Offshore Wind: Project Implementation

Offshore Wind: Project Implementation

January 20, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

Along the Atlantic coast, against the backdrop of federal approval of Vineyard Wind 1, offshore wind developers are moving to set up their projects, but many questions remain about the supply chain that will be needed to build projects, supply materials and transportation, and provide O&M. There are many rewards to be had: a successful offshore wind project could provide millions to develop port and transmission infrastructure, as well as the offshore wind array itself.

This forum will bring leading experts to discuss the reliability, quality, and safety of marine logistics and wind power operations, including these topics:

  • Supply chain infrastructure to ensure quality fabrication, installation and operation
  • Cross industry collaboration with oil and gas and marine industries
  • Insights on procurement frameworks, marine logistics and vessels supply chain

Attend this forum to gain an understanding of the opportunities in project implementation within the evolving North American Offshore Wind Market.

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Review how the offshore wind supply chain is rapidly evolving and how to best position your organization
  • Discuss the latest federal & state policies impacting offshore wind project supply chain stakeholders
  • Identify a multitude of supply chain opportunities and how to take advantage of them
  • Analyze what investors and financiers are considering when funding offshore wind projects
  • Discover the latest innovative technologies and product solutions paving the way to a safe, reliable and sustainable offshore wind supply chain development – from ports, logistics, transportation, construction and operations
  • Assess the different strategies employed to optimize investments in ports
  • Navigate the intricacies of US offshore wind supply chain development
  • Identify the unique construction & installation challenges of current & upcoming offshore wind projects in the US
  • Evaluate the processes & challenges for offshore wind integration


    Thursday, January 20, 2022 : Central Time

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
    Log In and Welcome

    12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
    Lunch Break

    9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Course Timing


    9:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: Project Updates & Market Trends

    The offshore wind market is experiencing exuberant growth. The University of Delaware estimates that projects in seven East Coast states involve capital costs of $70 billion and could result in 18.6 gigawatts of renewable energy. On the West Coast, proposed wind farms could create strong economic development. This session will provide an overview of market structure as offshore wind supply chain development begins.

    Eric Thumma, Senior Director, New Business, Offshore Wind, Avangrid

    9:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Federal & State Policies & Impacts on Project Development

    The regulatory and legal requirements for offshore wind installation and operation involve a complex array of federal, state, and local authorities. As projects are implemented, it is imperative for both developers and supply chain entities to know the regulatory policies and processes of federal and state governments. During this session, BOEM will give an update on federal policies and the latest timeline.

    Dr. Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

    10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

    10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Financing US Offshore Wind Projects

    This session will cover current financing conditions and identify the business opportunities, risks, challenges, and considerations in the development of U.S. offshore wind projects.

    Álvaro Ortega Sebastián, CFO, Vineyard Wind

    10:45 – 11:30 a.m. :: Supply Chain Opportunities

    This session will provide an overview of the steps businesses and states must take to build the infrastructure and supply chain to deliver offshore wind projects to completion and sustain reliable operation. Learn about layers of the supply chain and where your company could fit in.

    • Regional Market Development
    • Economic Benefits & Job Creation

    Peter Lion, Senior Advisor, Offshore Wind, NYSERDA

    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Ports

    The development of the offshore wind supply chain will bring an influx of thousands of manufacturing and maintenance jobs that could transform ports and boost economic recovery. States are rushing to build infrastructure and get involved with what the offshore wind developers are planning. This session will discuss the different strategies employed to optimize investments in ports.

    Edward Washburn, Former Director, Port of New Bedford, & Business Development Director, Crowley

    12:00 – 12:45 p.m. :: Lunch Break

    12:45 – 1:45 p.m. :: Solutions and Tech Forum

    This forum will allow experts to discuss technology and product solutions to improve the reliability, quality and safety of port logistics, transportation, construction, and operations. In this series of presentations, you’ll hear about the latest technologies and the biggest challenges in offshore wind supply chain development.

    Jeffrey Andreini, VP New Energy Services, Crowley

    1:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Navigating the US Offshore Wind Supply Chain

    • Offshore Wind – New Energy Projects and Existing Supply Chains
      • New v. Existing Shorebases
      • Proximity, Value, and Transit
      • Workforce – Experience v. Training
    • US Offshore Regulators – Everything Old is New Again
      • Customs & Border Protection – U.S. Flag Vessels v. Foreign Flag
      • BOEM – Leasing, Construction and Operations Plan and Contractor Liens
      • BSEE – Operational Safety and Offshore Workers
    • Securitizing Contractors’ Work on Offshore Wind Leases
      • Liens – State and Federal
      • In rem actions by vessel owners/operators

    Glenn Legge, Partner, HFW

    Aaron Smith, Executive Director, OMSA

    3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

    3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: Construction & Installation

    This session will provide an overview of the unique construction challenges of upcoming offshore wind projects including foundation construction, floating technology, and fabrication – all areas that will need significant supply chain engagement.

    Jonah Margulis, SVP US Operations, Aker Offshore Wind USA

    4:15 – 4:50 p.m. :: Transmission & Grid Connection Challenges

    As offshore wind projects approach the “steel in the water” phase and the supply chain develops, significant planning is necessary to integrate tens of gigawatts of offshore wind generation into the onshore grid. This session will discuss connectivity issues and the potential impact to reliability and congestion of the power grid, the unique challenges of static and floating wind farms, and the possible workforce and personnel needed for implementing integration into the grid.

    Kevin Knobloch, President, Knobloch Energy 

    4:50 – 5:00 p.m. :: Open Q&A / Networking


    • Jeffrey Andreini, VP New Energy Services, Crowley

    • Dr. Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

    • Kevin Knobloch, President, Knobloch Energy 

    • Glenn Legge, Partner, HFW

    • Peter Lion, Senior Advisor, Offshore Wind, NYSERDA

    • Jonah Margulis, SVP US Operations, Aker Offshore Wind USA

    • Álvaro Ortega Sebastián, CFO, Vineyard Wind

    • Aaron Smith, Executive Director, OMSA

    • Eric Thumma, Senior Director, New Business, Offshore Wind, Avangrid

    • Edward Washburn, Former Director, Port of New Bedford, & Business Development Director, Crowley

    Online Delivery

    We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

    • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
    • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
    • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
      • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
    • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
    • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


    Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

    If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

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    Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

    Course CPE Credits: 7.0
    There is no prerequisite for this Course.
    Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
    Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
    Delivery Method: Group-Live presented online due to COVID-19
    Advanced Preparation: None

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    Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

    Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

    Instructional Methods

    PowerPoint presentations, video, and Q&A will be used in the program.

    Who Should Attend

    • Offshore Wind Project Developers
    • Offshore Wind Project Managers
    • Utility Leaders
    • Grid and Transmission personnel
    • Asset Owners
    • Wind Turbine OEMs
    • Electric Cable OEMs
    • Contractors
    • Consultants
    • Government Agencies
    • Maritime Support Entities
    • EPCI Contractors
    • Marine Contractors
    • Shipping Companies
    • Port Authorities
    • Offshore Wind NGOs
    • Environmental NGOs
    • Lenders and Counsel
    • Investors and Financers



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