The total worldwide installed wind capacity in 2014 was 7GW, which is expected to grow to as much as 140GW in 2040.
The coming years will see the realization of new projects in many new locations. And with a 35% of companies attending Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in 2014 who were engaged in both oil & gas as wind energy, it seems logical visitors and interested parties can obtain information on several levels of offshore energy.
That’s one of the reasons why on Monday October 12th, a day prior to Offshore Energy 2015, the annual Offshore WIND Conference (OWC) will take place in the Amsterdam RAI. The theme of year’s sixth annual Offshore WIND Conference is “Building an industry without borders”. A theme that hopes to not only exceed international borders, but also break down the barriers in legislation as well as mental barriers, discovering how people can promote the growth of the industry.
For fast and optimal deployment of offshore renewable energies and related grid infrastructure, international cooperation is needed on a range of issues. During the opening plenary session at Offshore WIND 2015 key experts will present possible ways to look beyond borders. In the case of offshore wind, this not only refers to a country’s geographical borders, but also borders in the minds of decision makers. One of the prominent speakers at this session is Jim Craig, CEO from Ampelmann Operations. He will discuss the lessons to be learned from the oil & gas industry. In the same opening session Theo de Lange, Commercial Manager at Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects BV will talk about planning and development areas for offshore energy.
Two other interesting and always current topics on Offshore WIND Conference 2015 will be Operations & Maintenance and Health, Safety and Environment. And with contributions from Managing Director Dennis Schiricke from Outsmart Asset management, Development Manager Peter Robert from Damen Shipyards and Albert van der Hem, partner at Blix Consultancy BV this breakout session is offering an outstanding line-up.
The program will be completed by sessions on Spatial Plannings, Financing and Insurance, (Port) Logistics and Optimizing Stakeholder Cooperation. Anyone registered for the Offshore WIND Conference receives automatic access to the Offshore Energy Exhibition.