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Sacramento, CA

Floating OSW Port & Vessel Summit

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Host Sponsors

  • Nor Cal Carpenters Union
  • Port of Long Beach


  • General Dynamics
  • Bardex

Media Partner

  • Pacific Maritime Magazine

Community Partner

  • CAPA


  • Wed, February 21 2024

    • CAPA Ports Day

      Oceantic Network is pleased to partner with the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA) for their annual Ports Day on Wednesday, February 21, the day before the OSW Floating OSW Port & Vessel Summit. All Summit attendees are encouraged to attend this important event to connect with West Coast policy makers, legislators, and port leaders. Please note there is a fee for non-members of CAPA to attend.

      Location: Microsoft, 1415 L Street, Suite 200, Sacramento

      RSVP here.

    • Welcome Reception and Member Happy Hour

      Join your colleagues for networking and refreshments to kick off the inaugural Floating OSW Port & Vessel Summit. The reception will be held at:

      Sauced BBQ and Spirits
      1028 7th Street
      Sacramento, CA  95814

  • Thu, February 22 2024

    • Registration & Breakfast

      Registration opens at 8 a.m. Be sure to arrive early to enjoy breakfast and networking before the Summit begins.

    • Opening Remarks


      • – Liz Burdock, President & CEO, Oceantic Network
    • Keynote Address

      Floating offshore wind is destined to have a significant build-out in the United States over the next thirty years, becoming a leading source of renewable energy for millions of homes and businesses. To successfully develop and grow the industry and supply chain in the Pacific region, stakeholders need to work collaboratively and remain committed to a strategic vision that prioritizes port redevelopment, manufacturing, and vessel upgrades. California has embarked on this critical journey and is laying the groundwork for both regional and global collaboration.  Hear from a key architect of this effort and learn what is ahead in 2024.


      – Jana Ganion, Senior Advisor for Offshore Wind, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

    • Floating Offshore Wind Market Overview and West Coast Implications

      How and where is the floating offshore wind market developing globally and who are the supply chain players emerging? Hear from an expert market watchdog who will break down floating offshore wind’s current and future global market and what that means for development on the West Coast. Attendees will also learn what floating offshore wind platform designs are emerging as early market favorites.


      – Laura Zagar, San Francisco Office Managing Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

    • Building a Network of Offshore Wind Ports: A $36 billion plan for Clean Energy Infrastructure

      What port system does the West Coast need to build out their floating offshore wind ambitions? How many ports will the East Coast need to harness their floating ambitions? Late last year, Oceantic Network’s Ports Working Group released a study that details the gap between the nation’s offshore wind ambitions and the ports available and lays out a path to develop a national network of offshore wind ports. Building on the work of previous national, regional, and state studies (which have identified the number and types of port facilities that will be needed to realize a full buildout of the U.S. offshore wind market), the Ports Working Group determined the amount and timing of funding necessary to reach these targets. Panelists will share the findings and key recommendations of the study that will set the industry on a course to meet funding port needs, both from private and public sectors.


      –  Moderator: Brian Sabina, CEO, Clean Energy Terminals

      – Jack Haynie, Offshore Wind & Renewables Lead, Baird

      – Michael Magri Overend, Senior Project Manager / EPC Director – Atlas Floating Offshore Wind Farm California, Equinor

      – Suzanne Plezia Chief Harbor Engineer, Port of Long Beach

    • Networking Break

      Networking Break

    • AB525: Understanding California's Offshore Wind Strategic Plan


      Moderator: David Chiu, City Attorney, City of San Francisco

      – Molly Croll, Pacific Offshore Wind Director, ACP

      – Brooklyn Fox, Offshore Wind Consultant, Xodus

      – Elizabeth Huber, Director – Siting, Transmission, and Environmental Protection Division, California Energy Commission

      – Rick Umoff, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Vineyard Offshore

    • Technology Spotlight: Simple Pragmatic Approach to Kick Start FLOW in California

      Bardex Corporations existing, technology agnostic and market agnostic solutions, support the increasing demands of offshore wind projects.

      Addressing port industrialization challenges, setting the bar and ensuring compliance with evolving environmental regulations for emissions and port water cleanliness.

      Solutions that eliminate expensive operations and improve the operational safety profile of the execution strategy. Saving developers billions of dollars, while significantly reducing schedule, and time to market, with a by-product that significantly reduces Co2 emissions for every FLOW platform installed.

      Paving the way to drive down LCOE and providing a circular economy that will set the bar for the industry.


      – Darren McQuillan, Global Business Development, Bardex

    • Supplier Perspectives: Laying the Foundations for a Robust West Coast Supply Chain

      Supply chain development has proven to be a major stumbling block to East Coast offshore wind deployment. As California and other Pacific states move forward with ambitious offshore wind targets, what are the key considerations for the development of a supply chain that can deliver on these targets on-time and on-budget? What are the most important lessons to take away from the East Coast, and how can experienced players bring their voices to the conversation?


      – Moderator: John Begala, Vice President for Federal & State Policy, Oceantic Network

      – Michelle Bardini, Public Affairs Manager, Vestas

      – Seth Price, Vice President of Technology, Principle Power

      – Sloane Perras, General Counsel, Foss Offshore Wind

    • Lunch

      Enjoy a networking lunch with fellow attendees.

      Sponsored by:

      General Dynamics

    • Panel: Regional Cooperation on the West Coast

      Public ports will play a key role in the buildout of floating offshore wind on the West Coast. From Long Beach to the Puget Sound, public port authorities feature well-run facilities and easily accessible waterfront. Panelists will walk through the specific regional considerations that must be taken into account for successful floating offshore wind operations at West Coast public port facilities.


      Moderator: Cassidy Fisher, Program Director– Joint Innovation, Maritime Blue

      – Sean Farley, President, ILWU L34

      – Adam Stern, Executive Director Offshore Wind California

      – Nicole Hughes, Executive Director, Renewable Northwest

      – Martha Miller, State Director, CAPA


    • Floating Vessel Needs & West Coast Shipbuilding

      On the East Coast, vessel availability has already proven to be a major stumbling block for fixed-bottom offshore wind projects. On the West Coast, the installation and maintenance of floating offshore wind projects will require a large number of specialized vessels, as well as a supply chain to support the structures and keep the vessels operational. Panelists will cover the different types of vessels that will be needed on the West Coast, considerations that must be taken into account by shipbuilders, and other strategies for proactively meeting this challenge.


      Moderator: John Begala, Vice President for Federal and State Policy, Oceantic Network

      – Wei Huang, Director, American Bureau of Shipping

      – Anna Stebbins, Engineering & Resource Development, Lake Union Drydock

      – Lindsay Van Antwerp Manager, Commercial Business Development, General Dynamics NASSCO

    • Networking Break

      Networking Break

    • Understanding West Coast Environmental Standards and Stakeholder Engagement

      The West Coast has a well-earned reputation as a leader in setting environmental standards through legislation and regulatory action. As floating offshore wind projects, and the needed port upgrades and vessels development move through the engineering and design phase, the process for addressing environmental and permitting requirements for ports that support offshore wind will be critical to successfully developing offshore wind in California. What can be done now to ensure clear communication and cooperation between leaseholders, stakeholders, and the permitting authorities for state governments so that ports are ready to support the offshore wind industry?


      – Whitney Fiore, Offshore Wind and Marine Regional Lead, ICF

      – Kelly Boyd Momoh, Senior Director, Policy and Regulatory-West Coast- U.S., Equinor

      – Scott Morgan, State Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Ocean Winds-Golden State Wind Project

      – Lisa Mangione, Senior Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

      – Eli Harland, Electric Generation System Program Specialist, California Energy Commission

    • Closing Remarks


      – Nancy Kirshner Rodriguez, Western Director, Oceantic Network


To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected]Download our Sponsorship Opportunities PDF to learn more.


Oceantic Network does not have a room block for this event but there are several hotels in walking distance.

Event Venue: Urban Hive

The Galley, Level One


The Urban Hive does not have a parking garage specific to the venue, however there are two parking lots within walking distance:

SP+ Parking Garage, 1011 8th St
SP+ Parking Garage,  849 J St

There is a light rail station stop at 8th and K Station, as well as a bus stop at 8th and K.
1007 7th StreetSacramento, CA 95814

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