Programme - Vessel support for offshore wind operations

Topic: Vessel support for offshore wind operations
Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Virtual Webinar

10:00 - 11:00       Vessel support for offshore wind operations
10:00 Welcome 

How can you optimize your fleet’s operations offshore? 

Discover new technologies and strategies enabling faster, safer, greener offshore operations


Innovation roadmap for the decarbonisation of offshore wind O&M vessels in the North Sea

Stuart Barnes, Regional Partnership Manager, ORE CatapultStuart Barnes

Stuart is our Regional Partnerships Manager. Based in the Humber, Stuart works with regional and national stakeholders in the public sector, industry and academia to develop a national centre of excellence for Operations & Maintenance that is regionally based with international impact. With experience of both onshore and offshore development and consenting of wind farms, he worked with RES Offshore as part of the consenting team for ‘Rhiannon Wind Farm’, a Round 3 project developed by Joint Venture partners DONG and Centrica Energy. Prior to that, Stuart worked for an onshore developer and Carbon Trust company, Partnerships for Renewables. With a background in public relations, government relations and stakeholder engagement, Stuart also has extensive experience of local government.


What considerations will impact vessel requirements for future offshore wind operations?

Ian Taylor, UK & Ireland Area Manager, DEME OffshoreIan Taylor photo

Ian is Area Manager for DEME Offshore, a leading offshore wind marine construction company . After an engineering career with Rolls Royce and GEC Alsthom, Ian completed an MBA before joining the energy supplier TXU in 1997 to develop their CHP and renewable energy businesses. He then then lead SLP Engineering’s Renewable division, which included the development of several onshore windfarms and the Round 2 offshore wind project, Sheringham Shoal, as well as the execution of several marine EPCI contracts. After working for Good Energies – a green private equity firm , and Typhoon Offshore – the developer of the Gemini offshore wind, Ian joined DEME Offshore in 2015. As Area Manager he is responsible for business development and leading DEME offshore’s tender activities for offshore wind projects in the UK and Ireland.  


USVs – the safe, reliable and low carbon solution for the collection of ocean dataCharlotte Beechey photo

Charlotte Beechey, Survey Team Manager, XOCEAN

Charlotte is the survey team manager at XOCEAN. Charlotte leads the talented survey team, working alongside surveyors across multiple continents and time zones. With a passion for delivering high quality seabed data deliverables in safe, and an environmentally conscious way.






 DEME Offshore provides the most comprehensive and innovative solutions in the renewables industry. We offer flexible solutions for foundation, cable, turbine and substation installation and maintenance activities. By operating a high-tech fleet of installation, cable laying and multipurpose vessels we are able to help customers achieving the most demanding offshore energy projects.

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Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

ORE Catapult was established in 2013 by the UK Government and is part of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy and helps to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit. 


Using Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), XOCEAN provides turnkey data collection services to surveyors, companies and agencies. From mapping the seabed to environmental monitoring, our platform offers a safe, economic and carbon neutral solution to collecting ocean data.