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Key steps forward in creating new demonstration opportunities in marine renewables and offshore energy applications

Key steps forward in creating new demonstration opportunities in marine renewables and offshore energy applications

Thursday, April 4, 2019

2019 has seen a busy few months for ADMA Energy partners, with a flurry of activity around the final months of the NeSSIE project, new opportunities to take forwards our demonstration cases in corrosion and sensing, instrumentation and remote monitoring technologies, as well as planning for new areas of demonstration across the Pilot’s industrial challenges. The “taming NeSSIE” conference in Glasgow in January 2019 marked a key step forward in the project’s ambitions to create new demonstration opportunities in the region. On 24 April The results of the NeSSIE project will be presented in Brussels, at the project’s final conference. Following the NeSSIE conference, on the same day 24 April, the next ADMA Energy Pilot meeting will be organised at the Scotland House. Outwith NeSSIE, the Pilot continues to work closely with the European Commission through the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) partnership in the Smart Specialisation Platform in Energy.

2019 has seen a busy few months for ADMA Energy partners, with a flurry of activity around the final months of the NeSSIE project, new opportunities to take forwards our demonstration cases in corrosion and sensing, instrumentation and remote monitoring technologies, as well as planning for new areas of demonstration across the Pilot’s industrial challenges.
 
January 2019 saw NeSSIE (the EU EMFF-funded project taking forwards ADMA Energy’s first demonstration case corrosion) partners gather in Glasgow for the ‘Taming NeSSIE’ conference. The conference brought together a number of anti-corrosion solution-providers from across the partner regions with the three large-scale North Sea project developers identified in the first round of the NeSSIE competition and marked a key step forward in the project’s ambitions to create new demonstration opportunities in the region.
 
The results of the NeSSIE project will be presented in Brussels on 24th April during the project’s final conference. Entitled "Building Demonstration Cases for the Blue Economy: Lessons from NeSSIE and the Regions", the event will explore the learning from NeSSIE and bring together examples of demonstration projects in Scotland, the Basque Country and Belgium.
 
Outwith NeSSIE, the Pilot continues to work closely with the European Commission through the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) partnership in the Smart Specialisation Platform in Energy. This work is developing our second demonstration case in sensing, instrumentation and remote monitoring technologies in offshore wind. We foresee this work, which is led by our Basque partners, to pick up pace in 2019, and MRE will feature during this year’s WindEurope conference in Bilbao, during which a side event on 4-5 April will bring representatives of European regions and the wind industry together, to explore the opportunities to accelerate the energy transition while stimulating investments in regional economies.
 
The next ADMA Energy Pilot meeting will take place in Brussels on 24th April, in Scotland House, following the NeSSIE conference. The focus of the meeting will be to revisit our industrial challenges, consider development and funding options for further activities in corrosion and offshore sensing, as well as select the Pilot’s next demonstration cases. If you are interested in attending the meeting please send an email to Daniela.Kretz [at] ideaconsult.be (Daniela Kretz) to register your interest before 10th April.

For more information about the ADMA pilot, contact:
charles.abbott [at] scotent.co.uk (Charles Abbott) and aitor-mintegui [at] ej-gv.es (Aitor Mintegui)