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Bruce Valpy will be speaking at the Orbis Energy Offshore Wind Meets … Oil & Gas, Defence, Space  event in Lowestoft om 6 December

Bruce will be addressing the challenge and opportuntiy for cross-industry technology in these areas.

OrbisEnergy, in conjunction with Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network will this special Offshore Wind Meets event to show how the Oil & Gas, Defence and Space sectors can support the development of Offshore Wind through shared learning.

The event will include key speakers from each of the three industry sectors as well as the opportunity for delegates to take part in a series of exercises to see which of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenges each sector can help to overcome.

The event is free to attend and includes lunch as well as networking opportunities.

OrbisEnergy is a worldwide centre of excellence for the burgeoning offshore renewables business. It is a cutting-edge, environmentally-friendly building overlooking the North Sea at Great Britain’s most easterly point.

The 3,300sqm five-storey building provides office accommodation, meeting rooms and exciting conference facilities, and is home to companies that are driving innovation and investment in the southern North Sea.

OrbisEnergy isn’t just a building. As a focus for the East of England’s renewables network, it is flagship enterprise that’s powering local and regional regeneration. With the southern North Sea emerging as the international proving ground for large-scale offshore wind farms, OrbisEnergy is the flagship location for businesses keen to capture the economic benefits from offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies.

The East of England has one of the most diverse energy offers in the UK – with massive opportunities for the supply chain in the years ahead.The region’s 50-year experience in the southern North Sea, coupled with its geographical advantages, has made it a prime location for the development of large offshore wind farms. The biggest, however, are yet to come. When the 1,000-turbine East Anglia Array is fully developed off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast it will be one of the biggest wind farms in the world.

Add into the mix the current and planned initiatives in wave and tidal, decommissioning, carbon capture and storage, bioenergy and coal gasification and the East of England looks set to enhance is position as the country’s premier energy region.