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IOW aluminium fabrication and boat build specialist, Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC), is helping to bolster the Island’s economy by tapping further into the lucrative European windfarm industry.
In order to do this, it recently attained ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditations, ensuring the very best build standards for customers helping to give the firm the competitive edge in the market.
The ISO 9001 quality management standard is implemented by millions of organisations across the globe, including Aluminium Marine service providers, and assures customers of very best standard of quality.
ISO 14001 enables organisations to benefit from new business opportunities and demonstrates good environmental credentials.
While OHSAS 18001 certification enables firms to qualify for a tender or to achieve preferred supplier status in their chosen markets.
The accreditations were achieved with help from fellow Islander Mark Elliot of Wight Safety Consultancy (www.wightsafety.co.uk), who helped guide the firm through the process.
This year has been one of the best yet for AMC. In April 2015, it clinched a high profile order for two 21m and two 23m aluminium catamarans from Colchester based windfarm service vessel operator, CWind.
These four High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV) are currently under simultaneous build in AMC’s new build hall at Trinity Wharf in East Cowes.
Another high profile project has been the ‘Trearddur Bay’ windfarm service vessel for the Anglesey based operator Turbine Transfers, one of the most advanced windfarm vessels on the market. Whilst also offering Aluminium boat repairs.
Rob Stewart, commercial director, AMC, said: “We anticipate further growth following the positive response from the Trearddur Bay and the CWind contracts. And this is good news both for the company and the whole island because we are currently taking on more apprentices.”