Programme

Wednesday 20th November
14:30 - 19:00Back to top
Vattenfall Supply Chain Event

In partnership with EEEGR's Offshore Wind Week Celebrations, Vattenfall will be hosting a supply chain event on the 20th November at new state of the art Energy Skills Centre at the East Coast College Lowestoft campus. Since Autumn 2018, Vattenfall have been actively engaging with local businesses, stakeholders and stakeholder organisations to highlight the opportunities our UK projects, in particular Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas, as well as Thanet Extension can offer, and to encourage SME’s currently contributing to or considering joining the sector to prepare appropriately. This meeting is aimed at bringing our T1 and T2 delivery partners together, to examine their role, and how we can collaborate to ensure the sector, and VF projects continue to drive the innovation that will maintain the UK’s position at the fore of the dynamic, global offshore wind sector.

Thursday 21st November
08:30 - 13:00Back to top
Site Visits

For the first time, EEEGR will be offering tours to significant facilities involved in the Offshore Wind Industry here in the east. SSE Renewables, ScottishPower Renewables, Associated British Ports, East Coast College, 3sun, Equinor, James Fisher Marine Services and more have all freely offered there facilities to allow us to facilitate these.  Two tours are on offer; Lowestoft: Associated British Ports (which includes a tour of the port, the Cefas Endeavor, ABP Pilot boat, James Fisher ROV demo)*, SSE’s O& M facility, ScottishPower's O&M facility and East Coast Colleges new Energy Skills Centre. Great Yarouth: ScottishPower Renewables O&M Base, 3sun’s facility and the 3sun Academy, and Equinor’s O&M base. All tours will run between 08:30 and 13:00. The tours are at a cost of £60 for members and £100 for non members (ex. VAT). This price includes the transport, breakfast, refreshments & lunch. All profits will be fed back into to running EEEGR's core programmes such as Skills for Energy and our Special Interest Groups.  Limited places remain, please call Esmee Thornton on 01493 412190. *All dependent on work availability Registration at OrbisEnergy, Lowestoft.

11:30 - 13:00Back to top
Registration & Networking Lunch

Location: OrbisEnergy, Lowestoft

13:00 - 17:00Back to top
Networking, Meet the Buyer & Workshops begin

Location: Conference Room, OrbisEnergy

14:00 - 14:45Back to top
Workshop 1 - 4C Offshore

4C's market specialists will be presenting on Europe, North America and Asia. Each presentation will give a project-level outlook for offshore wind growth in each country market and provide an overview of the regulatory, policy, technical and supply chain challenges along with and solutions being implemented. Key emerging trends in each market will also be highlighted, e.g. localisation requirements, floating wind etc. Presentations will be followed by discussion and Q&A where 4C's team of experts will be on hand to gladly answer any questions.

15:00 - 15:45Back to top
Workshop 2 - New Anglia Growth Hub

16:00 - 16:45Back to top
Workshop 3 - ORE Catapult - Overcoming barriers to supply chain growth in the UK

An interactive session that will discuss the barriers to supply chain growth and what the potential solutions are. This will focus on how programmes such as the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) can provide support to overcome these barriers but will also consider wider actions in response to the Whitmarsh Supply Chain Review.

17:00 - 18:30Back to top
Drinks Reception

Location: OrbisEnergy, Lowestoft

19:00 - 19:30Back to top
Dinner Arrivals - Ivy House

Location: Ivy House Hotel, Ivy Ln, Lowestoft NR33 8HY Telephone: (0) 1502 501353 Fax: (0) 1502 501539 Email: info@ivyhousecountryhotel.co.uk

19:30 - 21:00Back to top
Conference Dinner

As part as our extended Offshore Wind Week East Anglia Event programme, we are hosting a conference dinner at the Ivy House Hotel, Lowestoft sponsored by SSE Renewables. Join us to for a chance to network with developers, supply chain and skills providers and celebrate the accomplishments of offshore wind in the east. Sponsored by SSE Renewables Location: Ivy House Hotel, Lowestoft

Carriages

Friday 22nd November
08:30 - 09:00Back to top
Registration

Registration for the Offshore Wind Week conference will begin at 8:30 am at OrbisEnergy Location: OrbisEnergy Wilde Street Lowestoft NR32 1XH

09:00 - 09:15Back to top
Introduction

Simon Gray - EEEGR

09:15 - 09:30Back to top
Offshore Wind Special Interest Group and Cluster Update

Martin Dronfield - Offshore Wind Special Interest Group

09:30 - 09:45Back to top
SSE Renewables Update

Jeremy Williamson - SSE

09:45 - 10:00Back to top
Scottish Power Renewables East Anglia Project Updates

Chris Leach - ScottishPower Renewables

10:00 - 10:15Back to top
UK Offshore Wind Market Context & Overview of Round 4

William Apps - Crown Estate

10:15 - 10:30Back to top
Offshore Wind Sector Deal & The Offshore Wind Industry Council

Celia Anderson - RenewableUK

10:30 - 10:45Back to top
Journey into the Energy Industry

Angus Binnian - University of East Anglia

10:45 - 11:00Back to top
Equinor in the East - Future Growth

Glynn Fereday - Equinor

11:00 - 11:15Back to top
Offshore Wind Skills Development at East Coast College

Stuart Rimmer - East Coast College

11:15 - 11:45Back to top
Break for networking and refreshments

11:45 - 12:00Back to top
The Sector Deal and Vattenfall/ Norfolk Vanguard & Norfolk Boreas

Catrin Jones - Vattenfall

12:00 - 12:15Back to top
innogy: a global and local overview of innogy’s growing offshore business

Guy Middleton - innogy

12:15 - 12:30Back to top
The Coastal Energy Internship Scheme

John Best - Ogden Trust / Best Proactive

12:30 - 12:45Back to top
Orsted Project Updates

Emma Toulson - Ørsted

12:45 - 13:00Back to top
Harnessing the Power of Offshore Wind

Chris Starkie - New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnetship

13:00 - 13:15Back to top
Offshore Wind Growth Partnership – Supporting Business Transformation

Andrew Macdonald - ORE Catapult

13:15 - 13:30Back to top
Thank you and Close

Simon Gray - EEEGR

13:30 - 14:30Back to top
Networking Lunch