Subsea supply chain businesses in the southwest of England will be joining forces to identify opportunities and debate the challenges facing the sector at an industry networking event organized by Subsea UK, the body which represents the British subsea industry.
The session on October 12 will be held at the National Composites Centre (NCC), Bristol & Bath Science Park, and will focus on underwater activity in relation to oil and gas, defense, oceanology and marine renewables industries and aims to facilitate the participating organizations to work toward the common goals they face in the current demanding marketplace.
There will also be a tour of the NCC technology development facility as well as a presentation from Graham Harrison, head of government affairs and strategic partnerships. The event is sponsored by Viper Subsea, a world leading products and services company within the subsea sector.
Established by Bristol University, the NCC is a Government backed not-for-profit organization that supports companies from multiple industries looking to design, engineer and prototype high quality composite products with the help of its academic team and state-of-the-art technology workshop.
Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said, “There is a huge amount of innovation and expertise in the south-west of England, particularly in the areas of subsea, defense, oceanology and marine renewables. We want to support these companies, helping them identify and exploit opportunities and encourage the exchange of knowledge.
“This event provides an ideal platform for subsea companies in the region to come together, discuss and debate these areas, which is vital if the sector is to adapt to the current environment and develop new ways that will increase production and the recovery of hydrocarbon reserves at a lower cost. Anyone with an interest in the subsea industry is welcome to attend.”
Subsea UK has more than 300 members and is a self-sustaining body that champions the country’s subsea supply chain. It acts as a focal point to promote the sector, maximize its opportunities and provide a national forum for collaboration, diversification and technology development.
Tickets for the event are £30 for Subsea UK members and £36 for non-members.