It’s a Golden Opportunity: California’s Moment in Offshore Wind
The federal goal of 15 GW of floating offshore wind by 2035 and California’s goal of deploying 25 GW of offshore wind energy by 2045 offer unprecedented growth opportunities for West Coast businesses throughout the supply chain. Hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind, Southern California Supplier Day offers your business the opportunity to learn about the latest offshore wind market updates. Learn about floating offshore wind, job opportunities, resources for your business, and connect with offshore wind developers, technology providers, and other suppliers.
Whether you are new to offshore wind or already participate in the industry, this unique event offers the latest insights into the West Coast offshore wind supply chain and gives your business direct access to industry leaders.
Tuesday, June 6
Port of Long Beach Harbor Tour
5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is partnering with the Port of Long Beach to offer a free harbor tour to all Supplier Day attendees.
The 90-minute narrated tour offers attendees a close-up look at operations in one of the busiest ports in the nation. See towering cranes, massive vessels, the most advanced and green terminal in the world, and new infrastructure projects such as the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge. You may even catch a glimpse of local marine life!
Refreshments and a light meal are included. Add this free option to your itinerary when you register.
Wednesday, June 7
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
- Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Senior Director, Policy & Outreach, Business Network for Offshore Wind
Global and U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Market Overview
- Katja Akentieva, Vice President of New Energy Solutions for Western Hemisphere, TGS
- Necy Sumait, Chief of the Renewable Energy Section – Pacific Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s 2023 Market Report documented that global demand for offshore wind is surging. Countries in Asia and Europe, along with the U.S., have enacted policies to support the implementation of the ambitious goals to build over 300+ GWs in the next decade. Accomplishing these developmental goals requires an acceleration of floating offshore wind turbine technology, which is also needed for development of offshore wind on the West Coast. This technology and energy transition is creating an opportunity-rich market for companies who can provide the hundreds of products and services needed to develop offshore wind globally and domestically. Learn about each of these markets to fully grasp the potential for your company.
Golden Opportunities for the Golden State
9:40 – 10:10 a.m.
What is the timeline for offshore wind development and installation off California? What are the next steps in the federal leasing process? How will the state of California move to support offshore wind development and the formation of a state supply chain? Federal and state stakeholders will lay out offshore wind’s expected timeline and path in the Golden State. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management will discuss how the federal leasing process is supporting economic development through Supply Chain and Workforce Development Credits. The state of California will lay out how the state’s planning process incorporates offshore wind development and critical supporting infrastructure like ports, transmission, and workforce development. Learn how your business can fit into each timeline and plan.
A Deeper Dive into Floating Offshore Wind
- Brandon Burke, Managing Consultant, Ramboll
- Matt Trowbridge, Vice President, Moffat & Nichol
This session will provide a more in-depth look at floating offshore wind and help you determine where your company may fit into the supply chain. Industry experts will discuss offshore wind’s development phases and timelines and share an overview of industry needs and business opportunities. The session will be delivered in five sections with time for Q&A.
- An Introduction to Floating Offshore Wind
- Early Development, Surveying, and Engineering
- Manufacturing Needs: From Foundations to Mooring Lines
- Floating and Support Port Requirement
- Installation and Operation Activities
Breaking Through: California Companies Working in Offshore Wind
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Moderator: Elizabeth Klebaner, Partner, Nossman LLP
- Gabriel Falzone, Director of Operations, RCAM Technologies
- Brian Sabina, CEO, Clean Energy Terminals
- Jenny Vick, West Coast Offshore Wind Lead, HDR
While California awaits its first offshore wind project, companies from the Golden State are already busy working in the industry either on the East Coast, globally, or locally in support of early industry development. With this early involvement comes hard lessons learned and new partnerships. Learn directly from these companies and how they prepared themselves to enter the market, overcame challenges, and secured contracts.
The Business Network: Supporting Your Business & Building the Supply Chain
- Sam Tirone, Manager of Supply Chain Research, Business Network for Offshore Wind
Breaking into the U.S. offshore wind supply chain requires time, research, and networking. The Business Network for Offshore Wind was formed to help build the industry and break down barriers to joining the supply chain. The Network has developed several tools to help your business gain the resources and confidence to take the next steps to find success in this growing and exciting industry. Attendees will learn how they can take advantage of several Network products, including the OSW Market Dashboard, Supply Chain Connect, and more.
Timelines and Contracts: Developer Project Updates
- Daniel Birmingham, Senior Procurement Manager, Invenergy
- Dave Howard, Senior Procurement Director, RWE Renewables
Last December, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management officially opened the California market by holding its first West Coast lease auction. Five new leaseholders will now begin surveying, designing, permitting, and constructing offshore wind farms. Each project will have its own development timeline, procurement process, and supply chain, requiring prospective suppliers to keep up to date on each project. During this session, attendees will learn about the latest project updates from the developers and the future of offshore wind supply chain investment in California and on the West Coast.
3:00 – 3:20 p.m.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: The Role of Unions in Job Creation for Local Offshore Wind Projects
- Chris Hannan, Executive Secretary, LA Building and Construction Trades Council
- Nicholas W. Graziano, International Representative, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
- Micah Mitrosky, International Representative, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 9th District
With projects well underway on the East Coast, unions and developers are working together to create partnerships for developing a U.S. worker pipeline. Additionally, new federal tax credits are incentivizing greater usage of apprenticeship programs and local content. Panelists will share an overview on how an offshore wind project creates local jobs and union representatives will share their perspectives on the role of unions in the industry and how partnerships may evolve on the West Coast.
Floating Technology Platforms and Localization Plans
- Thalía Krüger, Principle Power, Senior Business Development Manager
- David Vallee, Supply Chain Manager, Cierco Energy
Floating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize Match Making
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Business Network for Offshore Wind are proud to partner with the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, on the first-ever FLOWIN Prize to help pave the way for the cost-effective domestic manufacturing and deployment of commercial utility-scale floating offshore wind energy turbines in U.S. waters. Learn how to connect with companies participating in the competition and become part of this groundbreaking initiative propelling the U.S. towards floating offshore wind global leadership.
- Sam Tirone, Manager for Supply Chain Research, Business Network for Offshore Wind
hotel & VENUE
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Southern California Supplier Day will be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. The deadline to book at the the Network’s discounted rate has passed. Book your room at regular pricing here.
Offshore Wind Supplier Day Sponsorship
Southern California Supplier Day will bring together 100+ California and West Coast companies participating in or interested in joining the rapidly growing U.S. offshore wind supply chain. Supplier Day offers your company the opportunity to showcase your products and services directly to industry professionals with purchasing power. Download our Sponsorship Opportunities PDF to learn more.
HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is firmly committed to the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors – your health and well-being are our number one priority. Please review the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines detailed on the Network website.