U.S. Offshore Wind Energy:  Leveraging the Expertise of the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

This preconference seminar will focus on how offshore wind developers can build on the advanced offshore oil & gas industry in the Gulf region to create a successful offshore wind industry here in the U.S.  Hear about existing business relationships between emerging offshore wind developers and these Gulf companies and explore the many opportunities for collaboration that lie ahead.   

1:00 – 5:00 pm
$99 Members | $149 Non-Members
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Seminar Co-Chairs:  

Patrick Fullenkamp, Director, Technical Services, GLWN
Chris Van Beek, President, Deepwater Wind LLC

1:00 PM- 1:15 PM

Welcome and Networking Exchange

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Synergies between Offshore Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind

Offshore wind and offshore oil and gas have begun joining forces for the installation of the Block Island Project, the first U.S. offshore wind project. This session will discuss how oil & gas companies were involved.  Suppliers on both the wind and oil and gas side will discuss key differences and similarities in supply chain needs, including project finance and legal requirements. 
  • Offshore Wind Supply Chain Taxonomy from a Developer Perspective
  • Supplier Comparison of Oil & Gas versus Offshore wind
  • Foundation Supplier Comparison of Oil & Gas versus Offshore wind
  • Deepwater Block Island Project Summary
  • Project Finance and Legal Requirements 

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Networking Break 

3:15  PM - 4:45 PM

Overview of Offshore Wind Projects and Potential Role for O&G and Coastal Suppliers

This session will give an overview of the upcoming offshore wind projects and identify the supply chain requirements. Experts will discuss an in-depth analysis of facility and land requirements for the major offshore wind components including foundation fabrications, towers, blades, nacelles, generators and cables. Hear what supply chain needs exist for nascent U.S. offshore wind industry and how this country’s more mature oil and gas suppliers might help fill those needs.

  • Description and Status of US Offshore Wind Projects – What is the book of business potential and when
  • Analysis: Facility and Coastal Land Requirements for the major Offshore Wind components
  • Strengths of Gulf suppliers
  • Foundation Engineering and Design Requirements for Oil & Gas versus Offshore wind
  • Construction and Installation Requirements for Oil & Gas versus Offshore wind

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Meet and Greet

 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AWEA WINDPOWER Opening Reception
(Open to all full conference registrants)
After a breif meet and greet in the session, walk over togehter to Generations Hall, a venue located a couple of short blocks away from the convention center. Connect with other industry professionals while enjoying local musicians

*Program and times are subject to change.  Speakers and sessions details TBA.*