High Wind 2020 conference will be postponed until 4-5 November 2020

We regret to inform you that the High Wind 2020 conference will be postponed until 4-5 November 2020, due to the Corona (Covid-19) virus situation. The decision has been made after careful consultation amongst the event partners and the City of Stavanger.
Our aim is now to provide an excellent conference 4-5 November, with the same content and collaborating partners. However the  program is subject to possible changes and additions.

The new registration form for High Wind 2020 in November will be available shortly.

We sincerely apologies for these changes, however given the current situation we found this to be the right decision.

We hope to see you at the conference 4-5 November.

 

*Any card payments for the conference in March will be refunded in full within one to five days.

Program

Wednesday, November 04


Welcome to High Wind 2020


09:30 - 09:45
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

Speaker: 

  • Introduction and welcome to Finansparken, Thor-Christian Haugland, SpareBank 1 SR Bank
  • Welcome to High Wind - Mayor City of Stavanger, Kari Nessa Nordtun 

Opportunities for offshore wind and related industries in Norway


09:45 - 10:00
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

Speaker:

Lucie Katrine Sunde-Eidem, State Secretary, Ministry of Trade, industries and fisheries


Our energy, our future


10:00 - 10:25
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

How offshore wind will help Europe go carbon neutral. 

Several reports have recently pointed to Offshore wind as the solution to cut emissions and build industry: IEA, Wind Europe and EU's Green Deal. Ronnie Quinn, advisor at Norwep on offshore wind, and formerly CEO of the UK Crown Estate will give an overview and reflections.

Speaker:

  • Ronnie Quinn - Norwep 

The future is electric


10:25 - 10:45
Finansparken, Bjerksted, Stavanger
Business attire

The role of offshore wind in a new electric future on the Norwegian continental shelf. 

Speaker:

  • Beate Myking, SVP Renewable Solutions, Equinor

Offshore wind in a macroeconomic perspective


10:45 - 11:05
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

How does offshore wind industry fit into the economic situation and challenges in Europe? 

Elisabeth will give us the macro economic perspective particular for the North Sea area, and dig into how offshore wind investments tie up with the economic situation and challenges in Europe.

Speaker: 

  • Elisabeth Holvik, Chief Economist, SpareBank 1

Break


11:05 - 11:20
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire


Offshore Wind - opportunities and challenges in Europe and Norway


11:20 - 11:40
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

Speaker: 

Tore Guldbrandsøy, SVP, Rystad Energy


Obstacles of installing a 212 GW base before 2050


11:40 - 12:30
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

The Challenges towards an actual installed base of 212 GW in 2050, where are the obstacles?

Speakers:

  • Marine Life - Geir Lasse Taranger, Norwegian Institute of Marine Research 
  • Fisheries - Siri Meling, Norwegian  Directorate of Fisheries 
  • Shipping, Jon Leon Ervik, The Norwegian Costal Administration 

Lunch


12:30 - 13:15
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire


Offshore wind- a business case for investors?


13:15 - 14:30
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

What are the challenges and opportunities investors face when investing in offshore wind, and what does it take to make offshore wind a significant competitor in the energy market? 

Speaker: 

Financing offshore wind: opportunities and challenges
Einar Kilde Evensen, Senior Vice President and Client advisor renewables and infrastructure, DNB 
Hugo Buis, General Manager -commercial Offshore Wind, Shell 

 

Both developer and technology provider, why this approach?
Erik Ystegård, Senior Financial Analyst Offshore Wind, Aker Solutions

 

Floating Wind - risk and opportunities 
Magnus Christian Ebbesen, Business Lead-Floating Wind Advisory, DNV GL

 

The North Sea Grid
Anders Kringstad, Manager Planning and Marketing Analytics, Statnett


Break


14:30 - 14:50
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire


From intent to strategy, the supply chain perspective


14:50 - 16:20
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

Speakers: 

  • Marit Haavardsholm, Supply Chain Manager New Energy Solutions, Equinor  
  • Ben Bjørke, Managing Director Norway, Simens Gamesa Renewables 
  • Lars Henrik Hosøy, Business Development Manager Renewables,  Aibel 
  • Magne Bjelland, Senior Manager, Methods & Execution, Kværner 
  • Terje Borkenhagen, CEO,  Norsea Group Wind

Are we willing and able to commit to offshore wind?


16:20 - 17:00
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

Are we willing to commit to offshore wind industry? And what does the industry need to make the investments? 

A panel discussion between politicians, industry and NGO representatives. 

Speakers: 

  • Lene Westegaard Halle - Høyre 
  • Randi Grung- Arbeiderpartiet 
  • Terje Halleland - Fremskritspartiet 
  • Jon Evang -Zero
  • Arvid Nesse-Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster 
  • David Ottesen, Director Offshore Wind, Norwep

The younger voice


17:00 - 17:30
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger

Reflections on the first day of the conference from those under 30. 


Reception


17:30 - 20:00
Nedre Strandgate 89
Business attire

Poster and networking session. 

Speaker: 

  • Jan Ole Huseby, Global Head Ocean Services, Ocean Industries Division, DNB 
  • Gry Berit Lundal, banksjef, DNB 
  • Merete Eik, CEO, Port of Stavanger 
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Thursday, November 05


Technology Overview- Science meets Industry


09:00 - 09:40
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

 Where are we and where are we going ? 

Speakers: 

Bottom fixed and floating systems - where are we today, and what are the technical and economic obstacles for up-scaling?
Professor Finn Gunnar Nielsen, University of Bergen. 

 

Technology development - where are we going? Further upscaling of existing systems? Disruptive changes? 
Vincent Fromont, General Manager Floating Wind, Shell 


Research and test infrastructure


09:45 - 10:45
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

09:45- 10:00   Eirwind
                        Professor Valerie Commins, University College Cork 

 

10:00 -10:15  Research Test & Demo infrastructure in Norway
                        Arvid Nesse, managing Director Marine ENergy Test Centre, 
                        Willie Wågen, Managing Director -Sustainable Energy Catapult

 

10:15-10:30  OBILO research infrastructure - The value of Offshore wind R&D
                       Professor Joachim Reuder, University of Bergen 

 

10:30-10:45  Aberdeen Renewable Group 
                       Morag McCorkingdale, CEO Aberdeen Renewable Group


Break


10:45 - 11:00
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire


Research cases - the path forward


11:00 - 12:00
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

11:00-11:55   Variation in time and space of the offshore wind resources in Norwegian waters
                        PhD-candidate Ida Marie Solbrekke, University of Bergen

 

11:15-11:30   Short term wind power forecasting - Challenges and possible solutions
                        Prof. Sathyajith Mathew, University of Agder

 

 11:30 - 11:45   Evaluation of different wind fields for the investigation of the dynamic response of offshore wind turbines
                           PhD-candidate Astrid Nybø, University of Bergen

 

11:45 - 12: 00   The COTUR wind measurement campaign at Obrestad – industrial impact.
                           Post.doc Etienne Cheynet, University of Bergen.

 


Lunch


12:00 - 12:45
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire


Research cases - the path foreward


12:45 - 13:30
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

12:45 - 13:00   The use of open data for the planning of marine operations in the NORCOWE reference offshore wind farm
                          Associate Professor Charlotte Obhrai, University of Stavanger

 

13:00 - 13:15   Machine Prognostics.
                          Accociate Professor Thomas Meyer, University of Agder 

 

13:15 -13:30   Reducing Deepwater Offshore Wind CoE – Multi-Rotor Floating Wind.
                         Professor Yihan Xing, University of Stavanger


Break


13:30 - 13:45
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire


Emerging technology examples


13:45 - 15:00
Finansparken, Bjergsted, Stavanger
Business attire

13:45-14:00    Seatwirl  - 1MW Floating Vertical Axis Wind turbine - testing Rogaland from summer 2020 
                        Efva Willèn,  Business Development Manager

 

14:00-14:15    Flexifloat - New Innovative Sub Structure
                        Knut Høiland, Rosenberg Worley 

 

14:15-14:30    Bluewind - Concept for low cost installation and O&M
                        Kåre Olav Krågenes, Managing Director

 

14:30-14.45    Amon  - Gravity Based Concrete foundations, fixed and floating
                         Kjell Rune Nakkestad, Project Manager Amon  

 

14:45-15:00    Kitemill - Development Airborne Wind Energy Kite Systems
                        Thomas Hårklau , CEO

 

 


Speakers

Kari Nessa Northun
Mayor
City of Stavanger
Thor Christian Haugland
Executive Vice President, Communications and Sustainability
SpareBank 1 - SR Bank
Lucie Katrine Sunde-Eidem
State Secretary
Ministry of Trade, industries and fisheries
Beate Myking
SVP New Energy Operations
Equinor
Elisabeth Holvik
Chief Economist
SpareBank 1
Siri Meling
Regional Director Southern Norway
Norwegian Directorat of Fisheries

About

What is reality, are we willing and capable to tap  the potential of ocean wind? The backdrop is the recently released WindEurope report: Our energy, our future.

During this two-day conference in Stavanger  we will dig deeper into the potentials of offshore wind and how it can enable Europe to become carbon neutral in the future.  What will Norway's role in this be, and  how we can make a difference? 

 

 

Venue

Finansparken

Finansparken is the new main office building of Sparebank 1 SR-Bank. It is located in Bjergsted, and a part of the old wooden houses in Stavanger city centre. The business centre is Europes largest office building constructed in wood and has a total area of 22.600 kvm.

 

Address:
Christen Tranes gate 35, 4007 Stavanger

Get directions here

Parking

We recommend to park at p-house P-Arketten located by Stavanger Concert Hall 

Get directions here