Siemens Gamesa to be headline OWC2018 sponsor

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 - 15:00

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been announced as the diamond sponsor of the annual Offshore Wind Connections conference and exhibition. Organisers Team Humber Marine Alliance have gained strong support from across the industry for the event, which is being held in Hull for the first time on April 25 and 26.

Innogy, Ørsted, Hull Serviced Apartments, the University of Hull's Project Aura and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult have all taken out platinum sponsorships.

Ray Thompson, Head of Business Development for Siemens Gamesa, said: “We’re delighted to be the lead sponsor for Offshore Wind Connections and to support this important conference.

“Our investment to create world-class manufacturing, assembly, storage, load-out and servicing facilities in Hull has played a critical role in the rapid growth of the UK offshore wind industry and transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

“It has also helped to establish Hull and the Humber as the epicentre of offshore renewable energy in the UK. There could not be a better place for the industry to gather and promote the innovation and collaboration we need to realise the exciting opportunities now and long into the future.”

Mark O'Reilly, Team Humber chairman and CEO, said: "This is our sixth OWC conference and promises to be the best so far.

"By holding it in Hull we'll be at the heart of things, giving delegates easy access to some of the biggest developments in the industry.

"The Humber has become the centre of attraction for offshore wind and we're expecting delegates from Europe as well as from the UK.

"We're very pleased to have Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as our main sponsor and the amount of support from the industry generally is indicative of the growing importance of offshore wind to our energy needs today and into the future."

Other sponsors and partners include RenewableUK, Greenport Hull, ABP, McAusland Turner, Mapa PR, Grimsby Renewable Partnership, RSM and SubseaUK.

Mr O'Reilly added that OWC, which has previously been held on the Humber south bank and at Bridlington, would be relevant to all businesses and organisations with an interest in the burgeoning offshore wind industry.

"We are seeing tremendous progress and all the signposts point to the industry continuing to grow with so many major developments in the pipeline."

The conference will hear from industry leaders and governmental bodies on the progress of current projects and future developments.

OWC2018 takes place at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel and conference centre in Hull city centre.

Source: Team Humber Marine Alliance

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