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Offshore wind: great expectations

PES once again brings you an inside preview, this time of Global Offshore Wind 2018. Don’t miss out, book your tickets and come along to the biggest offshore conference of 2018. The industry is currently on a high and there is expectancy in the air.

Offshore wind has massive potential. But what are the pathways to growth, what will it do for your country, and what does the industry look like as offshore wind becomes a core part of the global energy system? One thing is clear, transformation is coming.

Are you ready for rapid growth, disruption, new ways of working, and acceleration of technology? Are you ready to play your part in the industry’s global ambition? Prepare for change at Global Offshore Wind 2018.

Global Offshore Wind 2018 is the year’s largest dedicated offshore wind conference and exhibition taking place from June 19th – 20th at Manchester Central. This global event is organised by RenewableUK in partnership with industry leaders Equinor, innogy, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, ORE Catapult and Scottish Power Renewables.

The future of offshore wind

Bloomberg New Energy Finance anticipates that the global offshore wind market will grow to 115GW by 2030 – a six-fold increase in 12 years! The opportunities are exciting, international and significant. The ramp-up required will be transformative – a golden age for offshore wind. Our industry continues to be innovative and tenacious.

The world-leading UK market has the potential to deliver 34.5GW, floating turbines are already being deployed in deeper waters, and record-breaking low prices have made offshore wind more competitive than oil and gas. With the UK, Northern Europe and China driving installations, and the US and Taiwan’s gigawatt markets emerging in the next decade, offshore wind is going global.

Expert conference

Find out what’s next for global offshore wind and the UK market. With strong links across the platform to both the UK Sector Deal and global market developments, this international conference will provide a comprehensive view of trends, new thinking, next generation technologies, opportunities and challenges, as well as a 40 year view of offshore wind’s role in the global energy system.

Keynote political speakers include the Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry and the Sector Champion for Offshore Wind, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, who will be addressing the industry from the podium for the first time since her appointment was announced in March. Baroness Brown is championing the industry’s work with Government, to deliver a transformative Sector Deal creating thousands of additional skilled jobs and billions of pounds worth of export opportunities between now and 2030.

Get essential project intelligence updates and learn about markets, policy, processes, systems, technology, people, skills, communities, disruptive innovation, and UK leadership and expertise. You will discover a determined industry, rapidly evolving in its push to go global.

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