Renewable energy consultancy OST Energy is to rebrand as RINA Consulting from 1 June following the acquisition of parent company Edif ERA in July 2016.

OST now forms part of the newly formed Renewable & Sustainability Business Unit within the wider RINA Consulting division, which provides engineering and consultancy services, as well as testing, inspection and certification.

The unit now includes OST Energy, Edif ERA and D’Appolonia which will now act as a single organisation under the RINA consulting banner.

Simon Turner, director and co-founder of OST Energy, said: “This change will provide us with a far greater geographical reach as well as enhancing and expanding our existing high quality services that encompass environmental impact consulting, health & safety, geosciences, metocean and funded technical innovation projects.

“With a wider network of colleagues, we will be able to bring even more expertise to our existing and future projects, continuing to build on our success of consulting on over 30GW of renewable energy projects in established and emerging markets worldwide.”

In 2016 the RINA Group had an estimated turnover of over €450 million, with approximately 4,000 employees, and 170 offices in 65 countries worldwide.

Roberto Carpaneto, chief executive of RINA Consulting, added: “OST’s global renewable energy expertise will be a core component of the Renewable & Sustainability Business Unit within RINA Consulting, directly complementing the substantial experience of the D’Appolonia and Edif ERA teams, whom OST has already been working with for some time.”