Showcasing the region's offshore wind sector

In exciting times for offshore wind in the east of England, communications company TMS Media is making sure its opportunities and capabilities are showcased to the industry’s leading players.

An updated brochure bringing together the latest statistics, case studies of business success and maps pinpointing existing and future offshore wind farms was launched at Global Offshore Wind, the largest conference and exhibition of its kind.

The RenewableUK event was held at Manchester’s Central Convention Complex, with more than 2,500 professionals from across the UK and Europe in attendance and exhibitors promoting all sectors of the offshore wind industry. 

The 12-page brochure, produced by TMS Media, was launched at the East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ) stand and features case studies on 3sun Group, James Fisher Marine Services, Stowen CleanEnergy, Sembmarine SLP and Pipeshield International.

As part of partnership efforts to drive investment and business in offshore wind across the region, Norfolk County Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council have produced a stand to highlight the diverse and experienced supply chain in the area.

Locally-based businesses on the stand include Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, Stowen, SSCS, Proserv, Rhenus Offshore Logistics, OrbisEnergy, and EEEGR (East of England Energy Group).

Cllr Graham Plant, Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Deputy Leader for Norfolk County Council said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the region’s significant supply chain and capabilities. We are working with offshore wind farm developers to present upcoming market opportunities - businesses need to be here to benefit from this work”

TMS Media - now in its 30th year of operating on the east coast - was commissioned by EEEZ in 2017 to collate data and write a brochure to promote the offshore wind capabilities of the Norfolk and Suffolk area. 

The brochure has been refreshed and expanded from eight to 12 pages for this event.

Steve Scott, managing director of TMS Media, said: “We have worked with the offshore wind supply chain since its early days here and it has been fascinating watching our region become a global-leader in such a fast-paced industry. It is changing the landscape on our coast, economically and literally, with a long pipeline of investment ahead.

“To be able to showcase our capability and opportunities - and the growth and success of companies in our region - was a chance we had to seize.”

EEEZ is unrivalled in the UK for its unique mix of wind power, gas and nuclear energy production. It has a supply chain with more than 50 years’ experience in the energy sector and its status as England’s leader in Southern North Sea offshore energy operations has been recognised with Enterprise Zone status for prime land and as a Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE).

Picture caption: The East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ) offshore wind brochure, produced by Great Yarmouth-based TMS Media, was launched at Global Offshore Wind in Manchester on the EEEZ stand. From left to right: Michael Cousens and Roberta Willner, both inward investment officers for Norfolk County Council, and Cheryl Stockwell, economic development officer for Waveney District Council.






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