News: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult sponsor Maritime UK Week
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has been announced as a Bronze Sponsor for Maritime UK Week.
Starting on 10 October, Maritime UK Week 2022 will shine a spotlight on the latest developments in the maritime sector and engage people across the UK with the world of maritime.
Responsible for enabling 95% of the UK’s global trade, maritime touches every part of our lives. As an island nation, during the pandemic, the maritime sector’s key workers kept the UK supplied with food, energy and medicine. Now, as we move toward a greener industry, the sector is investing and growing all around the UK and needs talented people to join us. Throughout the week people around the country are invited to explore the world of maritime through a series of careers fairs and open days.
There will also be a programme of events bringing maritime professionals together to help make progress on key issues like sustainability, innovation and diversity and inclusion in the sector.
ORE Catapult are the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy. They are playing a key role in delivering the UK’s net zero targets by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in the offshore renewable energy sector. They use their unique facilities and research and engineering capabilities to bring together industry and academia and drive innovation in renewable energy.
Lauren Hadnum, Clean Maritime Manager at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, said:
“The growth in offshore wind offers a significant opportunity for the maritime sector, with 250 new vessels expected to support the industry in Europe by 2030. While this is an exciting expansion, it also poses a challenge in terms of emissions reduction, so new fuels and technologies will be required to ensure that the growth of this maritime support aligns with the wider move towards net zero. Working in partnership with Maritime UK will enable the ORE Catapult and partners to nurture green innovation and strengthen the UK supply chain for these vessels to meet this opportunity.”
Ben Murray, Chief Executive at Maritime UK, said:
“Decarbonisation is the greatest challenge that the maritime sector and our planet faces. Maritime and offshore renewables each present the other with tremendous opportunities and we will only be able to capitalise on those if we work in partnership. Maritime UK is determined to ensure as much value to UK maritime as possible from the growing development of offshore renewable energy and forming a closer relationship with ORE Catapult can only help in that mission. We are delighted to have their support for Maritime UK Week.”
To find out about Maritime UK Week, visit www.maritimeuk.org/week.
To find out more about Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, www.ore.catapult.org.uk