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MARKET OPPORTUNITIES


LARGE-SCALE OPPORTUNITY “There are 15 years of growth in East Anglia just in our project alone and if you have the area with a large quantity of projects that lend themselves to standardisation, you are perfectly placed to drive costs of offshore wind down.” Mr. Cole continued.


The industry will support tens of thousands of high quality jobs. The East Anglia One alone will generate around 3,000 jobs, many of which will be in the East of England.


Great Yarmouth will be the operations and maintenance base for Dudgeon. Halfdan Brusted, of Statoil, developer of Dudgeon, commented “Dudgeon would create up to 80 direct jobs over the next 20 years on and offshore, mainly electrical and mechanical technicians but we also need people in other service areas. The cost of wind power was going down after a long period of stagnation.”


“Dudgeon has confirmed this and is at least 26pc down from Sheringham Shoal costs and East Anglia One’s strike price was 70pc lower than the government set as the upper limit.”


a future – there were also lots of opportunities to become a supplier for Siemens.” Matthew concluded.


NEW BUSINESSES FORGED Business opportunities were explored and relationships forged at the new Meet the Buyer session at the conference – North Sea operators and major industrial businesses, including GDF Suez E&P, Schlumberger, Siemens, SSE and UK Trade and Investment invited pitches from East of England suppliers and sat down and discussed how they could work together.


TREMENDOUS SUCCESS Simon Gray, EEEGR Chief Executive, said the new feature had been a tremendous success with brisk business and positive feedback from buyers and suppliers.


“It is what EEEGR is about – facilitating our members to form new business relationships for the economic benefit of the region and industry.


“It is an industry that is transforming the energy landscape in the UK – we have never been complacent about the success we achieved last week but we were never discouraged. We have the courage to continue and hope that many of you will continue this journey with us.” Jonathan concluded.


DUDGEON WIND FARM


Developer of the £1.5bn Dudgeon wind farm, Statoil, due to be in operation in 2017, is also interested in speaking to potential suppliers.


£80 PER MW TARGET


The target of £80 per MW was tough but “we are making good progress and if we reach that target, we will be in line with other renewables.” Hafdan concluded.


SIEMENS HULL FACTORY


Matthew Knight, Director of Strategy and Government Affairs at Siemens Energy, said Siemens had created thousands of “exciting and interesting jobs” across the country from wind power, including building a turbine factory in Hull.


“You can see that happening in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft – there is a real economic impact from offshore wind and it is happening in coastal areas where there are a lot of deprived communities. It is impacting on the future of the children in these areas by offering them jobs and


“The Meet the Buyer session was so successful and such a great addition to our established conference and exhibition that it will become a feature of future SNS events.” Commented Simon.


SKILLS ZONE


Alongside the corporate exhibition was a Skills Zone where colleges and training organisations showcased their opportunities for qualifications for entry to the industry.


EEEGR (East of England Energy Group)


www.windenergynetwork.co.uk


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