A new online hub to help subsea companies bid for wave and tidal energy contracts has been developed.
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) and National Subsea Research Initiative’s (NSRI) online ‘Matchmaker’ database has specifically been designed to help companies find other organisations with the expertise they’re looking for and highlight their own credentials.
The service is split into different themes: operations and maintenance, subsea structures, installation, systems, health and safety and environmental impact.
The hub is to be useful for a complex landscaping research project currently being commissioned by WES, which is likely to require more than one supplier.
Gordon Drummond, Project Director of NSRI said: “The wave and tidal sectors are less mature in their contribution to energy production as a result, they are currently more expensive than traditional generating resources.
“This resource presents a huge opportunity for subsea supply chain companies to adapt their technologies and techniques to support the development of large-scale wave and tidal power farms.”