Offshore Wind Conference October 7th & 8th, Amsterdam

Offshore Wind Conference

Home of energy transition: how offshore wind plays its part in the energy transition

Let us envision the future. Visualise for a moment that the world is now solely powered by renewable energy. The world is greener and electricity is abundant. Now take a step back into the present. What is necessary to reach that wondrous future you just saw before you? We will need a global outlook, global cooperation, a solid financial position, vast grid connections and cross-industry cohesion in terms of, for instance, hydrogen.

Now more than ever offshore wind is showing true global potential and with that, the industry will play a significant role in the energy transition. Join the celebratory tenth edition of the Offshore Wind Conference on 7 and 8 October to discover how offshore wind plays its part in the energy transition.
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Monday 7 October 2019

Moderator: Eric Finé, Business Development Manager RE, Smulders Projects International BV

Opening statement
As the world transitions to lower-carbon energy solutions, the energy industry needs to determine: what makes commercial and environmental sense and how does offshore wind fit in?

Update NL
This session offers an update on the developments in the Dutch offshore wind industry regarding innovations, technology and policy) and is intended for foreign delegates who would like to become updated on the latest in offshore wind in the Netherlands.

The global potential of offshore wind
Climate change is a global issue and so solutions must also be found on a global scale. In regards to offshore wind, the global potential is growing each day and with that, the technological developments to assist in increased offshore wind production necessary to meet climate agreements. This session delves into all aspects, as well as innovations such as floating offshore wind turbines and other technological developments furthering the global innovation. The speakers in this session will share their insights where after the floor is open to interactive questions from the audience.

Is the offshore wind business case bankable?
If world is to be powered solely on electricity, the offshore wind industry must be here to stay. This is only feasible if offshore wind has a strong financial position. How can the industry finance the future of offshore wind? With each turbine installed, the LCOE is decreased. Serious concern has arisen as to how the industry will continue to thrive and survive. Is the offshore wind business case feasible? This session will be opened by a financial expert with the following panel discussion triggering delegates to join in.

  • Bert Stuij, Vice President Innovation, Energy Delta Institute
  • Marc Schmitz, Senior Vice President, Rabobank
  • Willem Stitselaar, Senior Managing Director – Head of Benelux, Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited
  • Fleur Greetham, Senior Principal Consultant, Pöyry Management Consulting

Have I got OffshoreWIND news for you!
Test your offshore wind knowledge in our challenging quiz, loosely based on the BBC television program ‘Have I got news for you’. Twenty questions all related to offshore wind – have you been paying attention?

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Linking the grid
Climate agreements offer challenges on a global scale, but there are also developments that need to be tackled regarding the whole offshore grid. With Increased electricity production, an increased ­focus is required to effectively get the power to shore. Linking ­­­­­through interconnecting high-voltage grids means more international cooperation. The reliability and stability of the electricity supply is key. Three leading experts will share their views.

When offshore wind starts dating
Some challenges, such as renewable energy powering the future, bring industries closer together. So if offshore wind would start dating? Which relationships will be there to last? For instance, the growing cooperation between the offshore gas and wind industry could potentially be nurtured by, among others, energy islands at sea. Is hydrogen the solution the offshore wind industry can build on? After short introductions, the speakers will be put to the test with some challenging statements in this panel discussion.

  • Remko Ybema, Business Developer, Nouryon
  • Erik Dugstad, Director and Area Manager, Advisory, Nordics & Baltics, DNV GL

Future pioneers
Meet young professionals who will offer their vision and innovations for the future of the offshore wind industry.

  • Linda Kemp, Project Manager Offshore, MARIN


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