Norwegian Offshore Wind Day 2018Wind energy
Following up our most popular inaugural floating offshore wind meeting and our history of offshore wind supply chain events over the past 8 years, we are organising The Norwegian Offshore Wind Day 2018 on Thursday the 8th of March 2018. Join to learn more, to add to your offshore wind strategy and to find your way to market.
We are fully booked
You are most welcome to listen to an international speaker panel and to take part in the discussions on the future of the offshore wind industry.
It is interesting times for the participants in the offshore wind industry. The European industry is approaching merchant pricing and with growing volumes and new projects as well as project additions, the sustainability of the industry seems secured for the foreseeable future. Developers are widening their perspective and including projects both east- and westwards. At the same time cost is under pressure – and supply chain is following clients to new markets adding some strategic strain but allowing for volume gains.
The recent development of the industry, both regionally and structurally is both a blessing and a curse to Norwegian suppliers as more projects are being built increasing the market size and at the same time allowing for newcomers to the industry in new markets. To some though, the route to market is getting harder with an industry with concentration tendencies and stronger competition. That again allows the vast number of Norwegian sub-suppliers an easier access to those EPC-suppliers emerging.
The recent inauguration of Hywind Scotland has led the rest of the floating wind industry into a frenzy to fight for the next position. Developers and tech suppliers in France, the US, Japan and now also China are looking to enter the market with new concepts and technology. Norwegian suppliers with its strong expertise from floating production offshore are well positioned for the industry segment. With an expected 2 GW French tender in 2018 and a total of 3-12 GW expected in the water before 2030, floating wind will be coming of age and there are vast opportunities to be explored. We will explore how the latest statements from the Parliament might influence the positioning of the Norwegian supply chain in this growing industry.
You are welcome to discuss the development of the industry, both bottom fixed and floating at the Norwegian Offshore Wind Day 2018.
Major floating wind industry players have already confirmed their participation.