Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group

Morag McCorkindale

Overview

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About us

AREG is a pioneer in the promotion of opportunities for SMEs in blue energy.  Founded in 2000 as an energy policy advisory body, it was incorporated in 2003 and since then has run an active programme of activities to assist SMEs innovate, transfer skills and expertise from the oil and gas industry to renewables and win new business within Europe and further afield. 

Objectives

  • Facilitating technology innovation
  • Supporting the creation of a world class renewable energy supply chain based on oil and gas expertise and capability
  • Enabling  delivery of key renewable energy projects and their servicing
  • Supporting the creation and safeguarding of jobs
  • Contributing to the future sustainability of the local economy

In pursuit of these objectives activities include:

  • Building the AREG network to 150+ members with over 500 interested parties and providing networking, collaboration and partnering opportunities
  • Regular briefing sessions on new technology, industry challenges and solutions, finance, policy and regulation, engineering, projects in development, examples of collaboration and contracting opportunities (12 events per annum approximately 2,000 delegates over 4 years)
  • Channelling briefing event, conference and meet-the-buyer opportunities hosted by other networks to members (approximately 30 per year)
  • With sub-partner Aberdeen City Council, providing briefings on international opportunities including country briefings, operational and legal implications, VIP speakers from key markets and introduction to in-country support
  • Promotion of innovation challenges and opportunities and introductions to relevant agencies, support networks and companies
  • Production and promotion of membership information including membership directories, case studies, sectoral promotional material, media and marketing campaigns
  • Participation in conferences, exhibitions and events promoting the capabilities of members, the Aberdeen city and Shire supply chain and generating new contacts and business leads
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 150
    Cluster Members
  • 150
    SME's
  • 5
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Morag McCorkindale
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

Founded by Aberdeen City council in 2000, AREG is one of the oldest and best established renewable energy organisations in the UK and the only one to specialise in renewables supply chain development.  AREG is based in Aberdeen city but with strong links to sister local authority Aberdeenshire and membership is open to any company or organisation anywhere in the world with a credible interest in renewable energy.  The city region is a global centre of energy development and management being home to 1,000+ local energy companies.  Globally active in 65 markets, Aberdeen city and Shire companies have the broad range of skills necessary to successfully develop, deploy, commercialise and export all types of offshore renewable energy technologies.

Key skills include:

  • Environmental, engineering, technical, commercial, legal, intellectual property, insurance, and risk assessment diligence services
  • Engineering design, prototyping, fabrication, certification
  • Modelling, project design, fabrication, commissioning, installation, management
  • Vessels, access, offshore services, anchoring, dynamic positioning, transhipment and decommissioning
  • Cable laying, trenching, moorings, electrical controls, temporary and portable power
  • Operations, maintenance, inspection, instrumentation, condition and performance monitoring, corrosion prevention, NDT, decontamination
  • Logistics, emergency response, standards, training, health and safety
  • Geotechnical, geophysical, oceanography, meteorology

Generally large scale fabrication is not carried out in Aberdeen city and Shire however it is commissioned and managed from the city region.  This means that the energy activities of Aberdeen city and Shire companies benefit companies in other regions and countries and that good relationships exist with major fabrication centres in Europe and beyond.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 INTERREG Other

Name & description

European Regional Development Fund

INTERREG North Sea Region Progrmme

Horizon 2020 - Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Project name

Hytransit

HyVloCity

Hytrec 2 

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil
Canada
Colombia
Mozambique
Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Denmark
Sweden

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

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