By: 31 October 2023
Renewable Energy Loss Adjusters launches marine division

Renewable Energy Loss Adjusters (RELA) has extended its expertise with the launch of a dedicated marine division. Since its inception in 2012, RELA has played a pivotal role in the renewable energy sector, settling over 2,500 claims valued at $500 million. This expansion represents a strategic move into the maritime market.

RELA Marine now offers independent average adjusting services led by a certified average adjuster. They are supported by a global network of surveyors and adjusters. Their services encompass independent surveys, customised reports, and expert advice for insurers, brokers, and shipowners, enhancing claims handling and risk assessments.

The range of services includes claim adjustment, technical surveys (both on-site and remote), coverage and liability counsel, comprehensive risk assessments, and policy wording reviews, all tailored to meet specific client needs.

Alan Tucker, an industry veteran with almost three decades of experience in marine hull and energy claims, leads the new division. His background includes work in P&I clubs, oil and gas adjusters, and, more recently, renewables before joining RELA in 2020.

Joining Alan is Nanami Hara, a seasoned senior hull adjuster with 13 years of experience as an average adjuster. She possesses an LLM in maritime law and is a qualified fellow of the Association of Average Adjusters. Her expertise spans marine markets in both Japan and the UK. This makes her well-versed in handling a wide array of hull and machinery claims, alongside other maritime matters.

Alan Tucker, RELA’s CEO, stated; “RELA have built an excellent reputation in renewables for technical excellence, independence and impartiality, a collaborative approach and of course our ability to respond quickly to claims wherever they are in the world. We are very excited to bring this approach to a new sector and we are confident that with the calibre of people like Nanami on board.”

 

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Emma Cockings
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