Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) NW to help get the wind up the region’s manufacturers

• Helping the NW regions manufacturers enter the offshore wind supply chain
Jan. 27, 2011 - PRLog -- MAS-NW is inviting manufacturers to the North West and North Wales Offshore Wind Supply Chain Event being held on Tuesday 8 ebruary 2011 at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Wirral 2011 from 8.30am – 5.00pm.

This free event, which is being delivered by Envirolink Northwest and the Crown Estate,  supported by MAS-NW and The Mersey Partnership, is one of a series of similar events being held nationally and will feature workshops, seminars and an exhibition for the 500 delegates expected to attend on the day.

The morning session will see input from the Crown Estate as well as case studies of companies who have taken advantage of the significant business opportunities available to suppliers to this growing industry.

The morning session will also discuss successful business case studies, and in the afternoon, participants can choose from three out of four workshop principle areas where current key companies operating will outline requirements and procurement procedures. The event aims to provide suppliers with the knowledge and contacts to win business in the industry over the next few years, as well as offering a valuable networking opportunity. The four workshops are:

•   Turbines and Installation
•   Substations, Transmission and Distribution
•   Operations, Maintenance and Logistics
•   Cabling and Sub-Sea Services

The offshore wind industry is showing substantial growth both nationally and internationally, and local supply chains will have an impact on helping the UK to deliver the ambitious renewable energy targets.

Major companies already confirmed as taking part include Dong, Siemens, Alstom, A2SEA, CT Offshore and JDR Cables and many others.

To register for this event or for more information, please visit our home page: For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities please contact: Dan Hughes on: 01925 813 200 or email:
To find out more about the service from MAS-NW, please telephone 0800 458 9585 or see

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Small and medium size North West manufacturers have access to a fully or part-funded manufacturing review to review to assess existing working processes and identify the best areas for improvement.
Source:Edward Moss
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