Events > Introduction to Offshore Wind 2024

Discovering your potential in offshore wind

Businesses from across the UK are invited to join the first in a series of webinars, designed to provide a detailed overview of offshore wind and the vast opportunities it presents for a variety of sectors and markets. Over the coming months, we will be hosting a series of events in partnership with relevant organisations to help companies in the sector access international markets and grow their businesses through exports.

During these webinars, you will have the opportunity to take part in Q&A sessions with market experts, who will share their experiences and practical advice on the offshore wind industry.

This is a great opportunity to discover how to transfer UK experience into international markets. The UK is currently the world’s largest offshore wind market, meaning UK businesses are well positioned to access opportunities overseas.

The second webinar in the series will focus on the USA, providing a detailed insight on doing business in this market. 

Why take part?

  • Discover the viability and appetite in the USA for your business.
  • Understand the steps that you need to take to trade in this market. 
  • Learn how your business can explore opportunities in the offshore wind sector, fostering growth and collaboration.




Next Event: An Introduction to Offshore Wind, USA
Wednesday 27 March 2024, 15:00 - 16:30 (Webinar)

The renewables market is very attractive, and the potential is enormous. Opportunities exist for numerous sectors in the supply chain, including but not limited to:


  • Security and Cyber Security
  • Training and Education
  • Logistic and Warehousing Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Legal and Financial Services
  • Risk Management

See below for our current schedule of events. We will be adding new events as they are confirmed. 

An Introduction to Offshore Wind: USA
Wednesday 27 March 2024, 15:00 - 16:30 (Webinar)

Join us for our dedicated webinar aimed at guiding UK businesses through the promising developments in the US offshore wind industry.

This webinar is specifically designed for businesses within the UK supply chain looking to explore and expand into the US offshore wind market. Whether you are an established business in the offshore wind sector or a newcomer seeking to understand your place, this webinar will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary for success.

52 GW of offshore wind projects are currently in the pipeline in the US, presenting unprecedented opportunities for the UK supply chain. Over $10bn has also been invested in the offshore wind sector, highlighting the robust growth and investment prospects.


Theme Presenter
US Market Overview Hannah Webb, Lead Renewables Consultant, Xodus 
State Market Overviews

Bruce Carlisle, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center 

Jennifer Downing, New Bedford Ocean Cluster 


Rhode Island and Connecticut

William Cox, Rhode Island Commerce

Andrew Lavigne, Connecticut Offshore Wind Collaborative


New York

Peter Lion, New York State Energy Research and Development Agency [NYSERDA] 

David Whipple, Empire State Development 


New Jersey Siddartha Katoley, New Jersey Economic Development 

Paige Fox, Virginia Beach Economic Development

Jo-Elsa Jordan, Virginia Economic Development Partnership 


North Carolina Marqueta Welton, North Carolina Commerce 
Preparing for IPF
Gulf of Mexico Market Overview + Welcome to New Orleans  Cameron Lapine, Greater New Orleans Offshore Wind Initiative 
What to Expect at IPF + Tips for doing business in the USA  Joe Tirone, Attorney and Oceantic Network Board Member 


Save the date and secure your spot at this informative webinar!


Past Events

An Introduction to Offshore Wind: Ireland
Monday 22 January 2024, 10:00 - 11:00 (Webinar)

Introduction to the offshore wind industry and opportunities in Ireland as an emerging market. Svenja Dahlmann will present on the Irish wind market, its current position and future opportunities for the UK supply chain.

Join us to explore the exciting projects on the horizon, ready to shape the future of Ireland's growing offshore wind industry. The country aims to become Europe's energy hub and play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions. The Irish government has set a target of achieving at least 37GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050, in addition to its existing onshore wind power. This presents substantial opportunities for the UK supply chain. 

With a target of 7GW by 2030, discover how 2GW of this capacity will be used for green hydrogen production, contributing to a more sustainable energy landscape. Don't miss the chance to be part of the thriving opportunities available to the UK supply chain and learn how your business can explore opportunities in Ireland's offshore wind sector, fostering growth and collaboration.


More events will be added to this campaign in due course, so if the USA isn’t part of your expansion plans that is no problem! Still register for the event and be the first to know when a new one gets added.


Register your interest today to maximise your potential overseas. 



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