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ONS 2022: Energy islands, offshore grids and renewable energy

29. August 2022, 18:00 - 19:00

“Vågen” Stavanger Harbor in Norway

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Join us for the ONS+ exclusive event about how to utilize the huge potential of renewable power in the North Sea and ensure new innovations, technology and business opportunities.

Offshore wind energy in the North Sea will be a cornerstone in accelerating scale up of renewable energy in Europe the coming years. Denmark is building energy islands and Norway is accelerating offshore wind power production in the North Sea. Both countries are keen to enable private competences in the strong offshore energy supply chain.

The North Sea is the perfect place to lead the way in scaling up the offshore capacity quickly.

The development will consist of multiple connected offshore energy islands, offshore wind production at massive scale as well as electricity and green hydrogen interconnectors. What possibilities could this bring for the offshore industry?

Technology innovation will remain a key ingredient, as well as reducing the cost of finance and savings through greater efficiency across the supply chain. But Europe’s wind energy supply chain is facing challenges. Costs for raw materials and components are increasing.

We will invite a Danish mayor, the Norwegian transmission system operator and industry leaders to the stage to provide their view on how to develop the future energy system of the North Sea.


18:00 Introduction by moderator, Karianne Kojen Andersen, Innovation Manager, GCE Ocean Technology

18:05 Welcome by host - World Energy Cities Partnership, Jesper Frost, the Mayor of Esbjerg, the Energy Metropolis of Denmark

18:10 Planning grids at Sea, Håkon Borgen, Executive Vice President Offshore development, Statnett SF

18:20 From fossil fuels to offshore wind and hydrogen, Hugo Buis, VP Offshore Power EMEA, Shell Denmark

18:25 Energy islands as new business opportunity, Ørsted

18:30 Renewable Energy in the North Sea, Øyvind Rusaanes, Head of the Europe region in BD Offshore wind, Equinor

18:35 Q&A

18:55 Round off by host , Jesper Frost, the Mayor of Esbjerg, the Energy Metropolis of Denmark

19:00 Networking reception

To round off the programme we invite all to join our networking reception to catch up with attendees at the event.

Participation and Costs

The ONS+ area at Stavanger Harbor is free and open to everyone - all three nights Monday August 29 - Wednesday August 31. A popular networking arena in the evenings for locals and visitors to the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) 2022 conference.


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The event is hosted by:

The City of Esbjerg, Business Esbjerg, Invest in Denmark & GCE Ocean Technology

Contact Information

Karianne Kojen Andersen

Innovation Manager

Karianne Kojen Andersen