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Annual DKUK Offshore Wind Event – Webinar 2020

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December 11, 2020 DanishExport, offshore wind, renewables, wind
An annual seminar that brings together stakeholders from the DK/UK Offshore wind industry for an overview of current and future developments in the UK Offshore Wind industry. Providing answers to what can be expected in terms of policy development, market opportunities and technical advances.

Now in its 8th year, the webinar – organised by the Danish Embassy in London and the Danish-UK Association – will offer an overview of current and future developments in the UK offshore wind industry.

With the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsons announcement on 6 October 2020 an increased commitment to offshore wind was set out. The UK will aim to ensure that offshore wind will produce more than enough electricity to power every home in the country by 2030, based on current electricity usage, this means boosting the government’s previous 30 GW target to 40 GW. In addition, the first ever target for floating offshore wind capacity – 1GW by 2030, nearly 15 times the current operational capacity worldwide was announced. Overall, we can anticipate an exciting array of opportunities in the years to come.

The following people and companies were part of the programme:

Sarah Redwood, Director Renewables, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
HE Ambassador Emma Hopkins, British Embassy Denmark
Mary Thorogood, Senior Specialist, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Andy Reay, Group Head of Commercial Offshore Wind, Associated British Ports
Gabriel Davies, Head of Asset Management for Hornsea 2, Ørsted
Gareth Baker, Partner, Infrastructure, Energy & Renewables, Gowling WLG
Sanjanaa Achar, North Sea – New Energy Solutions, Equinor
Michael Hannibal, Partner, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Sponsored by Associated British Ports, Gowling WLG and Ørsted
Supported by: The British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark and Energy Cluster Denmark

Organised by: The Embassy of Denmark the Danish Trade Council, and The Danish-UK Association

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