With the oil and gas industry facing challenging times, there are renewed hopes for companies to operate and diversify into renewable energy – and the 3sun Group is an advocate of this with offshore wind now accounting for 95% of its business activity.
In addition, the 3sun Group has reinforced its ongoing commitment to the offshore wind industry with chief executive Graham Hacon now chairing a new special interest group.
The Offshore Wind Supply Chain Special Interest Group (SIG) has been set up by the multi-sector East of England Energy Group with the aim of addressing industry issues head on and encouraging local companies to work together.
The group follows the successful Late Life and Decommissioning Special Interest Group, which was also initiated by EEEGR and has been running for the past three years.
Similarly, the Offshore Wind Supply Chain SIG will be set up and controlled by EEEGR, with Hacon as chairman, and approximately 10 other companies specialising in the offshore wind industry completing the group.
Hacon also sits on the EEEGR board of directors and was selected to chair the SIG given his experience in the industry. He said:
“Times are tough in the industry right now but there is a real opportunity in offshore wind, with more projects on the horizon.
“We have the advantage of a lower cost base in this region but local companies must collaborate in order to gain the benefits of true cost reduction. This new group will really help to encourage that.”
Based in Great Yarmouth, 3sun Group also has a base in Aberdeen and provides products and services to the global energy industry – including delivering complete packages to the oil and gas and wind turbine sectors
The closing date to join the Offshore Wind Supply Chain Special Interest Group is 23 September.