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Fife companies to showcase their renewable energy expertise at All Energy 2010

Invest in Fife heads to the Granite City next week to the All Energy Exhibition and Conference. As part of Fife Council’s Market Development Programme eight companies from Fife specialising in renewable energy will showcase their expertise at All-Energy 10, the UK’s largest event devoted to this industry. The tenth in the annual series will be held in Aberdeen on the 19 and 20 May 2010.

All-Energy 10 is highly relevant to companies actively involved in all areas of the renewable energy industry - wind (onshore and offshore), wave, tidal, hydro, hydrogen and fuel cells, solar and bio fuels.

Exhibitors on the Fife group stand (V100) range from marine research and development specialists QinetiQ, Dunfermline based Carnegie College, marine environmental consultants SMRU Ltd and rapidly growing world-leading fabricators of sub sea jackets Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab), based at Energy Park Fife.

Invest in Fife will be promoting the latest developments in Fife within the renewable energy sector including Energy Park Fife. A joint venture between Scottish Enterprise and Fife Council, the Energy Park provides the infrastructure and accommodation for leading edge companies to grow and expand. The 54-hectare site in Methil is ideally located for those operating in the offshore wind industry with five of the Scottish Territorial Water and Crown Estate offshore wind farm sites located just off the Fife coast.

Scotland’s National Renewable Infrastructure Plan, published by Scottish Enterprise in February this year, identified the Energy Park as one of the eleven sites across Scotland with the potential to be used for manufacturing and assembly for offshore wind farms.

Visitors can come to the Invest in Fife stand to see a demonstration of the renewable energy supply chain directory which will give information about the expertise and capabilities of businesses in Fife keen to join the renewable energy supply chain.

This year Fife Council has secured a 30 minute speaking slot as part of the 90 minute ‘Power in the Regions’ section at the conference on Wednesday 19th May. Robin Presswood, Fife Council will highlight various renewable energy projects going on in and around Fife. Douglas Mundie, SMRU Ltd will talk about how they are taking advantage of the business opportunities in renewables and Richard Bonsall, RWE npower renewables will deliver a presentation about a major investment in Fife by international power company RWE.

In 2009 eight companies participated alongside Invest in Fife at All Energy and between them they generated 90 enquiries with potential orders in excess of £3.5 million in the longer term. Fife firms are hoping for similar success this year.

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