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Marine-i issues EoI call for Celtic Sea floating wind supply chain solutions

Marine-i has invited Expressions of Interest (EoIs) from businesses who want to bring forward new solutions that will support the development of floating wind in the Celtic Sea.

The collaborative project, set up to support marine technology businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, is seeking companies interested in working together with both research organisations and other businesses to develop new solutions in floating wind.

The call is focused on two key areas, including vessels, equipment, port infrastructure and other logistics solutions, as well as installation and operations and maintenance (O&M) solutions.

“Businesses operating in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly involved in projects arising from this process may be eligible for direct RD&I support (including financial) subject to meeting certain criteria”, Marine-i states.

Expressions of Interest can be submitted by 4 September, after which those who have applied will be invited to a collaborative workshop on 24 September.

Marine-i, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is a collaboration between the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, The Cornwall College Group, Cornwall Marine Network, Cornwall Development Company and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.