By Renewable Energy Focus staff
Morag McCorkindale, AREG’s CEO, said: “The region is fast being recognised as a centre of marine energy excellence in Scotland, the UK and Europe. This is largely testimony to the region’s offshore oil and gas expertise, which spans more than four decades, and innovative developments such as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
“Oil and gas-related businesses in Aberdeen City and Shire are already successfully supplying innovation, transferring skills and sharing their much-needed knowledge and capitalising on offshore wind opportunities across the world. This is also assisting critical development of the supply chain.
“AREG strongly believes that this wealth of oil and gas experience, as well as its globally-recognised practices and industry collaboration, is essential if the UK is to meet its challenging EU targets for renewable energy power generation.”