FIFE RENEWABLES INNOVATION CENTRE ANNOUNCES REDS TENANCY

FRIC OPENING TENANTS GROUP

FIFE Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), situated within the acclaimed Energy Park Fife, is pleased to welcome its latest tenant Reach Engineering & Diving Services (REDS), a market leading provider of specialist access and engineering services to the marine and energy industries.

Located on the Forth estuary, in Methil on the East Coast of Scotland, FRIC is an integral part of Energy Park Fife and Scotland’s Renewable Energy offering. Situated alongside, and powered by a range of low carbon technologies, the Centre combines high-tech business facilities and the latest in sustainable design. This landmark development is an ideal home for businesses involved in the renewables industry and will provide REDS with an excellent Scottish base from which they can service the marine industry.

Councillor Kay Carrington, Fife Council’s Executive Member for Business, Enterprise and Economy, said: ‘We are very pleased that REDS has decided to open their new Scottish office at FRIC.   FRIC aims to create an innovative space within its low carbon facility and is an integral part of Energy Park Fife and Scotland’s Renewable Energy offer.  REDS and FRIC are a great fit.’

REDS provide a market leading safe, quality diving and access engineering service tailored to the specific needs of the marine industry. Their multi skilled and experienced workforce provide essential services to offshore wind farms, marine

renewable energy, subsea cable installation providers, port and local authorities, nuclear power stations, major utility providers, and civil and consulting engineers around the world. Providing creative solutions for: Diving, Rope Access, OSP & Tower Access, Confined Space Operations, and Shore End Cable Installation & Buriel.

Sarah Leighton, Business Development Manager at REDS said: ‘We have been working in Scotland for some time and see it as a significant growth area for the company. My appointment as Business Development Manager and the new office situated in the heart of Scotland’s East Coast, the Fife Renewables Innovation Centre is part of the internationally-acclaimed Energy Park Fife, and is the ideal base for REDS to service the marine industry.’

For more information on FRIC please contact Dot Smith at dorothy.smith@fife.gov.uk or Barbara Whiting at barbara.whiting@fife.gov.uk.