Ireland’s offshore wind energy market is in an emerging state with only the Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 1, a 25.2MW demonstrator project off the coast of Co Wicklow, in operation in Irish waters. However, the ambition for Ireland’s east coast is high as development of offshore is essential to Ireland’s delivery of 5GW of offshore wind energy by 2030 from the Irish sea, as set out in the programme for government followed by Floating Offshore Wind development in the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
We will hear from our new Ambassador in Ireland the honorable Mari Skåre, representatives from The Irish Wind Energy Association, Enterprise Ireland, as well as developers including Fred Olsen Renewables – currently developing the Colding Wind Park – and from Shannon Foynes Port – potentially a significant logistic hub for Offshore Wind going forward.
The webinar will be facilitated and lead by Norwegian Energy Partners Renewable Advisor for the UK and Ireland Ronnie Quinn.
|10:30||Welcome | Update on the emerging Offshore Wind strategy in Norway | The Norwegian Embassy’s role in the Irish Offshore Wind dialogue going forward.|
|Ambassador Mari Skaare, Norwegian Embassy in Dublin|
|10:45||Offshore wind in Ireland status|
|David Connelly, CEO, Irish Wind Energy Association|
|10:55||Developers take the opportunities: from the partnership Equinor – ESB (Electrical Supply Board)|
|Gary Connolly, Manager, Offshore Wind Development, ESB Asset Development|
|Anita H. Holgersen, Business Development Manager, Equinor|
|11:05||Update on the Colding Wind Park|
|Carolyn Heeps, Head of Offshore Wind at Fred. Olsen Renewables|
|11:15||The opportunity for cooperation between Irish and Norwegian Industry|
|Liam Curran, Senior Technologist, Enterprise Ireland|
|11:25||What is happening at the seafront?|
|Jerry Hallissey, Head of Business Development, Shannon Foynes Port Authority|
|11:35||The way forward|
|Arvid Nesse, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster|
This is an online webinar which will be held on Friday, 17th. November at 10:30 – 12:00 CEST.Practical information:
There is no participation fee for NORWEP or Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster members. Non-members will be charged a participation fee of NOK 2.000,- (+ VAT) per person upon registration.
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