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North East England hosts major offshore wind conference and exhibition to showcase region’s offshore renewables capabilities


Oct 9, 2017 #Business

NOF Energy, in partnership with Energi Coast, is to host the Offshore Wind North East 2017 Conference and Exhibition on 9 November in County Durham, as part of a week of activity in the North East of England coinciding with Renewable UK’s national Offshore Wind Week initiative (6-10 November).

Taking place at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield, the event offers delegates the chance to hear from some of industry’s key players and network with fellow offshore wind supply chain companies.

Conference attendees will hear presentations from developers including DONG Energy as well as contractors and suppliers involved in offshore wind. A series of panel discussions, featuring well-known companies operating in the sector such as SSE Renewables, JDR Cables, Tekmar, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Wilton Engineering, will discuss a range of topics including innovation, technology and diversification.

The event also provides networking opportunities with VIP guests from the UK and overseas.

Delegates can also attend the evening reception on Wednesday 8 November to network and hear a welcome address by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, the Networking Reception Sponsor.

NOF Energy,working with Invest North East England and Tees Valley Combined Authority, has also organised a series of site visits during the week to showcase the capabilities and expertise of key North East supply chain companies.

Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chief Executive of NOF Energy and Deputy Chair of Energi Coast, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting this important conference and exhibition, which will bring together leading lights from the offshore wind industry and demonstrate the important role the North East of England is playing in the sector.

“The region has now become a significant supply chain hub for offshore wind, geographically it is exceptionally well-placed for servicing both the UK and European markets and is a prime location for businesses looking to set up and invest in the UK”

“This conference will also highlight key requirements of the developers and contractors from the region’s companies and those in the wider UK supply chain. It will also be an excellent opportunity for networking and for sharing insights and knowledge into new developments within the sector.”

Offshore Wind Week in the North East, organised by NOF Energy in partnership with Energi Coast and Renewables UK is sponsored by:

Invest North East England

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Supporting Sponsors:

Department for International Trade

Falck Safety Services


MPI Offshore

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

The Offshore Wind North East 2017 Conference and Exhibition is sponsored by:

A&P Group


Energy Central

Francis Brown Ltd


Maersk Training


Osbit Ltd

Royal IHC

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


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