Newcomer RanaWorks brings fresh ideas to the North Sea energy market

Tuesday, 23 January, 2018 - 10:30
RanaWorks introduces an innovative concept to the North Sea offshore wind market (photo: RanaWorks)
RanaWorks introduces an innovative concept to the North Sea offshore wind market (Photo: RanaWorks)

Newly formed RanaWorks B.V. introduces an innovative concept to the market of inspection, repair and maintenance in the North Sea offshore wind market. The concept evolves around the seamless integration of subsea and above waterline services in order to achieve the best value for money without compromising safety and quality.

The ambition is to operate large floating maintenance bases, which will be permanently stationed in the North Sea to offer fast, flexible and efficient solutions to multiple marine asset owners and operators in wind, oil and gas. Together with its committed team of professionals, RanaWorks delivers integrated solutions by the use of diving, observation and workclass ROVs, working at height and rope access services, through all stages of the offshore asset lifetime, ranging from preliminary surveys and installation support, to inspection, repair and maintenance and lifetime extension services and decommissioning. This includes non-destructive testing by means of ACFM, MPI, FMD, ultrasonic thickness, cathodic potential, ultrasonic flaw detection and other systems.

The business concept of RanaWorks is based upon the expertise and experience of its founders: RANA Diving SpA from Italy and Workships Contractors BV from the Netherlands. The latter has been a marine asset manager and vessel operator for nearly 30 years, with extensive experience in the offshore oil & gas and wind industries. RANA has more than 50 years’ experience in commercial diving and subsea operations, which includes owning, developing and operating air and saturation diving systems, as well as engineering and survey.

Improve efficiency

“Together, we are able to bring fresh ideas to the table in a market, which is in growing need for innovative solutions in order to significantly improve efficiency of installation and maintenance of wind parks and other assets”, says Philip Woodcock, General Manager of RanaWorks. “It goes without saying that both the founding companies are IMCA members and are certified to the international standards expected by the industry such as ISO 9001 and 14001, OHSAS 18001 and IRATA.”

“Over 80 years of experience of RANA Diving and Workships Contractors, prove that we not only understand the needs of our clients, but are also fully committed to providing the best possible solutions in a safe and financially viable way”, adds Alessandro Buffa, managing director of RANA Diving. “Apart from that we bring along an extensive fleet of state-of-the-art equipment like the Tomahawk Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) of our sister company Aalea Offshore and our own modular, containerized saturation diving systems.”

Volker Buddensiek / RanaWorks

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