Offshore Wind Journal Conference
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'Attending was a very efficient way to get a broad overview of what is going on in the industry' Tom Elvoy, DVB Bank
'A well put together conference with interesting topics, knowledgable speakers and good networking opportunities'
Neal Bastick, Blue H Technologies BV
With the demand for electric energy expected to increase by at least 20 per cent in OECD countries and almost doubling in developing countries by 2015, government policies for smarter, greener energy in the longer term are driving the development of offshore wind projects as an acceptable cost-competitive ally to fossil fuel, gas and other forms of renewable energy. Providing a €0.25 billion subsidy for offshore wind projects, the EU's 2020 strategy under the European Economic Recovery Plan leads the way - with the UK offshore wind market and its Round 3 projects currently offering the biggest global opportunity for business development.
But much needs to be done in a relatively short period of time to achieve ambitious targets and government policy frameworks are needed to stimulate investor interest at a time of global economic uncertainties. There are risks in the development of the supply chain to deliver on time and on budget. Not only is significant investment in people and ships required now to provide the right tools for the job but also collaboration between industries, between governments and between organisations to build on the existing industry strengths.
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