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Friday, July 2, 2021 

UK consultancy Cedar Marine has launched a Carbon Management Plan offering, to supply maritime organisations with the tools they need to realise an environmentally sustainable future, with offshore wind OESV operator Seacat Services signed on as its inaugural customer.

Cedar Marine operates as an industry partner to provide technical and commercial support to maritime owners, managers and operators. Its Carbon Management Plan enables organisations to monitor their performance and commit to achieving their decarbonisation targets, while maintaining commercial success, operational efficiency, and compliance with changing regulations.

Cedar Marine will support customers to understand their environmental impact and plot an economically sustainable course to improve their green profile in line with both commercial and regulatory targets. This support includes business strategy and project advice across:

  • measurement and analysis of their existing carbon footprint;
  • generation of a dedicated carbon reduction pathway;
  • agreement of a trajectory of tracking and reporting against reduction goals, and;
  • annual review of the Carbon Management Plan and targets.

The new organisation is headed by Owen Preece (pictured), a certified marine surveyor and naval architect with almost 10 years’ experience, who established Cedar Marine following roles at Bureau Veritas. Its team of marine surveyors, authorised by UK Flag approved certifying authorities MECAL and SCMS, have built a track record in delivering sustainability gains for its customers in line with their commercial and operational commitments.

Preece said: “Sustainability takes many forms, from climate commitments to business continuity and optimised assets. At Cedar Marine we balance these concerns for our partners, examining their environments, assets, business dealings and partnerships to offer the most complete sustainability recommendations. We understand the difficulties our partners face in determining their most suitable pathway to improved environmental performance, and we work to take the pain out of this process. Our carbon reduction consultancy advises owners’ green ambitions and initiatives, and empowers them to enact positive environmental change. It aligns with their business strategy to outline emissions reduction measures, set benchmarks, and track progress on an agreed trajectory for a supported pathway towards sustainability.”

Ian Baylis, Seacat Services, said; “At Seacat we envision and strive for an offshore support sector which places the integrity of environmental endeavours at its core, and achieving this goal requires a complete overhaul in how we monitor and implement carbon reduction measures. As the first organisation to sign up to a Carbon Management Plan, we aim to set a precedent for the offshore support sector to hold itself to higher standards and take ownership of its commitment to improved environmental performance. Cedar Marine is the perfect partner to help us track and achieve our sustainable ambitions as a commercially successful and environmentally conscious company.”

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