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EIConnect 2009 to Bring the Energy Supply Chain to Manchester

Press release August 4, 2009 Energy & Environment

Organised by the EIC, in association with UKTI, EIConnect POWER 2009 Is Billed as The International Supply Chain Event of the Year In Relation To The Building and Operation of New Power Stations

London, 4 August 2009.  Leading global operators and contractors of new power stations and hundreds of companies in the energy supply chain will converge on Manchester this November for EIConnect POWER 2009, a two day event running 4-5 November 2009.

The award winning event[i] is being organised by the EIC, the leading trade association for UK companies that supply capital goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, in association with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the government’s international business development organisation.

To date, leading operators and contractors, such as Alstom, Areva, Doosan Babcock, Fluor, GDF Suez, Jacobs, RWE and Siemens have confirmed that they will attend and speak to the supply chain.

EIConnectPOWER2009’s official partners include Argus Media, the world's largest independent energy news and price reporting agency; The British Electrotechnical & Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA); The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), the trade association and information body for the UK civil nuclear industry; The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR); and the Energy Institute, the leading chartered professional membership body for those working in energy.

The format for the two days will consist of a series of six presentations by each operator and contractor to the supply chain, where they will outline current projects and requirements and answer pressing questions as to how to get onto the vendor lists and future procurement strategies. No more than 50 delegates will attend each session to ensure an intimate and highly focused environment. Sessions will also include Questions & Answers.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to book up to three one-on-one meetings with the speaker companies during the two days. Up to 50 exhibitor stands will also be available to companies who wish to showcase their products and solutions to their key buyers. Kent Introl, EC Harris, Furmanite, Severn Glocon Group PLC, and Yogokawa, among others, have already confirmed they will be exhibiting.

EIConnectPOWER2009 comes at a time of positive growth in the sector. According to EICDataStream, EIC’s sophisticated new database that tracks the 7,000 most important projects in the global energy industry, there are 534 current and future power projects across Europe.

Many UK projects have a project value in excess of one billion US dollars including the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants at West Burton, Pembroke and Staythorpe. Nuclear power plants currently at the planning stage include Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant and Sizewell C Nuclear Power Plant.

Said Mike Major, CEO of the EIC:

“With 11 nuclear sites having recently been identified, over12GWe of plant output either approved or at consent applied stage in the UK, and National Grid announcing an extra £2 billion for its UK and US businesses by 2012 in addition to the £16 billion already announced, this is a tremendously exciting time to be holding EIConnectPOWER.”

 “The EIC, in association with UKTI,  look forward to generating revenue opportunities for our energy supply chain by bringing everyone together under one roof atthe UK’s largest gathering of operators, contractors, developers and suppliers and what I firmly believe to be the international supply chain event of the year.”

 EIConnect POWER 2009 takes place at the Manchester Central Exhibition Complex on November 4th and 5th 2009. For further details on how to attend as a delegate as well as speaker, exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Lansdell at +44 (0)1642 345616 or  [email protected] or visit

Note to Editors 

 About EIC

The Energy Industries Council (EIC) ( is the leading trade association for UK companies that supply capital goods and services to the energy industries worldwide.

Established in 1943, the EIC has as its primary goal supporting its members in marketing and selling their energy products in the UK and internationally. The EIC provides business intelligence and support services to help members maximise business opportunities worldwide; networking services; training; and consultancy services to its membership base of over 550 UK energy companies. The EIC is not for profit and has no government financial support.

The EIC’s head office is in London with regional offices in Billingham and Aberdeen, and overseas offices in Rio de Janeiro, Houston, Singapore, and Dubai. The Dubai office was expanded threefold in size in September 2008 to support increased business activity in the region.

The EIC Board of 20 Directors is elected by members annually and establishes overall policy and provides guidance and governance to the management team. For a full list of members, visit

For further information about the EIC:

Paul Fisher, Axiom Communications Management, Tel: +44 (0) 1285 713 776  Email:[email protected]

[i] The Confederation of Business Industry (CBI) and Trade Association Forum (TAF) voted EIConnect 2006 Best Export Initiative.



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