1. Offshore Energy

    Energy Zone team gears up to showcase expertise at major international event

    August 5, 2019

    The scale of current and planned energy projects on the East Coast of England will be highlighted at a major international exhibition and conference this autumn.


    Offshore Energy

    Delegates at last year’s Offshore Energy event in Amsterdam.

    Key companies and sector experts will also be showcasing what the region has to offer at Offshore Energy – a two-day event on October 8-9 in Amsterdam which attracts 12,000 visitors, 550 stand holders and 1,000 delegates.

    The East of England Energy Zone is hosting a shared stand with 10 other exhibitors, who share a prominent space, presentation area, marketing support, expert export advice, introductions to potential overseas clients and markets. There is one standholder opportunity still available.

    Simon Gray, from the East of England Energy Group, which is a key presenter at the stand said: “The Offshore Energy event provides a brilliant opportunity for our region’s talented companies to show what they have to offer major developers and key clients in the sector from across Europe and beyond.

    “Taking part has the potential to get noticed and make links with some of the world’s most influential players in the growing offshore energy world – which is set to make major strides in, and off the coasts of, Norfolk and Suffolk in the coming years.

    “We will be highlighting the huge potential across oil and gas, offshore wind, nuclear sectors as well as emerging technologies and concepts as we see energy production transition from fossil fuels to zero carbon,” he added.

    The Energy Zone shared standholders heading to Amsterdam are:

    • EnerMech – critical asset support from pre-commissioning through operations to late life and decommissioning,
    • Stowen – inspection and construction including crane testing, welding, rope access, scaffold, coatings and corrosion
    • Peel Ports – Great Yarmouth’s Outer Harbour is a growing supply base for windfarms including East Anglia ONE.
    • Nesspoint – rebranded from Vissim Renewables – vessel and people tracking and management, maritime surveillance, and radio communications.
    • En-Gen Diesel Products – procurement and supply of equipment and spares to the oil&gas, power generation, marine and industrial markets.
    • 3sun Group – supplying and training technicians, inspection services and providing controls, instrumentation and testing.
    • EEEGR – membership organisation helping companies grow their businesses through support, introductions, networking, events, and sector intelligence
    • OrbisEnergy – Office space and support hub, helping companies develop wind, wave and tidal technologies in the Southern North Sea.
    • Hethel International – a consultancy at the Hethel Innovation incubation hub, taking its services to an international market for the first time.

    If your company is interested in the remaining shared space on the Energy Zone stand in the Netherlands, see the website or contact Roberta Willner on 01603 222710 or Michael Cousins 01603 222731

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  2. Offshore wind farm

    Latest offshore wind tender will promote innovation

    July 30, 2019

    Innovation is being rewarded with extra discounts in the next round of offshore wind farm bids of the UK coastline.

    Seabed landlord The Crown Estate has announced the tender process for Round 4 of Offshore Wind Leasing.

    It includes an enhanced discount to incentivise developers interested in trialling new technologies.

    The East of England Energy Zone is a key hub in Southern North Sea windfarm development and delivery. It is proud of the region’s position as a hub for innovation and the best performer in the UK for research and development, thanks to it being home to world leading universities and private sector research organisations.

    There will be 50% rental discount on up to 10% of the project capacity for the first 5 years of operations for projects with a qualifying innovation.  Developers will also have the opportunity to propose hybrid projects, such as those which integrate offshore wind generation with interconnectors, or other energy sources.

    The EEEZ is here to support companies seeking to locate, relocate and grow their businesses at this exciting time in the renewables energy sector.

    Details of the tender process have been announced offshore wind representatives to help them plan their bids ahead of a launch later this year. Full details of the process are at:

    If the EEEZ can help your business get involved in Round 4, or the sector in general, please visit the contact section of this website.

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  3. Thames Pipeline, Bacton gas terminal, Independent Oil and Gas

    Bacton gas site deal reinforces region’s energy hub role

    July 24, 2019

    A “key step” to unlocking a major new gas production project off the Norfolk coast has been announced.

    And it means potential supply chain opportunities for local companies further down the line.


    Thames Pipeline, Bacton gas terminal, Independent Oil and Gas

    Thames Pipeline map. Source IOG

    Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has signed a deal to buy Thames Pipeline reception facilities at the Bacton Gas Terminal from Perenco, Spirit Energy and Tullow Oil.

    IOG aims to refurbish the pipeline and reception to access six fields in the Southern North Sea, with up to 410billion cubic feet of gas, in its flagship “Core Project”.

    The major investment comes as It comes as 1.8 million cubic meters of beach are pumped onshore at Bacton to strengthen sea defences in a £22m scheme at the vital energy hub which handles a third of the nation’s gas supplies.

    IOG CEO Andrew Hockey said the deal was a “key step in advancing our wider strategic and financing plans”, and would help them progress to a final investment decision as soon as possible.

    It also underlines the role of Norfolk (and Suffolk) as a major national energy hub, in both offshore gas and wind, with companies continuing to invest in major offshore renewables projects – which provides opportunities to the regional supply chain.

    The East of England Energy Zone is here to support new and existing energy-related businesses locate, relocate and expand. If your company is looking to set up, innovate or grow, please call 01603 222731 or email 

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