Offshore Wind North East (OWNE) is a leading event that explores themes and opportunities in the offshore wind sector. We bring together an impressive line-up of speakers to update you on their business activities, opportunities for the supply chain and how to engage going forward.

Wednesday 8th November (O8.30 - 17.00)

Exhibition opens (08.30)

Welcome session (09.30 - 10.30)
Joanne Leng MBE, NOF | Tony Quinn, Energi Coast Chair | Richard Sandford,  Offshore Wind Industry Council Michael Black, Energy Central / Advance Northumberland (Diamond sponsor)

North East England: The future is bright, the future is green (10.30 - 12.00)
Host:Dr Alan Lowdon OBE, Durham University

Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Tom Nightingale, Dogger Bank Wind Farm | Robin Banning, SSE Renewables | Sophie Banham, Equinor |  Jason Hendry, Peterson Michel Kurstjens, Sif Group

Sofia Offshore Wind Farm
Graham Wright, Sofia Offshore Wind Farm |  Mark Stoner, Port of Tyne  Alasdair Kerr, Port of Blyth  Simon Anink, Acta Marine

Overcoming the barriers to accelerate the offshore wind industry (12.15 - 12.45)
Tony Quinn, Energi Coast Chair | Roy Van Loveren, Van Oord | Brendon Hayward, Osbit | Michael Wells, JDR |  Paul Davison, SMD

Networking lunch (12.45 - 14.00)
Sponsored by Equinor

Challenges & opportunities for UK manufacturing in offshore wind  (14.15 - 14.45)
Rachel Chambers, Clear Six Ltd | Ian Ritchey, Tekmar | Deri Galvin, ORE Catapult

Innovation: Digital technologies for the offshore wind industry (15.00 - 15.35)
Simon Hogg, Durham University | Ken Chan, ORE Catapult | Mick Flynn, Unasys | Mark Collins, SMD | Henna Bains. Kinewell

Drinks reception on the NOF/Energi Coast stand (15.45 - 16.45)
Sponsored by Vårgrønn

Event close (17.00)

OWNE Dinner – Sunderland Football Club, Stadium of Light (18.30 – 23.00)
(Tickets must be purchased, not included with conference pass)
Diamond sponsor: Carboline
Gold sponsors: Eastgate Engineering, Energy Central / Advance Northumberland , ORE Catapult


Thursday 9th November (09.00 - 15.00)

Exhibition opens (09.00)

Energi Coast: Leading the way in offshore wind supply chains (10.00 - 10.50)
Caroline Lofthouse, NOF | Dylan Jones, Kinewell | Geoff Briggs, Correll Group | David Brennan, Eastgate Engineering  | Elizabeth Waterman, PDL Group | Veronica Maxted, RS Group | Marc Bell, Tekmar Group

One terawatt global achievement: Projects to take us to the next milestone (11.00 - 11.35)
Len Taylor, Lenergy Consulting | Tiffany Solender, Department for Business & Trade - Republic of Ireland |  Paige Fox, Virginia Beach Economic Development - USA more speakers tbc

The face of tomorrow’s workforce, the people pipeline (11.45 - 12.15)
Paul Parry, Port Training Services Andrew Esson, ORE Catapult |  Charlie Guthrie, 3t | Savannah Marshall

Networking lunch (12.30 – 14.00)
Sponsored by Equinor 

100-GW of floating offshore wind opportunities in the UK (14.00 - 14.50)
Ralph Torr, ORE Catapult | John Wawer, Equinor | David Crooks, Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm | Chris Hill, Vårgrønn | Vaughan Weighill, RWE (Celtic Sea)

Event close - Joanne Leng MBE, NOF (14.50 - 15.00)


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