Renewables sector welcomes CAN Renewables

June 04, 2020

RSK and its technical services business CAN have announced the creation of a new company, CAN Renewables. Initially, CAN Renewables will service clients in the wind and solar sectors by combining long track records in both renewable energy and specialist operations and maintenance to deliver multibrand engineering solutions.

RSK has supported clients in the renewables sector for over 20 years, since the emergence of off- and onshore wind energy generation in the late 1990s. Existing RSK services cover the full lifespan of renewable assets, ranging from site finding and negotiating land options through to environment impact assessments, planning consents, supporting construction and operational environmental maintenance. CAN has provided specialist contracting solutions for over 30 years using all the major types of access as well as developing bespoke equipment to access challenging sites. With an unwavering commitment to health and safety, both businesses boast an outstanding health and safety record. 

The new business will be led by renewables operations and maintenance expert Nicola McGlynn and Mark Richardson, Managing Director of CAN Group Ltd. Nicola joins the RSK group from MISTRAS Group, where she was responsible for driving commercial and renewables sector strategies as the wind energy director. Nicola’s strong track record in developing innovative strategies will support the growth of a clean energy sector.

“The CAN Renewables business represents an exciting opportunity for operations and maintenance in the sector and both the RSK businesses,” Nicola comments. “Mark and I are delighted to be leading a business that believes in a clean energy future. The renewables sector is the driving force behind the UK’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions. In CAN Renewables, we have the passion and expertise to deliver engineering solutions while contributing to wider sector challenges, diversity, innovation and the increasing demands on the UK supply chain.”

“It is with great pleasure that I can unveil the latest of the RSK group businesses,” adds RSK Chief Executive Officer Alan Ryder. “The current climate relating to COVID-19 presents numerous challenges to all businesses, but this is an excellent example of what being adaptable can achieve. RSK continues to provide innovative solutions to its clients in a sustainable way. We are delighted to be able to support renewable solutions, a vital step towards addressing climate change and helping the UK achieve its net zero emissions target.

“Expanding into contracting businesses is an important part of our growth strategy as we engage in our mission to provide clients with an end-to-end offering through companies that complement our existing services.”