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4C is now TGS

We are excited to announce a significant milestone in 4C Offshore's journey. Our integration into the TGS family marks the beginning of a new era in offshore wind market intelligence.

Learn what this means for you!

Market Consultancy

Offshore Wind and Subsea Power Cables

4C Offshore's experienced and qualified consultancy team are specialists in analysing the offshore wind and offshore transmission and cable markets. By drawing on their expertise, extensive databases, numerical modelling skills and exclusive network of contacts, 4C’s consultants can provide answers to the questions which are critical to your decision making and success.

4C’s experts provide insights into the market context, costs, supply chain, and deliver credible forecasts that form the basis of sound investment decisions and can further the development of your business. We deliver clear and comprehensive bespoke reports, evidenced by workbooks and robust data that support our conclusions and recommendations. With 4C’s consultants you can be confident you are making decisions based on thorough analysis performed by industry experts.


Clear and Comprehensive Reports

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Market Context

Detailed summaries of the latest government attitudes, including insight into policies, subsidy mechanisms and overall market attractiveness.

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Empirical evidence and trends for offshore components and project costs based on extensive market research.

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Credible Forecasts

Using insight into real project pipelines and future market outlooks, 4C Offshore defines credible growth forecasts.

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Supply Chain

Market share, supply and demand and competitor analysis.

4C Offshore’s Approach

Full and unlimited access to 4C’s accurate and up-to-date databases and insights across all areas of offshore wind and energy.

10+ years of detailed industry monitoring and analysis puts 4C in a unique position to assist its clients. Our consultants have full access to all of 4C’s information assets. These include full details of global project pipelines, vessels, technologies, country specific developments and GIS data.

Additionally, close collaboration between our in-house specialist researchers, engineers and the consultancy team ensure client’s projects have access to 4C’s complete expertise during planning and execution.

Maintaining strong relationships across the supply chain.

Through its market intelligence research activities, 4C builds and maintains relationships across the entire global offshore wind and offshore transmission and cable value chain.

4C is able to draw on this network to verify and validate the assumptions and findings of its research.

We work hard to maintain trust between ourselves and our network, allowing us to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways. Where appropriate, non-disclosure agreements or anonymity arrangements are used to ensure the integrity of communications and protection of intellectual property.

Agreeing a detailed methodology with clients at the proposal stage of a project.

To ensure our clients get the most value possible from our consultancy we collaborate with them at the earliest stages to ensure the work we do is covering the desired scope. Our consultants will work with you to plan the project in a way that will be the most beneficial to you, and deliver the highest quality and value possible.

Before a project begins the client will have a clear idea of the answers they’ll receive from our report. They’ll also know how we plan on answering their questions, helping us maintain integrity and transparency in every stage of a project.

Solutions across the Value Chain

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4C provides insights and assessments of the market context across different geographies, highlighting optimal investment opportunities.

This can include market scale and visibility, environmental conditions, site development approaches, grid connection models and financial incentive mechanisms. The political objectives and regulatory regimes underpinning different markets can also be clarified and assessed by our experts. This gives your business the knowledge necessary to position itself for growth.

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4C supports manufacturers of main components and subcomponents by answering key questions related to strategic decisions around facility investments, acquisitions or technology developments. This can include detailed supply-side analysis of the competitive landscape, e.g. market share, facilities, production capacity, technical capability, location and market dynamics.

Quantification of demand, value and trends in market drivers also provide visibility on future opportunities and threats.

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Positioning your business for future growth requires a detailed understanding of trends in demand and capabilities of the competition. 4C can provide detailed insight into main component technology trends and future developments. Understanding temporal and spatial trends ensures newly introduced installation assets are attractive to developers, or existing assets are most effectively deployed

4C maintains detailed records of supply chain activity, contracting strategies, installation rates, port visits and site conditions. These provide insights into key performance criteria of competitors and changing procurement models.

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4C's consultancy team can provide the answers to questions that are key to the success of an O&M provider. This includes an understanding of which problems are costing the industry the most money or which maintainence methods your competitors use.

Our consultants have access to detailed records of supply chain activity and wind farm O&M interventions collected by our researchers. This enables them to provide you with answers and insights into the questions which are most important to you.

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