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ETZ Offshore Wind Masterclass

03 May 2022
Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen
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About this event

The offshore wind sector has gained huge recognition globally as an attractive market. The UK is a world leader in offshore wind, paving the way in operational capacity. Scottish waters are soon to see two of the largest offshore wind projects in the world come online, the 950MW Moray East project and the 1,075MW Seagreen project. Both old and emerging markets have continued to announce and pursue sector targets, solicitations, auctions, and seabed leasing rounds. New proposals are rising in Scotland, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Greece, and Italy, contributing to a large pipeline of commercial developments.
The 17th of January 2022 marked a historic day for the offshore wind industry not only in Scotland but globally, with Crown Estate Scotland selecting seventeen offshore wind projects in its ScotWind seabed leasing round.  The chosen proposals have a total capacity of 24,826 MW and represent the world's first active pipeline of GW-sized projects for the sector. 18 GW of the total capacity, representing over 70% of all successful bids are within 100 nautical miles of Aberdeen. These major steps bring with them a host of benefits and significant investment opportunities for the Scottish and North East economy. Whilst also aligning with the country's plans to expand electrification, increased opportunity now arises to transform its energy sector, as we move to a low carbon future.
ETZ Ltd has a clear ambition to reposition the North East of Scotland as a globally recognised integrated energy cluster focussed on the delivery of net zero. We will  develop a sustainable long-term international industry base that delivers sustainable jobs and growth for the region.

During this live ETZ Ltd masterclass we invite the North East supply chain to join us, as we hear more on the major developments of offshore wind projects in the North Sea. We will discuss the variety and scale of these projects as well as supply chain opportunities over the coming decade.

Event Details
Date: Tuesday 3 May, 09:00 - 17:00 (UK time)
Time: 09:00 - 17:00 (UK time)
Cost: Free of charge

Confirmed Speakers:


09:00    Registration and Networking
09:40    Welcome and Introductions - Andy Rodden, Energy Transition Programme Director, ETZ Ltd.
09:50    Welcome from masterclass supporting partner, Scottish Renewables - Charlotte Stamper, Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables

Session One: A Pipeline of Opportunities for the Scottish Supply Chain 
09:55     Welcome from the session chair - Sarah Miller, Supply Chain Specialist, EC20 Limited
10:00     Offshore Wind Market Overview - Sharanya Kumaramurthy, Energy Analyst, EIC
10:15     DeepWind, North of Scotland Offshore Wind Cluster - Paul O’Brien, Senior Development Manager, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
10:30     Supporting the Scottish Offshore Wind Supply Chain - Hannah Collings, Lead Consultant, Xodus Group
10:45     Q&A panel session      
11:05     Coffee Break & Networking       

Session Two:  Supply Chain Opportunities
11:20     Welcome from the session chair - Donna Cooper, Senior Associate, Renewables Team, Brodies LLP.
11:25     Ocean Winds Scottish Projects Update – Moray East, Moray West and the new ScotWind award of the Caledonia Offshore Wind Farm - Andronikos Kafas, Offshore Wind Leasing Opportunities Manager, Ocean Winds
11:40     The SeaGreen Project - Donald Budge, Technical & Procurement Services Manager, TotalEnergies UK Offshore Wind 
Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm -Adam Ezzamel, Project Director Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm, Red Rock Power Limited
11:55     Q&A panel session       

12:35 – 14:00     Meet the speakers 1-2-1 Sessions and further networking (1-2-1 sessions will overlap with lunch)

12:35             Networking Lunch        

Session Three:  Long Term Opportunities
14:00     Welcome from the session chair - Stuart Broadley, CEO, EIC
14:05     ScotWind & INTOG leasing rounds - Colin Maciver, Head of Offshore Wind Development, Crown Estate Scotland
14:20     Northland Power Project Update - Tanya Davies, Project Director ScotWind Projects, Northland Power
14:35     Floating Offshore Wind Substations - Neil Wilkinson, Business Development Lead of Offshore Wind UK, Aker Solutions
14:50     Q&A panel session   

Session Four:  Floating Offshore Wind
15:20     Welcome from the session chair - Andy Rodden, Energy Transition Programme Director, ETZ Ltd.
15:25     The Kincardine Project – Lessons learned  - Allan MacAskill, Director, Flotation Energy plc.
15:40     Floating Wind Centre of Excellence - Ralph Torr, Programme Manager for the Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence, ORE Catapult  
15:55     Q&A panel session       
16:15    Thank you and closing remarks - Andy Rodden, ETZ Ltd. 

 16:15-17:00        Meet the speakers 1-2-1 Sessions and further networking

 17:00                 End          

Important:  Spaces for this masterclass are limited therefore priority will be given to companies with a base within the North East Scotland region. Please note that places are restricted to one person per company.


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Caitlin Henderson
EIC UK Events