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A Spotlight on Offshore Wind

30 Nov 2023
Village Hotel Club, Edinburgh
All companies
Sector Showcase
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About this event

The UK has become a world leader in offshore wind, with more capacity installed than any other country. Fixed bottom offshore wind has been the primary focus of the wind industry, with around 14.7 GW already installed in the UK. However, with the offshore energy industry constantly evolving, floating offshore wind offers enormous potential to significantly increase this capacity.

With the announcement of the successful projects from ScotWind and the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) offshore wind leasing process, the offshore wind project pipeline continues to increase and has become one of the most important economic and environmental opportunities. 

Join us on 30 November to hear the opportunities presented in both fixed bottom and floating offshore wind markets, as we discuss the latest developments and aim to maximise awareness for businesses to support the UK’s growing offshore wind industry.


Session One – Scene Setting

Welcome - Rebecca Groundwater, Head of External Affairs, EIC

Export Partner Opening Remarks - Carol Harvey, Export Finance Manger - Scotland, UK Export Finance

Offshore Wind in the UK Market Overview - Sharanya Kumaramurthy, Market Intelligence Manager and Interim Head of Consult, EIC

Offshore Hybrid Assets - Enabling North Sea Grids and Offshore Wind - Rob Rome, Commercial, Customer and Regulations Director, National Grid Ventures


Session Two – Pipeline of Projects in the UK 

Spiorad na Mara & Havbredey Project Update - Tanya Davies, Project Director, Northland Power

Ayre & Bowdun Project Update - Gavin MacKay, Supply Chain Manager, Thistle Wind Partners

Caledonia Project Update - Yasmin Stevenson, Procurement Associate, Ocean Winds

Arven Project Update - Luis Filipe Sovela Dos Santos, Offshore Development Engineer, Ocean Winds


Session Three – Contractor Updates

Engineering Challenges & Maintaining Quality in the Supply Chain - Darren Taylor, Sector Lead Renewables, Bureau Veritas 

Solutions for Industrialised Floating Wind - Neil Wilkinson, Key Account Manager & Senior Business Development Manager – Offshore Wind UK, Aker Solutions


Session Four – One-to-One Meetings

Once registered you will have the opportunity to book a meeting with our speakers

Accommodation at the Village Hotel: If you are looking to stay overnight at the event venue you can access a 10% discounted room rate using the code PRO10A 

Event Details
Date: Thursday 30 November 2023
Time: 09:00 - 16:00 (UK)
Venue: Village Hotel Club, Edinburgh
Cost: EIC Members - £50+VAT* / Non-Members - £115+VAT* (*Special Black Friday cost - Limited time only) 

Sponsorship Opportunities available on request: Please email

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Caitlin Henderson
EIC UK Events