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.

Background and offering

ORE Catapult’s Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme has been developed with input from the offshore renewable energy industry.

F4OR is a unique service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector.

F4OR is a journey of business improvement and sector specific capability building. It uses a proven process which typically takes 12 to 18 months. The F4OR Team will support you through each step, but F4OR will demand commitment and drive from your senior management team.


There are a wide range of tangible outcomes and benefits being created by the programme, both to individual companies and also to 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.

The wider industry benefits from a more competent and energised supply chain, and an awareness of the high potential companies that will form part of the growing supply chain of tomorrow.

Granted Companies

When a company achieves ‘granted’ status, they have proven that they have the relevant knowledge, capability and competence to meet the required standard as expected to do business in the sector. They will have shown that the systems, processes and knowledge are deeply embedded within the organisation and that they have plans to ensure that their standards will endure long into the future.

Read the latest F4OR case study about SMS Group, one of the companies taking part in the programme to learn more.

Learn more about our community of Granted Companies

Application Process

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.

Learn more about the application process and who should apply

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Balmoral Comtec Ltd.

“[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 & tidal arena.
Ian Milne (Sales Manager)


2H Offshore

“The guidance received via the Fit 4 Offshore Renewables programme has helped us focus on the key areas where we have expertise and given us insight into the companies we should engaging with. This has undoubtedly helped achieve our impressive year-on-year growth and the securing of over £1million of orders in Offshore Renewables since starting the programme”
Nicholas Pacewicz (General Manager)

Register Your Interest

If you can’t find a suitable open application window, please register your interest below via the general F4OR Expression of Interest form.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Complete the Expression of Interest form here

Contact Our Team

Andrew Stormonth-Darling

Programme Manager

Email Andrew Stormonth-Darling

07741 165 050

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Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and qualified Project Manager with close to 12 years’ experience in the offshore wind industry. Before joining ORE Catapult, Andrew delivered a range of projects for one of the major turbine OEMs in the field of O&M. His experience extends to prototype testing, delivering complex logistical solutions, and major equipment tendering. Within ORE Catapult Andrew manages various collaborative, cross-industry projects focusing on fostering innovation and delivering valuable research in offshore wind.

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