The next virtual meeting of the AREG Supply Chain and Technology Network will focus on the challenges often encountered when trying to engage with project developers – access to opportunities, registration/qualification processes, foresight of upcoming tenders etc and commercial considerations.
We are delighted that Ian Milne has kindly agreed to join this meeting to share some insight on Balmoral’s experiences to stimulate further discussion between the group.
This meeting will act as a preamble to a webinar for wider membership with some of the developers in late September, and further engagement at the Energy Futures Conference and Exhibition on 15th November.
The network meeting, which will take place virtually on 5 September, will be chaired by Neil McIntosh.
Neil is a lifelong resident of the North-east, and established Aberdeen International Associates (AIA) following graduation from the University of Aberdeen in 2005. Most of his time is spent working with AIA clients looking to access opportunities across the energy industries, diversify their customer base, and enter new global markets.
He has an extensive network within the UK and global energy sector, and over 15 years of experience in supporting local SMEs and technology developers with domestic business development and internationalisation strategies that we hope will be of benefit for AREG members.
Neil is currently coordinating AREG’s activity as part of the European Leaders in Blue Energy alliance and is looking forward to chairing the Supply Chain and Technology Network:
‘It’s a pleasure to be invited to chair the group at a time when the AREG membership is growing quickly, and the need to accelerate the energy transition is becoming ever more critical. Exciting developments like the ScotWind licensing round and recent CfD allocation demonstrate that Scotland and the UK will remain at the forefront of renewable energy and there will be significant opportunities for local companies to provide goods and services to support these projects. I’m looking forward to working with the group and helping AREG members to engage with the North Sea project developers and investigate wider opportunities for the supply chain and new technologies in international markets too.’
To register for the Supply Chain and Technology Network meeting on 5 September please email firstname.lastname@example.org.