Baltimore, Maryland, April 22 and 23, Camden Yards
Many of the world’s most experienced offshore wind companies are meeting in Baltimore to share their knowledge and meet with Maryland companies that are looking to establish a U.S. offshore wind energy industry.
The Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind’s (BizMDOSW) Annual Meeting is a 2-day gathering of European and American business executives, government officials, technical experts and academics brought together to build expertise among local companies. The event, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland on April 22-23, at Camden Yards, is expected to attract 150 participants from the U.S., Germany and Denmark including Dong Energy, Siemens, Bladt Industries, Blue Water Shipping and A2Sea.
A dinner on April 22nd will be a celebration honoring U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management Director Abigail Hopper for outstanding achievement within the offshore wind industry.
The all day April 23rd meeting will focus on creating jobs locally and regionally, including subcontracting opportunities for Maryland businesses and will also include reports on the East Coast regional offshore wind industry in Rhode Island, Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland.
The Maryland offshore wind development is projected to have steel in the water by 2019, and the development team expects to submit its OREC application to the state and to seek further permitting from U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. “Strategic partnerships and contracts are currently being negotiated and soft costs are now being spent by companies positioning themselves to be in the supply chain,” says Liz Burdock, Executive Director, BizMDOSW. “Maryland companies, seeking experience in the offshore wind market and the requisite certifications, are coming together through strategic alliances with regional and international companies to best position themselves for future business in the sector, estimated locally at $100M during construction and $300M during operations, “ says Burdock.
For a complete list of speakers and participating foreign companies, see the
International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum’s website at: