East of England a “key hub for renewable energy”, says global leader in energy consulting and engineering

The need to produce clean energy closer to home is sharper than ever; a need that is clearly recognised within the government’s recently revealed energy security strategy. 

With ambitious plans for faster expansion of nuclear, wind, solar, and hydrogen, the East of England is an ideal candidate to lead the energy transition in the UK. And global consulting and engineering company Wood recognises the east’s potential, finding a new home at the heart of it all within OrbisEnergy, Lowestoft. 

A “hub for clean energy”, OrbisEnergy is a sought-after base for businesses looking to establish a presence in the flourishing Southern North Sea energy industry, and Wood is the latest to join the building’s thriving community.

OrbisEnergy Business Development Manager, Ian Pease, said: “As a global leader in consulting and engineering, Wood is an incredible addition to our ecosystem here at OrbisEnergy and highlights the East’s rising profile in the national energy landscape. We’re delighted to have them on board and enjoy the benefit of having a physical base in the region to drive the energy transition.”

Gerry Traynor, Vice President of Process & Energy for Operations at Wood, agrees: “We are delighted to establish a new regional base at the OrbisEnergy Centre. A key hub for the renewable energy sector, it is a prime location from which to propel our growth in the region as we work with our clients to decarbonise operational assets and accelerate renewable energy developments. 
“The East of England is establishing itself as a front-runner in the race to net-zero, being home to some of the UK’s most progressive and advanced decarbonisation and renewable projects. Through our new base, we look forward to working together with local suppliers and clients to leverage our rich experience and expertise in order to further accelerate delivery of energy solutions that will unlock a cleaner, more sustainable future.”

And it’s a requirement that Vertas, who manage OrbisEnergy, are all too familiar with. Despite significant challenges and changes to working over the last two years, businesses still place importance on having a base to meet, work, and collaborate with like-minded companies:

Angela Grey, OrbisEnergy Building and Tenant Manager, said: “Our tenants really value the opportunity to make new connections with industry peers, seeking to collaborate and innovate within the UK’s clean growth region. Our flexible lease terms and managed working spaces offer an opportunity to do so whilst incorporating a level of fluidity and hybrid working that we’ve seen come to the fore over the last couple of years.”

Wood joins an already impressive roster of tenants at the OrbisEnergy building, including Global Wind Service, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, 4C Offshore, Oceanscan, ScottishPower Renewables, SSE, and many more. 

To enquire about services offered at OrbisEnergy, please contact the team by telephone on 01502 563368 or by email at orbisenergy@suffolk.gov.uk

For additional information please contact Laura Bush at Furthermore Marketing: laura@furthermoremarketing.co.uk or 01603 577 051


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The Team

Angela Grey

Angela Grey, Building and Tenant Manager and joined the team at OrbisEnergy in 2017.  She brings over 25 years experience of sales and customer service.

Ian Pease

Ian Pease, Business Development Manager joined in February 2020. His role is to drive forward OrbisEnergy as an innovation and technology cluster for the region’s clean energy sector by working closely with new and existing tenants.

Carlie Evans

Carlie joined the OrbisEnergy team as a Property Support Administrator in August 2019. Carlie was previously part of a sales negotiation & customer service team and prior to that worked for the NHS in business administration.

Carlie meets all visitors and tenants to the building with her warm, friendly smile!

Steve Huxter

Steve joined OrbisEnergy as a Property Support Administrator in July 2019. He brings over 30 years experience of Central Government service across various departments, most recently with the HMRC. He recently relocated to Lowestoft with his family and is enjoying exploring the local area, especially the wonderful sea views.

Steve is always on hand at OrbisEnergy to help and assist our tenants and visitors to ensure their meetings run smoothly.

Lily Hamilton

Lily joined OrbisEnergy as an Apprentice Property Support Administrator in July 2022. Lily has just left school and is excited to have joined the team. She is currently studying her Level 3 Business administration apprenticeship with us. 

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