WEBINAR 2 Offshore Wind Ports and Vessels: Opportunities for U.S. - Netherlands cooperation REGISTRATION CLOSED

Aanvangsdatum: 01-Apr-2021
Capaciteit: (96% geboekt)


The U.S. offshore wind market is building momentum based on strong interest and commitments from Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. This has resulted in a project pipeline which may result in nearly 30GW installed capacity by 2035. To build out these systems, the U.S. supply chain will require the successful collaboration between the offshore wind industry, labor, environmental stakeholders, existing companies, new market participants, government, and other institutions. The Dutch sector can help meet the needs and support the growth of the U.S. offshore wind market by sharing experience, engaging in collaborations, and transfering innovative technology and industry practices.

As facilitators of this programming initiative, Holland Home of Wind Energy (HHWE) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) have organized a series of Webinars in the upcoming months, where experts and stakeholders can inform each other, share insights, and promote an exchange of information and ideas on a variety of offshore wind topics. Connections made in these sessions can help identify potential for future opportunities for cooperation and engagement. 

This series of Webinars consists of: 
  • - Webinar 1: Offshore Wind in New England and the Netherlands: Building Partnerships for International Business - March 4, 2021 (see more information and registration here)
  • - Webinar 2: Offshore Wind Ports and Vessels: Opportunities for U.S. - Netherlands cooperation - April 1, 2021 (see more information and registration below)
  • - Webinar 3: Foundations and Installation Methods: Opportunities for U.S. - Netherlands Cooperation - April 29, 2021 (see more information and registration here)

Webinar 2: 'Offshore Wind Ports and Vessels: Opportunities for U.S. - Netherlands cooperation'
Objective of this second Webinar is to review the status and future of offshore wind ports in the New England states of the U.S., discuss factors which drive construction/installation and operations/maintenance hubs/solutions, and explore how the U.S. and the Netherlands can cooperate in the design, manufacturing, operations of Jones Act-compliant offshore wind vessels.

Offshore wind requires specific port facilities for various aspects of the industry including marshalling and pre-assembly, manufacturing and production, and operation and maintenance. These primary scopes of offshore wind farms, in turn, have different vessel requirements, and specific port characteristics also further influence the types and attributes of vessels. in addition, the U.S. Jones Act - which governs maritime shipping operations between U.S. ports and requires such vessels to be built in the U.S., owned by a U.S. company, and crewed by U.S. citizens - adds yet an additional layer of complexity. There are identified needs for new U.S.-flagged vessels to be built to serve the offshore industry. The current anticipated project pipeline will require an array of vessels to install and operate the offshore wind farms with a high level of efficiency and the least amount of risk. Partnerships with a knowledgeable European industry already active in this market segment of specialized offshore wind vessel assets and associated maritime aspect will accelerate these developments. The Netherlands possesses an industry of experienced and creative naval architectural, marine engineering firms and associated port and shipyard planners, engineers, and operators - with a wealth of experience in vessel design and manufacturing (including a whole sub-component industry of specialized cranes and equipment) all over the world. 

Agenda Webinar 2
9.30am - 12.00pm EST / 3.30pm - 6.00pm CET

Welcoming remarks

HHWE and MassCEC

Overview of offshore wind ports and vessels,       
projected U.S. needs, and strategies being
evaluated for U.S. market.

Lloyd's Register North Americas and BVG Associates

NL: ports and vessels experience and 
capabilities. Facilitated discussion covering
opportunities and challenges for U.S. market

C-Job Naval Architects, GustoMSC, Royal IHC
Ulstein Design & Solutions and Eemshaven

Closing remarks

Speaker TBC

 Q&A and next steps HHWE and MassCEC

More information and registration
For more information about this or the upcoming Webinars, please contact mr. Arjen Schutten, Managing Director Holland Home of Wind Energy (arjen@hhwe.eu / +31 6 46 36 38 54) or mr. Bruce Carlisle, Managing Director Offshore Wind Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (bcarlisle@masscec.com).

For registration related questions, please contact ms. Eline Timmer Manager International Events Holland Home of Wind Energy (eline@hhwe.eu / +31 6 51 24 90 79)

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For last minute registration (till 15 minutes before start of the Webinar, please sent an email to Eline Timmer (eline@hhwe.eu). 





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