Expert speaker to call for international offshore wind collaboration to boost innovation

Offshore Wind Meets… Conference at OrbisEnergy. Pic by TMS Media Ltd

A wind energy expert from the East of England is calling for more innovation and collaboration at a trio of influential international conferences.

Johnathan Reynolds, director at energy sector consultants Nautilus Associates and business development lead at offshore renewable energy innovation hub OrbisEnergy – both based at Lowestoft, Suffolk  – will visit the events in Germany, Denmark and London in May and June.

Mr Reynolds will highlight the supply chain and collaboration opportunities available in the East of England, setting the groundwork for future joint working between the UK, Denmark and Germany.

He will to speak to delegates ranging from developers and major corporate companies to emerging supply chain ventures.

And at the final event in London – Offshore Wind 2017, the world’s biggest offshore wind conference and exhibition – he will officially launch a new North Sea collaborative innovation project.

Inn2POWER (Innovation to Push Offshore Wind Energy Regions) will cover the UK (East of England and South East), Belgium, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. The project, co-funded by the European Union, will focus on strengthening the relationship between these five important offshore wind clusters; stimulating SME-based collaboration to drive innovation; and facilitating access to test and demonstration facilities to support the development of new technologies.

Mr Reynolds said: “It’s a privilege to have been invited to speak at these flagship events for our industry, and to have the opportunity to promote the East of England as a dynamic and thriving offshore energy cluster and a world leader in offshore wind. A place to invest and grow with support of innovation hubs such as OrbisEnergy.

“Our presentation is designed to stimulate investment in collaboration, new partnerships, and joint-ventures between supply chains and businesses across the North Sea region focussing on innovative ideas and solutions which will help to continue to drive down the cost of offshore wind energy as well as improving efficiency and health and safety standards.”

The aim at the German and Danish events was also to showcase the offshore wind expertise and experience the East of England has to offer, and the opportunities for European firms to work with UK supply chain companies, particularly in innovation, he added.

The events are:

East of England companies can attend the German and Danish events at a significantly discounted rate. For more information contact the OrbisEnergy reception team on 01502 563368,


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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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