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Offshore Wind Journal Conference 2021

09:00 - 17:00
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Opportunities for vessel owners in a booming industry


This year, the Offshore Wind Journal Conference focuses on the fast-growing demand for offshore wind vessels and the key technical trends in vessels for the offshore wind market.

Vessel types and trends to be examined by industry experts including installation vessels, service operation vessels and crew transfer vessels.

Our panellists will look at how many vessels of each type will be required, in what timeframe, where they are required and where they will be built. Key equipment for the vessels will also be examined.

Recognising the particularly fast pace of growth in the US market, where there is now around 35 GW of offshore wind capacity in the pipeline, the conference will also reflect on the particular needs of the American market, the effect the Jones Act might have and how US vessels might differ from those built elsewhere.

Another massive trend in the offshore wind sector is the growth of unmanned vessels, so the conference takes an indepth look at what uncrewed vessels can and cannot do, their advantages and the regulatory setting for their use. Initial applications of unmanned vessels include underwater survey, but they are already being touted as delivery assets for other unmanned units, such as unmanned aerial vehicles and robots that will undertake maintenance on turbines.

Offshore wind is all about green energy and it is only right the vessels serving the industry are ‘green’ too. So the final session of the conference looks at how vessels for the offshore wind sector can be made more fuel efficient and reduce emissions.

Many owners are adopting ‘hybrid’ propulsion with batteries but other options are being examined, from alternative fuels to offshore charging, and this session will provide an indepth understanding of what the options are. It will also look at the many innovative designs and hullforms that have come to market in recent months – from catamarans to surface effect ships to hydrofoils and vessels that ‘fly’ over the water.


OSJ series of events also taking place in November 2021


Running concurrently on 16 November:

European Dynamic Positioning Conference: Technology innovation. Best practice. Capitalising on demand.
Click here.
OSJ Subsea Conference: Preparing for new business. Adopting new technologies. Improving efficiencies.
Click here.


17-18 November:
Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition: Diversification. Digitalisation. Decarbonisation.

Click here.


Purchasing a 3-day ticket will not only save you money but also will give you access to all of the OSJ Event Series taking place in London 16-18 November. Click here to buy your ticket.


Testimonials from past events


"Very inciteful information with views towards the future which is important for the industry".
Wijnand van Aalst, CEO, Safeway

"A very interesting exchange with many takeaways on Europe and the U.S particularly on cable lay for future development".
Eva Peno, Global Market Leader OSV & Tugs, Bureau Veritas Maritime & Offshore

"A very good selection of speakers which is hard to achieve".
Kerrie Forster, Chief Executive Officer, The Workboat Association

"Appreciated the opportunity to join the virtual conference and particularly enjoyed the networking opportunities".
Inger-Louise Molver, Shipbroker & Analyst – Renewables, Pareto Shipbrokers

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Advisory panel


Gijsbert de Jong
Marine Chief Executive Nordics
Bureau Veritas

Morten Sundt
Manager - Marine

Mark Ford
Technical Director

Tony Mason
International Support Vessel Owners’ Association (ISOA)

John Snyder
Managing Editor

Stuart N. Smith
Vice President - Asset Development
Subsea 7

Thom Payne
Head of Offshore
Westwood Global Energy

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Opportunities for vessel owners in a booming industry


08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09:05 Platinum sponsor welcome address
Senior Representative, Bureau Veritas



A global review of demand for offshore wind vessels, providing a comprehensive assessment of opportunities in today’s dynamic and fast-growing market. Experts will share their views on the size of the market, regional opportunities and factors affecting its development.

09:10 The vessel market - an overview

  • What is driving demand for offshore wind vessels?
  • How many vessels of each type will be required?
  • What do developers and asset owners look for in a vessel?
  • How does demand in the offshore wind market differ from oil and gas? What you need to know

Jesper Skjong, Market Analyst, Fearnley Offshore Supply


09:30 Analysing demand by region, regulaton and the supply chain

  • An analysis of the most important markets, including Europe, the US and Asia and ROW
  • How legislation, local content, the supply chain and shipbuilding expertise affect markets
  • Designing/customising vessels for new markets
  • Challenging assumptions about regional requirements

Dr Ferenc Pasztor, Associate Director, Maritime Strategies International

09.50 The US: a case study – a market with unique challenges and requirements

  • How do the demands of the US market differ from those elsewhere?
  • What do US owners expect of a vessel?
  • What does the Jones Act really mean for the US offshore wind market?
  • Where will American offshore wind vessels be built and where will designs come from?

Charlie Papavizas, Maritime Practice Partner and Chair, Winston & Strawn


10:10 Q&A

10:30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area


This session will focus on technology and design trends for the three main vessel types in the offshore wind market, the drivers of those trends, and how the design and construction of installation vessels, SOVs and crew transfer vessels needs to evolve to meet future requirements.

11:10 Installation vessels: handling larger turbines and foundations

  • How large are next-generation turbines and what does this mean for vessel and equipment design?
  • What kind of loads will cranes need to handle and how high will they have to lift?
  • How vessel designers are responding to the challenges of larger and larger foundations
  • What are the challenges of loading, transporting and installing multiple large foundations?

Turner Holm, Head of Research, Clarksons Platou Securities

11:30 Service operation vessels: bespoke ships for long-term contracts

  • What do asset owners and turbine manufacturers want from SOVs?
  • Working with developers to give them the SOV they need
  • Providing effective access, safe operations and comfortable accommodation
  • Designing a vessel to ensuring wind turbine availability

11:50 Crew transfer vessels: new designs for evolving markets

  • How new designs meet performance requirements for seakeeping, operability, speed and fuel consumption
  • Future-proofing CTV design with new technology
  • Meeting the twin goals of safety and performance
  • Bridging the gap: larger, live-aboard CTVs and accommodation/transfer units

Kerrie Forster, Chief Executive Officer, The Workboat Association

12:10 Q&A

12:30 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area


The uncrewed surface vessel (USV) space is one of the most dynamic in the offshore wind sector. Listen as owners, designers and technology providers discuss cost reduction, environmental benefits and how USVs can help to provide the vast amount of data needed for offshore wind projects worldwide.

13:40 What uncrewed vessels can and cannot do, their advantages and the regulatory setting

  • Safety assurance of unmanned surface vessels
  • Maximising the potential of USVs in far-offshore environments
  • Real-time operator control and autonomous operation – blending remote and semi-autonomous control
  • What can USVs do – and what they might do in future?

14:00 Survey operations: reducing the cost of collecting data

  • Reducing the environmental footprint of offshore surveys
  • Enabling continuous data flow
  • How USVs can facilitate project efficiencies
  • Equipping USVs with operational enhancements: onboard survey and ROV technology

Senior Representative, Fugro

14:20 Unmanned vessels in the O&M space: a potential step-change in cost-effectiveness

  • Eliminating risk to personnel and reducing downtime with unmanned assets
  • Using human/robot teams for operations and maintenance
  • Autonomous motherships as O&M launchpads
  • Controlling and managing offshore robotics

Senior Representative, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult


14:40 Q&A

15:00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area


Offshore wind is all about green energy. A race is on to ensure that vessels working in the industry match green goals. But which is the right option? Find out in this session as industry leaders explore the alternatives, the technologies and fuels that can future-proof offshore wind vessels.

15:40 Decarbonisation: what are the options – new fuels, hybrids, batteries and fuel cells

  • Future-proofing vessels to meet asset owners’ requirements
  • Betting on batteries: how much power can they provide and what is their footprint?
  • When will fuel cells be available?
  • Sourcing, storing and handling alternative fuels

Leonardo Ferrero, Systems Development & Design, Wärtsilä Marine


16:00 Vessel design as a fuel- and emissions-reducing option

  • From catamarans to surface effect ships to SWATHs: which is the best option?
  • Departing from convention: new hullforms for SOVs – what are the advantages?
  • Transformational designs – what might they offer the industry?
  • From hydrofoils to air cushions to ‘vessels that fly over water’

Andy Page, Managing Director, Chartwell Marine


16:20 Emerging technology: offshore charging and other options

  • Offshore charging: what is the state of the art?
  • Using offshore charging to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and O&M costs
  • Enabling investment in battery-powered vessels
  • What are the alternatives: buoys and booms and ‘in-air’ solutions

Sebastian Klasterer Toft, Senior Business Development Manager - New Industries, Maersk Supply Service

16:40 Q&A

17:00 Chairman’s concluding remarks and close of conference


From 17:00 - 20:00 Pre-registration for the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition
From 19:00 - 20:00 Welcome drinks reception sponsored by VesselsValue
* Programme subject to change / amendments



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Delegate registration includes:

• Access to live conference sessions

• Delegate pack

• Invitation to the pre-event drinks reception

• Coffees and refreshments

• Lunch on the day

Choose your ticket


Early booking prices SAVE UP TO £235

Book and pay by 21 Oct to purchase your ticket at the lower price


  • Offshore Wind Journal Conference (16 Nov, £790.00 plus 20% VAT)
  • European Dynamic Positioning Conference (16 Nov, £790.00 plus 20% VAT)
  • Offshore Support Journal Subsea Conference (16 Nov, £790.00 plus 20% VAT)


OR buy a 3-day savings pass £2150 plus 20% VAT (16-18 Nov) to also access:

  • Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition (17-18 Nov, usually £1495 plus 20% VAT)



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Welcome to the OSJ, London 2021 exhibition! Once again, space is shared with attendees of our European Dynamic Positioning Conference, Offshore Wind Journal Conference and OSJ Subsea Conference (running concurrently on 16 November) and the 2 day Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference (17-18 November) – an ideal opportunity to showcase products and services to an audience of senior technical and commercial executives from across the offshore support industry.


Exhibitors confirmed to date:

Damen Shipyards
Fugro Norway
Keelson Marine
OneStep Power
Royal IHC
Westcon Power


Floor plan


If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please contact Ian Glen, Brand Manager, at

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Who Attended

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2020 Attendees


Check out which companies attended our European Dynamic Positioning Conference, OSJ Subsea Conference and OWJ Conference which ran concurrently on 4 February.


Shipowners & Operators


ADNOC Logistics & Services
Anglo-Eastern Offshore
Antares Naviera
Bibby MS
Boa Management
Bourbon Offshore
BSM Offshore
Companhia Brasileira de Offshore
Edda Accommodation
Edda Wind
EDF Energy
GC Rieber Shipping
Global Marine
Gran Energia
Helix Well Ops
Jan de Nul
Marine Procurement

Norsk Hydro Olje
North Sea Shipping
Oceanteam Shipping
OHT Renewables
OSM Maritime Group
Penguin International
Sea and Vessel Offshore Marine Services
Seacat Services
SEACOR Marine Holdings
Solstad Offshore
Stena Drilling
Subsea 7
Tidewater Marine
Total E&P
Vroon Offshore Services
Wilson Sons
Wilson Sons Ultratug


Other Attending Companies


ABB Marine & Ports
All Offshore
Ampelmann Operations
A&P Group
Astilleros Gordan
Bloomberg NEF
BMO Offshore
Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
Carbon Trust
Corvus Energy
C-Nav Positioning Solutions
Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
Department for International Trade
ELA Container Offshore
Fugro Norway
GE Energy Power Conversion UK
Global Maritime
Guidance Marine
Helix Energy Solutions
Hoglund Marine Solutions
Huisman Equipment
Hydro Extrusion Sweden
Keelson Marine Assurance
Kenz Figee
Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Seatex
LATC Marine
M3 Marine Group
Maats Tech

Maritime PartnerMarine Technologies
Norweigan Electric Systems
OneStep Power Solutions
ORE Catapult
Palfinger Marine
Pareto Shipbrokers
PEM Offshore Group
PG Flow Solutions
Pon Power
Red Rock
Resolve Marine Group
RH Marine and Bakker Sliedrecht
Rosetti Marino
Royal Advisors
Royal IHC
Salt Ship Design
Scandinavian Reach Technologies
Seacroft Marine Consultants
SMST Designers & Constructors
Strategic Offshore Research
The Nautical Institute
Ulstein Verft
Van Aalst Group
Van Aalst Marine & Offshore
VARD Group
Voith Turbo
Wärtsilä UK
Westcon Power and Automation
Winston & Strawn
Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

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Novotel London West Hotel
1st floor, Champagne Suite
1 Shortlands
Hammersmith International Centre
W6 8DR
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Bedroom reservations
Novotel London West Hotel is the only authorised hotel providing guest room accommodation for the Offshore Wind Journal Conference / European Dynamic Positioning Conference / OSJ Subsea Conference / Annual OSJ Conference, Awards and Exhibition, 16 - 18 November 2021 in London. HotelRes are our sole agency partner for this event - please complete this BOOKING FORM to make your reservation. They can be contacted on +44 (0)330 128 9950 or email in case you have a query.

We have put aside a limited number of bedrooms at a preferential rate and suggest you reserve your bedroom without delay to avoid disappointment.


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• 630 bedrooms
• 240 on-site under cover car parking spaces
• Free WiFi connection in all rooms
• Fully equipped fitness centre
• 3 of London’s main tube lines within a 3-minute walk of the hotel
• Located just off the A4 and outside the Central London Congestion Zone, the hotel is just a 20 minute drive from London Heathrow
Aroma Restaurant; Artisan Grill; Lounge Bar
• Novotel is committed to PLANET 21, the sustainable development programme of the Accor hotel group, addressing important societal and environmental challenges. The brand has chosen to rely on ISO 1400, the globally recognised environmental certification.

Harvey Nichols
Westfield Shopping Centre
Kensington Gardens
London Wetland Centre
Hammersmith Apollo Theatre
Lyric Theatre

Hammersmith lies on the River Thames and offers some of the best river pubs and restaurants in London:
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