Pict Offshore was founded in 2019 following a 2 year R&D programme. Since then it has brought its new access solution, the ‘Get Up Safe’ system to market, won the UK’s Green Energy Award for Innovation, taken on investment from Orsted, the World’s largest developer of offshore wind, and fulfilled its first multimillion Pound supply contract for the World’s largest windfarm, Hornsea 2. This presentation will outline the ways in which the ‘Get Up Safe’ system impacts the design of offshore foundation structures and the way in which operation and maintenance is performed. It will also provide insight into the Company’s journey and the challenges and learnings it has taken in setting itself up to manufacture equipment at scale for the offshore wind sector.

Néodyme Sales and Operation director, Simon Merland , has worked in several Oil&Gas companies in which he has developed skills in Health and Safety and especially through works supervision, project management and HSE department director. Néodyme has to date several HSE managers, supervisors, auditors and engineers working in different phases of offshore wind projects and as below:

  • In design phases (HSE design review, contractors and subcontractors qualification, preliminary risk assessments, training requirements, emergency preparedness …)
  • In construction and installation phases (project HSE management, relationship with local and national authorities, HSE inspections and action tracking, onshore and offshore supervision, training, communication campaigns …)
  • In operation and maintenances phases* (standards operating procedures, HSE plans, emergency plans, inspections and action tracking …).

Xodus Principal Engineer, Chris Lovell, will present the potential issue of Human Fatigue in the servicing of offshore wind turbines, as described below:

The potential for Human fatigue is a safety issue in many workplaces, and all the ingredients are present for the issue to occur in offshore wind turbine servicing, with safety as well as potential economic and reputational consequences. The work demands a high level of concentration for several hours at a time in order to ensure personal safety and successful completion of the maintenance tasks in hand. Work is generally performed within an evolving and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) framework and in an often harsh physical environment. Potential transferability of how the issue is being addressed in other industries is explored, with reference to relevant legislation and industry standards.


Agenda (CET):

  • 11:00 – 11:10 –  Introduction to webinar and the OPIN project, David Garcia – Scottish Enterprise
  • 11:10 – 11:30 – Innovation and supply – a start-ups journey into Offshore Wind, Phil Taylor – Pict Offshore
  • 11:30 – 11:50 – Offshore Health and Safety risks and mitigations, Simon Merland – Neodyme
  • 11:50 – 12:00 – Human Fatigue in the servicing of offshore wind turbines, Chris Lovell – Xoxus
  • 12:00 – 12:10 – Q&A




This masterclass will be organised in the context of the Interreg project OPIN. It is free for OPIN members. If your organisation is not listed here, please fill out the following Membership Form. OPIN registration is quick, free and gives access to an international network of more than 400 members and activities dedicated to offshore renewable energy.