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RenewableUK media invitation to meet leaders of the global offshore wind industry

30 May 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rob Norris
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RenewableUK would like to invite you to join us at our Global Offshore Wind 2019 conference and exhibition on 25th and 26th June at ExCeL in London, to meet the leading figures from the industry, both in the UK and internationally.


The landmark Offshore Wind Sector Deal agreed between Government and industry makes the UK market unique: we are the first country to put offshore wind at the centre of its energy system, with at least 30GW to be installed by 2030 (up from 8GW now), providing one-third of the UK’s electricity.


he Committee on Climate Change has advised the Government that up to 75GW of offshore wind could be needed by 2050 to achieve net zero emissions. The UK is the home of offshore wind, and this technology will be the catalyst of our energy transition.


Global Offshore Wind 2019 is happening as industry participates in new auctions for clean power, which are expected to deliver a record amount of new capacity at record low prices. There is no better market in the world to get to get to know the issues, investment opportunities, and companies working on the global energy transition than the UK in 2019.


If you are interested in how offshore wind can transform the energy system – both here in the UK and internationally - Global Offshore Wind 2019 can offer valuable insight, comment and background. We would, of course, be happy to facilitate conversations with leading industry figures and introduce you to firms pioneering new offshore wind technology.


High-Level Speakers:

The senior industry figures attending the event and addressing delegates include:

  • Keith Anderson, CEO, ScottishPower

  • Dermot Nolan, CEO, Ofgem

  • Samuel Leopold, Chairman, Green Investment Group

  • Deirdre Michie, CEO, Oil & Gas UK

  • Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

  • Pål Eitrheim, Executive VP New Energy Solutions, Equinor

  • Benj Sykes,  UK Country Manager at Ørsted and Industry Chair of Offshore Wind Industry Council

  • Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Offshore Wind Sector Champion

  • Hugh McNeal, CEO RenewableUK

  • Laura Sandys, Chair of Energy Data Taskforce & Non-Executive Director, Energy Systems Catapult

  • Richard Sandford, Director of Offshore Wind Investment, Innogy

  • Julian Brown, UK Director, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

  • Andy Kinsella, CEO Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Claire Mack, CEO Scottish Renewables

  • Ben Backwell, CEO Global Wind Energy Council


Discussing the latest trends in the energy transition:

The Global Offshore Wind conference programme will include speeches and panel discussions on the major challenges and opportunities for offshore wind and the wider energy sector, including:


  • Offshore Wind Sector Deal – This represents the most ambitious offering from Government of any market across the globe; we will explore the Sector Deal’s reach into communities the length and breadth of the UK.

  • Floating Offshore Wind – We look at the next steps for a technology which is key to industry’s vision for longer term growth, and critical to market development in many countries across the globe.

  • Delivering 30GW – the Sector Deal sets the goal of more than trebling offshore wind in the UK in the next decade; we will examine how the competitive Contracts for Difference policy can deliver this and what the market challenges are.

  • Drivers of the Energy Transition – The growth of offshore wind has to be understood in the context of much wider geopolitical shifts in how we source and supply energy; this can help us better quantify the opportunity for offshore wind in the wider energy transition.

  • Offshore Wind as a Future Fuel – in the context of accelerating the low carbon transition in Europe, we look at how technology is evolving to support this transition and what the role of offshore wind is as a power source for future fuels

  • Decarbonising Heat and Power – How will offshore wind support wider decarbonisation and how are new utility and business models helping to facilitate the shifts in technology that are needed?

  • Global Market Updates – The latest opportunities and regulatory developments from the today’s biggest markets and emerging markets across the globe.

  • Brexit & the European Offshore Wind Market – How companies can navigate Brexit with perspectives from government, legal representatives and the international supply chain


In addition to these bigger sessions and topics, we will be hosting an Innovation Theatre which will feature shorter, more focused presentations on emerging technologies and trends, including:

  • Re-purposing offshore gas platforms for floating offshore wind

  • Optimising the utilisation of subsea cables

  • The effect of offshore wind on the human environment

  • Adding renewables to oil and gas facilities

  • Lessons from the world’s first offshore wind farm data-sharing platform


We hope that you will be able to join us in London, so please get in touch to register for a free media pass for the event. Please contact us to enquire about possible interview opportunities with speakers.

For further information, please contact:

  1. RenewableUK’s members are building our future energy system, powered by clean electricity. We bring them together to deliver that future faster; a future which is better for industry, billpayers, and the environment. We support over 400 member companies to ensure increasing amounts of renewable electricity are deployed across the UK and access markets to export all over the world. Our members are business leaders, technology innovators, and expert thinkers from right across industry.

  2. More information on RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind 2019 event is available here

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