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Enabling the Future of Wind Energy: Exploring Technology, Innovation and Challenges in Offshore Wind

Website visit Address Hedley Suite, Sandyford Building, 4th Floor, 2 Sandyford Rd, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QE Start May 21, 2018 - 5:30 pm End May 21, 2018 -8:00 pm

The Tyne & Wear Committee of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers invites you to its May 2018 Knowledge Transfer Event, Enabling the Future of Wind Energy: Exploring Technology, Innovation and Challenges in Offshore Wind.

Join us for an evening of exclusive talks and get to grips with the very latest understanding of the future engineering and technology challenges in offshore wind, including the ongoing need for innovation, improving design, operation and maintenance. Delivered by the Catapult and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, you’ll find out about an industry in the ascendency, how the UK is recognised as a global leader, and the huge opportunities for engineers in the North-East.


Chris Briggs, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Chris is Regional Innovation Manager in the UK, coordinating Innovation engagement activities with external partners in Academia, Industry and Government bodies. Chris spent 25 years in the Thermal Power Generation industry in various Engineering, Marketing and Management roles, before transferring into the Wind Industry in 2010. He is immediate Past Chairman of the IMechE North East Region.

Peter Greaves, ORE Catapult
Peter is a Research Structural Engineer working in the Research and Disruptive Innovation department at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. His doctoral studies at Durham University were focussed on bi- axial fatigue testing of wind turbine blades.

Tony Quinn, ORE Catapult
As Test Facilities Director, Tony is responsible for all business delivery across ORE Catapult’s Blyth-based test and validation facilities. Tony has held senior positions within Nexus, PB Power and has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of power generation, from large fossil fuelled, gas fired combined cycle through to energy from waste plants.

Please book your place on IMechE’s event page.
(Both IMechE members and non-members can register places for free.)

Register here