North East Energy Companies Lead The Way

Companies from Energi Coast, the representative cluster group for the North East of England’s offshore renewables supply chain, hosted a best practise knowledge sharing event Thursday 11 October.

The event hosted at DeepOcean’s new facility in Blyth, was aimed at a technical audience of developers and supply chain and focussed on sharing experience across every stage of a subsea cable project, from design through to installation.

With presentations from Tekmar Energy, DeepOcean, Modus, AgileTek, Cathie Associates, JDR Cables and Royal IHC, the event covered a range of topics including Front End Engineering Design (FEED), manufacture and installation, to operations, maintenance and repair.

James Ritchie, Tekmar Group plc CEO and Energi Coast Chairman, said: “It was a special event aimed at educating industry partners through a series of knowledge-based presentations focusing on industry challenges and how we can address these together. Attendees included seasoned professionals and graduates alike, and provided a platform to share best practise from across the complete supply chain and highlight synergies between our respective companies.”

Jonathan Edwards, Business Development Director at DeepOcean said: “It was fantastic to welcome so many industry key players to our new facility and host this day of best practise. With over 90 attendees, including developers from Orsted and Vattenfall, the event was a great success.”

The event was held at DeepOcean’s Offshore Services Base Blyth, a state-of the art facility, purpose built to support the planning, preparation, mobilisation and maintenance of DeepOcean’s sophisticated subsea trenching assets and vessel fleet.

Follow up events are already planned to continue supporting collaborative working within the industry and highlight the North East of England as a centre of excellence for the offshore sector.

Energi Coast is the representative group for the North East of England’s offshore renewables sector; promoting the extensive offshore renewable energy sector expertise from the region and North East England’s unique offering to the industry.