Fit for Offshore

Floventis is partnering with The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to help local companies bid for work in the floating offshore wind industry.

Launched in September 2023, the first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in Wales is giving Welsh businesses the skills and expertise to deliver success in this rapidly growing sector. It is a specific development programme for the floating wind industry that has been designed by industry experts. Floventis is providing technical and market insight for those participating.

The initial cohort of three companies includes Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, Mainstay Marine Solutions and CELSA Steel UK.

Find out more about these companies here:





Cardiff-based CELSA is Europe’s leading producer of circular and low-emission steel, and it recycles ferrous scrap to produce steel in electric arc furnaces, using energy-efficient technology.  F4OR will give CELSA the opportunity to develop expertise in the renewable energy sector and is now preparing to supply materials, fabrication, and installation services as part of the floating offshore wind supply chain.


Mainstay Marine Solutions


Mainstay Marine Solutions

Mainstay Marine Solutions is based in Pembroke Dock and has a long legacy of boat building, engineering, and marine services. Their facilities include workshops, new build halls, a wet basin, five slipways, and a 160t hoist, and their 65-strong team includes naval architects, engineers, welders, fabricators, fitters and painters.


Ledwood Mechanical


Ledwood Mechanical Engineering

Ledwood Mechanical Engineering is based in Pembroke Dock, employs 250 and provides mechanical and fabrication services to the energy and petrochemical sectors. Having been granted Fit for Nuclear status by the Nuclear AMRC, Ledwood is currently working on the UK’s nuclear new build programme including equipment installation, delivery of stainless steelwork ducting and the erection of carbon steelwork.


Plans for future F4OR Wales cohorts are already in the pipeline and further details will be announced in the coming months.

For more information visit F4OR – ORE (