Thursday 2nd March 2023, CPI, Sedgefield

The UK composites supply chain has clear, economic opportunities in the renewables sector. By designing and manufacturing a new generation of materials and high-value components, rather than importing them, we can both reach UK Government net-zero targets and capture much more of the business value here in the UK.

Key opportunities for the composites supply chain
The UK currently has the world’s largest fleet of offshore turbines, which the Government has committed to increasing four-fold by 2030, and seven-fold by 2050.
Offshore turbines are now nearly 250 metres in diameter and are set to get bigger still and deployed further from shore on floating platforms.
Wave and tidal stream energy combined has the potential to deliver around 20% of the UK’s current electricity needs, with a compelling case by The Hendry Review for ground-breaking tidal lagoon technology to harness the UK’s tidal range resource.
Aim of this event

The event aims to showcase state-of-the-art composite materials and technology being developed in the UK to meet this predicted demand for renewable energy in order to deliver Net Zero targets. It will bring together the supply chain to help build, and strengthen, UK capability.

Why should you get involved?

This event will:

  • Connect all players in the UK renewables supply chain, with a focus on wind energy.
  • Communicate the needs of the key value chain and end market.
  • Showcase the capability of UK supply chain providers to OEMs and key players.


Arrive from 9am for registration. Presentations begin at 9:45am running through to approximately 4.15pm. An optional tour of the CPI facilities will be available with places offered on a first-come-first-served basis.


  • Title TBC
    Dr Chong Ng, Associate Director – Applied Research, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
  • Positioning the UK as the Global Centre of Excellence for Composites use in Offshore Wind
    Bridie Evans, Senior Technology Project Lead, National Composites Centre


  • Producing Platform Biochemicals that are Carbon-Neutral & Renewable in the UK
    Miranda Lindsay-Flynn, Commercial Director, Bio-Sep Ltd
  • Development of New Techniques for the Rapid Inspection of Thick, Highly Attenuative GFRP Composite Structures and Bonded Composite Joints
    Nathan Hartley, Principal Project Leader, TWI
  • Structural Composites
    Steve Barbour, Managing Director, Composite Braiding
  • Title TBC
    B&M Longworth, Cygnet Texkimp
  • Advances in Pultrusions for Wind Turbine Blades
    Julien Sellier, Managing Director, STRUCTeam
  • Composite Materials for Marine Renewables – The Importance of Moisture Absorption
    Matt Dawson, Director, Orthotropic Engineering
  • 3M Glass Bubbles – Learn How these Microscopic Spheres of Glass can Reduce Weight, Improve Dimensional Stability, and Reduce Resin usage in Coatings and Solid Polymer Systems
    Darren Hall, Technical Specialist , 3M


  • Composites UK Perspective
    Malcolm Forsyth, Composites UK
  • KTN Perspective
    Ajay Kapadia – KTN
  • Empowering the Transition to Low-Impact Solutions for Decommissioned Wind Blades in the UK
    Kyle Pender, Advanced Research Engineer, National Composites Centre

Become a Sponsor/Exhibitor

Table-top exhibition space, event sponsor, and smaller sponsorship options are available at this event.

Please click here for the package information





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Composites UK Members: £150 + VAT
Non-Members: £310 + VAT
Speakers: £50 + VAT
Students: £75 + VAT (please register using your academic email address as proof of eligibility).

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