Risk Assessment Framework for the Offshore Wind Industry

Good practice, risk assessment and mitigation solutions for offshore wind developers, contractors and service suppliers

Company Overview

Marex is a leading safety, environmental and marine consultancy which has built a strong reputation within the oil and gas sector and is now providing services within the renewable energy market. Marex is considered the market leader for the compilation of safety case, HSE case and risk assessment services.

Marex Marine and Risk Consultancy (MAREX) formed in 2000, in response to a requirement for safety case authorship, which was introduced under the Cullen Report, following the Piper Alpha platform disaster. MAREX now comprises of a risk department and a marine department, coordinating highly specialised and experienced marine safety and survey professionals undertaking projects worldwide in the marine energy sector. This includes work for offshore developers, including safety cases, ship vetting, auditing, incident investigation, safety management systems, bow tie risk assessment, practical risk assessment workshops for management and crews as well as undertaking technical authorships and comprehensive marine consultancy.


Many health and safety issues could arise during the construction, installation, operation and decommissioning of offshore renewables projects. Examples of related services, include:

  • • Vessel suitability surveys to ensure they are 'fit for purpose'   for operations and maritime conditions, including OVIDs and     CMIDs
  • • Emergency Response Reviews to ensure adequate   provision for the offshore renewables industry
  • • Risk Assessment relating to:
    • - The installation of offshore turbines
    • - The installation and connection of subsea cables
    • - Operational and maintenance activities offshore
    • - Vessel transportation and transfer of personnel and   equipment
  • • Fire prevention modelling
  • • Marine Operations and emergency response manuals

Risk Assessment Solutions

Typical examples of risk assessment related services provided by Marex include:

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