China-UK Offshore Technology Collaboration Online Promotion Conference & Tus-Aero Unveiling Ceremony Held in YantaiPrint
On May 29, the “2020 China-UK Offshore Technology Collaboration Online Promotion Conference & Tus-Aero Unveiling Ceremony” was officially held in Yantai High-tech Industrial Development Zone. Under the guidance of Yantai Ocean Development and Fisheries Bureau, Technology Entrepreneurship Service Center of Yantai High-tech Industrial Development Zone and Beijing Tus-Wind Technology Co., Ltd., the event was jointly hosted by Yantai University-Enterprise Cooperation Demonstration Base, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE-Catapult) and TUS-ORE Catapult Research Center (TORC), and co-hosted by Yantai International Technology Market, Zhanjiang Marine Science and Technology Industry Innovation Center, and TusPark (Zhanjiang) Operation Management Co., Ltd.
Considering the severity of the COVID-2019 pandemic at the beginning of the year, the second “China-UK Offshore Technology Collaboration Forum” was postponed. Under such special circumstance, TORC has accelerated the pace of exploration, continued to investigate, exploit, review and introduce high-quality British marine technology and projects through the online technical review system and discussed cooperation and transformation in a flexible and diverse manner, hoping to match and meet the needs of the domestic market and achieve tangible results. In order to better promote the cooperation and exchanges of China-UK marine science and technology projects and better showcase the work results of the past year, TORC held the “China-UK Offshore Technology Collaboration Online Promotion Conference & Tus-Aero Unveiling Ceremony” as a continuation of the first forum and a new starting point for future work.
Cloud event scene
WANG Zhenjie, Deputy Director of the Management Committee of Yantai High-tech Industrial Development Zone, JIN Jian, Deputy Director of the Technology Entrepreneurship Service Center of Yantai High-tech Industrial Development Zone, WANG Pengfei, General Manager of TORC, XU Zhongsheng, Deputy General Manager of TUS-ORE Catapult Research Center, and other guests attended the conference. Steve Wyatt, Director of the R&D Department of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, DU Yingzhuo, Senior Vice President of TusHoldings, SI Jiaquan, Deputy Dean of Yantai Research Institute of Harbin Engineering University, CHEN Wei, Deputy Director of the Development and Planning Office of Harbin Engineering University and other attendees participated in the conference online. More than 100 attendees participated in the event online and offline. The offline main venue was chaired by SAI Fulin, General Manager of Tus-Anakata Technology Services Co., Ltd.
WANG Zhenjie, Deputy Director of the Management Committee of Yantai High-tech Industrial Development Zone
WANG Zhenjie, Deputy Director of the Management Committee of Yantai High-tech Industrial Development Zone, delivered an opening speech. According to him, Yantai has always valued all-round cooperation with the UK and maintained good cooperative relations with the British Embassy in China and with British government agencies, business associations and enterprises. In March last year, TORC was officially established in Yantai High-tech Industrial Development Zone. The “China-UK Offshore Technology Collaboration Forum” has facilitated the two parties to achieve fruitful results from resource sharing, collaborative exchange and collaborative innovation. We sincerely hope that everyone will contribute further valuable opinions on the development of Yantai, and all parties at the conference can deeply exert the potential of cooperation and strengthen communication and exchanges to achieve greater in-depth communication and cooperation across a wider range and at a higher level.
Steve Wyatt, Director of the R&D Department, ORE-Catapult
According to Steve Wyatt, Director of the R&D Department of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Innovate UK is an innovation agency of the British government aiming to promote economic growth and industrial innovation, provide financial support for high-quality innovative enterprises, promote strategic partnerships, drive global economic growth, and focus on the development of innovative industries in innovation and sustainability. In the field of energy, offshore wind power is an innovative industry. Innovate UK focuses on bringing together governments, enterprises, experts and technologies in the offshore wind power and renewable energy industries to seek opportunities for cooperation, establish cooperative relations, and promote an in-depth and comprehensive cooperation. It is hoped that the in-depth cooperation with Yantai and TusHoldings will benefit all parties, promote coordinated development and create a win-win situation.
DU Yingzhuo, Senior Vice President of TusHoldings
DU Yingzhuo, Senior Vice President of TusHoldings, delivered an online speech, detailing the establishment and growth of TORC, and made an in-depth analysis and prediction of the prospects and value of China-UK offshore wind power cooperation in combination with the impact of offshore wind power on the current global and Chinese energy industry and on the overall economic situation. According to him, TusHoldings bears the social responsibility of promoting global scientific and technological cooperation, hoping that TORC will serve as a bridge for China-UK marine scientific and technological communication and give continuous play to the advantages of both parties in industry, technology and platform, so as to efficiently promote the transformation and implementation of scientific and technological investment results.
At the promotion event, the attending leaders unveiled Shandong Tus-Anakata Technology Services Co., Ltd., the new joint venture incubated by TORC. After the unveiling ceremony, a cloud signing ceremony was held in the main venue, and WANG Pengfei, General Manager of TORC, signed contracts with representatives of 8 British companies, including Anakata Wind Power Resources (UK) Ltd, Power Enable Solutions Ltd, Yantai Research Institute of Harbin Engineering University, Zoex Power Ltd, Miros Group Ltd, Logan Energy Ltd and Aleron Group Ltd, laying the foundation for further cooperation.
Cooperation signing ceremony
According to WANG Pengfei, General Manager of TORC, while continuing to strengthen its internal construction, TORC will actively expand the space for external cooperation, strive to enhance the domestic market competitiveness of the joint venture technology service products and bring tangible revenue results for the high-tech zone governments and enterprises of both countries. In the second half of the year, TORC will adhere to the policy of “bringing in and going global”, continuing to strengthen its efforts in the promotion of cooperation between more advanced foreign technologies and domestic high-quality projects to bring new achievements and impetus for the planned key projects in regional offshore energy.
After the signing ceremony, experts from seven high-quality British companies conducted online roadshows of British projects to the participating representatives, introduced in detail the features and development visions of their respective project teams, and conducted cloud exchanges and cloud discussions.
Cloud roadshows by representatives of British companies
As a powerful and effective engine for the promotion of international cooperation and the development of new marine energy, with the support of British partners and the local government, TORC will continue to integrate advanced ocean-related technologies of foreign countries represented by the UK, seek practical cooperation, and strive to promote and implement such technologies in many places in China. In the new global environment, TORC will carry on ocean development on a greater in-depth and wide scale, forging ahead for a broader future.