The offshore wind market in the East of England is flourishing, with projects currently under construction, and more planned for the coming years. The Offshore Wind Special Interest Group (SIG), showcases the wealth of the East of England’s expertise in offshore wind farm development. The group is mapping the region’s proven skills and knowledge and marketing them to developers operating on projects in the UK and international waters.
The SIG aims to connect offshore wind developers with their supply chain to help meet local content targets and to fill gaps and weaknesses in knowledge and understanding. The SIG also hopes to identify efficiencies and market opportunities to strengthen the local supply chain and regional offering, in terms of operations and maintenance (O&M), construction, installation, hook-up, commissioning, inspection, skills and training. It also seeks to highlight the potential for regional exports, improving sustainability and encouraging local and regional competitiveness.
The SIG Terms of Reference (ToR) can be found HERE.
Latest SIG Meeting Update
The Offshore Wind SIG met on 23rd March 2018 at the EEEGR offices in Great Yarmouth. The meeting was well attended, and the group discussed how the SIG wanted to move forward. A schedule of Developer and OFTO meetings has been agreed allowing the SIG to showcase the EEEGR membership and ask guest speakers to present on upcoming supply chain opportunities.
The group also discussed the current make-up of the SIG and EEEGR will be contacting those members who have registered an interest, to submit application forms ahead of the next SIG meeting.
In order to showcase what the EEEGR members can offer to the Offshore Wind Sector, the group are re-energising the capability matrix that was started a year ago. EEEGR will be contacting all members and inviting them to participate in this opportunity.
The group will meet again at the end of April.