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Tees Valley shows energy sector expertise

Date 6 Jul 2007
Author The Editor
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Representatives from five of the region’s most influential and successful organisations addressed business leaders, TVEP members and officials from across the Tees Valley last week to promote and demonstrate the area’s energy expertise.

Dr Dermott Roddy of Renew Tees Valley, Mark Treasure, Plant Manager at Hartlepool Power Station, Bill Bates, Director of Refining at D1 Oils, Sean Sutcliffe, CEO of the Biofuels Corporation and Jerry Cooper and Jon Helliwell from the Centre for Process Innovation were all keynote speakers at the Powering Ahead event, hosted by the Tees Valley Engineering Partnership.

The Powering Ahead 2007 event, held at Hartlepool Historic Quay, was attended by individuals from engineering organisations, educational establishments, chamber of commerce and local government. The intent was to demonstrate to attendees how the Tees Valley is developing as an ‘energy hub,’ becoming a pioneer in the energy sector and creating more engineering opportunities for local organisations of all varieties and sizes.

Malcolm Potter, Manger of the Tees Valley Engineering Partnership, said: “Powering Ahead 2007 was designed to give people a real insight into how our local engineering firms are leading the way in the development of new energy-related technologies, which is in-turn increasing their particular need for local engineering expertise. Our keynote speakers all spoke rather candidly about their work and what it means for the region as a whole and I would like to thank them for sharing those details with us. I hope everyone who attended was able to take something positive away from the event, even if it was only to recognise the world-class work that is currently ongoing here in the Tees Valley.”

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