1. Massachusetts Offshore Wind Supply Chain Forum

    Massachusetts Offshore Wind Supply Chain Forum

    Massachusetts Offshore Wind Supply Chain Forum

    May 31, 2017

    Newton Marriott Hotel – 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466

    Event Description:

    The Massachusetts Offshore Wind Supply Chain Forum will be a one-day event jointly hosted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (EEA, HED and MassCEC).  The goal of the Forum is to bring together key offshore wind developers, turbine manufacturers and industry suppliers with the local and regional small businesses, manufacturers and supply and service providers.  The Forum will provide local companies an opportunity to learn about this emerging industry in Massachusetts and schedule match making sessions with key industry players to explore business opportunities. 

    Event Details:

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Newton Marriott Hotel2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466

    Registration link  

    Information Sharing:

    Local companies will be asked to provide details on their capabilities, qualifications, and services.  Following event, MassCEC will compile a MA Offshore Wind Supply Chain Resource Directory with contact and business information for all attendees and other interested, qualified registrants. 


    08:00                    Networking Breakfast

    09:00                    Welcome by MassCEC

    09:15                     Keynote addresses from the Baker Administration and Legislative Leadership

    • Secretary Matthew Beaton, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
    • Secretary Jay Ash, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

    09:30                    Review of Program Agenda and Match-making Opportunity

    9:45 - 11:00           Panel Sessions on Local Supply Chain Opportunities

    Morning panel sessions will provide an opportunity for offshore wind developers, turbine manufacturers, and major industry contractors  introduce themselves and give an overview of potential local supply chain opportunities, typical procurement process and anticipated timeline for deployment.  Will allow developers an opportunity to set expectations for local supply chain opportunities.

    09:45 – 10:15       Developer Session

    • DONG Energy - Thomas Brostrøm, General Manager North America
    • Deepwater Wind – Jeff Grybowski, Chief Executive Officer
    • Vineyard Wind – Erich Stephens, Chief Executive Officer

    10:15 – 10:45       OEM Session

    • GE Offshore – Derek Stillwell, Commercial Leader North America Offshore Wind
    • Siemens – Jason Folsom – Commercial Head of Offshore Wind, Americas Region

    10:45 – 11:30       Major Offshore Wind Contractor Session

    • Gulf Island Fabrication – Roy Francis, Senior VP Business Dev.
    • Fred. Olsen Ocean AS – Ketel Arvesen, Vice President
    • EEW – Tim Mack, Head of Offshore Wind Development, North America

    11:30-5:00         Matchmaking Sessions (concurrently with Afternoon Sessions)

    Offshore Wind Developers, Turbine Manufacturers,  and major industry suppliers/contractors will meet with local companies for 10-15 minute sessions throughout the afternoon.  Additionally, there will be overview panel sessions to provide general information to local companies on the offshore wind industry.

    12:00-1:30         Lunch

    1:30 – 2:15        Session for Local Companies #1: Offshore Wind 101

    • MassCEC
    • Developer
    • OSW Supplier

    2:15-3:00          Session for Local Companies #2: Overview on Massachusetts Port Infrastructure and Assessment Initiative

    • MassCEC
    • Ramboll
    • Apex

    3:15-4:00          Session for Local Companies #3: Doing Business in Massachusetts

    • MassCEC
    • HED
    • MOBD
    • MassDevelopment

    4:00-5:00        Networking Reception

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