Supply Chain Project
Marine Energy Wales have been awarded funding from LEADER and the Sustainable Development Fund to investigate the potential for supply chain companies to diversify into the marine energy sector. The project will assess the supply chain capabilities of Pembrokeshire companies with the potential to diversify into the marine energy industry, and will also provide stakeholder engagement and ‘Meet the Buyer’ opportunities for these companies.
Through our work Marine Energy Wales are identifying the extent to which relevant companies are knowledgeable about the marine energy sector and potential opportunities and whether they are capable or have the potential capability to supply the offshore energy sector. We are also investigating the perceived gaps and barriers preventing growth in the sector.
The project is split into 4 work packages:
- Scoping and supply chain directory creation – Information gathering about potential marine energy companies.
- Stakeholder engagement – Encouraging networking, ‘Meet the Buyer’ opportunities and answering questions about the sector.
- Supply chain assessment – Identifying trends, undertaking SWOT, understanding gaps and barriers to market.
- Supply chain report – Full report on outcomes and recommendations on future actions for the development of the Supply Chain.
If you are interested in getting involved with this project then please get in touch.
Stakeholder Engagement Events
The first stakeholder engagement event was held on 14th September 2017 and featured speakers from across the UK. 150 people registered to attend and productive conversations and networking took place throughout the day. If you weren’t able to make it you can view all the presentations below:
Panel 1 – UK Supply Chain Success Stories
Panel 2 – Local Experiences
Panel 3 – Meet the Buyers
Following on from the success of this first event, and using the feedback provided by delegates, the second event will be focused on networking and will allow attendees to meet with existing and new contacts.