Aberdeen city and shire will be urged to exploit its leading oil and gas expertise to build an industrial-scale renewables supply chain in the region.
This is the call that is to be made at an Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) event to be held at Offshore Europe tomorrow.
Scottish Enterprise will join industry leaders from Senergy and DOF Subsea and will highlight the significant opportunities that are rapidly emerging in offshore wind and carbon capture and storage.
Morag McCorkindale, chief operating officer at AREG, said: “Offshore Europe provides an important platform for reinforcing the need for collaboration between both sectors – locally, nationally and internationally. Past success stories are indicative of the achievements and mutual benefits which can be achieved between these complementary industries.
“Aberdeen city and shire is well positioned exploit the opportunities and create as effective a supply chain in marine renewables as it has in oil and gas. The region has a world leading concentration of energy expertise with more than 900 energy businesses. Our base of expertise spans everything from project management and world-beating technology to products, services, recognised codes of practice and sharing of information and is transferable to renewables.”