IMarEST to Exhibit at RenewableUK’s Annual Event

IMarEST to Exhibit at RenewableUK's Annual Event

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) will be exhibiting at RenewableUK’s 34th Annual Conference & Exhibition being held in Glasgow on 30 October – 1 November. As a supporting organisation of the long-running event, organised by the trade and professional body for the wind and marine energy industries, the Institute is looking forward to meeting many of the key players and telling them about the IMarEST Offshore Renewables Special Interest Group.

RenewableUK 2012 delegates will hear from high profile speakers, including Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, and conference sessions and seminars will update them on a wide range of topics.

The exhibition area will be open to all delegates and houses almost 300 companies from the British wind, wave and tidal sectors ranging from manufacturers to utilities and suppliers.

Expected to attract up to 5,000, the show features a careers fair on day three. This will offer a chance to find out more about career entry points, pathways, training, and re-skilling opportunities to enable interested individuals get a first foot on the career ladder of the renewable energy sector.

IMarEST looks forward to meeting many of these individuals and talking with them about membership of the Institute.

“With a global distribution of 15,000 members in 100 countries, the IMarEST aims to be the global professional institute and Learned Society that represents the emerging offshore renewable industry,” explains the Institute’s Technical Director, John Wills.

“IMarEST has built up a pedigree of 123 years of knowledge and experience of engineering in the marine environment, and is keen to see that these skills and expertise are fully transferred to the offshore renewable industry. The sea and engineering are not easy bedfellows when it comes to safety and reliability. Engineering cost-effective solutions that reduce risk is the IMarEST aim. 

“The Institute has formed a technical sub-committee called the IMarEST Offshore Renewables Special Interest Group (IMarEST-ORSIG) to pull together experienced members from the shipping, offshore oil and gas and power distribution sectors, globally. Initial objectives of the ORSIG are to seek a standardisation of data, and the compilation of risks and their mitigation. Details may be obtained from the IMarEST Stand 228 at the exhibition.” 


Press release, October 15, 2012; Image: nrlmry