Online technology platform to support UK energy transition

June 29, 2020
Online technology platform to support UK energy transition

TechnologyCatalogue.com, the fastest-growing technology platform in the Energy industry, and
Carjon-NRG, an Aberdeen headquartered Technology Deployment Service Company, delivering
energy innovation around the world, announced today that they will join forces for the delivery of a
UK Energy Technology Platform. The Goal of the new UK Online platform is to connect technologies
to Operators, Developers and end-users in the UK Oil, Gas & Renewable Energy sectors and be the
catalyst for rapid technology deployment.

“We’re excited to partner with Carjon-NRG to deliver this platform. Operators, Developers & Endusers
in the Energy industry are keen to innovate, but they often struggle to know which
technologies are available, and what has already been used by other Operators and in other parts of
the world. Also, people often don’t have the specific technical expertise required to sustainably
embed the technology in their business. With this UK platform, we make finding technology for
operators & developers in the UK Energy industry as easy as finding a great restaurant or
accommodation online. And provide access to effective support services required to get the
technology deployed,” said Erik Nijveld, Managing Partner of TechnologyCatalogue.com.

TechnologyCatalogue.com was launched in Q3 2018, based on >20 years of technology deployment
experience. It has rapidly grown in terms of content and functionality.

The COVID-19 challenges have further accelerated the growth, as due to travel and meetings
restrictions, suppliers are seeking alternatives to exhibitions and other conventional ways to attract
buyers for their technology.
End-users are keen, as it helps them to quickly get an overview of available technologies,
underpinned by deployment references and reviews. Suppliers can promote their technologies on
TechnologyCatalogue.com for free, and individual users can access the content for free. In
addition, they can commission relevant services to support the uptake of technology.

“The online platform will be fully aligned with the Oil & Gas Authority, MER-UK & Net-Zero
strategy as set out by the Technology Leadership Board, as well as, Oil & Gas UK Led Energy
Transition Roadmap 2035. As such, it will support the industry with the drive to make the most of
existing assets whilst reducing CO2 emissions. It will also support the UK economy through the
export of UK technologies and expertise”, said Colin Black, Managing Director of Carjon-NRG.

The UK Energy Technology Platform will be online in Q3 2020. Suppliers can already register their
technologies via TechnologyCatalogue.com. The moment the UK Energy Technology Platform goes
live, the technologies will then also be visible there, provided the technologies are in line with the
UK priority areas, this way maximizing visibility in the UK as well as globally.

Get in touch

The team at AREG is committed to ensuring that businesses in Aberdeen City and Shire capitalise on opportunities in renewable energy and that our members achieve success in this rapidly growing market. Please contact us with your news, views, concerns and successes so that we are well placed to deliver on your behalf.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.

All-Energy

Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.

Vattenfall

Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise