A TYNE Valley engineering firm has shared its specialist knowledge in a bid to improve the offshore industry.

Osbit, based in Riding Mill, hopes bringing the technical information to clients and partners will improve the effectiveness of offshore operations in the global energy industry.

The company launched Osbit Insight, a bespoke technical knowledge sharing and learning sessions, which have been designed to spread knowledge through the global offshore energy supply chain.

Leading energy companies including Swedish-based Vattenfall, Scottish Power and Danish power company Ørsted, have already participated in the skills sharing initiative.

Osbit’s managing director Brendon Hayward said: “We’re passionate about education and have trained hundreds of people to be brilliant engineers and offshore energy professionals. This doesn’t stop at our front door.

“Our customers operate in unpredictable environments.

“This is particularly true in offshore wind where factors like increasing turbine sizes and seabed conditions mean that technology needs to adapt rapidly.

“Osbit Insight is an opportunity for us to use our skills to enhance industry understanding as to what can be achieved when you combine the huge operational expertise of energy operators, with our collaborative and informed design process.

“This understanding is what enables vessel owners and energy companies to make more agile, high quality, lower-risk decisions, and increases project success.”

Representatives from Ørsted were impressed by the sessions.