15 September 2021 PRogramme

Conference & Exhibition | 15 - 16 September | P&J Live, Aberdeen Organised by RenewableUK & Scottish Renewables | #FloatingWind21

09:00 - 10:00
Registration, Event & Exhibition Open

10:00 - 10:30

Ministerial Addresses 

10:45 - 11:45



Floating, Further, Faster: What action is needed to upscale and deliver floating wind
  • How much floating wind should the UK be targeting for 2030, 2040, and 2050?
  • Will the current UK market framework for FOW deliver this?
  • How do industry, government, and other stakeholders support the required infrastructure and supply chain development?
  • What is the key to creating an attractive business model and securing more investment for your floating wind project?






Chair:  RenewableUK

Panellists: Dan Finch, Managing Director UK, Ocean Winds

  Ralph Torr, Programme Manager, FOW CoE, ORE Catapult


Sonja Chirico Indrebø, Head of Floating Offshore Wind, Equinor
  Melissa Reed, UK Business Manager, Shell

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch & Exhibition 

13:00 - 14:00

A2: Securing supply chain success from the Scottish pipeline
  • What is the scale of the supply chain opportunity coming from ScotWind and ‘stepping stone’ floating projects?
  • How can the industry support Scottish supply chain ambitions in a strategic, competitive, and sustainable way?
  • What initiatives are underway now to maximize the impact of the Scottish project pipeline?
B2: How to maximize the floating wind opportunity in the Celtic Sea
  • Update and review on the design of The Crown Estate Celtic Sea leasing round
  • What are the upcoming timescales and opportunities for floating wind manufacturing?
  • Ports & infrastructure   
  • Building a skills and training hub to support the future floating industry in South Wales
  • What cross-sector opportunities exist? 




Chair:   Gillian Morrison, Offshore Wind Senior Development Manager, Highlands and Islands Enterprise Chair:  Rhys Wyn Jones, Director, RenewableUK Cyrmu

Dr. Andronikos Kafas, Offshore Opportunities Manager, Ocean Winds

Mike Scott, Project Managing Director, Blue Gem Wind/Total

Chris Willow, Head of Floating Wind Development, RWE Renewables Cian Conroy, Senior Business Development Manager - Europe, Principle Power

 Julia Roope, Co-Chair, DeepWind Cluster Floating Group Andy Reay, Group Head of Commercial (Offshore Wind), Associated British Ports

Martijn Elbers, Floating Wind Commercial Director, Subsea 7


14:15 - 15:15


 A3: Floating wind and the marine environment
  • What are the particular development and consenting challenges facing the   coming generation of commercial-scale floating projects?
  • What new approaches could be adopted from other marine industries, and how will they interact as floating deployment expands?
  • What strategic approaches might speed up floating deployment to meet the UK’s energy and net-zero ambitions?

 B3: Accelerating cost reduction and the pathway to scale

Innovation is key to creating low cost, competitive solutions for floating wind. Join this session to hear expert insights, solutions and innovations that will deliver the necessary cost reductions and roll out of Floating Wind.

  • Adopting data-driven approaches to understand the role of floating wind in achieving net-zero 
  • Floating offshore wind efficiency through quick mooring connections 
  • Translating Oil & Gas TOTEX reduction experience into floating offshore wind


Chair: Pat Hawthorn, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn

Chair: Pablo Necochea, Lead Developer Floating Offshore Wind, Vestas

Luke Eatough, Operational Performance Engineer, ORE Catapult

Rebecca Drake,  CEng MICE – Offshore Wind Digital Lead, Arup

Amy Stirling, Associate, Energy & Infrastructure, Pinsent Masons

 Lucy Green, Energy Transition Manager, Apollo & Stephen Molloy, Senior Engineer, Apollo

Dr Adam Payne, Principal Consultant, RPS Group

 Colin Mckinnon, Technical Director - Specialist Engineering and Consulting, Wood

Dr Monica Fundingsland, Sustainability Advisor, Equinor 


15:15 - 16:15

A4: Future floating & hydrogen solutions: What’s next for the energy transition?

Following a successful call for papers, RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables along with this year’s Strategic Event Partners have selected three stand out papers, demonstrating the potential of floating wind and green hydrogen to drive the energy transition and help reach net zero targets. This session will showcase the latest innovations and ideas, exclusive to FOW21.

  • Managing the value chain for green hydrogen delivery –  lessons learned and collaboration
  • Can Green Hydrogen Unlock the Floating Wind Potential in Grid Constrained Areas?
  • Combining Energy Vectors - Integrated Floating Wind, Wave and Hydrogen 
  • Exploring Franco-Scottish floating wind-to-hydrogen collaboration opportunities 







Sian Lloyd Rees, UK Country Manager, Aker Solutions


Jakub Vrba, Renewable Energy Consultant, Xodus


Chris McConville, General Manager, Floating Power Plant


Dr James Walker, Hydrogen Development Manager, EMEC


Event & Exhibition Close