Offshore & Floating Wind Virtual Summit 2021

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Floating offshore wind technology has now firmly hit its stride and will be the cornerstone of many countries’ future energy plans. To get deeper and discuss the future of the industry, you have an unmissable opportunity to attend the Offshore & Floating Wind Virtual Summit 2021 scheduled for the 12th of May.

On this occasion, Luis González-Pinto, Chief Operations Officer at Saitec Offshore Technologies, will be involved in a panel discussion focused on floating wind at 14:30 (BST).

Floating focus

Floating wind has long been touted as an offshore solution for those countries not blessed by shallow seabeds near their coasts, but its development has lagged behind that of its fixed-bottom counterpart. However, signs are now pointing to this finally changing and resulting in floating becoming a utility-scale proposition in a number of markets. But what other benefits can floating provide, and is the talk of far-flung floating mega-projects in already established offshore wind markets likely to become a reality any time soon?

Panellist

  • Luis González-Pinto Barrenetxea, COO, Saitec Offshore Technologies
  • Fabien Levaillant, Managing Director Energy, Resources & Infrastructure, BNP Paribas
  • Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director, Green Giraffe
  • Ignacio Pantojo Titos, Floating Offshore Wind Dept. Manager, Iberdrola
  • Johan Sandberg. Head of Business Development, Aker Offshore

Agenda

Check the full programme on the event’s website

Registration

Registration is open! Don’t miss this opportunity! Send an email to Inspiralia to get your tickets: conferences@inspiratia.com

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inspiratia welcome address & research presentation

The UK has recently doubled down on its offshore wind ambitions, placing its world-leading sector at the very heart of its decarbonisation plans. But are the broad targets set realistic? Is the CfD allocation process the right vehicle to procure this new capacity through? What new initiatives need to be introduced alongside it? And what opportunities will emerge for floating wind?

 

Panellists:

- Jo de Montgros, co-founder, Everoze

- Bart White, Head of Structured Finance, SCIB UK, Santander Corporate & Investment Banking

- Allan MacAskill, CEO, Flotation Energy

 

[Moderator: Maritina Kanellakopoulou, Head of Research, inspiratia]

European markets have pioneered zero-subsidy offshore wind development, specifically the Netherlands and Germany, but what will the next phase of development across the continent look like? Has France now fully put it’s slow pace of development behind it? How viable are zero-subsidy offshore wind farms as a long-term framework? How much of a scramble will there be for opportunities in less advanced markets, such as Poland, Norway, and others? 

 

Panellists:

- Mathias Van Steenwinkel, Head of Business Development, Parkwind

- Nigel Slater, Managing Director, Northland Power

- George Walley, Director, Commercial Development, Maple Power Ltd

- Ryanne Burges, Director, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners 

 

[Moderator: Omolola Coker, Data Lead, inspiratia]

In recent years, the offshore wind industry has pushed beyond the horizons to newer markets in countries like the US and Taiwan, with much activity now also occurring around floating projects in Japan, Korea, and elsewhere. This panel will take stock of the international expansion of the industry to date and ponder some of the challenges that will arise in further spread across the globe. 

 

Panellists:

- Daniel Mallo, Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, Société Generale

- Tom Whittle, Taiwan Country Manager, OWC

 

[Moderator: Evan Stergoulis, Partner, Orrick]

Hydrogen has become a ubiquitous presence in the energy sector over the last couple of years, and offshore wind is no exception. The concept of using excess wind generation to produce green hydrogen via electrolysers has become a popular one, with leading names from across the sector setting out plans to do this on future projects. However question marks remain over the realistic timescales for this kind of development, costs of production and the competitiveness of the hydrogen produced, as well as how best to structure the choice between delivering electricity to the grid or generating hydrogen depending on conditions at the wind farms.

 

Panellists:

Molly Iliffe, Principal Consultant, Hydrogen and Energy Transition at Environmental Resources Management

 

[Moderator: Jon McNair, Director of Content, inspiratia)

Floating wind has long been touted as an offshore solution for those countries not blessed by shallow seabeds near their coasts, but its development has lagged behind that of its fixed-bottom counterpart. However, signs are now pointing to this finally changing and resulting in floating becoming a utility-scale proposition in a number of markets. But what other benefits can floating provide, and is the talk of far-flung floating mega-projects in already established offshore wind markets likely to become a reality any time soon? 

 

Panellists:

- Fabien Levaillant, Managing Director Energy, Resources & Infrastructure, BNP Paribas

- Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director, Green Giraffe

- Ignacio Pantojo Titos, Floating Offshore Wind Dept. Manager, Iberdrola

- Luis González-Pinto Barrenetxea, COO, Saitec Technologies

- Johan Sandberg. Head of Business Development, Aker Offshore

 

[Moderator: Robert Leeming, Reporter, inspiratia]

 The EU now targets 250GW of offshore capacity by 2050, with the UK adding perhaps another 100GW to this, while other markets around the world will also develop at pace. But political ambition is one thing; project financing and delivery is quite another. There is certainly significant appetite for financing offshore wind projects in many countries, but will the evolving nature of the industry, the characteristics of projects, and the dwindling revenues from tariffs alter the nature of the financing market? How will the next generation of turbines be financed, and who by? 

 

Panellists:

- Alberto Abascal, Head of Offshore Wind, NatWest

- Guillaume Leprieur, Director - Power and Renewables EMEA, MUFG

- Joost Bergsma, Managing Partner / CEO, Glennmont

- Alexander Oppenhaeuser, Head of Infrastructure & Export Finance/Managing Director, Deka Bank

 

[Moderator: Fernando Moncada, Infrastructure Lead, Head of Deal Flow]

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