Home of energy transition How offshore wind plays its part

Offshore Wind Conference

Home of energy transition: how offshore wind plays its part

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 is powering the energy transition.
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Monday 7 October 2019

10:00 – 11:00
Update NL
This free to attend session is a pre-event to Offshore Wind Conference and offers an update on the developments in the Dutch offshore wind industry

11:00 – 11:30
coffee break

11:30 - 11:45
Opening statement

11:45 – 13:15
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 markets, as well as innovations such as floating offshore wind turbines. The speakers in this session will shortly share their insights where after the floor is open to questions and discussion from and with the audience.

13:15 – 13:45

13:45 – 15:45
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? A financial expert will open this session with the following panel discussion triggering delegates to join in.

15:45 – 16:00
Have I got OffshoreWIND news for you!
Test your offshore wind knowledge in our challenging quiz, loosely based on the BCC television program ' Have I got news for you'. Twenty questions all related to offshore wind – have you been paying attention?

16:00 - 17:00
Networking drinks


Tuesday 8 October 2019

09:00 – 10:30
Linking the grid
Climate agreements offer challenges on a global scale, but there are also developments that need to tackled in Northwest Europe. With Increased electricity production, an increased focus is required to effectively get the power to shore. Linking Northwest Europe 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 with a Q&A to finish.

11:00 -12:00
When gas and offshore wind start 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? Short presentations will be followed by discussion between chairman, speaker and audience.


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