Offshore Wind Conference 2021

Website visit Address Virtual Event Start April 21, 2021 - 9:00 am End April 21, 2021 -5:00 pm

ORE Catapult are poroud to once again partner with ScottishRenewables as they launch their Offshore Wind Conference for 2021.

Ambitions for offshore wind just keep increasing, and we’re now ‘live’ with ScotWind Leasing. By the end of 2021 we’ll know the rough shape of Scotland’s offshore sector for the rest of this decade, and Scotland will have hosted a crucial global climate conference as well.

Let’s start the year taking stock of our hard work to date and setting out how industry can capitalise on the opportunities ahead. From supply chain innovation to consenting barriers, there is a massive amount of research and collaboration under way to ensure that we can deliver on the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council’s vision of 8GW of generation deployed in Scottish waters by 2030. Our 2021 Offshore Wind Conference will also ensure that, more than ever before, we join up national discussions on hydrogen and the energy transition under way in the North Sea.


Make sure to drop by and visit our virtual stand as part of the conference or check out one of two sessions below for some interesting talks and debates from experts across the industry.


Day 1: 12pm

Barriers and opportunities to UK supply chain growth – organised by ORE Catapult

Learning from the successful development of the UK oil and gas supply chain, what steps are needed to develop a competitive offshore wind supply chain, winning contracts at home and abroad? Perspectives from private and public sectors on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

In this session you will learn:

  • How the UK Oil & Gas supply chain has developed into such a global success over many decades, and what lessons can be transferred to offshore wind
  • How the Scottish Government is looking to maximise the growth opportunities from offshore wind
  • How industry – both developer and supply chain – are addressing the demands and opportunities

Andrew Macdonald, Senior Innovation Manager and OWGP Lead, ORE Catapult

Myrtle Dawes, Solution Centre Director, OGTC
David Stevenson, Head of Energy Supply Chain, Scottish Government
Dave Sweenie, Development Manager, EDF Renewables

Steve Chisholm, Operations Director, Global Energy Group

Q & A


Day 2: 11:45am

Practical programmes to drive successful supply chain development – organised by ORE Catapult


A close look at the programmes already in place to develop a diverse UK supply chain, and examples of innovation and success in winning business in a highly competitive market.

In this session you will learn:

  • the support programmes available to companies of all sizes and stages of development to take advantage of the growth and opportunities in offshore wind
  • the specific experiences of companies of different sizes and stages of development in breaking into the offshore wind market
  • an insight into some of the technology innovations making waves and capturing success

Isla Robb, Founder, EC20 and Supply Chain and Skills Associate Director, RIDG 

Claire Canning, Offshore Wind Growth Partnership Programme Manager, ORE Catapult
Sam Mayall, Director, Offshore Survival Systems
John Giles, Technical Director, W3G Marine
Ian Milne, Sales Manager – Renewables, Balmoral 

Q & A




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