Conference programme for  Friday 30 October - Day 3 

09:00 - 09:45   

A7: Offshore wind: Leading the UK's infrastructure revolution

The industry will invest nearly £50bn in new offshore wind projects across the UK this decade, making it one of the top 5 national infrastructure programmes.  This investment is bringing employment and regeneration to communities across the UK. Our keynote session will discuss priorities for building new offshore wind at net zero scale, improving the competitiveness of our supply chain and investing to level up all parts of the UK.

  Chair:   Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK                        
  Keynotes:  Martin Whitmarsh, Chair, Offshore Wind Growth Partnership                        
  Ben Houchen, Mayor, Tees Valley                        
10:00 - 10:30   

Industry insight: Infrastructure for Growth 

Offshore wind provides a major opportunity for investment across the UK but what do we need in order to speed up development of these multi-billion pound projects to support the Government’s ambitions of an infrastructure-led recovery that boosts UK productivity? How can industry and Government work together to maximise investment in our domestic supply chain capability at a time when prices are at record lows and competitiveness is key?  This panel of industry leaders will explore these and other questions on how we can capitalise on the socio-economic benefits offered by offshore wind.

10:30 - 11:00  Theatres:   Supply Chain Theatre  |  Innovation Theatre  |  Global Markets Theatre - Programmes to follow        
11:00 - 12:00 

A8: Celebrating the Offshore Wind Sector Deal – a year and a half on

Following 2019’s landmark Offshore Wind Sector Deal, and the UK Government’s increased ambition for 40GW offshore wind by 2030, we examine the progress that has been made to achieve these goals. 

How is industry coordinating with Government to unlock progress? What are our key successes to date and where do we need to pick up the pace?

Our panel will discuss how the industry is collaborating in numerous workstreams to deliver the commitments in the sector deal and build momentum to 40GW.


B8: Industry Insight Zone: Tomorrow’s turbines today

Innovation in turbine technology is transforming the offshore wind industry. In a few short years we will see ‘next generation’ turbines of 12MW and 14MW deployed at scale, and turbines at 20MW+ are already on the horizon. Scaling up will mean that industry needs to change our approach to certification, validation and reliability. And with resource efficiency and recycling rising up the agenda, how will turbines feature as part of a circular economy? 

Join this session to hear about latest developments and trends in the growth of turbines. 

  Chair: Melanie Onn, Deputy CEO, RenewableUK Chair:  Isabel DiVanna, Executive Director, Commercial and Customer Experience, RenewableUK 
  Presenter: Melissa Mead, Programme Manager, Offshore Wind Sector Deal Peter Greaves, Senior Research Engineer, Blade, ORE Catapult
  Panellists: Juliette Saunders, Head of Communication, New Energy Solutions, Equinor Stella Job, Sustainability Manager, Composites UK
  Brian MacFarlane, Head of Projects, Offshore Development, SSE Renewables Martin Gerhardt, Head of Offshore Platform and Portfolio Management, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  Celia Anderson, People & Skills Director, Offshore Wind Sector Deal Peter Croll, Renewables Technical Director, London Offshore Consultants
12:00 - 14:00  Theatres:   Supply Chain Theatre  |  Innovation Theatre  |  Global Markets Theatre - Programmes to follow      
14:00 - 15:00

A9: The benefit of hindsight – lessons learned from our offshore wind journey

With over 2000 turbines operational across 37 projects, the UK has unparalleled experience in developing, installing and operating offshore wind capacity. But as we look to the future, what would we have done differently if we could do it all again?

Join our industry panel to learn what has not worked with the CfD, challenges around delivering cost reduction and UK content, consenting challenges and Balance of Plant issues, and what they would do differently if they could rewind the clock!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


B9: Industry Insight Zone: Operations and maintenance

With 25 years’ experience and an output of over 5,600 offshore wind turbines in operation worldwide, the practices and technologies for operating and maintaining our offshore fleet are state of the art.

Learn from our experts about the latest trends in O&M, and how the next technology changes such as robotics, digitisation, artificial intelligence and smart wind systems that will help our industry in the next phase of growth.       

  Chair: TBC Chair: Stuart Barnes, Regional Partnership Manager, ORE Catapult
  Interviews: Guy Madgwick, CEO, Red Rock Power Speakers: Pavlo Malyshenko, Head of Offshore Operations in NEME, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  Charlie Jordan, Projects Director, East Anglia One, ScottishPower Renewables Jeremy Williamson, Director of Operations, SSE Renewables
  Paul Cooley, Director of Capital Projects, SSE Renewables Erik Salo, KTP Associate, Miros Group
  Chris Randall, Global Head of Offshore Projects, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Alexios Koltsidopoulos Papatzimos,  Consultant, Xodus Group
  Shimeng Yang, Senior Consultant, Wood McKennzie
  John Slator, Senior Consultant, Fichtner
15:00 - 15:30  Theatres:   Supply Chain Theatre  |  Innovation Theatre  |  Global Markets Theatre - Programmes to follow         
15:30 - 17:30                                                                                                                                                          

Futures Forum Day 3

Want a career in the Renewables sector? Join us for presentations, seminars and sessions focusing:

*  Speed dating with companies
*  CV clinics and workshops 
*  How to use LinkedIn to get noticed workshops.

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        Roundtable – Transitioning from O&G to renewables: Skills and experience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
End of Day 3