16th Mar 2022

Ports & Vessels: Getting Ready for the Build Out of Floating Wind

We are delighted to be an event sponsor for RenewableUK’s Ports & Vessels 2022 conference - the only dedicated event of its kind.

Supported by event partner, Associated British Ports, the conference at Bonus Arena, Hull on Thursday 31st March will explore five key areas: port infrastructure for floating wind, maintaining a safe and global wind workforce, decarbonisation of offshore wind vessels and supporting port infrastructure, capacity in UK ports, and the latest innovations in USV’s.

As well as being an Event Sponsor, our very own Steve Chisholm, Director of Operations and Innovation, is participating in the panel discussion and audience Q&A titled: Getting Ready for the Build Out of Floating Wind. Commencing at 9:30 am, the hour-long discussion will focus on key questions such as:

What are key port requirements for FOW construction? What will floating wind require from Ports? How does the choice of foundation technology impact the port and vessel suitability? And is there sufficient port investment across Scotland, the Celtic Sea and the NE of England to ensure they all benefit from the FOW revolution?

Representing the Port of Nigg, Steve said: “Ports are absolutely central to offshore wind achieving 40GW of installed UK capacity by 2030 and up to 125GW by 2050. Intelligent investment in infrastructure at scale is needed now, as is a sea change in culture towards a more open and collaborative dialogue amongst key stakeholders. I look forward to a great event and healthy discussion on how we make the most of this unique opportunity to lead the world in the development of Floating Offshore Wind.”