Optimising access for offshore installation, operations, and decommissioning

Day 2 - Wednesday 29 May 2019



Chair's Opening Remarks

New US Projects


Onstage Interview: Market Forecast for Offshore Wind Power in the United States

  • Analysing the results of the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Lease in 2018
  • Determining likelihood of dramatic US expansion of offshore wind
  • Where are the next sites likely to be?
  • Accessing the US market within the context of the Jones Act

Interviewer: Shaun Campbell, Editor, Windpower Monthly

Interviewee: TBC


Sourcing the Right Vessel Manufacturers and Operators for Partnership Agreements

  • Understanding the necessity of partnerships to accessing the US offshore market
  • Translating European offshore strategies to accommodate US regulatory and environmental contexts
  • Bringing European experience in offshore wind to SMEs in joint ventures

Morning Networking Break and Refreshments


Spotlight: American Vessel Operator Perspectives on Working with European Partners

  • Case studies on working with European partners from American vessel operators
  • Building the best business case for an international partnership

Paul Gallagher, VP Marine Services, Foss Maritime Company


Panel Discussion: Entering the US Market

  • How to navigate US regulation to take advantage of the boom in offshore wind
  • Understanding needs common to US vessel manufacturers and operators, and how European developers can provide a tangible benefit with joint ventures

Feargal Brennan, Professor of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Kyle Beattie, Senior Naval Architect, Glosten

Frederik Colban-Anderson, Director, Clarksons Platou


Networking Lunch

Next Generation Vessels


Introducing New Developments of the Next Generation of Transfer of People and Cargo

  • Maximising utilization and performance of the gangway, while focusing on safe and efficient transfer of personnel and cargo
  • Preparing for the next generation wind turbines, with extensive cargo handling options

Kirsten Timpte, Sales Manager, SMST


Reducing Vessel Emissions to Ensure Offshore Wind Farm Access Complies with Decarbonisation Targets

  • The value of reducing carbon emissions across operations
  • Exploring new vessel designs to reduce emissions
  • Bringing offshore chargepoint concepts from the drawing board into practice

Dan Kyle Spearman, Associate, The Carbon Trust


Afternoon Networking Break and Refreshments


Analysing New Technology for Low-Carbon Vessel Propulsion Systems

  • Drive for low-carbon technologies in the offshore wind O&M
  • Review of alternative low-carbon technologies, including pure electric, hydrogen (fuel cell and combustion) and hybrid technologies
  • Infrastructure requirements – port-side and in-field charging, hydrogen
  • Findings from the low-carbon FEED study in collaboration with Scottish government and industry partners

Dr. Roberts Proskovics, Project Engineer, ORE Catapult


Chairperson's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference