The Stage

We are thrilled to unveil the vibrant palette of the offshore energy sector at The Stage on the exhibition floor. Here, amidst the challenges and ambitions of offshore energy sector, we bring many parts of this dynamic industry into the spotlight. The Stage is hosted by our moderator Rogier Elshout.  All items will be recorded for the participants for sharing and published on our websites.

We invite you to get inspired by the innovations, interviews, insights, discussions, challenges and developments from:

  • The Enhydra series – Vessels for floating offshore wind by GustoMSC
  • Liebherr
  • Neptune Energy
  • Offshore Renewable Energy Innovations by DMEC
  • NWEA
  • De Rijke Noordzee
  • KIVI
  • Young IRO
  • SThree

Interested in stage time? Contact [email protected] for more information.

Tuesday 28 November 2023

  • 10:00 | Official Opening
  • 10:15 – 10:45 | DecomCockpit – How to make smart choices for Circularity in offshore wind
  • 10:45 – 11-00 | Buccaneer en PortXL
  • 11:00 – 11:15 | Acteon – Unlocking the Power of Floating Wind: Leveraging Insights from O&G and Fixed Wind
  • 11:20 – 11:40 | The Rich North Sea – Toolbox: inspiration for nature enhancement
  • 11:45 – 12:00 | bp – Offshore Wind Auctions: Price & Quality
  • 13:30 – 13:45 | Damen – The SOV E: fulfilling the zero emission wind farm dream
  • 14:00 – 14:15 | Liebherr – A strong partner for the wind industry
  • 14:30 – 15:00 | Exploring Multiuse Opportunities in North Sea MariParks for Blue Economy Entrepreneurs
  • 15:15 – 15:30 | Market Update by NWEA
  • 15:30 – 15:45 | Market Update by the Oceantic Network
  • 15:50 – 16:05 | KIVI & TenneT – Update roll-out of offshore grid in the North Sea
  • 16:10 – 16:25 | Whiffle – AI & Physics in Offshore Wind
  • 16:30 – 16:40 | TrustLube – The impact of Sustainable lubrication in harsh environments
  • 16:45 – 17:15 | Mission H2 & TKI New Gas – Hydrogen Nation 2030: Navigating through all Dutch hydrogen projects
  • 17:15 – 17:30 | Forze Hydrogen Racing
  • 17:30 – 17:45 | TU Delft Hydro Motion Team

Wednesday 29 November 2023

  • 10:00 – 11:00 | DMEC – Accelerating Offshore Renewable Energy Solutions
  • 11:05 – 11:20 | NLHydrogen – Can the Netherlands take a strategic position in offshore hydrogen, and what is required for this?
  • 11:25 – 11:40 | Deloitte – Energy transition at a crossroads
  • 11:45 – 12:00 | Strohm
  • 12:45 – 13:30 | Innovators Pitches
  • 13:30 – 13:45 | GustoMSC – The Enhydra series, Vessels for floating offshore wind by GustoMSC
  • 14:00 – 14:15 | Neptune Energy – PosHYdon
  • 14:20 14:40 | TNO – Hydrogen offshore is tomorrow’s reality
  • 14:45 – 15:00 | DIMATE – Paperless inspections with PACS
  • 15:00 – 15:15 | SThree – The evolving landscape of green talent
  • 15:15 – 15:30 | Fraunhofer IKTS – How membrane reactors for hydrogen will change green shipping
  • 15:35 – 15:50 | Huisman – It’s not about digital, it’s about staying relevant for your customers
  • 16:00 – 16:30 | Young IRO Pub Quiz

Ernst Visser, Managing Director at Navingo

“I don’t believe in ‘Winner takes all’. With the North Sea being the powerhouse of the future, each country has a role to play. Only through collaboration we can accelerate towards a sustainable energy mix.”

Maurits den Broeder, MD Offshore Energy & Executive Committee at Van Oord

“Enhancing the Energy Transition is the largest challenge of our generation and it will require everything the Offshore industry has to offer”.

Maarten Lobregt, Technical Advisor (offshore) wind at DecomCockpit & ECHT

“Recycling is the last step in circular processing. Aiming for recycling is just the bare minimum.”

Kirsten Ruiter, Managing Director at Buccaneer

“In the energy transition, start-ups bring the spark and we need further ignition to make an enormous leap.”

Christel Pullens, Director(a.i.) at PortXL

Tim Eyles, Vice President at Acteon

Ben Andrew, Director at 2H

“In this session you will hear from Acteon representatives on how learnings and practical experience from challenging O&G projects and fixed wind are being applied to the development of floating wind. Design, construction, and operational phases of the wind farm will be addressed with particular focus given to consideration of overall system design and balancing CapEx and operational costs.”

Eline van Onselen, Marine Ecologist at The Rich North Sea

“The Toolbox should be a source of inspiration; we want everyone to start thinking in a nature-inclusive way.”


Frank Oomen, Head of Offshore Wind Benelux at bp

“Good offshore wind tenders balance price and quality”

Mark Couwenberg, Product Portfolio Manager SOV’s at Damen

“Together with industry partners Damen developed a full-electric SOV concept along with an efficient infield charging solution. This solution enables full electric SOV operations in windfarms, both from an technical and economical perspective.”

Rebecca Belmer, Project Engineer Design & Proposal at Damen

Armin Seidel, Area Sales Manager Heavy Lift Ship and Offshore Cranes at Liebherr

“Liebherr can make a decisive contribution in the offshore sector and to a sustainable energy supply.“

Erwin Coolen, Director at ECHT:

“A healthy ocean is the key to achieving climate goals.”

Nathalie Scheidegger, Project Leader Sustainable Blue Economy at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Jan Vos, Chairman of the board at NWEA

“The story of wind energy in the Netherlands is a success story.”

Liz Burdock, President & CEO at Oceantic Network


Sjoerd Meijer, Advisor at KIVI

Erik Hiensch, Head of Offshore Operations at TenneT


Remco Verzijlbergh, Co-founder & CTO at Whiffle

“The energy transition needs scientific progress on all fronts: from physics to AI and from the blade to the trade.”  


Chiel van Daelen, CEO at TrustLube

“Offshore, where conditions are tough, our lubrication solutions stands tougher.”


Jörg Gigler, Managing Director at TKI New Gas

Dorine Bosman, Chief Investment Officer at Port of Amsterdam

Cornee van de Grint, Partnership Manager at Forze Hydrogen Racing

Olivier Estourgie, Chief Fuel Cell and Powertrain at Forze Hydrogen Racing

“Our mission is to promote hydrogen as a sustainable carrier of energy and educate ourselves, the engineers of the future.”

Carolina Silvestre, Chief Hull & Body at TU Delft Hydro Motion Team

“Building a flying hydrogen-powered boat in just one year.”

Koen Donkers, Business & Innovation Advisor at DMEC

Maarten Berkhout, Director of Project Development and co-founder at SeaQurrent

Richard Parkinson, Managing Director at Inyanga Marine

Emiel van Hemeldonck, Project Manager at Didak Injection

Arnaud Wyers, Renewable Explorer at TotalEnergies

Alice Krekt, Director at NLHydrogen:

“As director of NLHydrogen, I am committed to the future of the Netherlands’ hydrogen economy. My ambition: to get hydrogen from hype to mainstream.”

Leonie Beekman, Senior Business Development Manager Netherlands at RWE Offshore Wind Netherlands B.V.

Oscar Kraan, Senior Manager Strategy at Monitor Deloitte

Rebecca Visser, Senior Manager at Deloitte 

The ambition is clear: achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The energy transition is arguably the most challenging undertaking of this generation. Deloitte’s Energy Transition Monitor provides data-driven insight, creating a view on what needs to happen next. Find out more about Deloitte’s 10 bold ideas for a successful energy transition.


Bart Steuten, Product Development Manager at Strohm

“Key enabling technologies are the building blocks to green hydrogen production. Decarbonizing hard to abate sectors will require a robust and performing supply chain, that can scale up reliably and lower the levelized cost of hydrogen. Something at Strohm we are already preparing for!”

Daniel Buhagiar, CEO & co-founder at FLASC B.V.

Sander Roosjen, Chief Technology Officer at the Nederlandse Innovatie Maatschappij (NIM)

Vladimir Vukovic, Director at V-LAB Ltd

Arjan Boezeman, Managing Director at Breman Innovation

Silvan Slijpen, Commercial Director at Heerema Engineering Solutions

Raghu Paravastu, Operations Manager at Next Ocean

Gerben Schonebaum, Co-founder & Engineer at Flying Fish 

Bruno Balbi, Co-founder, I4Sea 

Eline Spek, Managing Director at TREE Composites


Alain Wassink, Commercial Director at GustoMSC

“With the Enhydra series, we are delivering the next evolution of offshore wind support vessels. The Enhydra MSOV will allow wind operators to use the modular capabilities to manage even unplanned operations. The increased workability and versatility of the Enhydra MSOV will provide a cost-effective year-round working platform covering the life cycle of the wind farm.”

René van der Meer, Head of New Energy Development at Neptune Energy

PosHYdon, an excellent example of Dutch collaboration, paves the way towards a net-zero future by enabling offshore hydrogen.


Sherif Ibrahim, Global Energy Manager & Sustainability Strategist at Dimate

“Digitalization is a companion of the energy industry into a sustainable future.”

Margot van Soest, Managing Director Netherlands & Spain at SThree

“A key approach in the war for green talent is hiring specialists for their mindset and training them on the skills that are needed to accelerate projects and careers.”

Mohit Jain, Research Associate at Fraunhofer IKTS

Catalytic ceramic membrane reactors allow us to generate hydrogen offshore via methanol reforming or ammonia cracking and promote its application as a fuel.

Maaike Rover, Program Manager Digitalisation at Huisman

“It’s not about digital, it’s about staying relevant for your customers.”

Sjoerd Koudijs, General board member at Young IRO and Lead Engineer at TWD

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