Navitus Bay announces preferred wind turbine supplier

Navitus Bay Development Ltd. has announced MHI Vestas as their preferred wind turbine supplier. MHI Vestas is a joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and they have an operation based on the Isle of Wight at the Vestas Technology Centre. For Navitus Bay, the wind turbine manufacturer is responsible for a significant part of the overall project in that they supply the turbines, install them then maintain them for 25 years.

For SOREC members this presents a significant opportunity with a wide range of suppliers required for the contract – from work boats to consultant engineers.  All of Navitus Bay’s tier 1 suppliers are seriously looking at using the CompeteFor procurement portal – so make sure you are registered on there if you haven’t already.  As with all large projects, Navitus Bay are looking for suppliers to comply with a range of standards and specifications – see the link to the presentation below.

Thanks to everone who attended our Meet the Buyer event at Seawork International 2015 and our innovation event, Winds of Change:  Meeting the Challenge of the Offshore Wind Industry on the 10th July 2015.  To view contents of the speakers’ presentations, click on the links below.

Click Here to view the posters that were exhibited  at our first event in Nov 2014.


Photographs courtesy of Hannah Watts

Testimonials from our Meet the Buyer event at Seawork International 2015

“Very helpful, thank you.”


“Thank you for all the information and support in regards to the Navitus Bay project.  This is very much appreciated.”


“The information sheets are particularly helpful.”


Speaker Presentations

Winds of Change – 10th July 2015

SOREC Welcome – Professor Ian Wright

SOREC the way ahead – C Brammall

Navitus Bay story so far – I Cambrook

The State of the Offshore Wind Market – S Rae

Designing for Lowest Cost of Energy – C Monk

Planning for Weather Downtime – D Lambkin

Risk Reduction Forecasting – N Elderfield

Powering Perception – Adam Barber

Marine Autonomous Systems – Dr A Phillips

Reducing the Cost of Developing and Operating Offshore Wind Farms with Autonomous Surface Vessels – J Cowles & T Sloane

Offshore Renewables and the Wider Blue Growth Opportunity – J Williams

Meet the Buyer at Seawork – 16th June 2015

Navitus Bay Supply Chain Update – Seawork 2015


Geosea – DEME Navitus Presentation – Seawork 2015

Jan de Nul (UK) Ltd – Seawork 2015

Rampion Supply Chain Opportunities – Jonathan Williams MSE – Seawork 2015

Introduction to SOREC – Seawork 2015

GROW Offshore Wind – Seawork 2015

Turning the Tide – 15th May 2015

NOC welcome – Professor Wolf May 2015

Introduction to SOREC – Chris Brammall

Tides and and Tidal Energy – Professor Wolf

Global and National Tidal Modelling and the Effect of Sea-level Rise – Dr Mark Pickering

Tidal Energy Modelling and Tank Testing – Dr Daniel Conley

SME Ltd- SOREC May 2015 – Christoph Harwood

Yarmouth Harbour presentation – John Gallimore

Specialist Vessels for the Tidal Energy Sector- HF4 – Steve Jermy

Protecting Your Intellectual Property – Simon Robinson

Engaging with the NOC for R&D Support – Aidan Thorn

Introduction to SMMI (SOREC) – Dr Simon Gerrard

The Navitus Bay Supply Process – How to maximise the opportunity – 12th March 2015

Supplier Readiness – SOREC Presentation – D Bainbridge

Navitus Bay Health & Safety Requirements – K Tyrens

Presentation – SOREC Supplier Readiness – D Fallon

Business Readiness in the SOREC Portal – Adam Compton

Writing Better Bids – Colin Stewart

SOREC Supply Chain and Innovation Conference – 28th November 2014

Welcome Address- Professor John Chudley

Innovate UK – Dr Neil Grice

Navitus Bay Wind Farm – Dan Bainbridge

CompeteFor SOREC – Len Walker

Fibacore/CMT Ltd – Jack Taylor

Seacat Services Ltd – Ian Baylis

Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd – Christoph Harwood

Decision Support Tool for O&M – Dr Xiaodong Li

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