*Transcript of EIC interview with Belzona’s Export Sales Director, Jérémie Maillard for Inside Energy publication*
Established in 1952, Belzona specialises in the design and manufacture of repair composite materials and protective coatings for machinery, equipment, buildings and structures. Belzona offers the solution to an extensive range of engineering problems and repair situations. From full turnkey systems to simple in-situ repairs, our innovative materials provide the answer to a variety of industrial issues, including erosion, corrosion, chemical attack, abrasion and wear, water and weatherproofing.
Simple, safe and effective solutions allow us to assist with demanding projects by providing benefits rarely found elsewhere, including minimised downtime, reduced health and safety risks and simple application techniques. In turn, these solutions help asset owners to not only reduce their environmental impact, but to also make significant financial savings. The environmental credentials of our technology is encapsulated in our new business strapline: ‘Polymeric Solutions for a Sustainable Future’.
How has the EIC helped you through the years?
Being a member of the EIC has been incredibly valuable for Belzona over the years. From the combination of supply chain and energy market expertise, access to proprietary data as well as their extensive range of online and in-person events, we have gained a wealth of knowledge and opportunities from our partnership. Particular highlights include the coordination of events in London, the US and Singapore. These have been great networking opportunities and have helped to create more business for Belzona.
What are the synergies between Belzona and the EIC?
In terms of synergies, Belzona solutions can be applied in a variety of application areas within a number of energy industries including: oil and gas, wind power, hydropower, solar power, waste-to-energy and hydrogen. As the EIC provides market intelligence for these energy industries, this knowledge, as well as future forecasts about these industries, is incredibly valuable to Belzona. It plays an important role in influencing our strategic business plans; ensuring our plans are grounded in the latest research and developments within these industries. In turn, this helps to maintain the continued success and growth of the Business.
Where would you like to see Belzona and the EIC in the next 80 years?
Over the years, we have been proud to have been able to support the Council’s network of energy company customers, suppliers and partners with our comprehensive range of polymeric solutions. These solutions have been proven to reduce costs and help asset owners to offset their carbon footprints across a variety of industries.
As the energy makeup of the world is set to undergo a seismic shift over the upcoming decades, more than ever before, Belzona technology is set to play a vital role in supporting this transition. We look forward to meeting the ever-changing and evolving needs of our customers by continuing to successfully research and develop solutions that support these evolving industries. For example, we are currently in the process of formulating products made from bio-based materials that are produced from sustainable plant-based feedstocks, rather than the traditional fossil-fuel based ingredients.
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Chloe Hirst, Senior Copywriter, Belzona Inc., Harrogate, UK.