are looking for Welsh companies focused on entering the floating wind market to seize this opportunity and take part.


The deadline for submissions is now closed.


Over 60 fantastic companies have already been supported by the F4OR programme in the North East of Scotland, and we are delighted to have secured further funding for a fourth F4OR cohort from the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ). We are looking for companies focused on entering the offshore renewables market based in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire or Moray. Companies should have 10 or more direct employees and a turnover of at least £1 million.


The deadline for submissions is now closed.



For the first time, we are launching a F4OR programme in Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney, and we are thrilled to have support from offshore wind developer, the West of Orkney Windfarm. We are looking for established companies in the region that are focused on entering the offshore renewable energy market to take part.


The deadline for submissions is now closed.



There are a wide range of tangible outcomes created by the programme, both for individual companies and the industry as a whole. These include measurable benefits such as securing new contract wins or company growth, and softer benefits such as growing a company’s confidence in their abilities or expanding their business network.

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All EOI forms will be displayed under the individual regional and national programmes (see above) when applications are open.


Due to the level of interest we receive from companies wishing to participate in the F4OR programme, all interested parties are asked to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.


Following submission of this, and confirmation the applicant meets the criteria outlined above, they will be invited to complete a Capability Questionnaire and possibly a business ‘self-assessment’. You may then be requested to have a phone discussion with the F4OR team, to confirm your place on the programme. For companies which are unsuccessful in their application, the F4OR team will provide guidance on what other business support or improvement schemes might be appropriate for the company to consider.


Please note, the Expressions of Interest forms (EOIs) are completed as online forms. It is not possible to save the form midway through. Therefore, we recommend that you review the EOI form initially, but prepare any more substantial written responses offline. You can then populate the EOI online by pasting in relevant sections of text.

[Although already active in the sector] Balmoral’s move towards the energy transition was enhanced when we joined the Fit 4 Offshore Renewables programme. Over the past 20 months we have achieved granted status for F4OR and secured several contracts for offshore wind, both fixed and floating, while also seeing success in the wave and tidal arena.”

Ian Milne

Sales Manager, Balmoral Comtec Ltd.


Dr. Davood Sabaei

Supply Chain Project Manager