For Immediate Release: December 13, 2022
Media Contact: Melinda Skea |[email protected] | 202-709-9793
San Diego – Coming on the heels of California’s first-ever offshore wind lease auction last week, the Oceantic Network—the largest nonprofit working to accelerate U.S. offshore wind development and build a dedicated domestic supply chain—will host a California Offshore Wind Supplier Day this Wednesday, December 14 in San Diego to educate West Coast businesses about floating offshore wind and boost supply chain collaboration and innovation in this quickly emerging market.
The race to meet the federal goal of deploying 15 gigawatts (GW) of floating offshore wind by 2035 and California’s recently announced goal of 25 GW of offshore wind energy by 2045 will create unprecedented growth opportunities for West Coast businesses throughout the supply chain.
This event will feature speakers from Ocean Winds, Equinor and RWE — three of the five companies with successful bids in last week’s auction. Over 100 attendees from dozens of supply chain businesses are expected to attend, and participants will be able to meet with offshore wind developers, technology providers, and other suppliers, and learn about potential contracting opportunities.
WHAT: California Offshore Wind Supplier Day hosted by the Oceantic Network
WHEN: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Click here to view the agenda and full list of speakers.
WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley
7540 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108
The following individuals will be available for pre-arranged interviews throughout the day:
- Paul James Sørheim, Project Manager for California and the U.S. West Coast, REN BD U.S. and Americas at Equinor ASA
- Ross Tyler, Senior Developer for Offshore Wind at RWE
- Tyler Studds, Ocean Winds Head of Offshore Wind Business Development – West
- Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Senior Director for Policy and Outreach at Oceantic Network
Media interested in covering this event or arranging an interview should contact Melinda Skea at 202-709-9793 or [email protected].
Oceantic Network is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a robust offshore wind supply chain in the U.S. It advances the industry forward through education, facilitating partnerships, and events, including the International Offshore Wind Partnership Forum, the largest offshore wind conference in America. Learn more at Oceantic.org.