OWC2022 to focus on Humber gains and opportunity

The offshore wind community is gearing up for a major Humber conference.

Offshore Wind Connections 2022, which has headline sponsorship from Ørsted, will be held at The Spa, Bridlington on April 27 & 28 and has attracted significant interest.

Hosted by Team Humber Marine Alliance, the conference is in its ninth year and continues to build on the success of the industry in the region.

With a focus on opportunities for further investment and the supply chain, OWC 2022 features an exhibition hall, industry speakers, one-to-ones and high-level networking.

Delegates will hear from a broad range of speakers directly involved in the sector, including senior management at main developers and manufacturers based around the Humber such as Ørsted, RWE and Siemens Gamesa. Opportunities for hydrogen will be covered, both in the UK and abroad. Industry speakers will be joined by the public sector and other key UK organisations including the Department of Trade and Industry, Northern Powerhouse and MaritimeUK. International opportunities will be highlighted by speakers from the USA, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Andrew Oliver, chair of Team Humber Marine Alliance, said: “Once again, the ambition and the appetite for collaboration is evident, with so many key companies, organisations and delegates coming together to help take the Humber to the next stage of its growth in offshore renewables and maritime.

“OWC is hugely important in bringing people together to ensure we do not lose momentum, stay competitive and capitalise on the opportunities for the future of the region and the net zero ambition.”

OWC 2022 will be opened by Andrew Oliver and deputy chief executive of RenewableUK Melanie Onn along with deputy chair of Hull & East York LEP, Stephen Parnaby OBE.

In a first for the conference, a Skills Theatre will bring together relevant training organisations and employers in one forum to inform delegates and careers advisors of the necessary skills and qualifications for jobs in the marine, maritime and offshore sectors, as well as covering available apprenticeships and training in the region.

An Innovation Theatre will be hosted by the Humber Offshore Wind Cluster and will focus on the need for collaborative working, encouraging entrepreneurship, supporting new innovators and potential partners, and the cluster’s vital role in contributing to net zero in the Humber by 2040.

In addition to the headline sponsorship from Ørsted, the platinum sponsors are ORE Catapult, Associated British Ports and RWE, with the maritime logistics sponsorship being provided by Kestrel.

The gold sponsor is Carlbom Shipping and the silver sponsor is IRISNDT. RSM will once again support the conference through funding the networking drinks. OWC is also being supported by the Department of international Trade and by RenewableUK. Grimsby Renewables Partnership, which is merging with Team Humber Marine Alliance, is a conference partner.

One-to-one sessions are available for ticket holders on the afternoon of April 27 with Mark Adams, UK Supply Chain Development Manager for Ørsted. For details on how to book a session, please contact Team Humber Marine Alliance’s manager, Mary Green (marygreen@thma.co.uk).

The main part of the conference kicks off on the evening of April 27 in a RenewableUK Connect networking event with drinks sponsored by RSM.

For further information and to book exhibition space or tickets, please visit www.offshorewindconnections.com


For Team Humber Marine Alliance members – conference and exhibition pass: £65.00 + vat For non-Team Humber Marine Alliance members – conference and exhibition pass: £95.00 + vat