Offshore Wind 4: Floating offshore wind 1 - The Road to Commercialisation

Offshore Wind 4: Floating offshore wind 1 - The Road to Commercialisation

16 May 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

Lomond Auditorium

Sponsored by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Chair and introduction: Úna Brosnan, Business & Strategy Development Manager, Atkins Offshore Wind Business & Co-Chair, Friends of Floating Wind  

Hywind: global opportunities and past experience 
Bjørn Johansen, Project Manager, Equinor 

Opportunities for floating wind in Scotland
Robbie Gibson, Renewable Energy Services Director, Black & Veatch

The Kincardine experience and update
Allan MacAskill, Director, Kincardine Offshore Wind 

Return on experience from two floating demonstrators
Ole Stobbe, Business Development Manager Northern Europe, Ideol

Floating Windfarm installation from a Contractor's perspective
Yvan Leyni, Director of Projects and Engineering, Bourbon Subsea Services


The Carbon Trust: a floating wind update
Dan Kyle Spearman, Manager, Offshore Wind Accelerator, The Carbon Trust 

Q&A and panel discussion

  • Including - Will Apps, Head of Energy Department, The Crown Estate

Programme subject to change 


  • Úna Brosnan


    Business & Strategy Development Manager


    Úna is the Business & Strategy Development Manager for Atkins Offshore Wind business and Co – Chair of the Friends of Floating Offshore Wind. She is...

  • Adrian de Andres


    Principal Consultant

    Black & Veatch

    Adrian is a Principle Consultant at B&V, having previously worked at the University of Edinburgh where he held a post-doctorate research role in...

  • Bjørn Johansen


    Project Manager


    Bjørn Johansen works as Project Manager for early phase offshore wind projects in Equinor, currently focusing on new opportunities in Scotland....

  • Robbie Gibson


    Renewable Energy Services Director

    Black & Veatch

    Robbie has over 15 years’ of experience in the renewable energy industry and started his career at SgurrEnergy prior to joining Black & Veatch to...

  • Yvan Leyni


    Director of Projects and Engineering

    Bourbon Subsea Services

    Yvan is Engineering and Projects Director for the Subsea Division of Bourbon and is leading the global development and delivery of subsea and...

  • Allan MacAskill



    Kincardine Offshore Wind

    Allan has 40 years’ experience in offshore energy. He conceived and developed the Beatrice demonstrator project, pioneering the development of...

  • Magnus Ebbesen


    Commercial Lead Floating Wind

    DNV GL

    Magnus holds a Master of Science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and has worked in DNV GL since 2009. He is currently the...

  • Will Apps


    Head of Energy Development

    The Crown Estate

    Will is the Head of Energy Development for The Crown Estate, the specialist real estate business that manages the seabed around England, Wales and...

  • 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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