Areva Wind UK country director Julian Brown has been named the first chairman of Norstec – the industry-led network set up last year to spearhead development of the offshore wind power sector in Europe's northern seas.
will lead a group of more than 80 companies, investors, trade bodies and
academics in laying out a long-term vision to "maximise the economic
potential" of wind energy in the offshore region.
is a truly exciting time as offshore electricity generation establishes itself
as a credible and large scale part of the renewable energy portfolio, creating
an economic opportunity unmatched since the development of oil and gas in the
North Sea in the 1970s," says Brown.
look forward to working with the Norstec Steering Group to build the route map
for the way ahead and to bring my experience in the wind industry to help
spread the message and encourage innovation and investment in offshore
association RenewableUK welcomed Brown's appointment for the
"wealth of experience [he would bring] to this key role".
Norstec programme was first announced by the UK prime minister David Cameron at
the Clean Energy Ministerial Summit in April 2012.