Two supply chain webinars events are planned on the 10th and 15th June where project and technology developers from tidal stream sites across the Channel in France and the UK will share the details of their forthcoming development and procurement plans. Both events will take place at 9.30 – 11:30 BST, (10.30 – 12:30 CET).
The events are part of the €45.4m Interreg funded Anglo-French Tidal Stream Industry Energiser (TIGER) [link www.interrgtiger.com] project which aims to accelerate the commercialisation of the tidal stream industry in the Channel region by engaging regional supply chains and connecting them with leading tidal stream project and technology developers.
The 90–minute events will include introductory presentations from developers highlighting regional cross channel supply chain opportunities across the TIGER tidal stream sites. This includes a range of different site conditions and technologies with a range of different emerging needs. Participants are encouraged to sign up to both events which will be streamed simultaneously in French and English.
10th June French event:
Minesto & EDF on the Paimpol-Bréhat tidal test site in Brittany
Morbihan Hydro Energies SAS Tidal stream project in Golf de Morbihan, Southern Brittany
Normandie Hydroliennes and Hydroquest’s commercial tidal stream projects in Le Raz Blanchard, Normandy
15th June UK event:
Cambrian Offshore SW’s Ramsey Sound tidal test site in Pembrokeshire, Wales
QED Naval’s Community tidal test site outside of Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight
Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) supported by European Marine Energy Centre’s Tidal stream commercial demonstration site, Isle of Wight.
Why should you attend?
The presentations from developers will include details of project timelines, specifics as to the technologies deployed, and a variety of marine and onshore supply chain opportunities both current and future. These webinars are aimed at wide range of potential companies from small local suppliers providing for example craneage and transfer vessels up to and including large steel fabricators, marine operations and a wide range of civil engineering opportunities with varying scales of contract values.
Details of the projects at each site are available as site data packs on the Tiger project website [link: https://interregtiger.com].
The resources section of the website also holds videos and presentations from the technology specific supply chain events held in 2020.
Tidal stream turbines generate electricity from tidal currents using structures sometimes resembling underwater wind turbines (although there are still numerous different concepts – attend this even to find out more). Ocean Energy Europe’s ‘2030 Ocean Energy Vision’ predicts up to 2.4GW of Tidal stream energy capacity installed by 2030 and becoming cost competitive with fossil fuels. This means a sector with huge potential for market growth over the coming years with the potential to contribute to Government Net Zero targets.
To sign up visit the Tiger website events page