Offshore energy supply chain assessment job up for grabs

The partnership between Nova Scotia government and industry associations has launched a call for services requesting the assessment of Nova Scotia energy and technology supply chain.

Illustration/Tidal turbine installation in the Bay of Fundy (Photo: Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy)

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines (NSDEM) has identified significant economic growth opportunities for Nova Scotia’s offshore energy and technology sectors by improving the ability of domestic energy supply chains to compete in global markets.

The OERA, in partnership with the NSDEM, Marine Renewables Canada (MRC), Maritimes Energy Association (MEA), and the Ocean Technology Council of Canada (OTCNS) will explore the province’s offshore energy and technology supply chain companies to evaluate their competitiveness in order to strategically assess and exploit broader market opportunities.

Through the call, OERA plans to engage the services of an industry expert to deliver a supply chain assessment within the offshore energy and technology sectors.

“OERA wishes to identify and critically assess the competitiveness of local energy and technology supply chain companies in the context of global markets and identify how the Province can promote competitive growth strategies in both the individual companies that make up these supply chains, as well as the supply chains themselves.

“This meets the NSDEM’s mandate to support the development of the energy sector supply chain and capacity building,“ OERA said in the request for proposals.

The deadline for proposals has been set for December 12, 2018, OERA said.

The OERA is a not-for-profit organization that leads environmental, marine renewable and marine geoscience energy research initiatives through strategic partnerships with government, industry and academia.