DEME’s UK Offshore Wind Roadshow Attracts 500 Delegates

DEME is wrapping up a series of nationwide offshore wind supply chain events in the UK with a closing event in London today.

Each of the 13 events, organised between November and December 2015, were well attended with over 500 delegates registered in total, the company informed.

DEME’s offshore wind roadshow event has been organised in cooperation with UK business associations to facilitate collaboration with local companies.

Over 250 one-to-one discussions were held with a large number of specialist and general suppliers offering a range of relevant services, including steel fabrication, port services during construction and operation, engineering consultancy and accommodation for contractors.

As well as learning more about what the UK supply chain has to offer, DEME’s aim was to give UK suppliers an opportunity to learn more about the company and its current and future offshore wind projects both in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

Campbell Anderson Keir, Director Energy and UK Infrastructure said: “It is encouraging to see that DEME are fully engaging with the UK supply chain with these 13 events throughout the UK. This is a great opportunity to showcase UK capability to a global supplier who is continuing to expand their UK presence.”

RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said: “These roadshows are a great success. They highlight how strong the appetite is among UK businesses for getting involved in the offshore wind industry. These events have real benefit in letting local suppliers know just how many opportunities there are in offshore wind projects. We hope that the discussions they’ve prompted over the past few weeks will grow into lasting working relationships.”

Through its operating companies GeoSea and Tideway, DEME has already worked on many UK projects like Greater Gabbard, London Array, Gwynt y Môr, Ormonde, Blyth, Walney I + II, Teesside, Humber Gateway, Rhyl Flats, Westermost Rough, West of Duddon Sands and Kentish Flats. The company also decommissioned the Docking Shoal met mast and has several ongoing maintenance contracts in UK waters.

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