Houlder at Offshore Wind Partnering Forum

The 2016 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) is to be be held October 2-5, 2016 in Newport, RI, USA. Organisers, Business Network for Offshore Wind, have announced Houlder’s Marine Equipment Director, James A. Russell (pictured) has been selected as a speaker.

James will present on Oil & Gas Equipment Adaptions For Working in Offshore Wind – Lift Vessels & Arms for Installation. Innovation being an important topic, James will share lessons that the Oil & Gas sector can provide to the wind industry drawing upon direct experience to lower costs.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I congratulate the speakers selected as part of the third annual IPF. For the past two years, the Network has brought together top developers, policy makers, global experts, and U.S. businesses,” said Business Network for Offshore Wind Board Chairman Donald Hairston, Vice President and General Manager of Meggitt, a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems. “The Network has become the hub of the offshore wind community and the Forum a place for critical discussions and unprecedented networking opportunities.”

Presentations are competitively selected by the 2016 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum Advisory Committee. This is comprised of leading U.S. and International experts. This Committee guides the educational content of the Forum. Each expert represents a unique section and view point of the supply chain.

This ensures that Network provides comprehensive content, the best technical information and the most recent innovations and policy developments in the U.S. offshore wind industry.

James will participate in the Oil & Gas Transferability: Case Studies of Transferrable Concepts from Other Sectors along with Chris Willow (BVG Associates), Steve Hadik (Van Dam BV), and Ken Taylor (FoundOcean).

International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum

What: International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
When: October 3, Session 2- 11:00 – 12:15 pm
Where: The Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave. Newport, RI 02840
Website: www.2016IPF.com/agenda.html

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