ETP Oil & Gas Diversification Workshop


Opportunities in Offshore Renewables for Scottish SMEs in Oil & gas
Date: Monday 26th January 2015, 2 - 6pm
Venue: Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Admission: Free


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.



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
  • 15:47 Creating Alliances: Cooperative Development Scotland - Jaye Martin Specialist Advisor
  • 15:50 Success in Offshore Wind & Marine: Ecosse Subsea Systems – Mike Wilson, Managing Director
  • 16:07 Working with Universities: Interface - Laura Goodfellow Head of Business Engagement   
  • 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
  • 16:57 OWES: Offshore Wind Expert Support   
  • 17:00 Supply Chains & Alliances: SeaEnergy - Kenny Wiggins, Senior Associate
  • 17:17 EU Funding: Enterprise Europe Network Scotland - Jane Watters Knowledge Transfer Executive   
  • 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
  • 18:00 Close
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