Advisory: West Coast’s Floating OSW Port & Vessel Summit

Oceantic Network, the leading organization working to advance offshore wind and other ocean renewable industries and their supply chains, will host a Floating OSW Port & Vessel Summit on February 21-22 in Sacramento, California to help prepare the West Coast supply chain for floating offshore wind. Hosted in partnership with the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA), the Summit will convene key decision makers and innovators to set goals, identify challenges, and propose pathways to success for building critical port infrastructure and supporting the sector’s vessel demands.  

The success of America’s floating wind industry will be dependent on its ability to establish robust port infrastructure and deploy the many specialized vessels needed to construct and maintain a floating wind farm. As the pipeline of projects continues to grow, the industry must come together to determine the logistics of affordably and efficiently receiving, transporting, holding, and installing turbine components. The Summit, sponsored by Bardex, the Northern California Carpenters Union, the Port of Long Beach, and General Dynamics NASSCO, will facilitate these discussions to ensure an efficient rollout of floating offshore wind technology. 

Floating OSW Port & Vessel Summit
Wednesday, February 21 & Thursday, February 22
Sacramento, California

February 21

CAPA Ports Day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Welcome Reception & Member Happy Hour from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

February 22

Registration & Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Keynote Address at 9 a.m. – David Hochschild, California Energy Commission
Floating OSW Market Overview (Presentation) at 9:10 a.m.
Building A Network of OSW Ports (Panel) at 9:25 a.m.
Working With Public Ports on the West Coast (Presentation) at 10:35 a.m.
Special Announcement at 11:25 a.m.
What Floating OSW Platforms Are Best for the West Coast? (Panel) at 11:35 a.m.
AB525: Understanding California’s OSW Strategic Plan (Panel) at 1:30 p.m.
Floating Vessel Needs & West Coast Shipbuilding (Presentation) at 2:20 p.m.
Understanding West Coast Environmental Standards and Stakeholder Engagement (Panel) at 3:40 p.m.

If you are a member of the press interested in attending the Floating OSW Port & Vessel Summit, please contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] to arrange media registration. 

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