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Alan Duncan is speaking at this Subsea  Technological Challenges in Offshore Wind event on the diversification opportunities for sub-sea companies in offshore wind, building on our work with Scottish Enterprise. He’ll be discussing both his work in producing ” ” and supporting the Scottish supply chain through the Scottish Enterprise expert support framework.
The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) is working to tackle the subsea technology challenges facing the offshore wind industry.  The agreed themes are:

• Cables / Electrical Infrastructure
• Environmental Conditions
• Installation
• Operations & Maintenance
• Sub-Structures & Foundations

More specific sub themes can be found on the NSRI Matchmaker website.

To support the expanded Matchmaker, NSRI  are running this Subsea  Technological Challenges in Offshore Wind event at The Village Hotel in Aberdeen. Presentations on each of the themes are to be given by industry experts from JDR Cables, Arup, Atkins & Seaway Heavy Lift. Delegates will then break into work groups to discuss potential solutions within each theme.

Solutions will be grouped using the Adopt, Adapt, Develop, Collaborate principle. Adopt refers to solutions already existing in other industries which can be adopted by offshore wind. Adapt to solutions already existing which may need some short term work in order to be suitable for offshore wind. Develop are longer term solutions still to be developed. Collaborate highlights opportunities for operators, developers, academia etc. to work together to bring about positive change.

The event follows a similar structure to previous, successful events from the NSRI on Subsea Storage and Oil & Gas Hackathons.