Offshore Wind Opportunities in Virginia USA

Event Date: Wednesday May 12, 2021
Event Time: 3pm - 4pm BST
Event Venue: Online (Zoom)

Following the first ever White House Offshore Wind Round Table and the Biden
Administration’s target to produce 30 GW of energy from offshore wind by 2030,
there is no doubting offshore wind’s pivotal role in the USA’s ambition to decarbonise
their power consumption by 2035.

We invite you to The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) virtual event, in
collaboration with EEEGR, OrbisEnergy and Virginia Beach Economic Development, to
discover how East of England companies can win new business in what promises to be a
rich source of new offshore wind energy (OWE) development.

Virginia Beach is at the leading edge of the USA’s OWE developments. Already home to
one of only two completed offshore wind projects in the USA, Virginia Beach will have
the country’s largest project starting construction in 2024 with another development
projected to produce 2.5 GW beginning the following year. It is also well positioned to
service other USA projects up and down the East Coast.

With large electricity demand from major nearby cities, substantial local port facilities,
continuous offshore wind speeds and a shallow seabed, Virginia presents a huge
opportunity for UK businesses. This includes East of England technology and services
as well as skills and experience from having supplied the offshore wind sector since
its earliest beginnings. Virginia Beach’s position and assets provide an opportunity for
all: from the smallest SME whose experience might be supplying companies in the UK
sector, to large multi-nationals already supplying OWE developments worldwide.
Event speakers:

• DIT at the British Embassy in Washington and the Consulate-General in New York,
discussing the USA-wide implications of recent announcements

• Virginia Beach Economic Development, describing the current landscape and how
the city authorities can help British companies

• Leading East of England companies who have engaged in Virginia already,
highlighting what you can expect and how they have succeeded

• A panel discussion with all speakers, answering any questions you may have

• DIT East of England who will explain how DIT can help you identify and reach
contacts in the business partners across the sector

This is OWE development that’s happening now and is a huge opportunity for companies
looking to expand their reach in an exciting new OWE market – so register here for this
essential virtual event.


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The Team

Angela Grey

Angela Grey, Building and Tenant Manager and joined the team at OrbisEnergy in 2017.  She brings over 20 years experience of sales and customer service.

Angela is still fairly new to offshore renewables and is eager to build a sound knowledge of the industry.

Ian Pease

Ian Pease, Business Development Manager joined in February 2020. His role is to drive forward OrbisEnergy as an innovation and technology cluster for the region’s clean energy sector by working closely with new and existing tenants.

Carlie Seager

Carlie joined the OrbisEnergy team as a Property Support Administrator in August 2019. She brings with her two years of sales negotiation & customer service and almost five years of business administration working within the NHS. Carlie is new to the Offshore Renewable Energy field but is looking forward to building her knowledge within a fantastic team.

Steve Huxter

Steve joined OrbisEnergy as a Property Support Administrator in July 2019. He brings over 30 years experience of Central Government service across various departments, the last being with HMRC. A recent arrival to Lowestoft, he is enjoying, along with his family, learning the sites and sounds of this area especially the wonderful sea views.

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