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The 2012 Offshore Wind Summit

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Monday 12th March 2012 - Offshore Wind Summit

Our outstanding Offshore Wind Summit covered all aspects of developing, running and financing offshore wind projects. Delegates were able to reap the rewards of the commercial and technical knowledge of the world’s most respected industry leaders. Developments in deeper water, with larger turbines and further offshore in a cost effective way makes offshore wind a topic that you must know about to stay at the forefront of the industry. 

Speakers for the Offshore Wind Summit included: Jonathan Cole, Managing Director, SCOTTISH POWER RENEWABLES; Bart Oberink, Head of Offshore Business Management, RWE INNOGY; Tim Foster, Senior Renewable Energy Originator, STATKRAFT; John Westwood, Chairman, DOUGLAS-WESTWOOD; Klaus Rave, Chairman, GLOBAL WIND ENERGY COUNCIL; Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director, GREEN GIRAFFE ENERGY BANKERS; Chris Veal, Managing Director, TRANSMISSION CAPITAL; Fintan Whelan, Co-Founder & Corporate Finance Director, MAINSTREAM RENEWABLE POWER.

With unmissable topics that will ensure you stay ahead of the game in Offshore Wind. Topics included:

  • Understanding Global Markets:  We discovered how offshore wind fits into the global energy mix as a resource and learnt where new projects are likely to be developed
  • Larger and Deeper: Delegates learnt when and where large scale, deeper and further offshore wind will be deployable and uncover the risks and costs
  • Financing Offshore Wind: Attendees engaged in how to harness corporate appetites for financing offshore wind and which structures are best suited for financing offshore wind
  • Challenges for Developers: What are the key technical risks are for building and operating offshore wind projects and how those issues can be resolved
  • Accessing the Grid and Supply Chain: We joined key players, such as Scottish Power’s Managing Director for Offshore Wind, Jonathan Cole, who will discuss the support systems available within the supply chain for Offshore wind and learn how the grid can be designed to suit offshore wind

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