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The UK sales team at RMI were excited to attend and exhibit at Offshore Wind North East, a major national conference held in North East England.

Organised by UK energy sector business development experts NOF and supported by North East England’s offshore wind cluster Energi Coast, the conference and exhibition was opened with an address by Gregg Hands, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth.

Nexus of the Wind Industry

Speaking via video message, Mr. Hands recognised North East England as the ‘nexus of the wind industry’ that is not only contributing to a low carbon future, but also helping level up the economy by attracting investment and creating high value jobs.

These themes were highly evident throughout Offshore Wind North East, which welcomed around 750 delegates and was sponsored by strategic event partners Dogger Bank Wind Farm, GE Renewable Energy, Sofia Offshore Wind Farm and MPI Offshore/Van Oord.

Representatives from these partners, as well as organisations such as BP, took part in presentations, panel discussions and hosted networking sessions with delegates to provide insights into project developments, supply chain requirements and to engage directly with potential suppliers.

Photos from Offshore Wind North East.

Key Areas of Focus

Key areas of focus at the conference, which was also supported by regional investment partners, Invest North East and Invest Tees Valley, were supply chain updates on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm and Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.

In addition, a briefing from GE Renewable Energy updated delegates on its activities in the region that includes the plans for its major turbine blade manufacturing facility, which will be built on Teesside on the site of the Freeport.

Over 130 Companies Featured

Alongside the discussions and presentations, Offshore Wind North East hosted a large exhibition area featuring in excess of 130 companies active in the renewable energy sector. In addition to showcasing their innovative products and services, the exhibition gave companies the chance to establish and develop collaborative relationships to strengthen their position in the supply chain.

Dave Thompson, RMI Director of UK Sales, said: “Offshore Wind North East gave RMI the opportunity to showcase the specialist safety staffing and medical staffing services we deliver to the industry, not only in the UK, but globally. RMI is ideally placed to support the Dogger Bank and Sofia wind projects with our offices strategically located at the Port of Tyne. We are excited about the investment in the region and the opportunities they bring.”

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