Two events to put in your diaries: one is a challenging opportunity and the other is a Referendum make or break…

Industrial and Power Association

‘Challenges & Opportunities for Offshore Wind’

The Industrial and Power Association (IPA) are holding an event ‘Challeneges & Opportunities for Offshore Wind’ which will be held in Glasgow on 18th June beginning at 5.30. This will be held at ATKINS, the UK’s largest engineering and design consultancy and the second largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe. They have a network of over 100 offices in the UK but are also in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and North America.






John Foley, Head of Offshore Renewables at Atkins, will give a comprehensive look at what is actually happening in the industry in ‘An insight into the major opportunities and challenges for offshore wind from a designers perspective.’

This will be followed by a spokesperson at Seaway Heavy Lifting talking about ‘The future for the offshore wind sector for Scottish suppliers’.

Seaway Heavy Lifting is a leading offshore contractor in the global Oil & Gas and Renewables industry, offering tailored T&I and EPCI solutions. They service a diverse client portfolio including the major operators in the offshore Oil & Gas and offshore Renewables industry and operate globally focussing on the North Sea, Mediterranean, the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East. 

There will then be ample time for questions and answers.

To book your place please go to the IPA website.


‘Power Industry and the Impact for the Scottish Referendum’

The conference is Power Scotland Conference 8, the Power Industry and the Impact of the Scottish Referendum, and will be held on the 22nd October. The major speakers will be Fergus Ewing, MSP Minister for Energy and Tom Greatrex, MP Shadow Energy Minister.

Scotland is about to vote on what is probably the most important decision in its history. The outcome whether for independence or not will result in significant changes to all walks of life.

IPA intends to bring power industry experts together shortly after the Referendum at this event to give their views on what it will mean for the industry, the supply chain and the consumer.

This will be the eigth Power Scotland Conference and will take place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G14 DB from 9:00am.

For ‘early bird’ discounts email IPA.


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