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Date(s) - 13/09/2013
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Corinthian Club



Thrive for Business Scotland’s leading B2B networking company invites you to our Energy club meeting to network with like-minded individuals.


VIP SPEAKERS: Andrew Jamieson, CEO, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and David Sweenie, Offshore Manager – Scotland, Mainstream Renewable Power.


Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult The new Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will accelerate the development of commercially viable technologies applicable to offshore wind, wave and tidal power. It will do this by bringing together knowledge, expertise and state-of the-art facilities to help UK businesses develop innovative, reliable and cost effective technologies that can reduce the cost of energy from offshore renewable sources. Business working with the catapult will reduce the financial and operational risk associated with bringing profitable products and services to market. CEO, Andrew Jamieson was formerly Policy and Innovation Director at Scottish Power Renewables and Chair of RenewableUK.


Mainstream Renewable Power The Neart na Gaoithe (‘Strength of the Wind’) offshore wind farm will cover an area of approximately 100km2. It’s located in the outer Forth Estuary, 15km off the Scottish east coast near Fife. Mainstream was awarded the site in February 2009 by The Crown Estate as part of a competitive bidding process. Mainstream has commenced the environmental assessment and technical design processes, completed key seabed and met ocean surveys and secured a firm grid connection agreement to support the project’s target construction start date in 2014. The project has the potential to generate up to 450MW of renewable energy, enough power to supply over 300,000 Scottish homes – more than the whole of Edinburgh. It will offset over 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year, as well as make a significant contribution towards the delivery of the UK and European renewable energy targets.

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