'Meet the Buyers' Share Fair

Are you a buyer looking to expand your supply chain? If so, submit an abstract on your project and indicate on the form that you would like to take advantage of our ‘Meet the Buyers' Share Fair where one-to-one meetings can be held with potential suppliers each of whom will have pre-booked a 5-minute meeting with you. Like all our conference activities there is no charge for this. 

Tick the relevant box on our abstract form and we will be in touch to explain what is on offer. Note: this offer applies only to buyers (primarily project or device developers).  Deadline: 14 December.

Submit abstract

The list of 2018 Buyers available for meetings will be listed in April. Once this list is public, suppliers can apply to meet with the buyers.

  • Check out the 2017 buyers

    • East Anglia ONE - Mark Timmons, Senior Manager - Supply Chain Strategy Offshore Business, ScottishPower Renewables

      ScottishPower Renewables has begun onshore construction of the East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm and will be tendering for Operation and Maintenance contracts in 2017/2018.  For more information about these and other supplier opportunities with our Tier 1 and Tier 2 contracts please refer to the our website, here.   ScottishPower Renewables are interested in meeting a range of suppliers with services to offer the offshore wind industry including those looking to break into the sector.  ScottishPower Renewables will be constructing offshore wind in the UK for the next decade as we develop the future projects, East Anglia THREE, East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO.

    • Tim Dumenil, Creative Spirit & Energy Consultant, Pale Blue Dot Energy

      The Scottish distilling sector is a large energy user currently working to reduce its high dependency on fossil fuels and enable a transition to a low carbon future. The UN Charter, COP21 Agreement, the Scottish Government Energy Policy and Scotch Whisky Association’s Environmental Strategy all call for an 80% reduction in carbon emissions from primary energy use by 2050.

      Pale Blue Dot Energy has developed GreenStills, a patent pending technology to reduce energy use in distillation by more than a third. The GreenStills technology contributes to the low carbon solution by enabling a step change in the efficiency of the distillation process. At the same time it enables a move away from steam and effective integration and storage of a range of renewable energy for heating thus creating a triple benefit of reduced energy usage/cost, improved security of energy supply and decarbonisation through the use of renewables. Aspects of the technology are applicable beyond the distilling sector.

      Pale Blue Dot Energy would like to meet with:

      • Large energy users seeking a breakthrough in reducing the impact of carbon and cost on their operation.
      • Suppliers with heat transfer and process engineering expertise.
      • Suppliers with experience of developing bespoke retrofit process control systems.
      • Suppliers of thermal storage solutions.
      • Suppliers of demand side management.
    • Ole Stobbe, Business Development Manager - Northern Europe, Ideol

      Local supply chain includes:

      • Aggregate and concrete supply
      • Form work
      • Rebar and prestressing strand supply/handling
      • Transport and logistics (cherry pickers, cranes, multiwheelers)
      • Harbour usage
      • Specialist services: electrical, hydraulics, rental equipment
      • Accommodation, catering
      • Cables, moorings, anchors, lighting, tugs, anchor handlers
    • Neart na Gaoithe, David Sweenie, Offshore Manager – Scotland, Mainstream Renewable Power

      I can facilitate suppliers getting registered on the Neart na Gaoithe wind farm project supply chain database and directing them to the most appropriate contractor.

    • Bengt Erik Lofgren, Co-ordinator, Swedish Pellet Association / AFAB

      Suppliers / customers that I'm most interested to meet are both people who are interested to learn more about how we in Sweden have taken advantage of bioenergy and together with high taxation of fossil energy successfully have reduce our carbon footprint while at the same time creating jobs and increasing our GDP. But with 30 years in the industry, I can also provide contacts to many Swedish companies are interested in finding partners and resellers in the UK.

    • Siobhan McDonald, SCM Manager, CS Wind UK

      I would like to meet with:

      • Suppliers who produce raw materials utilised in wind tower production (Steel Plates, Flanges, Door Frames and Internals)
      • Suppliers of Welding Consumables
      • Suppliers of Painting Consumables
      • Transport and Logistics Providers
      • Any further businesses which supply goods to the wind tower market
    • Simon Cheeseman, Sector Lead - Wave and Tidal Energy, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

      We are looking for SMEs who may be able to respond to our technology Innovation Challenges open call visible on our website.

      https://ore.catapult.org.uk/our-services/innovation-challenges/

    • Steven Nauwelaerts, CEO, Laminaria

    • Isla Robb, Energy Supply Chain Senior Executive, Scottish Enterprise

      Find out about the support Scottish Enterprise can provide to:

      • Companies already involved in offshore wind or companies looking to diversify into offshore wind
      • Companies that want to find out if their product or service is feasible in the offshore wind market
      • Companies that have a commercial question they want to have answered relating to offshore wind
    • Andrew Leahy, Resource Efficient Scotland

      The Scottish Government’s Resource Efficient Scotland programme provides unsecured, interest free loans of up to £100k to helps Scottish SMEs buy energy efficiency equipment. There are no set-up charges and loans are available to all Scottish SMEs, private sector landlords, not-for-profit organisations and charities. The loan can also be used for a renewable technology with an interest rate of 5% if the recipient will receive Feed-in Tariff or Renewable Heat Incentive payments.

      We would like to meet suppliers to tell them about them the loan so they can use it to sell more equipment.

    • David Carrascosa, Chief Technology Officer, Saitec Offshore Technologies

      Saitec Offshore Technologies is participating in the development of a Floating Offshore Wind project in Scotland and is interested in meeting the following type of companies:

      • Equipment Suppliers: mooring, bearing, electric swivel, auxiliary equipment, etc.
      • Construction companies
      • Marine contractors
      • Steel workshops (specialized in the offshore field)
      • Ship Brokers
      • Engineering consultancies and potential subcontractors
      • Certification Bodie
    • Rob Clunas, Business Analyst, Nevis Environmental

      Nevis Environmental is looking for:

      • Peatland specialist contractors that operate low ground pressure machinery
      • Sites that require environmental works specifically ECoW’s
      • Civil contractors that would be open to shared opportunities
      • Community projects that require consultation regarding compliance.
    • Low Carbon Transition Infrastructure Programme - Veronica Noone, Team Leader - Energy, Scottish Enterprise

      The Low Carbon Transition Infrastructure Programme are interested in meeting local authorities & companies and other stakeholders who may be interested in making an application for development funding. 

    • Miles Franklin, Lead Engineer, Gravitricity Ltd

      Suppliers that we would be interesting in building relationships with:

      • Electric machine manufacturers
      • Control specialists (especially with experience with PLCs and power networks)
      • Winch manufacturers
      • Shaft sinking contractors / equipment manufacturers
      • Synthetic cable manufacturers

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