31 October 2018
Innovative supply chain companies in the offshore sector are being invited to work with three large-scale project developers on commercial solutions for corrosion and material challenges in the North Sea Basin, as part of the NeSSIE competition.
The launch of the second stage of the NeSSIE competition was announced today by MSP Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, at the Ocean Energy Europe Conference and Exhibition in Edinburgh, alongside the announcement of the chosen stage one project developers: Simec Atlantis Energy, SSE and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).
The second stage of the NeSSIE competition invites offshore renewable supply chain companies to put forward commercial solutions for the projects and companies outlined in stage one.
The details of the project developer challenges are:
- SSE is looking for solutions to corrosion management and remediation for offshore wind turbines
- SIMEC Atlantis Energy is looking for a number of solutions around operational tidal turbines
- European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is looking for solutions for marine energy converters, subsystems and connectors, particularly in the wave sector
The supply chain companies which enter stage two of the project will also be put forward to meet the three project developers at the forthcoming European corrosion conference "Taming NeSSIE" in Glasgow, on 24 January 2019.
Once stage two is complete, the NeSSIE project partners will work with the project developers to develop business cases for each demonstration project and will help to identify potential funding packages to deliver them.