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Secondary Steel Offshore Wind Manufacturing Opportunity

05 Mar 2024
Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen
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About this event


The Scottish Supply Chain has a major opportunity to further exploit the offshore wind market. Therefore, ETZ are partnering up with Scottish Enterprise with delivery partner EIC, to provide a deep dive 5 mini masterclass series on the recently developed high value manufacturing offshore wind factsheets. These cover different aspects of some fixed but mostly floating offshore wind projects. The factsheets are there to help companies assess where their own skills and experience can be applied to these offshore wind components with detailed descriptions of the individual areas of opportunity. The factsheets include the weights, lengths and quantities of many of the most common sub components in both fixed and floating offshore wind. These are intended to provide information for companies wishing to enter the offshore wind supply chain.

This masterclass will take a deep dive into the SECONDARY STEEL factsheet - 
Secondary Steel refers to elements that fit on the main (primary) structural elements. These elements enable functions such as access to the turbine and protection for ancillary components. Secondary steel includes a wide range of subcomponents, from small scale items such as brackets and doors to large structures such as I and J Tubes, boat landings and work platforms weighing up to 50 tonnes.

Join us on Tuesday 5 March at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen for the opportunity to engage with developers along with available supply chain support and how to access this from partner organisations. Full agenda details to follow.

| Tuesday 5 March 2024 
| Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen 
| 9am-2.30pm


09:00-09:30      Registration 
09:30-09:40      Opening Remarks - Andy Rodden, Energy Transition Programme Director, ETZ                     
09:40-10:05      SECONDARY STEEL - Overview of Offshore Wind Manufacturing Opportunities - Adam Swainbank, Supply Chain Specialist, Offshore Wind Delivery Team, Scottish Enterprise   
10.05-10:15      Q&A                                                                                       
10.15-10:35      Networking Break                                                                                
10:35-11:00      Developer Session - Gavin MacKay, Supply Chain Manager, Thistle Wind Partners 
11:00-11:10      Q&A 
11:10-11:30      Secondary Steel Case Study & Market Entry - Mike Smith, Operations Manager, Forsyth Engineering 
11:30-11:40      Q&A 
11:40-11:50      Supply Chain Support - John Johnston, Lean Practitioner, SMAS 
11:50-12:00      Q&A 
12:00-12:10      Next Steps & Closing Remarks - Andy Rodden, Energy Transition Programme Director, ETZ 
12:10-13:10      Lunch 
13:10-14:30      One-to-One Appointments

These events are free to attend however please note that they are aimed at the supply chain in the first instance.  Other interested parties may register however due to restricted availability supply chain companies will be given priority.

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For any questions regarding this event, please contact the organiser.
Nicola McGeown
Senior Events & Project Manager
EIC UK Events