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8 June 2023
Offshore Wind

Discovering the Supply Chain Opportunities within the Celtic Sea with QED Naval

The supply chain in the Celtic Sea for offshore floating wind is set to become an increasingly important contributor to the regional economy, creating jobs and boosting local industry. It represents a complex network of parties, activities, and resources.

In this ongoing interview series, we spotlight the individuals and businesses looking to play a significant role in the development of offshore floating wind in the Celtic Sea.

In this interview, Green Economy Wales spoke with Chief Commercial Officer of QED Naval, Keith Murray. Keith talks about the businesses objective to open an office in Wales and work with manufacturers and in particular steel workers in the region to establish a global partnership.

About Keith Murray

Chief Commercial Officer of QED Naval, Keith Murray is an experienced director and renewable energy business leader, having developed and grown organisations, large infrastructure projects and led industry change.As a degree qualified, chartered, quantity surveyor with a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure and Project Management, Keith has worked across renewable energy, construction, FM / BPO, and health sectors, leading change, developing large teams, taking them to good then great.

With experience in renewable energy and construction, Keith has led, funded, and managed startups, M&A's, strategic transformations, turnarounds, and large capex projects.

This has included the acquisition of Tocardo Turbines and the Netherland’s OTP/ Oosterschelde Dam (largest turbine array in world) and UK Biogas projects.

Contact Keith here – https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithtrmurray/

About QED Naval

QED Naval Limited is a developer of tidal energy systems.

With the business’s background in designing MOD ships and propulsion systems, it has developed a disruptive self-deploying, submersible, tidal foundation system, which quite simply removes the need for expensive shipping and deployment, saving operational costs by up to 60%. By design it also improves the yield on turbines by up to 48%.

QED went on to acquire the Netherland’s iconic Tocardo Turbines, whose well proven turbines can be seen in the Dutch delta and flood prevention schemes, such as the OTP project, where they have been in operation for over 6 years.

QED is currently deploying its systems on the South Coast of England, with future projects in Wales and Scotland. It is currently developing its strategic supply chain as it seeks to satisfy the global tidal market.

Visit QED Naval here – https://qednaval.co.uk/

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