Time to become a global hub

HARTLEPOOL firms will be stepping up their bid to become world leaders in renewable energy next week.

Energi Coast, the group made up of North-East companies in the green sector such as JDR Cables, Heerema and Tata Steel, will be pushing their case during the UK’s biggest industrial conference in Aberdeen on Wednesday, May 23, and Thursday, May 24.

They say the All Energy event is the ideal platform as they bid to make the area the world hub for renewable power.

Energi Coast deputy chairman Joanne Leng said: “North East England has a key strategic role to play in the development of the offshore renewables sector, in the UK and internationally.

“All Energy is an ideal platform to reinforce that message to the industry and help develop new and existing relationships with the sector, which will benefit North East England’s supply chain.”

She added: “Our aim is for the region to become a global hub for the offshore renewables industry. It is a unique region in terms of geography, experience, infrastructure and technical capabilities, which will make it attractive to operators sourcing supply chain services for their projects.”

All Energy is the UK’s largest renewable energy event. It brings together companies and experts from across the world to discuss the latest opportunities in the renewables industry.

Hartlepool is bidding to bring in jobs in the renewable sector, particularly since areas of the town were granted Enterprise Zone status.

The port area is earmarked as a specialist area for renewable energy development.