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Main Conference Programme

Day 1: Tuesday 25 June

 Time

Stream A

Stream B                                                              

Stream C                                                                     

09.15 – 10.30                                                         

A1: Opening Session

Thought Leaders nominated by our Strategic Partners Equinor, innogy, MHIVestas Offshore Wind, ORE Catapult and ScottishPower Renewables will open the event  discussing key issues being faced by the offshore wind industry including:

  • Our Energy Transition
  • Sparking Future Technology
  • Investing in Our Supply Chain
  • Building Our Modern Workforce
  • Markets for Growth
 

10.30-11.15

Break & Exhibition Viewing
11.15 - 12.15

A2: Market updates

Updates from today’s global market leaders and exciting emerging markets. Representatives will describe the regulatory, consenting, and financial frameworks for offshore wind in their region. Delegates will gain an understanding of the business opportunity for each country and get early insight into issues that could impact development.

         
B2: Health and Safety                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

C2: Energy Transition 1

Global energy transition means that energy trends are shifting away from fossil fuels. Hear from leading experts, sharing their opinions on the geopolitical drivers that are facilitating this shift, the role of climate change, how decarbonisation is being facilitated across the world and the role of offshore wind in this new world.

12.15 -  13.45

Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

   
13.45-14.45

A3: Brexit

As one of the first events held post-Brexit this session explores the impact of Brexit on the global offshore wind industry and aims to provide delegates with practical support on how to navigate Brexit with perspectives from government, legal representation and the international supply chain.

B3: Environment, Consenting and Leasing

Looking forward to the Round 4 and ScotWind leasing rounds for offshore wind sites in the UK, environmental impacts and addressing barriers to deployment continue to be a key topic for discussion. Explore how by working collaboratively with maritime stakeholders, our industry can develope solutions to address future challenges

C3: Energy Transition 2

Track the journey of low carbon transition in the UK and Europe and pose questions on how technology is evolving to support this transition. What is the role of offshore wind and will it become the fuel for choice in the future?  Expert speakers will pin-point the key issues pivotal to our move to a low carbon future.

14.45-15.15

 Break & Exhibition Viewing

15.15-16.15

A4: Our workforce for the future

Expected growth of the offshore wind industry will be delivered by our future workforce.  In the UK, the industry has committed to supporting 27,000 jobs by 2030, with commitments on increasing diversity across the workforce. Disuss how we will reach our commitments, the challenges of a glocal workforce and how we reach out to other sectors to fulfil our skills needs in the future.

B4: Delivering Projects in a CfD World

The UK has committed to 30GW of offshore wind by 2030. What are the market challenges of delivering projects as part of a competitive auction allocation process? Explore how competition for vessels and technicians and next generation technology will impact on the delivery of projects around the world, as well as how taking a life-cycle approach affects projects post-CfD. 

C4: Energy Transition 3

Offshore Wind is fast becoming the backbone of the transition to a low carbon electricity system.  This session will address the change from centralised power generation towards decentralised, decarbonised power, with more integrated heat, and transport systems.  How will offshore wind support this decarbonisation and how are new utility and business models helping to facilitate the shifts in technology that are needed to enable the energy transition?

16.15 - 20.00

Offical Networking Drinks Reception (Sponsored by OHT)

 


 

Day 2: Wednesday 26 June

 Time Stream A

Stream B

Stream C    
9.15-10.00          

A5: Political Keynote (Open to All)

Claire Perry, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will deliver the keynote address

  

10.00-11.00

A6: Offshore Wind Sector Deal (Open to All)

Showcasing the UK market and the pillars of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal launched in March 2019, hear from industry representatives on how the Sector Deal is being delivered across the UK and its global implications. 

  

11.00-11.30

Break & Exhibition Viewing
  
11.30 - 12.30

A7: Floating Offshore Wind

Floating offshore wind has an ambitious vision for large scale deployment across the world.  Look back on lessons learned from operational projects and foward to opportunities for the sector, the role of innovation and cost-reduction successes.

B7: Operations & Maintenance: digitisation, technology and innovation

With over 5000 offshore wind turbines in operation worldwide, take a forward look to some of the upcoming technology developments that could impact operations and maintenance strategies including the role of robotics, digitisation, artificial intelligence and the role of smart wind farms.

C7: Grid: Transmission Infrastructure

Explore the transmission infrastructure of tomorrow and its delivery across Europe guided by an expert panel.  What is the role of supergrids, regional islands and interconnectors?  How will power generated from offshore wind be transported to power demand centres? 

12.30 - 14.00   

Lunch & Exhibition Viewing
14.00 - 15.00

A8: Learning From Markets Around The World

Offshore wind is scaling up all over the world. Review lessons learned from the last decades of growth in the European markets, the evolution of new technologies and new financing models and the challenges ahead for new regions of development and operation.

B8: Turbine technology and innovation: scaling up turbines

Innovation will always be at the heart of offshore wind. As turbines continue to scale up, new challenges emerge ranging from super-sizing to materials challenges. Hear from the companies challenging the norm and their creative solutions to these challenges.

C8: Cables

Improve cable operating practices, reduce costs & risks, and improve subsea power cable efficiency and performance. Hear from experts across the supply chain on their solutions to address issues at various stages of a cables’ lifecycle.

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