SCORE Innovation Challenge Workshop

Event Date: Wednesday May 3, 2017
Event Time: 9:30 - 15:00
Event Venue: Orbis Energy, Wilde Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XH

Offshore energy leaders are keen to pick the brains of companies to help solve underwater challenges facing the growing offshore wind industry in East Anglia.

The first of a series of sessions tackling subsea issues – ranging from corrosion and tidal scour at turbine towers to keeping seals away from piling work – will be held on Wednesday May 3rd.

Organisers are keen to get input and ideas from companies who can help find solutions with support from industry experts including the influential national Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult team.

They are throwing down the gauntlet to businesses across England, including energy hubs such as the North East and Humberside.

They can be companies already in renewables but also those in oil & gas and other sectors with transferable engineering and technical skills.

The day is the first of a series of workshops over the next two years covering six topics:

  • Foundations cost reduction
  • Thermal spray anti-corrosion coating for jackets
  • Impressed Current Catholidic Protection (ICCP) to control corrosion
  • Scour monitoring and protection
  • Offshore jacket cleaning
  • Deterring marine mammals (seals) from piling work

For more information on the event please contact the team on 01502 563368 or email


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The Team

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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