Energy transition seminar: An intro to offshore wind Programme




Offshore Wind – What, why, where and when

The expansion of renewable energy capacity which is about to take place across Scotland and the UK is unprecedented.

Offshore wind is one of the key technologies on the rise and this session will provide individuals with an understanding of the inner workings of the sector, offer a view on the technology itself, explore upcoming projects, explain how they are deployed and what is required to deliver them. It will focus on the opportunities and aim to act as a guide to those preparing to join the renewable energy industry.

In this session you’ll learn: 

  • What offshore wind is and why we should care
  • The size of the opportunity in Scotland and across the globe
  • Where the key projects are and when they are happening

Emma Harrick, Head of Energy Transition and Supply Chain, Scottish Renewables

Andrew McCallum, Founder and CEO, Aspect 

Isla Robb, Director, EC20 Limited
Mamdud Hossain, Professor of Future Energy at School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University 
Dr Taimoor Asim, Senior Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering at School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University

Q & A


Networking lunch


Offshore Wind – Practical steps to success

The energy transition presents a vast opportunity. A pipeline full of potential contracts is in view. However, there is a long journey ahead for the supply chain and the skilled individuals transitioning from oil and gas and other industries.

With transferable knowledge and expertise many companies and individuals are being drawn to the offshore wind sector and this session will focus on how to get involved with this prominent net-zero technology.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • Who can work in offshore wind and what skillsets are in demand as we ramp up renewable energy deployment
  • How today’s offshore wind projects are playing out – and what’s the long-term outlook for this growing technology
  • How can you get involved – the actions supply chain firms and individuals need to take to secure their place at the offshore wind table

Iain Sinclair, Director of Renewables & Energy Transition, Global Energy Group

Thomas Docherty, Head of Strategic Engagement, The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) 
Neil Douglas, Director, BVG Associates 
Hannah Lawson, Business Development Specialist, Worley

Q & A

Closing remarks
Charlotte Stamper, Senior Policy Manager – Offshore Wind & Marine, Scottish Renewables


Event close


The Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards 2022 - 25 August, Aberdeen

The day following this seminar, we are hosting the first Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards in Aberdeen. The awards will recognise the passion, dedication and talent of the exceptional people and companies making up the energy transition supply chain.

Find out more.

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