World energy leaders to visit Aberdeen offshore windfarm

August 28, 2019
World energy leaders to visit Aberdeen offshore windfarm

World energy leaders are set to visit the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) as part of a series of events taking place during the world energy cities conference in Aberdeen next week.

Organised by the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), members of the organisation are being encouraged to sign up for the exclusive ferry tour which takes place on Thursday, September 5. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with several international delegations of mayors and industry leaders.

Aberdeen was selected to host the prestigious World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) AGM to coincide with SPE Offshore Europe 2019.

The event attracts mayors and their delegations, which include senior players in key global oil and gas markets, to attend a four-day programme of events and business networking in the city.

The WECP connects 19 of the world’s leading energy capitals. WECP member cities actively seek and develop opportunities to learn, exchange and engage in activities that strengthen multilateral ties.

Jean Morrison, chair of AREG: “This is a rare opportunity to meet influential people from around the world who can benefit your business. These member cities actively seek and develop opportunities to learn, exchange, and engage in activities which strengthen multilateral ties. It is a great opportunity for our members.”

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett, Vice-President of WECP, said: “Renewable energy is no longer seen as an alternative or future energy. It has become a mainstream energy source and Aberdeen’s oil and gas, and energy supply chain are playing a key role in energy transition towards a lower carbon energy system.

“I am pleased that AREG is a key sponsor of the WECP AGM and able to offer representatives from the partnership cities the chance to visit the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) just off the Aberdeen coast.

“It will give delegates the opportunity to learn from the industry experts, exchange experiences and offer the potential to develop new business opportunities around energy and renewables.”


The ferry visit has been sponsored by international energy consultancy Xodus Group.

Members can register at:

For more information or to sponsor the event please email: [email protected]

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AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

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.


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.


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