16 September 2021 Programme

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


Event & Exhibition Open

09:30 - 09:45

UK energy Minister keynote address

09:15 - 10:15

A5: A global game-changer: Floating Wind’s role in delivering the energy transition
  • Floating Wind is a front runner as the most accessible renewable solution to provide cheap, reliable, and sustainable energy to new markets: How is the industry showcasing this potential on the global stage at the COP26 conference?
  • The global pipeline opportunity: How can you capture the export value & opportunity of floating wind?
  •  Where to next? Which markets show the greatest potential for floating wind?
  • Is floating wind attracting enough global support and investment?






 Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables

Panellists:  Sven Utermöhlen, COO for Global Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables

 Stephen Bull, Executive Vice President, Renewables, Aker Solutions

Mary Quaney, CEO, Mainstream Renewable Power


 Alan Hannah, Senior Vice President and CEO UK, Copenhagen Offshore Partners

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break & Exhibition 

With different markets vying for leadership, the race for floating is global.

11:30 - 12:30

A6: Is the USA back on track for an era of offshore wind?
  • Has the Biden administration revived offshore ambition with its new targets, and is this being matched by state-level action?
  • How are floating projects on both Pacific and Atlantic coasts progressing and what future leasing opportunities are on the horizon?
  • Are there challenges unique to the US market? How much knowledge can be imported from existing floating markets and how much can be drawn from the US supply chain and energy experience?
B6: Will the Asia-Pacific be the new frontier for Floating Wind development?
  • Despite the current low installed capacity, the Asia Pacific market presents a huge opportunity for floating wind. When should we expect to see floating wind take off in these regions? 
  • What current projects are there? Who is working with who? 
  • What are regional challenges exist?
  • Is the UK FOW experience portable to the Asia-Pacific market?




Una Bronson, Offshore New Markets Manager, Mainstream Renewable Power

 Chair:   TBC, Shell


Jim Lanard, CEO, Magellan Wind

Jean Vercoutter, Power and Renewables Project Finance, MUFG
   Signe Nielsen, Senior Project Manager - Development, RWE Guillermo Martinez-Navas, Co-Head of Offshore Wind, Asia Pacific, Green Investment Group

   Jamie MacDonald, Director of Operations (Boston), Xodus Group Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, IDEOL Offshore

  Jonah Margulis, Senior Vice President, US Operations, Aker Offshore Wind

Grace Kuo, Business Development Manager, Asia - Offshore Energy and Infrastructure, NIRAS

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch & Exhibition 

13:30 - 14:30


A7: Case studies: What have we learned so far?

Discover vital project insights as our panel of experts share key updates and lessons learned from some of the first floating wind farm projects in UK waters. 

  • The Blyth 2 Project – a  case study in floating offshore wind challenges and opportunities 
  • Hywind Tampen: Learnings from the world’s largest floating wind farm under construction and implications for future commercial wind parks
  • Building on success: Adapting & improving practices at Kincardine 2 using learnings from Kincardine 1




Miriam Noonan, Analysis and Insights Manager, ORE Catapult


Nancy McClean, Senior Offshore Development Manager, EDF Renewables


Olav-Bernt Haga, Project Director Hywind Tampen, Equinor


Kevin Robb, Commercial Director, Global Offshore

15:00 - 16:00

A8: Decarbonising the North Sea: can floating wind be the linchpin for the energy economy?
  • What new leasing opportunities are coming forward to support decarbonisation in the North Sea, and how will the new Transition Sector Deal complement this? 
  • With increasing shared interests across the energy sector, what more can be done to achieving a rapid transition to clean fuels? 
  • This session will provide updates and insight on efforts to align supply chain strategy, infrastructure investment, and leasing and policy support to benefit offshore renewables.
   Chair:  Ronnie Bonnar, Director, KMF Consultants

Speakers:  Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, OGUK

  Andy Rodden, Energy Transition Director, Offshore Renewables, Opportunity North East


Iain Sinclair, Executive Director - Renewables & Energy Transition, Global Energy Group



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