ENCORE kicks-off with regional impact campaign at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) in Amsterdam on 27 October 2020
After a successful start of the Interreg 2 Seas project, the ENCORE consortium is now planning the kick-off of its regional impact campaign at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) in Amsterdam on 27th October 2020.
At the OEEC, ENCORE will reach out to the offshore supply chain sector to meet potential partners to design, build and deploy offshore energy prototypes.
“The annual Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam is the ideal setting for the first regional impact campaign, because it draws the right target audience”, says Peter Scheijgrond from DMEC, initiator and coordinator of the ENCORE project.
“This year, DMEC will again host the Marine Energy Pavilion at the OEEC, where ENCORE technology developers will present their technologies to the offshore supply chain audience. Supply chain companies will be invited to attend virtual and physical round table sessions on offshore renewable energy topics, and the dedicated Marine Energy Session as part of the conference programme”, continues Scheijgrond.
ENCORE will help further develop five innovative technologies: offshore floating solar (Oceans of Energy), river current technology (Water2Energy and EEL Energy), wave energy (Teamwork Technology and THyPSO), and tidal-to-hydrogen production, storage and offloading platform (Inyanga Marine Projects).
To develop the prototypes of these technologies, ENCORE expects to sub-contract significant works. “The regional impact campaign at the OEEC will be the right place to start partnerships with potential offshore supply chain companies and to involve supply chain and other stakeholders in the project”, says Scheijgrond.
Further information about and registration for the OEEC: https://www.offshoreenergy.biz/offshore-energy-2020/.
More news about ENCORE and its activities will follow soon on the project website, which is currently under construction: www.energisingcoasts.eu.
ENergising COastal Regions with Offshore Renewable Energy (ENCORE) offers advanced technical and business support services to accelerate the offshore renewable energy sector in the 2 Seas region, covering the Netherlands, Belgium, France and also United Kingdom.
ENCORE gets funding from the European Interreg 2 Seas programme and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the period February 2020 – June 2021.
Also the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands and the Provinces of South-Holland and North-Holland are offering financial support.