New South West-focused Marine Offshore Renewables Group Attends All Energy Conference in Aberdeen

The Marine Offshore Renewables (MOR) group was officially launched last month and is already attracting a lot of interest from the marine renewables sector in Devon and Cornwall and nationwide.

Representatives will be attending the All Energy Conference in Aberdeen on May 23 and 24 (stand D81e) to promote their objectives and demonstrate how they can support and develop emerging commercial opportunities in the South West.

The aim of the group is to provide a unified supply chain voice from the far South West, encourage the development of offshore renewable energy within its waters, and to provide project developers and other clients with an integrated local supply chain all within one single professional brand.

The launch event for the group in Saltash in April saw speakers from Cornish marine renewables companies A&P Group, Mojo Maritime and Insight Marine Projects Ltd highlight the benefits that MOR membership will bring to businesses that currently supply, or plan to supply services to the offshore marine renewable industry. It explained how the MOR group fits into the wider industry and the new South West Marine Energy Park (SWMEP), plus the exciting events that it has planned in the coming months.

MOR is a sub-group within Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) and was formed by a network of like-minded businesses that are currently providing services to the marine and offshore renewable industry around the UK and overseas.

MOR group chairman Steve Roue said: “It is great to see some of the country’s leading specialists in the renewable energy industry coming together to promote both an industry and a region, whilst providing developers and operators an experienced supply chain which can work together to provide integrated services for the installation and maintenance of their projects.”

MOR also aims to jointly market the skills and expertise of local companies to the national and international renewable energy industry, and to promote partnering between members to enable them to tender for some of the larger or more diversified contracts.

The group is based in the South West (Devon & Cornwall), but many of its members currently provide products and services to renewable energy clients throughout the UK and Europe, and as such will form an important part of the much publicised “South West Marine Energy Park”.

For further information about MOR, details on membership and to sign up to the MOR newsletter, visit www.morenewables.co.uk or call 01326 211382. Or come along to stand D81e at the conference.

May 2012