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Scottish Enterprise launches Marine Energy Expert Support Programme

6 February 2015

New programme aims to build the marine energy supply chain

The Marine Energy Supply Chain Expert programme will give companies access to up to two full days of free advice and one-to-one guidance on diversifying their business in to this growing sector.

It aims to replicate the success of the Offshore Wind Expert Supply programme which has supported over 200 companies to diversify into the sector since it was launched January 2011.

Jan Reid, Senior Manager of low carbon technologies at Scottish Enterprise said, "We know that the global marine energy industry is set for significant growth in coming years, particularly as developers gear up for the first multi-device tidal arrays in Scottish waters. Scotland has already established itself at being at the forefront of the industry – for example work is now underway in the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth - the world’s largest planned tidal energy project. This new support will help ensure that our companies gain an early understanding of supply chain requirements for projects such as these, and develop their capabilities accordingly."