In 2021 the TIGER tidal energy project organised two supply chain webinars, developed in collaboration with leading tidal energy developers and other industry experts in order to open up supply chains and bring new ideas into the development of tidal stream energy. The events covered a wide range of current and longer term cross sector supply chain opportunities emanating from six tidal energy development sites in France and in the UK.
Examples of supply chain opportunities on offer ranged from high voltage specialist connectors to contracting for maritime service vessels, high tech marine survey work and consultancy to heavy and advanced engineering solutions. Commercial contacts were also made available opening up opportunities for a wide range of businesses.
Both events were streamed live with simultaneous translation in French and in English. Below is a summary of the content of each of the webinars, with links to presentations and video recordings of the sessions.
The TIGER project is supporting the development and delivery of six tidal stream projects all at various stages of development. Each video provides supply chain procurement details and contact information for tidal energy developers that are open to discuss new solutions with providers.
The Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, known as TIGER, is an ambitious €46.8m project, of which €28m (69%) comes from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme.
The total theoretical tidal energy capacity in the Channel region is nearly 4 GW, enough to power up to three million homes. Proving that tidal energy generation can be cost-effective on a large scale could open the door for it to become the renewable energy of choice in coastal locations with strong tidal currents globally, helping the growth of clean, green energy generation and tackling the climate emergency.
To find out more about the TIGER project visit the website
To see videos of the supply chain events and read the associated site data packs visit the Tiger webinar pages