Subsea UK targets marine
Matchmaker database to help facilitate diversification into wave and tidal energy
Linking up with technology researchers and developers will help UK subsea companies to adapt and take advantage of new opportunities in wave and tidal energy, according to the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI).
NSRI has set up an online database called Matchmaker to help subsea specialists connect to organisations already active in wave and tidal energy.
The database is split into groups – operations and maintenance, subsea structures, installation, systems, health and safety and environmental impact – to help companies quickly identify specialisms, NSRI said.
NSRI project director Gordon Drummond said: “We hope Matchmaker will clearly highlight exactly how subsea companies can play their part, diversify their offering and make the connections required to break into the wave and tidal market.”
NSRI is the research arm of Subsea UK, which has more than 300 members.