RWE Renewables, TotalEnergies, Van Oord and Damen to Gather at Offshore Wind Conference Session During OEEC 2022 

Can developers, offshore construction companies, and shipbuilders map a road for the offshore wind sector to reach massive capacity targets while avoiding bottlenecks caused by vessel shortages and port over-capacitation? But also, are some of these challenges in the industry providing opportunities for the supply chain?  

On 30 November, Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference will hold a conference session ‘Opportunities in Offshore Wind’, with speakers from RWE Renewables, TotalEnergies, Van Oord, and Damen Shipyards Group tackling some of the burning questions in offshore wind and discussing the best solutions.  

The Netherlands recently set a goal of having 70 GW of offshore wind by 2050, the UK also raised its 2030 target to 50 GW, and ambitions under the Esbjerg Declaration and the recently signed North Sea and Baltic Sea agreements are jaw-dropping.  

In Europe, the Baltic Sea is getting ready to see plenty of offshore wind, especially through projects in Poland. 

Outside Europe, the US, Taiwan, Japan, and now Brazil and Colombia, just to name a few, are poised to become the next big hotspots for offshore wind activity.  

With the developers and the companies from the supply chain that are already involved in some of these markets meeting in one place, it will be interesting to learn where, in their view, this momentum will take us – and how soon.  

From the developers’ side, joining the session are Renske Ytsma, Director Offshore Wind Development Continental Europe at RWE Renewables, and Wilfried Vandersippe, Head of Business Development Offshore Wind at TotalEnergies.  

Aurnoud Kuis, Managing Director Offshore Wind at Van Oord, and Mark Couwenberg, Product Manager SOVs at Damen Shipyards Group, will be providing more insights from the supply chain.   

Both RWE and TotalEnergies have projects in Poland and the US, along with other offshore wind farms planned in Europe and globally. Earlier this year, Van Oord secured its first contract in the US.

Damen has been developing vessels for the offshore wind sector, including those in accordance with US requirements, and will unveil a new series of Commissioning Service Operating Vessels (CSOVs) the day before the session.

The panellists at the ‘Opportunities in Offshore Wind’ session will address both the ins and outs of the European offshore wind industry, regulations and supply chain, as well as the offshore wind industry globally and the European supply chain’s role in offshore wind projects worldwide.  

Paul de Leeuw, Director RGU Energy Transition Institute, will be the moderator of the ‘Opportunities in Offshore Wind’ session, as well as the session ‘Focus on floating wind’ on 29 November.  

To attend this and/or other conference sessions at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2022, you can buy tickets at OEEC’s Register page

This year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference will see numerous participants from the offshore wind and other offshore energy and clean fuel industries, including speakers at the conference and The Stage from TotalEnergies, Shell, Siemens Energy, BP, TenneT, Gasunie, CorPower Ocean, and Impact Hydrogen, and many others. 

To find out more about whom you can see and learn from at OEEC 2022, check out the full conference programme, The Stage line-up and topics, and the Exhibitors list. 

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