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Generating Business In The £525 Million Wind Farm Market

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Sector professionals from the ‘Generate’ Programme and local companies joined Elias Dencker from Renewable Strategy Limited at a recent ‘Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance’ Breakfast Seminar held in Lisburn.

The ‘Generate’ Programme is facilitated by Belfast Met and funded by Lisburn City Council, Belfast City Council, Castlereagh Borough Council, Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.  ‘Generate’ provides support and training for employees in small and medium sized businesses (SME’s) in the council areas of Lisburn, Castlereagh and Belfast who are keen to discover progressive opportunities for their company and their employees in emerging markets for wind, marine, bio-energy, smart-grid and energy storage.

Speaking about the event Paul McCormack, Innovation Manager of Belfast Met commented
“Belfast Met are delighted with the response to the ‘Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance’ Breakfast Seminar. It is one of many key events delivered by the Generate Programme providing significant commercial opportunities for the growing renewable energy industry.

To have an industry expert like Elias on the programme as a mentor is superb.  He believes that the largest maintenance requirement in the Wind Farm sector during the next decade will be blade inspection and repair together with associated access platforms and technologies. Through the event delegates were able to learn more about the various mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, control and instrumentation maintenance requirements of wind turbines along with Balance of Plant (BOP) items and Planning Conditions.”

The event held in Lisburn is just one of many events that Generate coordinate throughout the year to inform and network with local small and medium businesses in a range of industries. If you feel your company has the potential to supplement the Renewable Industry Supply Chain and is based in the borough council areas of Lisburn, Belfast or Castlereagh, Generate wants to hear from you.

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