Reasons to attend
The Offshore Wind Journal and the Offshore Support Journal, edited by David Foxwell, are highly regarded for their coverage of both the oil and renewables industries, with a focus on the business information needs of vessel owners and equipment suppliers in both. The dramatic plunge in the price of oil coincided with a rapid growth in investment in offshore wind. The two are clearly linked, but with oil still hovering around $50 a barrel and the cost per megawatt of offshore wind dropping almost as rapidly, there is uncertainty about what direction future investment will take. DONG's successful IPO and oil majors' recent moves to get into renewable energy suggest that low oil is here for the foreseeable future and long term investment in offshore wind is the new reality.
This event will take place on the day before the Annual Offshroe Support Journal Conference & Awards, arguably Europe's largest single gathering of senior executives from the OSV owner / operator community. With so many actively involved, or currently exploring their strategy for moving into the renewables sector, the stage is set for an excellent day's discussion.
If you are interested in hearing a broad range of perspectives, economic, political and technical on the evolution of the offshore wind from speakers with many years' experience in the renewables, oil and offshore support industries, this is a must attend event.
- Understand how the price of oil price has and will drive the growth of offshore wind projects in key regions. How much is economic and how much is politically driven.
- The latest market data on charter rates, newbuildings, demand forecasts and upcoming projects
- How the industry is dealing with crewing challenges, where specialist crew are to be found, which roles are in the most demand and how experienced OSV crews are making the transition to offshore wind work
- Vessel owners and operators will share case studies on their experiences in offshore wind, how it differs from working with oil majors, the potential of the market and their expectations for future growth
- Hear first-hand the latest in offshore wind vessel designs and conversion projects. The pros and cons and the projected demand for vessel types globally
- Numerous networking opportunities with senior management from vessel owners, wind farm operators, regulators, training providers, banks and utility owners