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Thursday 31 October 2019 | 08.30 - 17.00 | P&J Live, Aberdeen

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08.30 - 09.15
Registration & Exhibition Opening
09.15 - 10.30
A1: FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND: A VISION OF THE FUTURE

The floating wind sector's vision of the future is a bold one: higher wind speeds, deeper waters, serial production and reduced cost.

That vision, devised in the UK by a Floating Wind Steering Group composed of developers and supply chain companies, is driving the creation of a new industry with vast export potential.

With an Offshore Wind Sector Deal now part of the UK's Industrial Strategy and a UK Government White Paper on energy setting out future plans for how we produce and distribute power, floating wind is riding high.

This opening session will look at the plans already in place to deploy around the UK and reflect on what industry must now do to deliver on ambitions which will shape the future of offshore energy.

Speakers:

Opening Remarks:

  • Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables 

Claire Mack SR BWClaire has been Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, the representative voice of Scotland’s renewable energy industry, since October 2017. She is responsible for leading the organisation’s work to grow Scotland’s renewables sector and sustain its position at the forefront of the global clean energy industry.  Claire is a member of the First Minister’s Energy Advisory Board and the Renewables Industry Advisory Group, co-chaired by Scotland’s Energy Minister. Before joining Scottish Renewables, Claire was Director of Policy and Place at the Scottish Council for Development. She has previously worked in various roles at Ofcom in Scotland, focusing on economic regulation of telecoms, radio spectrum and the mail market while also looking at developing digital participation of individuals and businesses. Prior to this Claire worked in retail and the construction industry as well as on regulation of regional broadcasting in the Borders and North East of England. 

          Ministerial Address:

  • Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity & the Islands, Scottish Government Melissa Read BW

    Born in Belfast, Paul was raised in Edinburgh, attending Stewart's Melville College. He has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from University of Edinburgh. He has lived in Berwickshire since 2000. ‪Paul is a professional economist and, since 1992, had specialised in higher and further education markets, policy evaluation and economic appraisal and impact assessment of capital projects. Between May 2011 and September 2012 Paul served on the Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee, and the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee. And was the Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy of the Scottish Government. Previously, between May 2011 and Feb 2012, Paul served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment and the Minister for Climate Change. Prior to taking his Ministerial position Paul was a member of cross-party groups on Epilepsy, Rural Policy, Armed forces Veterans, Funerals and Bereavement, Boating and Marine Tourism and deputy convener of Sport.

    Keynote Introduction:

  • Stephen Bull, Senior Vice President for Wind & Low Carbon Development, Equinor Stephen Bull

    Stephen Bull is the Senior Vice President for Wind & Low Carbon Development in Equinors’s New Energy Solutions business area. His responsibilities include project development for Equinor’s global wind portfolio; business and project development for Equinor’s low carbon business line including carbon capture and storage and hydrogen. He also has special responsibility for Equinor’s floating offshore wind business, Hywind, and Equinor’s energy storage concept, Batwind.

    Keynote Address:

  • Sir Ian Wood KT GBE, Chairman, Opportunity North East  Stephen Bull

    Born and educated in Aberdeen, Ian Wood graduated from Aberdeen University in 1964 with a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology. Chief Executive, John Wood Group PLC, since 1970; Chairman and Chief Executive 1985 to 2007; and Chairman since 2007, a role from which he retired in 2012, when the Group employed 42,000 people in 50 countries worldwide with annual sales of US$7bn. Chairman of J W Holdings Limited, one of Scotland’s largest fishing groups and Chancellor of Robert Gordon University.  Chairman of Opportunity North East (ONE), established by the private sector to broaden and boost the economy of the North East of Scotland.  Founder Chairman of The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) set up to help transition Aberdeen from an oil & gas operations centre to a global hub for energy related technology innovation and development.  Chairman of The Wood Foundation established by Sir Ian and family in 2007. Awarded the CBE in the 1982 New Year's Honours List, a Knighthood in the 1994 New Year’s Honours List, a GBE (Knight Grand Cross) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List June 2016, and Knight of the Order of the Thistle (KT) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List June 2018.

10.30 - 11.15
Tea/coffee break, exhibition & networking
11.15 - 12.30
A2: BEYOND 50GW - FLOATING’S PLACE IN NET-ZERO

While the global opportunity for offshore wind may be remarkable in its scale, the UK knows from domestic experience that many factors must align in order for bankable projects to deploy.

As alternative approaches to consenting, planning and environmental impact assessments develop in every potential market, policy has the power to slow the progress of floating wind - no matter the wind speeds.

In a sector where the definition of risk can make or break individual schemes, what benefits can Scotland and the UK bring the rest of the world as we seek to turn the planet’s deep water renewable energy resource into a floating wind reality?

      Chair:
  • Rebecca Williams, Head of Policy, RenewableUK Rebecca Williams

    Rebecca is Head of Policy and Regulation at RenewableUK. She leads the association’s work on future market design and is responsible for developing new ways to bring innovative technologies, such as floating offshore wind, wave and tidal, to market. She has extensive experience in UK and international energy policy, and Parliamentary issues. 

Speakers:
  • Arne Eik, Leading Business Developer Floating Offshore Wind, Equinor  
    Gredg Campbell Smith

    Arne Eik is a leading business developer on floating offshore wind at Equinor – the global leader in floating offshore wind. Prior to joining the renewables business of Equinor, Arne was heavily involved in developing Equinor’s climate strategy and in shaping Equinor’s positions on climate policy measures around the world. Before joining Statoil in December 2011, Arne worked 8 years as a manger and senior analyst at Point Carbon where he was responsible for development of several tools and numerous analyses on carbon markets and policies. Arne holds a Ph.D. in industrial ecology and an M.Sc. in chemical engineering from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU).

  • Angeliki Spyroudi, Strategy Analyst, ORE Catapult Gredg Campbell Smith

    Angeliki is Strategy Analyst at Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. She is an experienced researcher responsible for delivering ORE Catapult’s market intelligence reports, investigating and analysing current industry trends giving strategic insight of the offshore renewable energy market. She performed market research and cost modelling analysis on the Floating wind JIP investigating the challenges and opportunities of developing floating wind, explored the commercial viability of IEC’s TLPWIND® design and involved in the cost benchmarking of substructure designs in the LIFES50+ Horizon 2020 project in collaboration with key industry stakeholders. Angeliki holds a Master degree in Renewable Energy Technology from Cranfield University and a BSc(Hons) in Economic and Regional Development from Panteion University of Athens.

  • Chris Pearson, Small Pools Solution Centre Manager, Oil & Gas Technology Centre Gredg Campbell Smith

    As Manager of the OGTC Marginal Developments Solution Centre, Chris leads a team focused on identifying and introducing new technologies and techniques that will reduce the life cycle cost of marginal field developments, improve hydrocarbon recovery and unlock small undeveloped discoveries. He is leading the energy integration theme to decarbonise the sector whilst lowering the cost of both offshore marine renewables and greenfield developments.  Prior to this, Chris held various senior roles with both global responsibilities and regional business delivery (UK Managing Director of Acergy, Corporate VP for Projects and Operations, VP of a $500 million start up), at both international operating companies and offshore contractors. He is focused on the commercial development and deployment of technology to facilitate Energy transition.

B2: STACKING UP THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Does the UK & Scottish supply chain have what it takes to crack floating wind? Can fabricators, engineers and analysts provide the skills needed to develop our deep-water wind resource?

Early offshore wind is already learning lessons: a historic lack of investment has left some home-grown operators struggling to keep up, with projects needing to invest abroad to reduce risk and secure FID.

So how can industry ensure the supply chain of tomorrow begins to coalesce today? What must happen to ensure developers, financiers, insurers and regulators can choose UK Plc to deliver floating wind in territorial waters? And what’s the size of the prize if we can make it all add up for the supply chain on which new projects depend?

      Chair:
  • Isla Robb, Offshore Wind Lead Specialist, Scottish Enterprise  Melissa Read BW

 

 

SPEAKERS:
  • Scott Hamilton, Principal Consultant, Xodus Melissa Read BW

 Scott leads the Xodus Renewables Advisory team, with a focus on due diligence, supply chain analysis, and techno-economic analysis. He has substantial background in providing technical consultancy, due diligence and market analysis to clients of all sizes and across both the onshore and offshore wind markets. Scott works with Scottish Enterprise to deliver an Expert Support Framework advising local companies on how to enter the offshore wind supply chain, as well as working with contractors, developers and industrial enablers to map the local supply chain. Scott is working on multiple projects to map the Scottish floating offshore wind supply chain, as well as to enable links for export and knowledge transfer into the US Eastern Seaboard. 

  • Greg Campbell-Smith, Sales &Business Development Director, First Subsea Gredg Campbell Smith

    Greg Campbell-Smith is the Sales and Business Development Director at FirstSubsea Ltd, part of the First Tech Group companies. He is a Mechanical Engineer with 35 years’ experience in Automotive, Aerospace and Offshore industries. During the past 12 years at First Subsea he has been at the forefront of product diversification which has seen the company develop products and enter new markets including fixed and floating offshore wind.  Greg is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Sian Lloyd Rees, Country Manager for the UK, Aker Solutions Gredg Campbell Smith

    In a career spanning over 25 years Sian has held a number of leadership roles in both blue chip and start-up Companies.  Her career started in the Oil & Gas industry at Stena Offshore as a Project Manager, followed by Brown & Root/Halliburton where she progressed through a range of Execution, Corporate and Business Development roles; ultimately leading the major account focus before progressing into the IT industry with Petrocosm and Oracle Corporation. The move to another sector was facilitated by a transfer of skills in leading global accounts, managing a team focused across large global Companies in multiple industries, and a member of the Oracle UK board.  The domain knowledge and global focus gained in Oil & Gas; coupled with the pace of evolving digital strategies and entrepreneurship encouraged in the IT industry, have both contributed to a proven track record in developing new and profitable business opportunities.  She returned to the Oil & Gas industry in June 2014 to head up the Strategy & Marketing division in Aker as a UK board member, realigning the Company to a regional focus and is the UK Country Manager, in conjunction with her role as SVP Customer Management for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Sian is married with two children and enjoys sailing, sports diving and hill walking.  She is a member of the local Community Council, sits on the board of Aberdeen Cyrenians and mentors others as part of the Aberdeen ‘Women in Leadership’ focus.

  • Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Ideol & Chairman of WindEurope’s Floating Wind TaskforceMelissa Read BW

    Bruno Geschier is the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Ideol and the Chairman of WindEurope´s Floating Offshore Wind Task Force. Beyond promoting his company's patented floating wind technology, Bruno spends most of his time advocating floating offshore wind to policy makers, financial institutions, asset developers and utilities across the globe. He is a regular speaker at offshore events in the US, Asia and Europe and co-organizes the world’s largest event solely dedicated to floating offshore wind (FOWT).
12.30 - 13.30
Lunch, exhibition & networking
13.30 - 14.45
A3: FINANCE, INNOVATION & POLICY: PRACTICAL COST 
CUTTING IN FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND

The world's appetite for green power, coupled with relentless determination from governments to reduce LCoE, focused industry minds and produced once-unimaginable cost reductions in fixed bottom offshore wind.

With investors now clamouring to back conventional projects, how do we present our newer technologies? Can today’s early-stage floating offshore wind schemes couple the experience gained in the development of fixed-bottom offshore wind with new thinking and determination to cut costs in the same way? Or could novel finance solutions provide the efficiencies which the sector needs?

The timeline on which floating will achieve cost parity with fixed-bottom projects is being discussed by industry and policy makers alike, so what do developers, financiers and supply chain from across the world think could be done to accelerate cost reduction in floating wind?

Chair:
  • Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish RenewablesClaire Mack SR BW

    Claire has been Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, the representative voice of Scotland’s renewable energy industry, since October 2017. She is responsible for leading the organisation’s work to grow Scotland’s renewables sector and sustain its position at the forefront of the global clean energy industry.  Claire is a member of the First Minister’s Energy Advisory Board and the Renewables Industry Advisory Group, co-chaired by Scotland’s Energy Minister. Before joining Scottish Renewables, Claire was Director of Policy and Place at the Scottish Council for Development. She has previously worked in various roles at Ofcom in Scotland, focusing on economic regulation of telecoms, radio spectrum and the mail market while also looking at developing digital participation of individuals and businesses. Prior to this Claire worked in retail and the construction industry as well as on regulation of regional broadcasting in the Borders and North East of England. 

     

Speakers:
  • Andrew Donaldson, Director, Flotation Energy 
    Andrew Donaldson
    Andrew has worked for some 30 years in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. As Offshore Engineering Manager for SSE plc he successfully created and led the Beatrice project alliance and subsequently served on the project company board during construction. Before joining Flotation Energy Andrew was General Manager of Red Rock Power where he was responsible for the Inchcape project and leading a programme of major acquisition bids that culminated in the acquisition of the 50 MW Afton wind farm.
  • Clara de Moura Santos, Commercial & Strategy Manager, Principle Power Clara Santos

    Serves as Principle Power’s Commercial and Strategy Manager, where she contributes to the definition of Business & Market Strategy, considering the Company's mission to make the WindFloat the most competitive deepwater wind technology. In addition, Clara is responsible for structuring and negotiating commercial contracts for WindFloat projects, as well as coordinating with PPI’s R&D and O&M teams to simplify offshore logistics, improve technology, and further help our clients deliver projects with minimum LCOE. For the past 8 years Clara has developed her career within the energy sector.  With prior experience working in the Oil&Gas industry, Clara has been responsible for definition and implementation of methods for Subsea Installation projects and offshore IMR projects in the North Sea. Clara has also acted as Field Engineer for the cable lay and trenching of inter array and export cables of several UK Offshore Wind Projects. Clara holds an MBA from Porto Business School and a Master degree in Civil Engineering from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto.

  • Mikael Jakobsson, CEO, Cierco Mikael Jakobsson

    Founded the US company CIERCO Corporation in 2001. 33 years in the wind sector with several commercial and senior management roles in technology and project developments (Wind World, BTM, Enron, EDF/Airicole and 2B Energy). Engagement in offshore wind started with first offshore wind turbine in 1989 and has included engagement in several technologies and key projects since. With a broader insight in areas of project development ,technology design and operational strategies, activities and experience range from project development and execution of projects from pilots to commercial size, offshore wind turbine design and manufacturing to logistics activities of service vessels operations and personnel transfer systems as well as development helicopter landing strategies on offshore wind turbine nacelles. Currently leading the CIERCO floating wind power strategy with activities mainly in the UK and in the USA.

  • Joanna de Montgros, Partner, Everoze  Melissa Read BW

    Jo is a technical and commercial specialist with 20 years’ experience in renewable energy and flexibility investments.  Since co-founding Everoze in 2015, Jo has supported some of the largest offshore wind transactions in the market, with acquisition or divestment due diligence services, as well as supporting transactions in newer technology areas such as battery storage and wider M&A transaction advice.   Prior to establishing Everoze, Jo was a global Service Line Leader for Project Engineering within DNV GL and member of the DNV GL Renewable Advisory Board. 

B3: BUILDING FOR MAXIMUM SUCCESS

The infrastructure which supports a project is essential to its success. But are the world's ports and harbours ready for floating wind? With 40+ subsea designs and the battle between steel and concrete foundations as-yet unresolved, how can supply chain begin to invest? And without their investment, can floating really take off outside a handful of existing cluster ports?

This session will bring some of the world’s most cutting-edge supply chain thinking to bear on the issues facing floating wind’s development and ask: in the cause and effect dilemma between gigawatt-scale deployment and supply chain success, how can we chart a path which ensures everyone wins.

     Chair: 
  • Úna Brosnan, Business & Strategy Development Manager, Atkins Claire Mack SR BW

    Úna is the Business & Strategy Development Manager for Atkins Offshore Wind business and Co – Chair of the Friends of Floating Offshore Wind. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 18 years varied industry experience with the last nine-years immersed in developing and growing the offshore wind business in Atkins. In additional to Úna’s strategy role, she is heavily involved in wider government and supply chain engagement and looking to the future of the offshore wind industry (particularly floating wind) and where we as a supply chain can proactively influence the growth and direction of the market. In additional to her role with the  Friends of Floating Offshore Wind where she works closely with industry stakeholders in proactively lobbying around the future and direction of floating wind in the UK, she also is member of the Technology Advisory Group for the Offshore Innovation Hub and is a member of the RUK SR Floating Wind Steering Group
PANEllists:
  • Stephen Thompson, Business Development Director Renewables, Global Energy GStephen Thompsonroup 

    Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in the energy business. He is currently heading up Mitsui's operations in Scotland as Regional Head but is also on a “secondment” to Global Energy Group as Business Development Director, Renewables. In Global, he is leading a development team driving the company towards greater participation in offshore renewables (wind and tidal power generation), covering Scotland, the rest of the UK and NW Europe.  His current focus is looking at construction solutions for major hardware for offshore wind, this includes working to attract inward investment to increase efficiency and work scope within the Global Energy Group (turbine foundations and towers). Having helped land the first large contract for Nigg to act as a “staging port” for the build out of the SSE Beatrice project, he is now working to establish Nigg as the main Renewables Hub for Scotland and looking at the future requirements for O&M. 

  • Hamish Scott, Group Strategy Director, Peel Ports    Hamish Scott

    As Group Strategy Director, Hamish focuses on opportunities for Peel Ports to support the transformation of the economics and sustainability of key industrial sectors. In collaboration with Scottish Enterprise, North Ayrshire Council, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and others, Hamish has been working for three years on the vision for Hunterston Port and Resource Centre to support the energy sector in Scotland. He describes himself as an enthusiastic novice in the field of renewable energy and grateful for the patient counsel of the experts who have joined the mission of economic development at the PARC.
  • Robert Lloyd, Continuous Improvement Manager, Burntisland Fabrications Melissa Read BW

 

 

 

  • Steve Jermy, Board Member, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership Melissa Read BW

    An offshore renewable energy professional and master mariner, Steve is Chair at Wave Hub Ltd and a Non-Executive Director, with lead for marine and energy, on the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. His 35 years’ offshore sector experience includes ships’ diving, fishery protection, sea command, offshore aviation and offshore renewable energy. Steve has led three major tidal energy R&D projects, and now heads up the regional task force created to take forward floating offshore wind in Cornwall, the South West and Wales. He is a Fellow of both the Nautical Institute and the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists.
  • DeepWind Cluster: Gillian Morrison, Senior Development Manager - Large Scale Renewables, Highlands & Islands Enterprise
    Gillian Morrison HIE BW
    Gillian is the sector lead for large scale renewables within Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). HIE is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit that integrates economic and community development across a diverse region. Renewable Energy is a key growth sector for HIE and Gillian has responsibility across the region for strategic stakeholder engagement with energy industry and partners. Encouraging ambition, innovation and internationalisation in the supply chain and attracting inward investment are key drivers for HIE. Since joining HIE in 1998, Gillian has led and worked across teams in Business Engagement, Corporate Governance and Community Development.
  • Forth & Tay Offshore Cluster: Ann Rooney, Business Development Manager, Forth Ports Limited  

    Ann Rooney is the Business Development Manager at Forth Ports with a focus on oiMelissa Read BWl and gas support, decommissioning and offshore wind activity in Scotland. Ann is a senior executive experienced in business development and operational functions within the shipping, logistics and marine sector. Ann is based in Aberdeen and works across the Scottish operation, which operates seven commercial ports on the Tay and Forth Estuaries, with her main focus on the ports of Dundee, Leith and Rosyth. Ann also works closely with the team at Forth & Tay Decommissioning on joint opportunities for the region.    

14.45 - 15.30
Tea/coffee break, exhibition & networking
15.30 - 16.30 
A4: A GLOBAL PRIZE: CAPITALISING ON THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Fixed-bottom offshore wind solidified the connection between the UK’s mature oil and gas sector and renewable energy. Floating’s ability to provide flexible offshore megawatts where they’re needed, not just where water depth allows, means it’s ideally-suited to power the ongoing evolution of oil and gas.

So do plans for offshore hydrogen production and distribution - using oil and gas assets in mature basins - stack up for floating? Are there opportunities or synergies between wind and fossil which only the UK can provide?

With two truly global industries working side by side, the opportunities for floating are enormous. Japan's desire to move away from nuclear, Korea’s dominance in shipping and California's ever-growing thirst for green power mean that they, among many other markets, are hot on the UK’s heels.

But where should developers, investors and supply chain companies be focusing their attention? And how can they use Scotland's experience and wider opportunities to gain a leg-up in the multi-billion pound offshore energy sector of the future?

     Chair:
  • Alan Shanks, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard Melissa Read BW


Speakers:
  • Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, OGUK  
    Melissa Read BW
    Deirdre was appointed CEO of OGUK in May 2015. She has an LLB Hons in Scots Law and extensive experience as a senior business leader in the oil and gas industry; covering upstream, downstream and globally. As well as being a Non-Executive Board member of Scottish Water, she is also a board member of Opportunity North East and Chair of Common Data Access Limited. Deirdre is a member of MER, the UK Government and oil and gas industry forum; HMT’s Oil and gas industry Fiscal Forum; the Scottish Government’s Energy Advisory Group, and of the Women’s Business Council, a UK Government body focused on increasing women’s contribution to economic growth. Deirdre was awarded a Fellowship from the North East of Scotland College and an OBE for her services to the Oil and Gas industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018. Deirdre is also a Burgess of Aberdeen. 
  • Melissa Read, UK Offshore Development Lead, Shell

    Melissa is the UK lead for offshore wind development in Shell’s New Energies business, focusing on the company’s Melissa Read BWemergence as one of the key players in this market. In addition she is pushing forward Shell’s involvement in floating wind through her position as a Board Director of Tetraspar which is a floating foundation demonstration project in Norway, and involvement in the CoensHexicon twin turbine foundation project in South Korea. She has 20 years’ experience of delivering major infrastructure projects, with over 10 years focussing exclusively on renewable energy, both onshore and offshore wind. In addition to strategic roles within energy companies where she was lobbying for offshore wind and responsible for wider portfolio management, she has worked on offshore wind projects from the site selection phase through to operation, most recently the construction of the 900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm and prior to that gaining consents for the 4.8GW Dogger Bank offshore wind projects.
  • Gunther Newcombe, Director of Operations, Oil & Gas Authority    gunther newcombe

    Gunther joined OGA on June 1st 2015 from Indonesia where he was President and CEO of VICO, a joint venture upstream business owned by BP and ENI focused on both conventional onshore oil and gas and coal bed methane. Gunther is a graduate of Manchester University and started his 35 year career with BP as a geologist. Assignments followed in London, Germany, China, Aberdeen, Norway, Indonesia, Houston and Venezuela. In the UK North Sea, Gunther’s leadership roles have included operating an FPSO in the Atlantic Frontier, running BP’s onshore terminals and pipeline business and finally as VP Decommissioning for BP. Gunther is married with four children and based in Aberdeen. 

    PANEllists:
  • Patrick Lefebvre, Chief Commercial Officer, Principle Power Claire Mack SR BW

    Patrick Lefebvre has a track record of 25 years in development and sales for the power business, principally in Nuclear Reactor Safety, grid connection and wind energy. In the last ten years, Patrick has held senior management roles across North and East Europe for two global wind turbine manufacturers. He led several new market entrances, winning projects for global utilities and IPPs, also being active in the development stage to secure transactions.
  • Colin MacIver, Offshore Wind Development Manager, Crown Estate Scotland Melissa Read BW

 

16.30 - 16.45
  • Closing remarks:
  • Stephen Bull, Senior Vice President for Wind & Low Carbon Development, EquinorStephen Bull
  • Stephen Bull is the Senior Vice President for Wind & Low Carbon Development in Equinors’s New Energy Solutions business area. His responsibilities include project development for Equinor’s global wind portfolio; business and project development for Equinor’s low carbon business line including carbon capture and storage and hydrogen. He also has special responsibility for Equinor’s floating offshore wind business, Hywind, and Equinor’s energy storage concept, Batwind.

  • Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables

    Claire has been Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, the representative voice of Scotland’s renewable energy industry, since October 2017. She is responsible for leading the organisation’s Claire Mack SR BWwork to grow Scotland’s renewables sector and sustain its position at the forefront of the global clean energy industry.  Claire is a member of the First Minister’s Energy Advisory Board and the Renewables Industry Advisory Group, co-chaired by Scotland’s Energy Minister. Before joining Scottish Renewables, Claire was Director of Policy and Place at the Scottish Council for Development. She has previously worked in various roles at Ofcom in Scotland, focusing on economic regulation of telecoms, radio spectrum and the mail market while also looking at developing digital participation of individuals and businesses. Prior to this Claire worked in retail and the construction industry as well as on regulation of regional broadcasting in the Borders and North East of England.