Check out the OrbisEnergy News section on a regular basis for the most up to date stories and intelligence from our tenants, plus information from regional and national industry sources.

GE Hires Manor Renewable Energy for Merkur Works

OrbisEnergy tenant, Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has won a contract to supply temporary power, personnel and a multi-purpose vessel to GE Renewable Energy for the Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

View > December 7, 2017

Fred. Olsen’s CTV to Operate on Vattenfall’s Lillgrund Offshore Wind Farm

Vattenfall has selected OrbisEnergy tenant, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to supply a crew transfer vessel (CTV) to service the 110MW Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden.

View > December 7, 2017

Grant boost for wind turbine blade robot

A robotic crawler to inspect wind turbine blades is being developed with the help of a £50,000 grant from the SCORE Innovation fund.

View > November 22, 2017

Supply chain jobs created as onshore work starts for OrbisEnergy tenant East Anglia One windfarm project

Supply chain jobs created as onshore work starts for East Anglia One windfarm project - Suffolk and Essex Business News - East Anglian Daily Times

View > November 17, 2017

Young people need more opportunities in offshore wind, student tells industry

Young people need more opportunities to investigate potential career paths in the fast-expanding offshore wind industry, a sixth former told more than 200 industry delegates.

View > November 17, 2017

Port expansion plans revealed as offshore wind operators outline investment

Possible further expansion of Peel Ports Great Yarmouth to accommodate the fast-growing offshore wind business off the east coast was announced at an event celebrating the industry’s success.

View > November 16, 2017


More than 1,100 new jobs, £7billion investment and world-leading innovation has been nurtured in the East of England by the hub for the rapidly-growing offshore renewables industry.

View > November 7, 2017

Galloper delivers first power

innogy SE today [7th November] announced that Galloper Offshore Wind Farm has generated power for the first time on 5th November. The project achieved financial close in November 2015 and over the last two years, led by innogy, the project has been constructed from the onshore grid connection in Suffolk to the Galloper site 30km off the coast in the Thames Estuary.

View > November 7, 2017

Leading players in offshore wind celebrate East of England’s leading role

The East of England’s highly-prized position at the centre of the UK’s fast-developing offshore wind industry will be celebrated at an event in the region next week.

View > November 3, 2017

Sembmarine SLP donate £18k to local charities

On Friday 27th October Sembmarine SLP Ltd held their latest Safety Observation Scheme (SOS) charity awards where cheques amounting to £18,000 were given to 14 charities.

View > November 3, 2017


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Katie Snell

Having worked within the property department for 9 years, I have had the pleasure of working within the majority of the Nwes sites in the Norfolk and Waveney area. For the last 2.5 years I have been based at OrbisEnergy and more recently as Senior Coordinator overlooking the renewable hub and team.

Devon Mills

Devon has joined the team at OrbisEnergy as an Administration Coordinator in November 2014 and more recently a Centre Coordinator in January 2016. Having previously worked within various customer service roles she is pleased to be able to apply her skills and knowledge to her position at OrbisEnergy.

She is keen to build a strong understanding within the Offshore Renewable industry, whilst being able to develop a good mind for business and sales.

Johnathan Reynolds

Johnathan is responsible for all aspects of business and supply chain development for the flagship innovation and incubation centre for offshore renewables in the east of England, OrbisEnergy.

Matthew Holden

Matt’s role is Technical Support Manager, his main duty is leading the European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing Project (ECOWindS, on behalf of Nwes. In addition to ECOWindS Matt’s role is provide support for the property team and to carry out specific project work.

John Balch

John is Managing Director of Nautilus, Director of Nwes and Hub Director of OrbisEnergy and Beacon Innovation Centre. He is a mechanical engineer and has broad experience gained over 40 years in the international offshore industry.

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