The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s annual OSW Port & Vessel Summit will bring together market sector leaders in New Orleans September 21-22.
For Immediate Release: September 7, 2023
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-444-3766
BALTIMORE – The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading organization dedicated solely to the advancement of the offshore wind renewable energy industry and its supply chain, will host the OSW Port & Vessel Summit in New Orleans on Thursday, September 21, and Friday, September 22. The two-day Summit will cover the maritime business opportunities and challenges rapidly unfolding in the U.S. offshore wind market as the industry works to meet ambitious national and state-level energy goals. Session topics include:
- Attracting Private Infrastructure Capital into Offshore Wind Port Development
- Carbon Neutral Alternatives for the Offshore Wind Fleet
- The Potential of Unmanned Surface Vessels in Offshore Wind: Reducing Cost, Carbon, and Risk
- And more!
Ports and vessels are the backbone of the U.S. offshore wind industry. Understanding the improvements needed for the nation’s port infrastructure, as well as ensuring the availability and capacity of vessels, will be critical over the next decade as more turbines are installed in U.S. waters. As the pipeline of projects continues to grow, the industry needs to come together to determine logistics to affordably and efficiently receive, transport, hold, and install turbine components.
“From the beginning, a lack of ports and vessels to support the offshore wind industry has been a consistent bottleneck to further development,” said Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “The OSW Port & Vessel Summit allows us to foster connections with the nation’s top ports and shipbuilders to meet our collective challenges and build an enduring offshore wind market. We’re particularly excited to bring the Summit to the Gulf Coast, a region with decades of maritime and offshore energy experience.”
OSW Port & Vessel Summit: September 21-22
Presented by the Business Network for Offshore Wind
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
Welcome Reception at 6 p.m.
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Programming from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Networking Happy Hour at 5 p.m.
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Programming from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch at 12:15 p.m.
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-444-3766.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a robust offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. It advances the industry forward through education, facilitating partnerships, and events, including the International Partnering Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in America. Learn more at offshorewindus.org.