Thursday 17th of March - Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas Leasing Round Workshop
The workshop featured presentations from the Oil and Gas Authority, Crown Estate Scotland, Ping Petroleum, Central North Sea Electrification project (Shell), Net Zero Technology Centre, SENSEwind, Crondall Energy, OSI Renewables, Flotation Energy and Ocean Winds.
The video recording of the full event including presentations and the panel sessions will follow shortly
P2X Subgroup Webinar No.3
Thursday 27th of May 2021 - Hydrogen from Floating Wind & Waves Webinar
Presentations from DeepWind member Floating Power Plant looking at P2X using their floating wind and wave platform, OGTC covered their activity in hydrogen and their latest hydrogen related call and subgroup co-chair Bilfinger highlighted the latest call for the BEIS Hydrogen Supply2 fund.
Video recording of the webinar and the Q&A session
P2X Subgroup Webinar No.2
Thursday 18th of February 2021 - Workshop Webinar
Sessions in this workshop were delivered by our co-chairs, Aker Solutions (Neil Wilkinson) and Bilfinger (John Sinclair), covering the results from the poll from the previous introductory webinar, planned forward activity and a look at potential funding pots for hydrogen projects in the near future. There was also a session looking at the current hydrogen project landscape in Scotland and at offshore wind related ones in particular from Cluster Manager, Paul O'Brien.
Video recording of the webinar and the feedback session
P2X Subgroup Webinar No.1
Thursday 17th of December 2020 - Introductory Webinar
Presentations from Aker Solutions and Bilfinger Salamis to introduce the two co-chairs of for the Subgroup. Also featured is the latest update from TechnipFMC on their offshore wind to hydrogen Deep Purple project. This webinar also included a live feedback session to gather input from the subgroup membership to plan future activity over the coming year.
Video recording of the webinar and the feedback session
Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup
FOW Subgroup Webinar No.5
Thursday 16th of June 2022 - Floating Offshore Test Site and Mooring Innovation
FOW subgroup co-chair, Julia Roope hosted this webinar featuring presentations from Paul O'Brien of DeepWind on the recent MoU with Norwegian Offshore Wind, Stuart Brown of EMEC looking at plans for a floating wind test site, Lucy Green and Stephen Molloy of Apollo Offshore Engineering talking about their innovative PALM single point mooring and electrical connection device.
Thursday 1st of April 2021 - Floating Offshore Wind Substructures
FOW subgroup co-chairs, Julia Roope and Andronikos Kafas hosted this webinar looking at different floating substructure designs from a number of the DeepWind members including Bram Pek of Bluewater Energy, Bruno Geschier of BW Ideol, Takashi Harada of Toda Corporation and Cian Conroy of Principle Power Inc.
Video recording of presentation and live input session
FOW Subgroup Webinar No. 1
Tuesday 29th of September 2020- Webinar to introduce industry Co-chairs aims of this subgroup
Introduction of the industry co-chairs for the DeepWind Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup, Julia Roope of Fugro and Andronikos Kafas of Ocean Winds. The subgroup members also took part in a live feedback sessions to help map out the activity areas for the subgroup moving forward.
Video recording of all the presentations and Q&A sessions.
O&M Subgroup Webinar No.1
Tuesday 18th of May 2021 - Inaugural Webinar
Introduction of the industry co-chairs for the DeepWind O&M Subgroup, Graham McArthur of Halliburton and Paul Cairns of MISTRAS. There was also a presentation on the planned Moray East O&M base from Jill Smith of Fraserburgh Harbour and Paul Mewse of Ocean Winds. The subgroup members also took part in a live feedback sessions to help map out the activity areas for the subgroup moving forward.
Video recording of all the presentations and live input session.
Main Cluster Events and Webinars
Webinar No. 20
Thursday 27th of January 2022 - ScotWind 1 Leasing Round Briefing - Western Isles
Briefing on the outcome of the ScotWind 1 leasing round in regard to the North West area for companies in the Western Isles from the DeepWind cluster, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Wednesday 17th of November 2021 - Moray West Supply Chain event in Buckie
Live event in Buckie as the first part of a series of 'Meet the Buyer' events for the Moray West wind farm. This event was delivered in partnership with Moray Council and was aimed at the Buckie based Construction Services package and had over 80 attendees with the Moray West team also conducting one-to-one meetings with the companies after the presentation session.
A video recording of the live event and Q&A session is on the Vimeo platform and cam be viewed below.
Thursday 23th of September 2021 - Magnora Offshore Wind Supply Chain event
Introduction to Magnora Offshore Wind and their planned ScotWind development in the North West of Scotland, their ambitions in Scotland and information on their ScotWind application featuring Kristin Gjertsen and Haakon Alfstad of Magnora ASA along with Gordon Tough of TechnipFMC. The slide deck also includes a presentation from John Cunningham of Western Isles Council on the The Arnish Energy Hub
Video recording of the webinar and the Q&A session
Thursday 27th of August 2020 - Joint cluster webinar on Moray West Procurement Strategy with Ocean Winds
An update from Ocean Wind's Moray West team on their 800-850MW offshore wind project in the Moray Firth in Scotland and how they intend to procure the packages and interact with the supply chain. This webinar also includes a session with Claire Mack of Scottish Renewables and Adam Morrison, Project Director of Ocean Winds.
Thursday 6th of August 2020 - Joint cluster webinar on the East Anglia Hub project with Scottish Power Renewables
An update from ScottishPower Renewables on their 3.1GW offshore wind project in the East of England. This webinar also includes presentations from Claire Canning of the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) and Sandra McCaughey of the Open4Business portal run by Inverness Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday 16th of July 2020 - Joint cluster webinar on NNG project update with EDF Renewables
An update from EDF Renewables on their 450MW offshore wind project in the Firth of Forth. This webinar also includes presentations from SOWEC Skills Group lead Jim Brown of ESP, Claire Canning of the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) and Sandra McCaughey of the Open4Business portal run by Inverness Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday 25th of June 2020 - Joint Cluster Webinar on ScotWind with SDI and Crown Estate Scotland
DeepWind has teamed up with our sister cluster, Forth and Tay Offshore, to deliver a series of webinars over the next few months. These will be developer updates regarding their existing pipeline projects as well as covering any new ones they have added to their portfolios.
The first one in the series, on Thursday the 25th of June at 14.00, will be a bit different from these others as it will be from Crown Estate Scotland (CES) and, given the launch of the ScotWind leasing process on the 10th of June, this should be very topical.
The webinar will kick off with an introduction from Brian MacFarlane of SSE on behalf of the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) and John Robertson from CES will be covering the introduction of the Supply Chain Development Statement (SCDS) into the leasing process. This should be of interested to the whole of the supply chain.
‘The Supply Chain Development Statement (SCDS) provides a clear and transparent outline of the anticipated supply chain requirements for each proposed project, and the associated assumptions and dependencies. The SCDS will provide the chance for opportunities to be identified and for barriers and risks to the development of supply chain capability to be reduced.
Applicants to ScotWind Leasing will be required to submit a SCDS, setting out the level and geographic breakdown of supply chain impact they anticipate from their intended project.’
14.00 Welcome, event intro and familiarisation with GoToWebinar platform – Jeya Calder, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
14.05 Opportunity and ambition for Scotland - Brian MacFarlane – SOWEC Co-Chair & Director of Offshore Renewables for Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE)
14.15 Developer Engagement and Communication Strategy - Gillian Morrison – Senior Development Manager, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
14.20 SDI Investment Support - Simon Wallace – Renewable Energy Team Leader - Scottish Development International
14.25 ScotWind, Introducing the Supply Chain Development Statements - Colin MacIver – Senior Development Manager, Crown Estate Scotland / ScotWind
Thursday 18th of June 2020 - Floating Offshore Wind Subgroup launch and Celtic Sea Cluster
DeepWind will launch its first subgroup, the Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Subgroup, which will be co-chaired by cluster champion, EDP Renewables, and supply chain member Fugro. This webinar will introduce the FOW Subgroup and its co-chairs Andronikos Kafas (EDPR) and Julia Roope (Fugro). This will be followed by a presentation from the UK's other floating wind supply chain player, the Celtic Sea Cluster, who will cover the planned developments in the South East of England and South Wales area.
Downloads of presentation will be posted here after the webinar is delivered.
Video recording of presentation and Q&A session
Thursday 21st of May 2020 - Remote and Autonomous Operations Presenters - Stephen Thomson and Duncan Allen, Fugro
Fugro presented this webinar and provided an overview of their remote & autonomous capabilities. Delivered from Fugro’s 7 global Remote Operations Centres, the webinar also provided details of the benefits of remote & autonomous operations, explained where Fugro have used their capabilities in the Renewables sector to date and started a discussion on the extensive applications for the technologies within the industry.
Video recording of presentation and Q&A session to follow shortly
Thursday 30th of April 2020 - Contract for Difference Consultation - Proposed Changes Presenter - Paul O'Brien, Cluster Manager
This webinar sets out the proposed changes under the current UK consultation of the Contract for Difference scheme due to close on the 22nd of May 2020. It lays out the case for the cluster to support these changes and raises the question about what the impact on the supply chain might be as if they are all adopted as proposed. The consultation also raises questions about the CfD Supply Chain Plans and these are also key questions that will impact the supply chain. The video includes the question and answer session which followed the presentation.
Presentations from ORION, Cerulean Wind, NOV, HIE and the Shetland Net Zero Energy Forum.
Video recording of presentations and the Q&A session
SOWEC International Markets Webinar
11th of May 2021
Overview of current SOWEC offshore wind activities – Stephen Thompson, SOWEC and GEG SOWEC High Potential Offshore Wind Markets to 2030: positioning for Scottish success – Alan Duncan, Scotia Supply Chain Overview of international finance support – Alistair McMillan, UK Export Finance International in-country activity and support – David Rennie, Scottish Development International
Memo of Understanding between DeepWind and WAB, Germany
On the 23rd of September, 2020, DeepWind and the WAB cluster in Germany held a virtual signing ceremony for our cooperation and partnership working agreement between both clusters.
The agreement was signed on behalf of DeepWind by our Cluster Champion, Dan Finch of Ocean Winds and Irina Lucke, Chairwoman of WAB.
The video includes an introduction from both DeepWind and WAB, followed by the signing, and then some words from Dan Finch and Irina Lucke on the aim of the collaboration with closing remarks from Heike Winkler, MD of the WAB cluster.
UHI Employer Mentoring Programme
Members who would like to take part in the University of the Highlands and Islands 3rd year student mentoring programme covering the following courses:
Marine Science (new for 2021-22)
Engineering (new for 2021-22)
can download the UHI Mentor Guidance PDF document (not fully accessible) and discuss any questions they may have with Dr. Audrey Decou - contact email in the guidance document.