Maersk Training will be supporting the offshore wind industry at the Offshore Wind North East 2017 Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 9 November 2017 in County Durham.

Hosted by NOF Energy, in partnership with Energi Coast, representatives from the Offshore Wind industry will be meeting at Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, to hear from some of industry’s key players and network with fellow offshore wind supply chain companies, as part of a week of activity in the North East of England coinciding with RenewableUK’s national Offshore Wind Week initiative on 6 – 10 November 2017.

Conference attendees will hear presentations from developers including DONG Energy as well as contractors and suppliers involved in offshore wind. A series of panel discussions, featuring well-known companies operating in the sector such as JDR, Maersk Training, MPI Offshore, ORE Catapult, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, SMD and representatives from the Dogger Bank project will discuss a range of topics including innovation, technology and diversification.

The event also provides networking opportunities with VIP guests from the UK and overseas, with delegates invited to an evening reception on Wednesday 8 November 2017 to hear a welcome address by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, the Networking Reception Sponsor.

NOF Energy, working with Invest North East England and Tees Valley Combined Authority have also organised a series of site visits during the week to showcase the capabilities and expertise of key North East supply chain companies.

Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chief Executive of NOF Energy and Deputy Chair of Energi Coast, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting this important conference and exhibition, which will bring together leading lights from the offshore wind industry and demonstrate the important role the North East of England is playing in the sector.

The region has now become a significant supply chain hub for offshore wind, geographically it is exceptionally well-placed for servicing both the UK and European markets and is a prime location for businesses looking to set up and invest in the UK. This conference will also highlight key requirements of the developers and contractors from the region’s companies and those in the wider UK supply chain.  It will also be an excellent opportunity for networking and for sharing insights and knowledge into new developments within the sector.”

Maersk Training’s Head of Business Development and Sales, Paul Parry, will be taking to the stage for a panel talk on the topic of why diversification is so important to the industry.

Paul said: “We are very excited to be sponsoring the event and are looking forward to taking part.  I look forward to discussing the importance of diversification in the present climate and the importance of training people to build up the skills base for the growing offshore wind industry in the UK.”

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For further details about Maersk Training, please call  +44 (0)191 270 3220, email:   or visit

Notes to Editors

Maersk Training offers state-of-the-art facilities and specialises in training for the Offshore Wind, Oil & Gas and Maritime sectors.  As an independent company within Maersk Group, Maersk Training has UK training centres in Aberdeen and Newcastle, alongside global training centres in Denmark, Norway, India, Dubai, North and South America.

For more information about Maersk Training, please contact Emma Pattison, Customer Support and Marketing Manager at Maersk Training in Newcastle on: +44 (0)191 270 3220 or via email:

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