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‏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 recently announced 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, Offshore Wind Supplier Days offer 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.



$ 95


$ 150


DECEMBER 14, 2022

9:00 A.M.

Global and U.S. Offshore Wind Market Overview

Demand for offshore wind is surging. The global offshore wind energy market size reached USD 27.33 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to hit USD 129 billion by 2030, according to Precedent Research. Asia, Europe, and the U.S. have enacted polices and goals to build over 307 GWs in the next decade. In the next few years, there will be a transition from fixed bottom offshore wind to floating platforms to reach these goals. This technology and energy transition is creating an opportunity-rich market for California 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.

9:30 A.M.

Golden Opportunities for the Golden State

As offshore wind advances in California, it is creating pathways for developing a local supply chain. 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. Learn how these credits offer a golden opportunity for California businesses.


  • Doug Boren, Regional Director – Pacific Region, BOEM


10:00 A.M.

We Can’t Wait: Current California Companies Working in Offshore Wind

Many California companies are already working in the offshore wind industry. Learn how they prepared themselves to enter the market, overcame challenges, and secured contracts.


  • Chris Gagnon, Director of Business Development, O&M, Gemini Energy Services 
  • Brett Hershman, Director, Business Development & Government Relations at General Dynamics NASSCO  
  • Dave Jones, Bathymetry Account Manager, Saildrone

10:30 A.M.

Networking Break

10:45 A.M.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: How an Offshore Wind Project Can Contribute to a Local Economy

On the East Coast, unions and developers are working together to create partnerships for developing a U.S. worker pipe-line. Panelists will share an overview on how an offshore wind project creates local jobs and will also share their expertise on how to create similar partnerships on the West Coast.


  • Wayne Chow, International Representative, Business Development, IBEW 
  • Roy Coulombe, Consultant/ President of Royal Advisors & Consultants, Ironworkers International Union

11:15 A.M.

Federal, State & Nonprofit Resources to Support Offshore Wind Supply Chain Development

The federal government is leaning into supporting the development of a U.S. floating offshore wind industry through a 15GW deployment goal by 2035, Floating Offshore Wind Shot, ™ and the Floating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize. Closer to home, the State of California is also taking actions to help companies enter the offshore wind supply chain. The Network’s Supply Connect registry and Offshore Wind Ready and Foundation 2 Blade trainings help build the supply chain. Learn how your business can get involved with these innovative programs and trainings.


  • Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Senior Director For Policy & Outreach, Business Network For Offshore Wind

12:00 P.M.

Networking Lunch

1:00 P.M.

Keynote Speaker: Status of Offshore Wind in California

1:30 P.M.

A Deeper Dive into Floating Offshore Wind

This session will provide a more in-depth look at floating offshore wind, including development phases and timelines. It will provide an overview of the types of foundations, mooring systems, cables, and ports that are used in floating offshore wind ports. This session is intended to provide an overview of the technology and help you determine where your company may fit into the supply chain.

The session will be delivered in three sections with time for Q&A:


  • Ben Brown, Senior Director of Education, Business Network for Offshore Wind

1. An Introduction to Floating Offshore Wind

  • Speaker: Ross Tyler, Senior Developer for Offshore Wind, RWE

2. Development Phases

3. Contracting and Business Opportunities

  • Floating Offshore Wind Ports
  • Platforms and Support Structures
  • Anchors & Mooring Lines
  • Electrical Service Platform & Cables
  • OSW Vessels
  • Jeff Andreni, Vice President, Crowley Marine Services

3:15 P.M.

Networking Break

3:30 P.M.

Floating Technology Platforms and Localization Plans

4:30 P.M.

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.

5:00 P.M.

Networking Reception

hotel & VENUE


Double Tree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA  92108


Offshore Wind Supplier Day: California Edition will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley. The Business Network has secured a block of discounted hotel rooms for Supplier Day attendees. Please use this link to book your room. Note that the discount ends November 30.

Host Sponsor


Media Partners

Offshore Wind Supplier Day Sponsorship

Offshore Wind Supplier Day: California Edition will bring together 100+ California 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.



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.