The publication features over 350 companies from the South West of England involved in offshore wind and marine energy with functions ranging from manufacturing to professional services and is the sixth edition of the pocket-sized directory.
The guide booklet, which also highlights the test and research facilities available across the region, will be widely distributed to technology developers, investors, international businesses and offshore energy developers to help promote the renewable energy sector in the south west of England. Regen SW is an independent, not-for-profit, centre of expertise in sustainable energy with a mission to enable businesses, local authorities, communities and other organisations in the region to deliver ground-breaking renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with thriving local supply chains.
“Every year we publish the guide, we discover new companies and new opportunities in this exciting sector” said Nick Kirsop-Taylor, Regen SW offshore project manager. “A key feature of the south west is the strength in depth we have in areas such as engineering, marine operations, environmental sciences and advanced manufacturing – all critical services for the marine energy industry”
The launch of the directory has been planned to coincide with a major offshore energy supply chain conference which will be held at Sandy Park, Exeter in Devon on 5 December. This event, which is being hosted by the offshore wind farm developer RWE npower renewables, will be used to showcase south west companies and also to highlight the opportunities for new companies entering the sector.
“There are a growing number of companies such as Supacat who have recognised the opportunities to grow their business in the offshore energy sector” said Nicholas Ames, managing director of Supacat Ltd. “Our priority is to make sure that we take advantage of this industry growth and promote our businesses both in the south west and to the wider industry market.” Nick will be speaking at the offshore conference on behalf of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership. The RWE npower renewables Offshore Energy Supply Chain event is free to attend and you can register online through the Regen SW website.
The directory itself is also available to download in electronic format from the website.