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GTMA CEO Foreword 5
Britain's Energy Billions - Sectors at a glance 6-7
The Renewables Revolution 8-10
Strategy focus is on lower tiers 10
Good practice guide for suppliers 11
Wave and Tidal - focus on UK content 12-13
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
Expertise across the energy sectors 31-39
GTMA Reshoring UK 41
Essential information for Energy sectors 43-50
How measurement matters 51-54
A-Z of GTMA metrology companies 55-56
GTMA Benefits 58
CONTENTS TRANSFORMING INDUSTRY
AND THE WORLD OF ENERGY
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.
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