Date(s) - August 29, 2023
Global Underwater Hub is hosting a one-day event in Preston on Tuesday, 29 August exploring the transition from oil and gas to green alternative energies in Morecambe Bay and the East Irish Sea, with a focus on the opportunities this presents for the supply chain.
From the Solway Firth in the north, right down the Cumbrian and Lancashire coast to The Mersey and north Wales, the waters off north-west England have helped power the nation for decades. As part of the UK’s transition to net-zero, the region is set to support the production of clean renewable energy and business decarbonisation.
This one-day event will discuss the range of upcoming energy projects in the East Irish Sea and their associated onshore infrastructures. In the coming decades, activity is planned in the following areas:
– CCUS and hydrogen facilities in Morecambe and Liverpool Bays
– Offshore wind projects, including Mona, Morecambe, Morgan and Awel y Mor
– Continued investment in oil and gas production, particularly late-life development
– Decommissioning of onshore and offshore oil and gas infrastructure
– Development of ports bordering the Irish Sea to provide operational and maintenance hubs to service offshore wind farms
– Wave and tidal energy projects, potentially in the Mersey Estuary and Morecambe Bay
– Possible new subsea interconnectors and telecoms cables to assist energy security and data transmission
Find out more here.