Suffolk County Council

Orbis is owned by Suffolk County Council in recognition of the big opportunities posed for Suffolk by the growing offshore wind industry.

Suffolk County Council supports offshore wind and has ambitions for Suffolk become the greenest county in the UK.

It recognises the economic importance of this industry with many Suffolk jobs, especially in Lowestoft, already depending on it. Current estimates of the value of offshore wind and maintenance locally is £3bn to 2020, and the industry is seen as sustainable for 60 years.

By 2030, offshore wind could secure 2,300 direct operations and maintenance jobs, and 1,500 supply chain jobs.

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OrbisEnergy is managed and operated by Nwes Property Services Ltd, part of the Nwes Group, one of the UK’s largest and most successful enterprise agencies.

Nwes Property Services is a specialist in supporting business growth, acceleration and incubation within 22 centres across the East of England. It provides the infrastructure and conditions for businesses to thrive and works closely with local and national government bodies on economic development.

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Waveney District Council

Waveney District Council is a supporter of the renewables sector recognising the importance of wind energy to the future of its local economy with the employment opportunities and potential of having two of the worlds biggest potential wind farm developments on its doorstep.

As well Lowestoft being the home to the operations and maintenance base for the 140 turbine Greater Gabbard windfarm, its port supports a fleet of helicopters and high-speed offshore catamarans capable of travelling from Waveney Dock to the wind farm in about one hour.

All of these developments have further emphasised the East of England’s role, and in particular Lowestoft, at the forefront of the offshore renewable energy industry.

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The Team

Angela Grey

Angela Grey joined as the team at OrbnisEnergy as Centre Coordinator in July 2017.  She brings over 20 years experience of sales and customer service.

Angela is new to offshore renewables and is eager to build a sound knowledge of the industry.

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