Offshore Wind 2 - The Offshore Wind Supply Chain in Action

Offshore Wind 2 - The Offshore Wind Supply Chain in Action

15 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

Lomond Auditorium

Sponsored by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Chair and introduction: Clark MacFarlane, Managing Director UK, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 

Allan Taylor
, Head of Renewable Supply Chain, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 

What next for the Whitmarsh Review now we have a Sector Deal
Claire Canning, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult 

UK offshore wind ‘Clusters’
Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor UK, Ørsted

How we get our supply chain in order and what it results in

  • Charlie Jordan, Project Director, East Anglia ONE, ScottishPower Renewables 
  • David Sweenie, Development Manager, Neart na Gaoithe, EDF Renewables 

ScotWind leasing for offshore wind in Scotland
John Robertson, Senior Manager, Crown Estate Scotland

10 Years of offshore wind R&D collaboration
Olivia Burke, Associate, The Carbon Trust  

Here to help:

  • Isla Robb, Offshore Wind Lead, Scottish Enterprise 
  • Gillian Morrison, Senior Development Manager – Large Scale Renewables, Highlands and Islands Enterprise 

Q&A and panel discussion


Programme subject to change  


  • Gillian Morrison


    Senior Development Manager

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise

    Gillian is the sector lead for large scale renewables within Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). HIE is an ambitious organisation with a unique...

  • Isla Robb


    Offshore Wind Lead

    Scottish Enterprise

    Isla Robb is an Senior Specialist within the Energy sector in Scottish Enterprise, with an emphasis on the wind sector. She has a particular focus on...

  • Clark MacFarlane


    Managing Director, UK

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Ltd

    Clark MacFarlane is the Managing Director of the company’s UK business, a position he has held since 2014, having joined Siemens Wind Power as...

  • Emma Toulson


    Lead Stakeholder Advisor

    Ørsted UK

    Emma is the Lead Stakeholder Advisor for Ørsted UK. Her role is to work with regional and local government, skills and supply chain as the offshore...

  • John Robertson


    Senior Manager

    Crown Estate Scotland

    John Robertson has been with Crown Estate Scotland and its predecessor body since 2010 and is Senior Manager in the Energy and Infrastructure team,...

  • David Sweenie


    Development Manager

    Neart na Gaoithe, EDF Renewables

    David is Development Manager on the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe Project, acquired by EDF Renewables in 2018. David has managed the development of the NnG...

  • Claire Canning


    Project Development Manager

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult

    Claire is the Project Development Manager in Operational Performance. Her role involves identifying technologies with the potential to reduce the...

  • Allan Taylor


    Head of Renewables Supply Chain

    Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

    Allan has worked at the Department for over 20 years, initially working and an oil and gas accountant before moving to his current role as Head of...

  • Charlie Jordan


    Project Director

    East Anglia ONE ScottishPower Renewables

    Charlie is responsible for delivery of ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm. At 714 MW, this is the Iberdrola Group’s largest...

  • Dan Kyle Spearman



    Carbon Trust

    Dan is part of Carbon Trust’s Policy and Innovation team managing the Access workstream of the OWA programme as well as managing the Floating Wind...


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