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The Offshore Energy Alliance at AMRC Cymru

Last week was a productive one for our Egni team, as we met with our Offshore Energy Alliance partners, and co-hosted an event with AMRC Cymru and Hutchinson.

On Monday (15/01/2024) the Offshore Energy Alliance held it’s 2024 strategy planning session. This was followed by the co-hosted OEA event at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s state-of-the-art facilities in Chester.

The purpose of the event was to bring together small and midsize enterprises from across the OEA regions of North Wales and the North West to showcase innovative technologies; from digital to robotics. It was fascinating to hear how these technologies can be of benefit to the offshore energy supply chain!

Events such as this one reinforce the importance of collaboration and spark new conversations that can lead to innovative solutions to shared challenges across the sector.

It’s great to be supporting the Offshore Energy Sector through the Offshore Energy Alliance and at events like this at AMRC Cymru. It’s really important we work across the supply chain to ensure we can get local companies involved in the just transition to net zero and maximise the opportunities this could bring. 

We’re really proud to be a part of the OEA and it was great to get together with key partners from across the cluster to look back over the successes of 2023 and plan for an even bigger and better 2024.

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Dr Debbie Jones, Low Carbon Innovation Manager

The Offshore Energy Alliance is the offshore and energy supply chain cluster for the North Wales and North West region, led by and centred at M-SParc.

The cluster is directly linked to commitments set out within the Offshore Wind Sector Deal relating to increasing UK supply chain content and aims to raise awareness of UK wide opportunities in the offshore wind and broader offshore and energy sectors, for the benefit of local businesses and others. 

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Tom Burke

Digital Innovation Manager

Tom used to work at the KFC in his hometown of Colwyn Bay before it mysteriously burned down. He then spent several years “on the lam” in East Germany, where he worked as an animator in Berlin. When the wall fell, Tom came home.

He enjoys climbing and hates ice-skating.