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:
- WINDFORCE, Bremerhaven, Germany, May 9-11 http://windforce.info/windforce2017/
- Offshore Wind International Business2Business (OWIB), Hotel Legoland, Denmark – May 17-18 www.offshoreenergy.dk
- Offshore Wind Energy 2017, ExCel, London, June 6-8 http://offshorewind2017.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org