Explore. Inspire. Transform Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018
Not long to go until Offshore Energy 2018 on (22), 23 & 24 October, the eleventh edition will be taking place. The team is currently confirming the very last speakers and going over final details for the exhibition floor. With oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy all assembling at this event – it creates the ideal place to display your products and services to the world. Based on its track record, OEEC expects to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals representing around 90 nationalities and over 600 key players from the offshore industry exhibiting at the show.
This year’s theme, which doubles as a call-to-action is: Explore. Inspire. Transform. The theme will be reflected on the exhibition floor, but will also form a leading part of the extensive conference program. ‘From keynotes: Global Oil Event, Global Gas Event and Marine Energy Event,’ says OEEC Conference Manager, Femke Perlot-Hoogeveen, ‘to Offshore Wind Conference. Supplemented by nine Thematic Sessions ranging from the following topics ‘Exploration in a mature basin’ and ‘Offshore transport, installation and removal’ to ‘Decommissioning and re-use’. The conference program caters for all.’
A new dawn for offshore wind
After years of steady growth for offshore wind, developments are set to follow thick and fast. Soon, the world will see a substantial increase of offshore wind that will change the industry. Experts from TenneT, Boskalis, Royal IHC, Green Giraffe, Renewable Energy Hamburg, Asia Wind Energy Association, among others, will tackle what the consequences are of this increase and how they will affect the industry and its supply chain.
Offshore Wind Conference will kick-off with an update on offshore wind in the Netherlands, with speakers Ruud de Bruijne, Project Manager offshore wind energy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and Bob Meijer from TKI Offshore Wind. Perlot-Hoogeveen: ‘Moving into the opening session where we will set the scene for the conference. We have entered a new phase in offshore wind power with zero-subsidy bids where governments take on and manage a share of the project risk. The focus is on innovations, bigger turbines with higher capacity factors and a solid government policy. Is this development sustainable?’
Over the course of 22nd and 23rd October Offshore Wind Conference delegates will be treated to further sessions focused on ‘Energy security and offshore wind’, ‘Profitability and financeability of offshore wind’, ‘New Markets for offshore wind’ and ‘New technologies and new talents in offshore wind’.
‘Tim Gould of the International Energy Agency, will finish the conference with a broader view of the world surrounding the offshore wind industry. Gould will discuss broad trends such as electrification of our economies, the geopolitics of renewables and the position and scope of offshore wind within the global offshore energy industry,’ explains Perlot-Hoogeveen.
Another renewable feature within Offshore Energy 2018 is the 4th annual Marine Energy Event which provides an up-to-date market outlook for marine renewable energy projects – focusing on the latest developments in wave, tidal, ocean thermal, and salinity gradient power generation. Delegates can expect real world case studies from across the globe as well as insights into the drivers for investors and supply chain to become involved in marine energy projects.
Next to Marine Energy Event and Offshore Wind Conference, delegates can also learn the latest on oil and gas during Global Oil and Global Gas events. They are new features at Offshore Energy, building on the Offshore Energy Industry Panel. Delegates can expect to learn about supply and demand forecasts, hot regions for business and the place of oil, and gas, in the overall energy mix. Keynote speakers will address the most important strategic and commercial challenges associated with the current and future oil industry.