Offshore Wind Conference 2022 Programme

Day 1
Time
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08:30

Registration, Exhibition & Networking

09:00

From opportunity to delivery: securing offshore wind’s place in the Scottish economy

No one can be in any doubt about the scale of the renewable opportunity in Scotland, but the sector is nothing without delivery. As Governments around the world look to our industry to make a major economic and environmental contribution, this session will capture the key themes for the conference and the year ahead. Reflecting on our achievements to date and the outcome of ScotWind leasing, a selection of senior industry figures will provide their insight, analysis and recommendations for future success.

In this session you will learn:

  • How Government and senior industry figures assess the next decade of offshore wind expansion
  • How the sector should collaborate to secure economic and supply chain success
  • What the biggest challenges facing the industry are, and the action needed to address them

Chair
Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables

Ministerial address
Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport

Panellists
Colin Palmer, Director of Marine, Crown Estate Scotland
Andy Hogg, Deputy Director, Energy Industries, Scottish Government 
Audrey MacIver, Director of Energy Transition and Net Zero, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Jamie Maxton, Head of External Relations (Scotland), SSE Renewables
Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Q & A

10:30

Exhibition & Networking

11:15

Perspectives on innovation for successful market breakthrough: taking concepts to commercial reality

In association with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Hear from companies leading the way in providing solutions for a sustainable and innovative offshore wind sector, and how they can be enabled to succeed in both mature and evolving  markets. From artificial intelligence to the circular economy, this session will touch on themes that will form key elements of UK and Scottish business expertise.

In this session you will learn:

  • How small companies are pioneering new innovations for a world-leading offshore wind sector
  • About the challenges faced and overcome to move from start-up ideas to fully commercial products and services
  • What support there is available to help companies achieve their potential

Chair
Sian Lloyd Rees, UK Managing Director, Aker Offshore Wind

Speakers
Philip Taylor, Managing Director, Pict Offshore
Carol Sheath, Engineering Programme Manager, Renewable Parts
Ty Burridge-Oakland, Co-Founder, Director of Product Development, Cognitive Business
Andrew Macdonald, Programme Director, Offshore Wind Growth Partnership




12:15

Exhibition & Networking Lunch

13:30

Making the most of the project pipeline

Session sponsored by Aker Solutions

With a vast offshore wind pipeline of opportunity on the horizon it can be hard to know where to start as a supplier. The path to bidding and winning work is challenging; it involves strategic thinking, building long term relationships, innovative thinking, strong positioning and building trust between supplier, client and project developers.

In this session you will hear from key procurement professionals as they share how to access opportunities, stand out from the competition and to succeed in the tender process. 

In this session you will learn:

  • How to engage successfully with buyers
  • What tender opportunities Tier 1’s have coming up in Scotland and abroad
  • What suppliers can do to stand out from international competition

Chair
Joanne Allday, Strategy and Business Development Manager, Port of Cromarty Firth

Speakers
Jason Brown, UK Head of Renewables, Aker Solutions
Stuart Keeble, Commercial Manager, Boskalis 
Roy van Loveren, Area Manager UK and Ireland, Van Oord Offshore Wind
Stuart Thornton, Business Development Manager, Seaway7

Q & A

14:30

Exhibition & Networking

15:30

Growing a vibrant new offshore sector for Scotland

Offshore wind is one of several infrastructure sectors undergoing rapid expansion as the UK seeks to decarbonise and modernise. As we try to establish our sector as a major part of the energy economy, what more can be done to ensure we have the workforce and expertise in Scotland to deliver the ambitious targets for deployment and economic impact?  

In this session you will learn: 

  • What the major skills challenges are facing the sector 
  • What the workforce implications will be from an expansion in offshore operations 
  • What industry bodies are doing to grow capacity and provide training for the sector 

Chair
Morag Watson, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables

Speakers
Euan Smith, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Rachael Mills, Pathways to Growth Coordination Group Manager, OWIC
Isla Robb, Co-Founder, Full Circle 21
Thomas Docherty, Head of Strategic Engagement, Scotland and Northern England, ECITB
Dr William Beuckelaers, Founder, OffshoreWind4Kids

Closing remarks
Emma Harrick, Energy Transition and Supply Chain Manager, Scottish Renewables

16:30

Day 1 Event Close

18:00

Offshore Wind Conference 2022 Dinner, sponsored by Crown Estate Scotland

The Offshore Wind Conference Dinner will take place following Day 1 of the conference at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow city centre - a short walk from the conference venue. Read more about the dinner.

Day 2
Time
Details
08:30

Registration, Exhibition & Networking

09:00

ScotWind: the next generation of projects

Session sponsored by Shepherd + Wedderburn

The result of ScotWind has created an incredible pipeline of projects to build our sector around over the coming decade. This session will give many of the successful consortiums a brief opportunity to introduce themselves and say a little bit about their sites.

Chair
Stephen Dunne, Editor, reNEWS

Speakers
Céline Combé, Manager, Project Director Offshore Wind, EnBW AG
Mark Baxter, Head of Development UK, Ocean Winds
Mike Hay, Commercial Director, RIDG 
Mandy Gloyer, New UK Sites Manager, Scottish Power Renewables 
Vicky O’Connor, Technical Manager, Development – Europe, Northland Power 
Richard Dibley, Managing Director, Falck Renewables 
Melissa Read, UK Business Manager – Offshore Wind, Shell
Lindsay Smith, Offshore Development Manager, Fred. Olsen Seawind
Alasdair MacLeod, Head of Renewables Development, BayWa r.e.
David Hinshelwood, Senior Project Manager, Offshore Developments, SSE Renewables

10:30

Exhibition & Networking

11:15

Fireside chat

In conversation with Alex Meredith, Project Director Berwick Bank Wind Farm, SSE Renewables

Chair
Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables

11:45

Consenting that works for all: making it happen

The consenting process is a vital part of delivering offshore wind projects that have the confidence of the public, Government and stakeholders. As the pipeline of offshore projects increases tenfold, and new demands are placed on regulators from oil and gas decarbonisation and cumulative impacts, what more could be done to ensure a smooth, efficient and trusted path forward?

In this session you will learn:

  • What leading legal experts think about the lessons learned from past experience and what they think would benefit the consenting process
  • The view from key regulators on their plans for resourcing future growth in the offshore sector
  • How the particular challenges for floating wind are being identified and tackled

Chair
Julian Boswall, Partner, Burges Salmon

Speakers
Gayle Holland, Head of Renewables Consenting, Marine Scotland [Virtual]
Erica Knott, Marine Sustainability Manager, NatureScot [Virtual]
Jay Hilton-Miller, Head of Offshore Renewables, ITPEnergised
Nichola Lacey, Environment and Consents Manager, Simply Blue Group

12:45

Exhibition & Networking Lunch

13:45

Supplier showcase - turning strategy into reality

We know that Scotland has a diverse, highly skilled supply chain. Many Scottish companies are already active in the renewables market and there are plenty more hoping to tap into the opportunity arising from upcoming offshore wind farm projects. Securing success in the industry however, can be a hard nut to crack. In this session hear from the Scottish suppliers who have been making strides in the sector and gain insight into how they turned their offshore wind aspirations into reality.

In this session you will learn:

  • How renewables projects are positively impacting the local supply chain
  • About the diverse array of Scottish suppliers servicing offshore wind projects
  • Lessons learned, the challenges and how to overcome barriers to market entry

Chair
John Casserly, Commercial Director - Renewables Major Projects, SSE Renewables

Speakers
Andrew DuncanRenewables Director, North Star Renewables
David Webster, Director of Energy, Forth Ports
Hannah Lawson, Business Development Specialist, Worley
Ian Milne, Sales Manager - Renewables, Balmoral

14:45

Exhibition & Networking

15:30

Voyage to 2045 and beyond - the long view for offshore

Session sponsored by Fred. Olsen Seawind & Vattenfall

With offshore transmission reform pointing to big strategic changes, the Scottish Energy Strategy being refreshed and a wider energy transition gathering pace, we’ll present some deeper thinking of offshore wind’s place in the energy future in Scotland and the UK.

In this session you will learn:

  • What the offshore wind market in the UK might look like a decade from now
  • How emerging sectors could form part of more holistic energy hubs and clusters in our seas
  • What might future leasing opportunities in Scotland look like as we look past the first ScotWind round

Chair
Helen Snodin, Grid and Regulations Manager, Fred. Olsen Seawind

Speakers
Andronikos Kafas, New Offshore Wind Opportunities Manager, OceanWinds
Graeme Rogerson, Senior Project Manager, Net Zero Technology Centre
Alwyn Poulter, Public and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Vattenfall
Rick Campbell, Head of Offshore Markets, Natural Power

Closing remarks
Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables

16:30

Event close

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