Opportunities in the offshore wind industry for Essex based businesses

Offshore wind industry

Companies in the manufacturing, engineering, or construction industries are being invited to participate in a workshop highlighting business opportunities in the offshore wind industry. This will be held during the East of England Energy Group’s (EEEGR) Southern North Sea (SNS2016) conference which is attracting key energy industry players and upwards of 500 delegates from across the industry and supply chain.

Opportunities for the energy and low carbon sectors

Harwich International PortForecasts show that by 2020 more than £13 billion would be invested in major energy-related projects across Essex and the wider region and by 2030 capital expenditure on and off the coast of Essex will be more than £40bn. Around half of this investment is in building and maintaining new offshore wind farms planned for the East Coast, together with new gas-fired power stations, the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas platforms and pipelines, and potentially building new nuclear power stations in Essex and Suffolk.

Nautilus Associates, appointed by Essex County Council, will lead a specialist industry group to assess the county's prospects and create a plan for business growth across the energy and low carbon sectors.

FREE workshop to support business growth

As part of the SNS2016 conference Nautilus, working with the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), will be hosting a dedicated workshop session on Day 2 of the conference. This will focus on giving detailed insights into new business opportunities and how supply chain companies can profit from these opportunities:

  • Date: 2nd & 3rd March 2016
  • Location: Norfolk Showground, Norwich
  • To attend the FREE workshop and access to over 70 exhibitors register via the link below
  • To attend the conference sessions, there is a special discount for Essex-based companies, with a full-conference pass available at only £110 per person, a saving of £70 per ticket

For more information and to register please use this link.

Peter Manning
Peter Manning

Head of Essex International

+44 (0) 7907 025 155


Extensive 'in market' experience in China, India and the UK. 15 years in the fields of inward investment, international trade, international realtionships and business development. His experience of helping UK and Chinese businesses, universities and governments do business together has given Peter detailed knowledge of how to do business in China and a wide range of contacts. Peter has an MBA from Henley Business School (Reading University), and was awarded an OBE in 2019 in the New Year’s Honours List for UK/China Relations.