7:30 AM-8:25 AM

8:30 AM-9:25 AM
Room: Galleria I
Session Chair
Stephanie Kolodziej
Publisher, Renewable Energy World
PennWell Corporation
United States
Keynote Speaker 1
Michael Celata
Regional Director
BOEM
United States
Keynote Speaker 2
Thomas Kiernan
Chief Executive Officer
American Wind Energy Association
United States
Keynote Speaker 3
Randall Luthi
President
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)
United States
Handout(s)

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Room: Galleria I

The northeast represents the largest opportunity for offshore wind development in the US. Projects can take up to 10 years to complete and involve many different stakeholders. From permitting to construction and O&M, this session will examine the specific timeline of an offshore wind project and how oil and read more...

Session Moderator
Beth Treseder
Senior Policy Advisor, North America
Ørsted
United States
Speaker 1
Stephanie McClellan
Director, Special Initiative on Offshore Wind
University of Delaware
United States
Speaker 2
James Bennett
Chief, Office of Renewable Energy Programs
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
United States
Handout(s)

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Room: Galleria II

Lower costs are an important aspect to an offshore project. Tools used to design the foundations can vary as can the tools used by turbine manufacturers. This presents a challenge and opportunity within the industry by using alternative approaches to save time and money. The different foundation designs can also read more...

Moderator
Buford Pollett
Genave King Rogers Assistant Professor of Energy Law and Commerce
University of Tulsa
United States
Session Chair
Stephanie Kolodziej
Publisher, Renewable Energy World
PennWell Corporation
United States
Speaker
Hiram Mechling
Supervising Structural Engineer, Offshore Wind
WSP USA
United States
Speaker
Laurens Alblas
Product Manager - Fixed Offshore Wind Structures
DNV GL
Norway
Speaker
Miquel Lahoz
Product Manager, Customization
Plaxis, a Bentley Systems company
Netherlands
Speaker
Simon Krebs
Assistant Vice President - Engineering
The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
United States

10:30 AM-11:00 AM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Galleria I

The oil and gas sector is no stranger to detailed permitting, environmental regulation and site assessments. There are various federal and state agencies involved and similar environmental studies, site characterization surveys and studies (e.g., avian, marine mammal, archeological) must be completed prior to an offshore wind project commencing construction. Geophysical, read more...

Moderator
Carolyn Heeps
Head of Renewables, North America
Lloyd's Register
United Kingdom
Session Chair
Val Stori
Project Director
Clean Energy States Alliance
United States
Panelist
Jennifer Daniels
Director of Offshore Energy
Tetra Tech
United States
Panelist
Michelle Morin
Chief, Environment Branch
Chief, Environment Branch for Renewable Energy
United States
Panelist
Rafael Ramos
Senior Oceanographer/Ocean Engineer
Woods Hole Group
United States

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Galleria II
Presentation given by Navigant Consulting on the status of each offshore wind read more...
Session Chair
John O'Keeffe
Manager, Operations & Maintenance and Marine Affairs
Deepwater Wind, LLC
United States
Speaker
Bruce Hamilton
Director
Navigant
United States

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Galleria I
A strong safety culture is essential for offshore oil and gas operations and this is no different for offshore wind. 

“Safety culture” remains an aspect of the larger organizational culture, encompassing the organization’s values, beliefs, attitudes, norms, practices, competencies, and behaviors regarding safety. Working with offshore oil and gas, offshore read more...
Moderator
Walt Musial
Principal Engineer, Manager, Offshore Wind
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Session Chair
Val Stori
Project Director
Clean Energy States Alliance
United States
Panelist
Dan Lawrence
Offshore Engineer
United States Coast Guard
United States
Panelist
Eddy Wifa
Law Doctoral Researcher & Lecturer (Energy & Natural Resources)
The University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Speaker
Gary Harrington
Consultant HSE Manager
(Retired)
United States

1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room: Galleria II
The cable system for an offshore wind farm is a critical component to a project. Turbines must be connected to each other and/or a substation and these projects are being installed in increasingly harsh environments. Cables are often an afterthought in the design stage and as a result can present read more...
Moderator
John Koehr
Managing Director
ASME
United States
Session Chair
Stephanie Kolodziej
Publisher, Renewable Energy World
PennWell Corporation
United States
Speaker
Bryan Sanderson
Project Manager
Anbaric Development Partners
United States
Speaker
Kevin Pearce
Offshore Wind Business Development
Siemens
United States
Speaker
Matthew Filippelli
Director Offshore Services – North America
AWS Truepower, a UL Company
United States
Speaker
Maxime Toulotte
Technical Marketing Manager
Nexans
United States

2:30 PM-3:00 PM

3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room: Galleria I
With multiple SAPs pending at BOEM and several COPs in the offing, OSW developers are turning their attention to legal issues associated with configuring and building out federal offshore leases.  For example, BOEM has provided for a “design envelop” approach to permitting, and phased development is recognized in the regulations read more...
Moderator
Kevin Ewing
Partner, Washington, DC
Bracewell
United States
Session Chair
Michael Olsen
Senior Director, Business Development New Energy Solutions
Equinor
United States
Speaker
Kenneth Bullock
Shareholder
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
United States
Speaker
Tommy Beaudreau
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
United States

3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room: Galleria II
In the offshore oil & gas industry over 50% of the offshore platforms are reaching the end of their designed life.    Safely extending the life of these assets is critical to the industry all over the world.  Combining the many years of experience of predictive asset maintenance with best read more...
Moderator
Anne-Marie Walters
Industry Marketing Director, Process and Resources
Bentley Systems, Inc
United States
Speaker
Mark Upston
Senior Director Product Management, Design Engineering Analysis
Bentley Systems Inc
United States
Speaker
Sid Falk
Senior Structural Engineer
US Department of Interior, BOEM
United States
Speaker
Tommy Laurendine
VP Risk Engineering
Libery International Underwriters
United States
Sponsored by: Bentley Systems Inc.

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

8:30 AM-9:25 AM
Room: Galleria I

Come hear straight from the companies that are currently building offshore wind farms in the U.S. This forum will explore the major accomplishments and challenges facing the U.S. offshore wind industry. What problems still need to be solved and how can U.S. offshore oil and gas step in to fill read more...

Moderator
Nancy Sopko
Director, Offshore Wind Policy & Siting
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
United States
Panelist
Beth Treseder
Senior Policy Advisor, North America
Ørsted
United States
Panelist
Doug Copeland
Regional Development Manager
EDF Renewables
United States
Panelist
John O'Keeffe
Manager, Operations & Maintenance and Marine Affairs
Deepwater Wind, LLC
United States
Panelist
Michael Olsen
Senior Director, Business Development New Energy Solutions
Equinor
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Room: Galleria I
Creating a profitable and de-risked business case for offshore wind requires an established combination of innovative technical expertise, regulatory insight, project management, tax analysis, and an understanding of the different types of funding. Different challenges in the U.S. market bring different risks than those experienced in Europe which affect all read more...
Moderator
Phil Whitcomb
Shareholder
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
United States
Speaker
Eli Katz
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
United States
Speaker
Farah Sattar
Senior Renewable Energy Consultant
Wood Clean Energy
Canada
Speaker
John Sneed
Executive Director
US Dept. of Energy
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Room: Galleria II
Vessels represent one of the biggest opportunities for diversification for offshore oil and gas and GOM businesses. Specialized crew transfer vessels, installation vessels, jack up barges, dredgers and cable laying vessels are all essential to each proposed project. The availability of suitable installation jack-ups in the US market is a read more...
Moderator
Brent Patterson
Senior Vice President, Global Projects
Blue Water Shipping US, Inc.
United States
Session Chair
Stephanie Kolodziej
Publisher, Renewable Energy World
PennWell Corporation
United States
Speaker
Glenn Legge
Partner
HFW
United States
Speaker
Joseph Orgeron
Special Projects Manager
Falcon Global
United States
Speaker
Karel Wagner
Sr Engineer
GustoMSC US
United States

10:30 AM-11:00 AM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Galleria I

As more offshore wind projects are built in the US, the technological and commercial challenges of offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) need to be addressed. In looking at European offshore projects, O&M can account for 25% of the total life-time costs of an offshore wind project. O&M includes a read more...

Session Chair
Anne-Marie Walters
Industry Marketing Director, Process and Resources
Bentley Systems, Inc
United States
Speaker
Matthew Thalakottur
Head of Business Development & Commercialisation, Digital
Lloyd's Register
United Kingdom
Speaker
Ryan Fulton
Marine Product Manager | Meteorologist
Wilkens Weather Technologies, by DTN
United States

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Galleria II
Ports and shipyards are the strategic hubs for any operation – be it offshore oil and gas or offshore wind. The offshore wind supply chain is dependent upon ports in the Northeast. Staging, including pre-construction, storage and loading, are essential project activities that use these facilities. Manufacturing of blades, towers, read more...
Moderator
Andy Geissbuehler
Managing Partner
Renewable Resources & BVG Associates
United States
Session Chair
Nicolette Nye
VP Communications & Industry Affairs
National Ocean Industries Association
United States
Speaker
Davie Breaux
Deputy Port Director
Port Fourchon
United States
Speaker
Edward Anthes-Washburn
Port Director & Exec Director
Port of New Bedford, MA
United States
Speaker
Zach Finucane
Foundation Package Manager
Deepwater Wind
United States