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US Offshore Wind

5th Annual· June 18-19, 2020 · Hynes Convention Center, Boston

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Day 1, June 18th


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Welcome Speech

New Energy Update Adam Minkley Conference Director New Energy Update

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Chairperson's Opening Remarks
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KEYNOTE SESSIONS
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Presentation: U.S. Offshore Wind Market Analysis
  • Schedule of lease block development, commitments by state (MW), projects and timelines
  • Supply chain activity, awards and opportunities
  • LCOE cost reduction pathway
  • Challenges and risks ahead

BloombergNEF Tom Harries Head of Wind Research, BloombergNEF

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Keynote Speech: Federal Strategic Overview for Offshore Wind
  • The federal strategic plan for US Offshore Wind
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Keynote Speech: New York Offshore Wind plan: The road to >9GW
  • New York’s leadership role in building the offshore wind industry
  • Plans for supply chain and transmission infrastructure
  • Industry challenges and opportunities ahead

NYSERDA Alicia Barton CEO NYSERDA

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Keynote Panel: Building a sustainable OSW market in the U.S.
  • What will it take to build a competitive and sustainable U.S. offshore wind industry and supply chain?
  • How to maintain the current momentum to deliver 2GW of planned capacity on time?
  • When, where and how are states collaborating to attract private investment in the supply chain and how can it be sequenced to prevent delays to projects?

Moderator: Amis, Patel & Brewer, LLP Thomas Amis Chairman and Partner Amis, Patel & Brewer, LLP

RWE Renewables International Sven Utermöhlen COO Offshore/New Markets, Member of the Board RWE Renewables International

Engie Grzegorz Gorski Managing Director, Offshore Wind Engie

New Energy Update Joshua Weinstein Director, Offshore Development Invenergy

New Energy Update Executive Speaker coming soon Avangrid Renewables

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Keynote Panel: State Procurements for Offshore Wind Power
  • How would you modify future RFPs based on lessons learned from past RFPs and contracts?
  • What flexibility is being given on the grounds of local content import and export between states?
  • Is there room for more regional collaboration to establish offshore wind in the northeast?

NYSERDA Doreen Harris Vice President - Large Scale Renewables NYSERDA

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Coffee Break and Networking

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TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION
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Presentation: Offshore transmission: RTO perspective

PJM Ken Seiler VP Interconnection PJM

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Panel: Lessons from Europe: Offshore wind transmission development
  • Overview of Experience from Major Markets
  • What are the pros and cons of integrated solutions? Lessons learned from European TSO’s including Germany, Netherlands and UK.

Transmission Investment Chris Veal Managing Director Transmission Investment

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Lunch Break and Networking
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Presentation: Offshore transmission technology: Best applications for HVAC & HVDC
  • Explore the best applications for HVAC & HVDC
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Panel: Offshore Transmission in New England
  • Contrasting New England’s OSW Ambitions with its Transmission Infrastructure. Overview of issues and stage setting.
  • Competitive procurement for transmission: Massachusetts perspective
  • An Offshore Transmission Developer Perspective
  • An OSW Developer Perspective

Moderator: New Energy Update Executive speaker TBA National Grid

Anbaric Stephen Conant Partner and Project Manager Anbaric

Power Advisory LLC John Dalton President Power Advisory LLC

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Coffee Break and Networking Exhibition
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Panel: Offshore Transmission in New York & Mid Atlantic
  • Threading the Needle: Landing 9 GW in New York State
  • NYISO Public Policy Transmission Planning Process: An Alternative
  • NYSERDA’s Role and Perspective as Buyer

Anbaric Kevin Knobloch President of New York OceanGrid LLC Anbaric

Lloyd’s Register Energy Americas Jay Borkland Sr. Engineering Manager Lloyd’s Register Energy Americas

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Presentation: Virginia market update
  • Review RFP plans and timelines
  • What are your state goals for local content?
  • What flexibility can be given on the grounds of local content import and export between states?
  • How would you modify future RFPs based on lessons learned from past RFPs and contracts?
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Networking Drinks Reception in Exhibition
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PROJECT DEVELPOMENT & EXECUTION
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Presentation: Avangrid Renewables Projects Update
  • Receive an update on project timelines, stakeholder engagement activities and development plans

Avangrid Renewables Eric Thumma Director, Policy and Development, Offshore Wind Avangrid Renewables

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Presentation: Preparing for 12 MW turbines
  • Installation considerations for 12 MW turbines
  • U.S. Port and infrastructure requirements

GE Renewable Energy Michael Peffermann PMO Operations Leader GE Renewable Energy

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Construction & Installation Masterclass

This session aims to shed light on some of the challenges, successes and lessons learned during the construction of some of the world’s largest wind farms and how lessons may benefit U.S. markets and technology choices.

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Presentation: WTG installation (towers, nacelles and blades) case study
  • Installation contractor or developer case study about challenges lessons learned during the installation of WTGs
  • Considerations for U.S. waters
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Lunch Break and Networking
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Presentation: Foundations installation case study
  • Receive a case study about key challenges and lessons learned during the installation of 67 monopile foundations.
  • Considerations for U.S. waters.

New Energy Update Hein van Gent Manager Renewables Boskalis Offshore Marine Contracting

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Presentation: Inter Array cable installation case study
  • Receive a case study about key challenges and lessons learned during the installation of gravity based and monopile foundations.
  • Considerations for U.S. waters.
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Presentation: Electrical service platform case installation case study
  • Receive a case study about key challenges and lessons learned during the installation of gravity based and monopile foundations.
  • Considerations for U.S. waters.
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Coffee Break and Networking Exhibition
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Panel: Hurricane Class Turbines for U.S.
  • What turbine technology choices are being made for the eastern seaboard?
  • What physical characteristics make a turbine certified “hurricane class”? Such as what are the design changes, physical characteristics, supporting emergency software systems etc.
  • What is the basis for certification? Metrics.
  • What is acceptable risk?
  • Risk transfer between project owner, supplier lender and insurer.
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Presentation: Massachusetts market update
  • Review RFP plans and timelines
  • What are your state goals for local content?
  • What flexibility can be given on the grounds of local content import and export between states?
  • How would you modify future RFPs based on lessons learned from past RFPs and contracts?

§Bruce K. Carlisle

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Networking Drinks Reception in Exhibition
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PERMITTING
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Presentation: Federal leasing and procurement schedule
  • What is the federal leasing process and plan for 2020 and beyond?
  • What is BOEM’s requirement for environmental impact assessment/statement?
  • How does BOEM intend to build a competitive pipeline of projects?
  • How can the permitting process be streamlined to deliver the pipeline needed to kick start the industry?
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Panel: What are the cumulative environmental impacts of offshore wind farms?
  • What is the actual science behind this kind of assessment?
  • Where else, such as in Europe, have these kinds of assessments been carried out?

SWCA Environmental Consultants Whitney Fiore Senior Project Manager SWCA Environmental Consultants

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Lunch Break and Networking
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Presentation: Sharing the ocean
  • How can offshore wind and commercial fishing industries coexist?
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Panel: Environmental impact studies and requirements
  • Data gaps - what environmental impact studies are being requested by BOEM, U.S. states and other stakeholder groups?
  • Where are the gaps in environmental impact research and data required by developers?
  • Options for sharing and collaboration of survey data.
  • What are the numerical modelling standards for consistency and quality assurance?

Mayflower Wind Seth Kaplan Director, Permitting and Development Mayflower Wind

The Nature Conservancy Carl Lobue Senior Marine Scientist The Nature Conservancy

Equinor Wind US Scott Lundin Head of Permitting Equinor Wind US

National Wildlife Federation Catherine Bowes Program Director, Offshore Wind Energy National Wildlife Federation

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Coffee Break and Networking Exhibition
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Presentation: New Jersey Market Update
  • Review RFP plans and timelines
  • What are your state goals for local content?
  • What flexibility can be given on the grounds of local content import and export between states?
  • How would you modify future RFPs based on lessons learned from past RFPs and contracts?
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Presentation: New York market update
  • Review RFP plans and timelines
  • What are your state goals for local content?
  • What flexibility can be given on the grounds of local content import and export between states?
  • How would you modify future RFPs based on lessons learned from past RFPs and contracts?

NYSERDA Greg Lampman Program Manager for Environmental Research NYSERDA

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Presentation: Connecticut & Rhode Island market update
  • Review RFP plans and timelines
  • What are your state goals for local content?
  • What flexibility can be given on the grounds of local content import and export between states?
  • How would you modify future RFPs based on lessons learned from past RFPs and contracts?
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Networking Drinks Reception in Exhibition
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Workshop: Enter the Supply Chain
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Offshore wind procurement network explained
  • Introduction to the supply chain hierarchy – who is my buyer? How does it work in Europe and how will it work in the US?
  • What products and services feed into a project and when are they required? How does a Tier 1 contract filter down into the supply chain?
  • Development and construction timelines explained to learn when, where and how you need to act to be considered as a supplier for specific products and services.
  • What is the Tier 2, 3 prerequisites for wining a contract? Such as the HS&E requirements and certifications for working with Developers or Tier 1 contractors.
  • Advice from a procurement manager at either a Ter 1 or Developer.
  • Predictions for the future.
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Lunch Break and Networking
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Workforce technical standards and certification requirements
  • Hear directly from project buyers about what is needed to win upcoming supply/service contracts in U.S. offshore wind.
  • What is the role for organized labor and the future use of Project Labor Agreements?
  • What are the implications of prescribed labor rates for the supply chain and upcoming projects?
  • How will the use of union labour change workforce requirements in different states?
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Coffee Break and Networking Exhibition
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Networking Drinks Reception in Exhibition
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Supply Chain Accelerator Workshops
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Cross-Atlantic Partnering: EU meets the US
  • This session connects European and U.S. based suppliers and service provider together to form working partnerships which will contribute to the U.S. offshore wind supply chain.
  • This is session will allow European companies with a long history of working within the offshore wind markets to connect with American enterprises either currently working in the US offshore wind market or hoping to enter it soon.
  • This workshop will lead to cross-Atlantic partnerships.
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Lunch Break and Networking
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Massachusetts, Maine & New Hampshire Supply Chain Accelerator Workshop
  • Project developers from all active projects will present their local content requirements to pre-selected suppliers and service providers that can meet projects local content requirements.
  • Matchmaking sessions between the supply chain vendors and the project managers allowing specific requirements to be discussed.
  • Successful vendors will sign supply chain contracts with buyers at the event.

Shell New Energies Melanie Kievit Global C&P Manager Shell New Energies

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Coffee Break and Networking Exhibition
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Rhode Island and Connecticut Supply Chain Accelerator Workshop
  • Project developers from all active projects will present their local content requirements to pre-selected suppliers and service providers that can meet projects local content requirements.
  • Matchmaking sessions between the supply chain vendors and the project managers allowing specific requirements to be discussed.
  • Successful vendors will sign supply chain contracts with buyers at the event.
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Networking Drinks Reception in Exhibition

Day 2, June 19th


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Executive Breakfast
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Chairperson's Opening Remarks
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KEYNOTE SESSIONS
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Keynote Presentation
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Keynote Panel: Financing & Risk
  • Managing political risk and uncertainty
  • What is required to give investors’ confidence in US offshore wind?
  • How to remove market barriers and mitigate investor risk?
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Keynote speech: Supporting growth in US offshore wind
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Coffee Break and Networking

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BUILDING THE SUPPLY CHAIN
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Presentation: Navigating local content criteria
  • Local content requirements are at the crux of U.S. supply chain and infrastructure investment decisions.
  • What are the local content requirements for states in the Northeast?
  • What are the local content import and export rules between states?
  • What European lessons can be applied to the U.S?
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Panel: Mobilizing development assets: who is investing and when?
  • What are the perceived risks when deciding to invest in serial manufacturing sites?
  • What will it take to remove investment barriers?
  • Limited by their capabilities only few port locations are available to deliver the anticipated annual no. of turbines required for the first series of projects. How does that impact investment decisions and project cost?
  • Perspectives from state representatives, developers and manufacturers.
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Lunch Break and Networking
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Presentation: The evolution of European ports with offshore wind and lessons for the U.S.
  • How did European ports evolve to support the development of offshore wind projects?
  • What crucial lessons were learned and how can they support decisions to develop new or improve U.S. ports?
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Panel: Optimizing use of U.S. ports, staging and manufacturing facilities: what has happened so far?
  • What is the availability of purpose-built sites and underutilized sites?
  • What are the requirements for a lay down area for staging major components?
  • What are the development costs, permitting timelines and environmental remediation studies needed for a new port and who will invest?
  • How to prepare for future transhipments requirements, including bearing capacities, equipment and storage for 12MW turbines?
  • What are the plans for local manufacturing, and how will goods be transported from manufacturing sites to staging facilities?
  • How will states collaborate on fabrication and port infrastructure?
  • What will a coordinated ports network look like?

us_department_of_transportation Capt. J. C. Flumignan Director, North Atlantic Gateway US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration

Xodus Group Scott Hamilton Principle Consultant, Xodus Group

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Coffee Break and Networking
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Presentation: Marine logistics & vessel solutions for U.S. projects: putting things into practice.
  • Learn how developers are utilizing interim marine logistics and vessel solutions for their projects.
  • Design requirements for US vessels, such as berth requirements, air draft requirements, dredging requirements etc.
  • What are the contracting structures, risk and financing implications?
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Panel: Marine logistics & vessel solutions for U.S. projects: Plans for upcoming projects
  • Learn how projects are utilizing local vessel capabilities
  • Explore how experts believe this will evolve as the supply chain matures.
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End of Conference
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PROJECT DEVELPOMENT & EXECUTION
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Presentation: How to establish a supply chain cluster and sustain economic growth
  • Hull Case study from UK
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Multi Contracting versus EPC contracting approach
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Presentation: Multi Contracting Case Study
  • Learn how a multi contracting approach and EPC contracting approach compare, and how they can both achieve local economic growth and job creation
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EPC Wrap Contracting Case Study: developer perspective
  • Learn how a multi contracting approach and EPC contracting approach compare, and how they can both achieve local economic growth and job creation
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Lunch Break and Networking
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Presentation: Offshore Wind, LCOE reduction
  • Global outlook, UK, US
  • Offshore wind technological advances to support LCOE reduction
  • Fixed vs floating cost
  • Floating wind cost challenges

New Energy Update Paula Major V.P Offshore Wind Mainstream Renewable Power

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Presentation: Electrical service platform case installation case study
  • Receive a case study about key challenges and lessons learned during the installation of gravity based and monopile foundations.
  • Considerations for U.S. waters.
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Coffee Break and Networking
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Presentation: Delaware & Maryland Market Update
  • Review RFP plans and timelines
  • What are your state goals for local content?
  • What flexibility can be given on the grounds of local content import and export between states?
  • How would you modify future RFPs based on lessons learned from past RFPs and contracts?
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TBC
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End of Conference
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FLOATING WIND SYSTEMS
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Presentation: Financing utility-scale floating offshore wind projects
  • How to structure FOW project financing?
  • The equity market
  • The debt market

green_giraffe Speaker details coming soon Green Giraffe

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Presentation: Groix & Belle-Île Project Update

Eolfi Etienne Delcroix Commercial Director Eolfi

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Presentation: Maine Aqua Ventus

§Prof. Habib Dagher

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Lunch Break and Networking
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Presentation: Provence Grand Large (TBC)
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Panel: The road to commercialization for floating US wind
  • Cost reduction opportunities
  • Wind + Hydrogen

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Walter Musial Manager, Offshore Wind National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Coffee Break and Networking
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Presentation: WindFloat Atlantic (WFA) Project Update

Principle Power TBA

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Panel: Unlocking Deepwater Wind in California
  • What are the planned lease areas?
  • What will it take to build the first floating wind project in California?
  • Explore the environmental impacts of mooring lines and anchor systems for shallow and deepwater projects.
  • What are the impacts on ocean users such DoD and commercial fishing?

EDPR Tyler Studds Project Development Manager EDPR

Castle Wind Alla Weinstein CEO Castle Wind

Magellan Wind Jim Lanard CEO Magellan Wind

Aker Solutions Hans Petter Ovrevik Head of Field Development, Aker Solutions

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End of Conference
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Supply Chain Accelerator Workshops
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New York and New Jersey Supply Chain Accelerator Workshop

Shell New Energies Melanie Kievit Global C&P Manager Shell New Energies

NYSERDA Adrienne Downey Principal Engineer, Offshore Wind NYSERDA

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Lunch Break and Networking
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Virginia Supply Chain Accelerator Program
  • Project developers from all active projects will present their local content requirements to pre-selected suppliers and service providers that can meet projects local content requirements.
  • Matchmaking sessions between the supply chain vendors and the project managers allowing specific requirements to be discussed.
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Coffee Break and Networking
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Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware Supply Chain Accelerator Workshop
  • Project developers from all active projects will present their local content requirements to pre-selected suppliers and service providers that can meet projects local content requirements.
  • Matchmaking sessions between the supply chain vendors and the project managers allowing specific requirements to be discussed.
  • Successful vendors will sign supply chain contracts with buyers at the event.
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End of Conference

Exhibition


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