Offshore Wind Development and Marine Environment Protection: Return on Experience and Innovative Solutions
Part 1: Protection of Marine environment: return on experience from the UK and Scotland
Offshore Wind Enabing Actions Programme
Jess works as a policy advisor within Defra’s Offshore Wind Enabling Actions Team. The team aims to increase understanding of the key environmental impacts of offshore wind and find strategic solutions to these impacts in order to reduce barriers to the expansion of offshore wind in English waters. Jess also leads on international engagement on the environmental impact of offshore wind, primarily though OSPAR.
Senior Strategic Consents Manager
The Crown Estate
Jessica Campbell is a Senior Strategic Consents Manager at The Crown Estate, an independent commercial business established by an Act of Parliament and entrusted with managing the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Jessica sits within the Marine portfolio, providing consenting support and advice at a project and strategic level across marine business sectors including offshore renewable energy, cables and pipelines, marine aggregates and infrastructure. Jessica works with developers, Government and statutory bodies and other stakeholders to identity and address development risks and issues for these activities, including involvement in a number of collaborative research programmes.
Dr. Cormac Booth
Cormac Booth is Principal Scientist at SMRU Consulting, a world leading marine mammal consultancy based in St Andrews, Scotland. SMRU Consulting provide leading-edge support for industries working in the marine sector, to ensure sustainable development. The company has an extensive portfolio of offshore wind projects in the UK and around Europe. Cormac specialises in the effects of underwater noise on marine mammals, assessing population level impacts, monitoring and mitigation.
Part 2 - UK innovation pitching session
I manage the FaunaGuard programme from ACE Aquatec offices in Dundee, Scotland. This is a strategic partnership with Van Oord that makes innovative modular acoustic systems available to marine contractors.
I am responsible for all commercial operations from winning business to fulfilling customer project requirements and defining the development strategy for the FaunaGuard product suite.
Prior to joining ACE Aquatec, I held roles in the healthcare sector, in sports coaching and development and also in schools, in UK and abroad, promoting English as a Foreign Language.
Survey and Positioning Manager
First Marine Solutions
After moving to Aberdeen from South London, Carl started his offshore career some 16 years ago as a Trainee Survey Engineer for a small marine consultancy.
Carl then went on to work offshore in the role of Survey Party Chief on various positioning and construction projects across the globe.
In 2013 Carl decided a career in project management was where his expertise would be best utilised. Accepting a role as Project Manager, at the world’s leading geodata specialist Fugro, and quickly found himself supporting energy industry giants Shell, BP and Total for their positioning, construction and ROV operations.
After 7 years of project management, an opportunity arose to grow his management and leadership skills in the role of Project Delivery Manager where he was directly responsible for supporting 5 project managers and 2 project surveyors in the day to day success of the positioning and construction support service line.
Some of Carls career highlights include in the world’s first remote FPSO heading control operation and the provision of survey services for the installation of the first turbine for the Kincardine floating offshore windfarm.
Today Carl is the Survey and Positioning Manager for First Marine Solutions. Responsible for execution his business strategy and leading a team of support staff to undertake a range of survey, positioning and construction operations both on and offshore.
Andrew Woollven is a former Naval Warfare Commander and Mine Clearance Diving Specialist and has been involved in EOD operations all over the globe. Andrew worked as an offshore EOD Superintendent before taking up the position as Managing Director at EODEX UK Ltd. He is a masters graduate of Kings College and a Member of the Institute of Explosive Engineers.
Head of Offshore Renewables
Jay is Head of Offshore Renewables at ITPEnergised, an expert in the offshore renewables industry and in particular the consenting and development process, with a track record of supporting offshore renewable projects across the UK. Jay is a full member of IMarEST and has extensive experience working on multi-disciplinary projects in Scotland, the Celtic Sea, England and the English Channel. Jay has supported numerous offshore wind farm developments with ScotWind bid applications, complex consenting strategies and post-consent compliance and has a technical specialism in commercial fisheries.
Are massive offshore wind deployment and marine environment protection compatible? How has the UK approached this challenge?
Join us, Scottish Development International (SDI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to hear from a range of British organisations, from policy to business, all with a strong experience and innovative approaches to marine environment protection.
Our diverse panellists will share some lessons learnt at different phases of offshore wind project development. They will discuss the policies, mechanisms and solutions to ensure the impacts on the environment are qualified, reduced and mitigated during the life cycle of an offshore wind farm.
Want to learn about protecting marine environment while developing an offshore wind project? This webinar organised by Scottish Development International (SDI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) is a unique opportunity to understand challenges and solutions for the protection and marine environment during the development and the operation of an offshore wind farm.
From a policy to a business level, you’ll have an overview of Scottish and UK organisations having a strong experience in marine environment protection and can provide innovative solutions through the different phases of development of an offshore wind farm.
This session is aimed at:
- European offshore wind developers
- Sub-sea engineering, procurement and construction and installation professionals
- Tier 1 companies from the OW sector
- Environmental associations, consultancies and policy makers
The Department for International Trade (DIT) promotes British businesses worldwide. DIT is an international trade department, responsible for:
- Bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed;
- Promoting British trade and investment across the world;
- Building the global appetite for British goods and services.
DIT is looking to attract inward investors into the UK while at the same time making sure that companies in the UK can export their goods to the wider world.
The UK has a very enviable record in the installation of offshore wind. The UK has been driving this market for a number of years now and is the single largest country with the installed base for offshore wind with over 10 GW of installed capacity in UK waters.
UK strengths in clean industries:
- The UK is the world leader in low carbon and the statement on net zero by 2050 was announced recently. This will act as an accelerant for the transition to low carbon economy.
- We have made sizeable steps in the decarbonising our electricity – we are world leaders in offshore wind with above 10GW of installed capacity and committed to 40GW by 2030.
- We have driven the cost reduction in offshore wind as well as in solar – enabling cost competitive renewables across the world.
- Because of the experience gained from installing large number of wind farms (over 30) we have expertise in operation, maintenance and marine services. The UK has engineering and project management expertise that is essential in the successful delivery of offshore wind farms.
- The UK has developed a strong and stable regulatory framework to drive investments in the clean growth sectors.
- The huge scale of the UK industry has led to a growing and innovating offshore wind supply chain capability across the wind farm life-cycle, from surveys and feasibility, to manufacture and supply, installation, operation and maintenance, and related financial and professional services.
Scottish Development International is Scotland’s trade and foreign direct investment agency.
Scottish Development International is Scotland’s trade and foreign direct investment agency. Its aim is to encourage more overseas businesses to set up a location here, invest in Scottish businesses or buy Scottish products. We do this by providing information, partnering with businesses and investors who want to set up or invest here, and helping businesses find the connections they need.
We can also help businesses around the world access the huge range of high quality products and services offered in Scotland. Whether you’re looking to import our top-quality products – from whisky and salmon to cutting-edge tech – access our professional services or use our specialised expertise for your project, we can help you find the suppliers you need.