C-level speakers will present on the following key themes:
Rules, Regulations & Political Landscape
Receive important announcements from government and state legislators so you understand the regulatory and political risk that exists in federal waters and those of individual states
Getting Under 10C kWh
Listen to offshore wind veterans explain the best possible pathway to reduce the "levelized cost of energy" (LCoE) to 10c kWh for offshore wind in the USA, and how to remain competitive against other sources of power
State by State Development Plan
Understand, state-by-state, where the best possible development opportunities are, what is required to develop them and which developers are going to lead the offshore wind industry into fruition
Financing Multibillion-Dollar Offshore Wind Projects
Hear from experienced banking and finance institutions share recommendations for multi-party financing involving commercial banks and other institutions for risk-sharing and pooling of resources and expertise
See what we have in store at one of our events...
of Dedicated Networking
Who you will meet at the 2017 Conference and Exhibition
Companies By Sector
- Project developers and operators
- Utilities, power generation and energy companies
- Components / materials and equipment manufacturers
- Wind turbine manufacturers
- Operations & maintenance
- Marine contractors and shipyards
- Finance, insurance and legal services
- Consultancies and service providers
- Installation and logistics
- Certification and classification bodies
- Public Authorities
- R&D Institutes and Universities
Testimonials From Wind Energy Update Events:
"The event was amazing. It was an eye opener and very informative. It brought about a different perspective on Wind energy that was not really known to all "- Muhammad Essop, Department of Environmental Affairs
"I thoroughly enjoyed the smaller but focused networking opportunities that WESSA presented"- Kilian Hagemann, Director, G7 Renewables
"Very good for networking, business leads and for meeting key players"- Derek Stilwell, GE Renewable Energy Offshore Wind
"It was a really nice format for a conference – informal enough for all parties to engage. I really like the electronically managed Q&A. Audience was very engaged. All told – a very good conference."- Chris Wissemann, Fishermen's Energy
"The Offshore Wind Market Development conference was a great opportunity to meet most of the stakeholders in the upcoming offshore wind market in the US."- Antoine Henry, Innosea
"Thanks for a good conference. It was a great opportunity for us to network and connect with high-level employees in many key players in the offshore wind industry. I have every intention to return next year."- Erwin Jager, Ulstein Group
"Excellent show - met a lot of "C" level execs. Great Forum for sharing experience and networking."- Terry Tarlr, AXYS Technologies
"We were very pleased with the list of attendees, the fact that the conference was kept within a relatively small delegation is very much appreciated. This makes it somewhat easier to network and to meet the right persons."- Mathias Van Steenwinkel, Parkwind NV
"Highly impactful sessions, with key stakeholders in the room and making presentations. Really set the scene for the bright future of Offshore Wind, but was frank and honest about the challenges still ahead."- Cameron Dunn, Arup
"US Offshore Wind's development relies on events like this one to generate local stakeholders' dynamics. To create an industry, you need a collective vision and such events lead to a collective vision."- Bruno Geschier, Ideol
"The conference has confirmed the great opportunity for US offshore wind to use lessons learned from European projects to take pragmatic decisions for US offshore wind supply chain developments."- Harald Arndt, Neptun Ship Design GmbH
"Excellent vehicle to learn status and problems of developing the North America off shore wind market."- Dan Bell, YGG
"Attending OSWMD provided a broad based, all-inclusive exposure of the challenges associated with establishing the wind energy industry in the USA."- Michael Moss, Moss Marine
- Developer perspectives: Hear developers present their planned projects and strategies, supply chain requirements and the market conditions needed for project success
- Offshore Wind Supply Chain Development: Learn what is required to achieve a market of scale in the U.S. including infrastructure requirements, foundation design, construction planning, manufacturing, staging & assembly and O&M planning
- Partnering and Joint Venturing Opportunities: Connect with industry experts and join a community of EPC’s from Oil and Gas and U.S. Onshore Wind that are looking to identify industry collaborators from the USA and Europe
- Transitioning into the U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain: Review upcoming projects and commercial opportunities against your capabilities so that you can anticipate the opportunities to diversify into the offshore wind sector
- Policy and Financial Frameworks: Receive a detailed review of successful offshore wind support mechanisms and proposed ORECs necessary to stimulate market growth
Speakers from our other industry leading events
Who Should Attend And Why?
- C-level executives and senior managers involved in offshore wind projects
- Business development managers from oil and gas contractors and other adjacent markets
• Opportunity to demonstrate exactly what you need in terms of a U.S. offshore wind supply chain so that manufacturer, suppliers and service companies can get ready to deliver your projects on time and within budget
• Demonstrate what market conditions you require to progress
• Analyse subsidy schemes and tax regimes that were successful in Europe and how they can be applied to the US MarketAre you an EPC contractor, service provider or supplier?
• Understand what developers require in terms of a supply chain, likely project timelines and when and where you fit in
• Demonstrate how your technologies and capabilities can reduce project capital costs and support the pipe line of projects i.e. vessel support, foundation design, construction, turbines, O&M) line
• Network with industry leaders, make the right connections and seize the exciting new commercial opportunities in domestic U.S. offshore windAre you a New Market Entrant transitioning into the offshore wind supply chain?
• Review upcoming projects and commercial opportunities against your capabilities so you can plan to diversify into the offshore wind sector
• Understand the layers of the supply chain, where your company fits in and who your customers are
• Anticipate the size of market and how to tender to developers
• Learn how to joint venture and identify partners and what has worked well so farAre you in government and policy development?
• Understand your role in developing a robust offshore wind supply chain and infrastructure required to drive down cost and attract more developers to the market
• Develop a collaborative and coherent strategy with industry stakeholders to boost the offshore wind market, essential for economic growth and job creation
Key Industry Facts
- The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has awarded 11 commercial offshore wind leases for development; lease sales have generated approximately $16 million in winning bids for more than a million acres in federal waters.
- America’s offshore wind industry has finally produced its first complete utility-scale project. This year, construction and commissioning is 100% complete on Deepwater Wind's 30 MW Block Island wind project in offshore Rhode Island and willl enter commercial operation in Q1 2017.
- 21 projects remain in the development pipeline totalling 15,650MW
- $90+ billion estimated capital costs to deliver project pipeline
- New York - The US BOEM will conduct a lease auction for the offshore Long Island site on December 15. NYSERDA plans to participate in the bidding.
- Maryland - Two developers compete for offshore wind lease in Maryland. On November 23rd Deepwater Wind filed an application with the Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC) for plans to build a 120-MW wind farm called 'Skipjack' off the coast of Maryland. It added that construction works could start as early as 2020 if consent is granted. The other application comes from US Wind Inc, which in October 2014 agreed to pay USD 8.7 million (EUR 8.2m) for the two wind leases off the Maryland coast. The results are due by May 17, 2017.