What you will learn:
In an industry that is growing rapidly in volume of projects and technology innovation, ports and vessels are critical parts of the supply chain to make offshore wind projects happen. This course will be your guide to understand the characteristics and requirements for ports and vessels, what considerations should be taken for vessels to serve during construction and operations phases of offshore wind projects. The course will discuss the U.S. offshore wind farms vessels and will explore their latest global innovations and trends in the logistics of offshore wind.
Who should attend?
- Individuals who want to learn more about the installation specific supply chain that exists in the U.S.
- Government decision makers, employees, and stakeholders that need a better understanding of the physical space, equipment, and vessels that are needed to build and offshore wind projects
- Professionals in renewable energy industry, project stakeholders, operators and other individuals who wish to broaden their knowledge
7. Ports and vessels
7.1 Overview of port requirements
7.2 Vessels – considerations for design, construction, and operations
7.3 Vessels for US offshore wind farms
7.4 Vessels trends and innovations
Chris Elkinton, Senior Project Manager and Offshore Technical Lead
Dr. Chris Elkinton is a Project Manager and the Offshore Technical Lead on the Wind Independent Engineering team at DNV GL. Dr. Elkinton has more than 15 years of experience in offshore wind consulting on project feasibility and concept design, port readiness, due diligence, and market entry. Dr. Elkinton specializes in technical due diligence for onshore and offshore wind projects and has managed technical due diligence assignments in support of project financing for more than 4 GW of wind projects during the past five years. Last year alone, Dr. Elkinton and his colleagues provided technical due diligence to 85% of the onshore wind financing transactions in the US and 3.4 GW in offshore wind transactions globally. Dr. Elkinton joined DNV GL in 2007 and holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.