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Scaling up the supply chain to deliver energy security ambitions

Published on 3 October 2023

IMCA is delighted to be chairing a panel discussion at Reuters Offshore & Floating Wind Europe 2023 in London on 25/26 October.

Bringing together developers, suppliers, investors, and policymakers, the two-day event features a range of senior business leaders from across Europe and takes place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, Tower Bridge, London.

Despite an incredible 50GW of projects expected to roll out in the next 24 months, and billions of euros in contracts ready to be unlocked, the sector is facing supply chain, infrastructure, and risk challenges. IMCA has been highlighting the need for more to be done in this space through its focused campaign for sustainable offshore wind contracting and a fairer allocation of risk.

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Iain Grainger

Iain Grainger, IMCA CEO, will moderate a discussion on Scaling up the supply chain to deliver energy security ambitions on day two (9.00am to 9.50am, Thursday October 26).

The session will explore local requirements, the right investments that will be needed, and the creation of a sustainable supply chain, with speakers from BEIS, Mainstream Renewable Power, Iberdrola and Corio.

Joining Iain will be:

  • Albert Clark, Head of Offshore Wind Investment, BEIS – UK Government.
  • Sian Lloyd Rees, UK Managing Director, Mainstream Renewable Power.
  • Cesar Marzabal, Global Procurement Director – Offshore Wind, Iberdrola.
  • Sonja Indrebo, Global Head of Floating Offshore Wind, Corio Generation.

Iain Grainger said: “I’m looking forward to what will be an engaging panel discussion, with plenty of healthy discussion and debate. There are huge ambitions for offshore wind which will only be realised if the supply chain can successfully come together and collaborate effectively.”

“Events like this are one-way IMCA can play its role as a convener, working alongside Reuters to bring the sector together and, at the very least, begin the industry conversation on overcoming some of the collective challenges the offshore wind sector faces.”

Alongside the IMCA panel, attendees will hear from speakers from more than 50 companies including bp, EnBW Generation UK, Equinor, Maple Power, Orsted, and RWE.