27 May 2016
Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) is a private sector led group of over 300 corporate members in West Cumbria representing the interests of the nuclear industry and other businesses in the region. WYG sponsored the highlight event in May and presented in front of what turned out to be the joint biggest ever gathering with over 200 companies attending. The event took place at the Energus Centre, near Workington, one of West Cumbria’s key education facilities that WYG designed and project managed.
Craig Hatch, WYG’s Head of Asset Management, gave a presentation sharing insights into WYG’s long standing presence in Cumbria, detailing the many important projects that we have been involved in, such as Albion Square, BEC Construction Skills Centre at Lakes College, Cockermouth Hospital and Workington Leisure Centre, as well as our significant input into the Nuclear Sector in the region.
Simon Sjenitzer, Energy & Climate Change Director, also presented, focusing specifically on the Energy sector and underlining our international excellence in Energy services, covering coal, renewables, nuclear, oil and gas.
The platform was the perfect opportunity to introduce our recent acquisition of strategic asset management specialists, North Associates, and stressed the unique offering of skills and technical excellence that we bring to the Cumbria market, whilst also exporting nationally and abroad.
After the excellent networking lunch prepared by the Energus Academy team, we hosted the afternoon session of BECBC Nuclear Decom Sector Group, where Stuart Mercer, Nuclear Engineering Director, presented our nuclear specific capability to the decommissioning sub group of around 100 delegates.
Through our presentations the audience was able to understand the full measure of our local achievements, our long-standing history, our reputable experience, and our social impact and values.
Attendees were particularly interested in the demonstration of our capability in new technology, including drones and 3D imagery, which they were able to experience firsthand using the Google glasses that we provided for the occasion.
There were additional complimentary presentations by Centre of Nuclear Excellence (CoNE), Sellafield, and National Nuclear Laboratories (NNL) during the day.