Offshore Wind 5: Floating offshore wind 2 - The Next Steps Forward

Offshore Wind 5: Floating offshore wind 2 - The Next Steps Forward

16 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

Lomond Auditorium

Sponsored by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Chair and introduction: Lesley McNeil, Head of Wind Energy Policy and Development, Scottish Government

Floating offshore wind in Cornwall 
Steve Jermy, R&D Lead, James Fisher Marine Services and Non-Executive Director, Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership 

Going commercial at Hunterston Port and Resource Centre (PARC)
Hamish Scott, Group Strategy Director, Peel Ports

Floating Power Plant Update
Chris McConville, General Manager, Floating Power Plant 

Will floating wind become cost competitive?
Andrew Donaldson, Director, Flotation Energy plc

AFLOWT (Accelerating market uptake of Floating Offshore Wind Technology)
Oliver Wragg, Commercial Director, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) 

The Stiesdal Offshore Technologies floating concept
James Cotter, Project and Assest Manager, Shell New Energies 

The Stiesdal Offshore Technologies floating concept
James Cotter, Project Manager, Shell 

Finding the weakest link – DNV GL’s risk-based approach to mooring design for floating renewable energy converters
Alex Argyros, Lead Naval Architect, DNV GL

Q&A and panel discussion 

Programme subject to change 


  • Lesley McNeil


    Head of Wind Energy Policy and Development

    Scottish Government

    Lesley McNeil has recently taken on an expanded role within the Scottish Government Directorate for Energy and Climate Change, now holding...

  • Oliver Wragg


    Commercial Director

    European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

    As EMEC’s Commercial Director, Oliver is responsible for providing a strategic business development regime to drive growth within the company. He...

  • Andrew Donaldson



    Flotation Energy plc

    Andrew is a founding director of Flotation Energy plc a new start offshore wind development company. Prior to this he was General Manager of Red Rock...

  • Chris McConville


    General Manager

    Floating Power Plant

    Chris is a chartered engineer and with a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Edinburgh. Chris currently leads the development of...

  • Steve Jermy


    R&D Lead and Non-Executive Director

    James Fisher Marine Services & Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

    Steven is an offshore renewable energy professional and Master Mariner with James Fisher Marine Services, and a Non-Executive Director on the...

  • Hamish Scott


    Group Strategy Director

    Peel Ports

    As Group Strategy Director, Hamish focuses on opportunities for Peel Ports to support the transformation of the economics and sustainability of key...

  • Alex Argyros


    Lead Naval Architect

    DNV GL

    Alex Argyros CEng (IMarEST) holds a PhD from Cambridge University for his work on ultra-deep water moorings, which has been published in several...


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