Community Square returns, bigger than last year, to a prime spot on the Offshore Energy exhibition. Drop by for the live recordings of a talk-show or participate in a workshop related to the future of the North Sea and other topical themes in offshore. Both days of Community Square will be hosted by BNR Nieuwsradio presenter Maarten Bouwhuis.
At Community Square we look at challenges through the eyes of energy consumers and citizens, on top of the energy professional perspective. Community Square is there for anyone who feels part of the global offshore energy community as well as for all offshore energy stakeholders. All programs are guided by the overall annual theme Explore. Inspire. Transform.
Join us for a lively free to attend workshop or talk-show at Community Square. See you there!
The first day at Community Square features workshops and talk-shows organized in collaboration with the North Sea Energy program. http://www.north-sea-energy.eu/
Maarten Bouwhuis will interview experts on platform electrification. This talk-show will be livestreamed on OffshoreEnergyToday.com.
Carbon capture and storage is an important mitigation measure in future climate plans for many North Sea countries. CO2 storage is already taking place in the North Sea and the storage potential in offshore depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs and aquifers is vast. CCUS projects, plans and scenarios are being developed to unlock this potential and contribute in reaching Paris. But not without some challenges.
The workshop on CCS will show you the existing CCUS plans, projects and scenarios for the North Sea. With interactive online maps the workshop participants can review these future activities and sketch their own futures. Re-use of existing offshore infrastructure for transport and storage of CO2 is at the core of this workshop.
Maarten Bouwhuis will interview experts on CCS. This talk-show will be livestreamed on OffshoreEnergyToday.com.
Hydrogen has serious advantages over electrons when considering transport and storage of energy.
Strong offshore wind deployment in the North Sea has the challenge that new landing points are difficult to realize and that in periods of high wind electricity production the onshore grid cannot cope with the high volumes, i.e. grid congestion. This already may become a serious issue before 2030. Offshore electricity conversion to hydrogen and transport via (existing) pipelines may form a serious alternative to transport via power cables.
The workshop will focus on the offshore production, transport and storage of hydrogen and the endeavor to look for serious synergies between the existing oil & gas infrastructure and that of offshore wind. Interactive maps will help the participants on their way to design their offshore hydrogen infrastructure of the future.
Maarten Bouwhuis will interview experts on hydrogen. This talk-show will be livestreamed on OffshoreEnergyToday.com.
North Sea countries face mostly the same challenges. The offshore challenge of deploying vast amounts of wind energy, decommissioning offshore infrastructure for oil and gas, finding synergy between the societal, economic and ecological functions that have their spatial claim on the North Sea. It is important to understand how collaboration on this point is taking place right now and is being shaped for the future. This closing part will focus on collaboration on offshore system integration across borders to remove hurdles and increase the pace.
Maarten Bouwhuis will interview experts on cross border system integration. This talk-show will be livestreamed on OffshoreEnergyToday.com.