Opportunities in Offshore Renewables for Scottish SMEs in Oil & gas
Date: Monday 26th January 2015, 2 - 6pm
Venue: Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
The offshore wind market represents a big opportunity for Scottish SMEs who currently operate in oil & gas. With three new wind farms recently consented and an imminent decision expected on the contract for the next wind farm, there has never been a better time to prepare your company to take advantage of this developing market.
This free event, taking place the afternoon before The Scottish Renewables Wind & Supply Chain Conference, will inform you of the specific steps you need to take. Who are the companies that you need to do business with? What does your company need to look like to be part of the supply chain? Which regulatory framework will apply to contracts? When will the forthcoming offshore wind developments be rolled-out?
As well as getting the answers to these questions, you will leave the workshop with a personalised check-list specific to you company. Not to mention having made some key contacts from industry, government agencies and academia.
To ensure that this workshop is tailor-made to the companies attending and to help us learn more about your business we have created a pre-event survey. It will take just a few minutes to complete but will be invaluable in helping us to shape the workshop. We will also donate £5 to a local charity in Aberdeen for every attendee who completes the survey - so not only will you be helping us, and your company, but also helping your local community.
We have a packed programme for the workshop featuring key speakers from industry, government agencies and academia.
14:00 Registration – Tea & Coffee
14:15 Introduction: Robert Gordon University – Rita Marcella, Dean of Aberdeen Business School
14:30 Market Overview: BVG Associates - Alan Duncan, Senior Associate
14:50 Straddling the Divide: Oil & Gas into Renewables I: Seaway Heavy Lifting – Alan MacLeay, Engineering Director Renewables
15:10 Straddling the Divide: Oil & Gas into Renewables II: Babcock International – Kirstin Barr, Renewables Specialist Marine & Technology
15:30 Success in Offshore Wind At Home & Abroad: FoundOcean – Ken Taylor, Business Development Manager
15:50 Success in Offshore Wind & Marine: Ecosse Subsea Systems – Mike Wilson, Managing Director
16:10 Refreshments & interactive Session - Preparing for the Opportunities: Is your company ready?
16:40 The Regulatory Framework & Contractual Landscape: Oil & Gas v Offshore Renewables - Shepherd & Wedderburn – Lynne Scott, Partner
17:00 Supply Chains & Alliances: SeaEnergy - Kenny Wiggins, Senior Associate
17:20 Funding Opportunities for Creating Alliances in Offshore Wind: Scottish Enterprise – Lauren Bayne, SMART/R&D Grant Appraisal Officer
17:40 Ask the Panel
3 Minute Wonders
- Creating Alliances: Cooperative Development Scotland - Jaye Martin Specialist Advisor
- EU Funding: Enterprise Europe Network Scotland - Jane Watters Knowledge Transfer Executive
- Working with Universities: Interface - Laura Goodfellow Head of Business Engagement
Update: There will be no access to the University's Wi-Fi available.
For any special dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, non-dairy, gluten-free etc.) or accessibility requirements , please inform us in advance by using the appropriate textbox on the registration form.
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