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ENERGYFOREWORD

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GTMA CEO Foreword 5

Britain's Energy Billions - Sectors at a glance 6-7

OFFSHORE WIND

The Renewables Revolution 8-10

Strategy focus is on lower tiers 10

ONSHORE WIND

Good practice guide for suppliers 11

MARINE

Wave and Tidal - focus on UK content 12-13

NUCLEAR

New era for a 'top table nation' 15-17

SC@Nuclear is help for suppliers 16-17

OIL & GAS

Sunset industry with £200 billion potential 20-22

Demand for products and services 21

CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE

Burying carbon emissions under the sea 23-24

SOLAR, SHALE and BIOENERGY

Three sectors to transform the energy mix 25-26

Manufacturing Resource Centre -

linking buyers and suppliers 28

GTMA - not just a trade association 28

CASE STUDIES

Expertise across the energy sectors 31-39

GTMA Reshoring UK 41

BUSINESS ZONE

Essential information for Energy sectors 43-50

METROLOGY ZONE

How measurement matters 51-54

A-Z of GTMA metrology companies 55-56

GTMA Benefits 58

CONTENTS TRANSFORMING INDUSTRY

AND THE WORLD OF ENERGY

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The UK's manufacturing sector has

undergone a huge transformation over

the recent decade - and many of the

nation's industrial sectors have

changed enormously also.

This publication looks at just one of

those sectors and shows that in its

diversity and range of technologies the

energy sector in the UK is both one of

the most challenging and potentially rewarding for those in the

engineering supply chain.

It is certainly one of the largest, with billions being invested in new

power plants and generation facilities, both traditional and ground

breaking: nuclear, offshore wind, onshore wind, marine energy, carbon

capture and storage, solar, oil & gas, bioenergy - the list goes on.

WORLD LEADERS

In many areas the UK is leading the world both as pioneers and in

terms of market size, yet in too many sectors the UK content currently

is relatively low.

But this is about to change with commitment from both Government

and the big developers to significantly increase UK content. Action

plans to do this are in place and are reported in this Executive Briefing.

The challenge for GTMA and our members is to be part of the supply

chains being developed and as an association we are determined to

play our part and to promote the individual expertise of our members

and the collective engineering resource we represent.

Julia Moore Chief Executive

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