Recap 2019 edition

The IV Galician Offshore International Hub was attended by more than 300 international professionals, Galician, Spanish and European companies. The attendees were able to visit Navantia’s facilities as well as to participate in the presentations given by different national and international experts. It should be noted that through this event, the capacity of the Galician industry in general, but especially that of Ferrol and its region in everything related to offshore wind energy, which is essential for the energy transition, can be highlighted. The closing ceremony was attended by the Regional Minister of Economy, Employment and Industry of the Xunta de Galicia, Francisco Conde, who placed Galicia as “an international benchmark in the field of offshore wind energy” and was inaugurated by the Mayor of Ferrol, Ángel Mato, who stated that the GoInterhub “positions the city of Ferrol as a benchmark for offshore wind energy”.

Justo SierraPresident of Asime

Justo Sierra Rey holds a degree in Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela. He holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Trade Management from the University of Santiago de Compostela and an Executive MBA from the Afundación Business School (IESIDE).

He is currently Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of URO, Vehículos Especiales, S.A. (UROVESA), where he has previously held the positions of Marketing Director and Commercial Director.

Since July 2018 he has been President of ASIME.

Ángel MatoMayor of Ferrol

With a degree in Chemical Engineering and specialising in Environmental Management, Mato has worked in private sector companies such as Abengoa and has also been Councillor Delegate for Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructures of Ferrol City Council.

Lucas Gómez Fontecha. Head of Engineering, Offshore Wind Business Iberdrola

Mechanical engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. His experience covers offshore and onshore wind technology, management of offshore wind projects, negotiation of TSA contracts and coordination of high performance international teams in the different business areas/regions of Iberdrola.

Daniel Freile. WindEurope Director of Market Intelligence

For the past 12 years he has focused his career on the energy and climate policy sectors and on contributing to the development of renewable energy technologies. He has led and participated in several international projects and has been part of expert groups of the International Energy Agency and the European Commission.

He has experience in renewable energy, electricity and carbon markets, climate change policies, European policies and legislation, project management and international cooperation in the fields of research and promotion of new technologies.

Francisco Conde. Regional Minister of Economy, Employment and Industry

Doctor in Economic and Business Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. His professional career took place between 1995 and 2009 at the CEU San Pablo University, where Robert Schuman, vice-dean of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences and director of Institutional Relations, served as professor and director of the European Studies Classrooma department from which He was also Vice Chancellor. Before being appointed conselleiro, he was an advisor to the president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, between 2009 and 2012.

Antonio Sánchez Pérez. Oil & Gas & Diversification Program Manager, Navantia

Antonio Sánchez Pérez is a computer engineer from the University of Valladolid. He was Director of the following programmes at Navantia:

Del Hywind Scotland (floating wind) for Statoil (2016-2017), Platform Support Vessel (BAP) for PEMEX (2014-2015). He is currently responsible for offshore wind projects (Navantia Commercial Dept.).

He was Electricity Manager in Astano and IZAR in the following projects: Foinaven (BP) // Discoverer Entreprise // Discoverer Spirit // Discoverer Deep Seas (Transocen)// Farwha (Total) (1996-2004).

From 2005 he was Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Ferrol shipyard in the following projects: Juan Carlos I Ship (Spanish Navy) // ALHD Ships (Australian Navy) // F105 Frigate (Spanish Navy) (2005-2013).

José Pinheiro. Director of Southern Europe at OW Ocean Winds

José holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Portuguese Catholic University, followed by a postgraduate degree in Renewable Energies and a Master’s degree in Executive Development.

For more than 3 years he has been working for Vestas and later joined EPD, where he stayed for 10 years in different positions. He is currently the Director of Southern Europe at OW Ocean Wins.

Filip Meuleman. Engie Business Developer

1995: PhD in electrotechnical engineering – University of Ghent (Belgium) and University of Porto (Portugal).

Current position: Sr. Business Developer Offshore Wind at Engie (based in Belgium),

I worked 13 years for the Belgian TSO (Transmission System Operator) in different positions, from Project Manager to Grid Development Portfolio Manager.

Since 2008 active at Engie as Sr. Business Developer for renewable (wind) projects, first onshore wind projects and since 2011 also in offshore wind (e.g. the Mermaid project in Belgium).

Since 2015, Technical Manager at WindPlus for the project development phase of the WindFloat Atlantic project.

Since the end of 2017, Construction Manager at WindPlus for the WindFloat Atlantic project.

Member of the Board of the Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP).

Manuel Ignacio PérezR&D&I Director of Windar Renovables

Industrial Engineer from the University of Oviedo, specialising in Industrial Organisation and Lean methodology. Since the beginning of his career he has been linked to the Daniel Alonso Group, holding positions of responsibility in national and international plants. He is currently responsible for Process Engineering at Windar Renovables.

Images: IV Galician Offshore International HUB (2019)

Recap 2018 edition

The III Galician Offshore International Hub included the participation of more than 300 international, galician, spanish and european profesionals. The assistants could visit the Navantia facilities and participate in the conferences given by international and national experts. It is significant to mention that between 2017 and 2020 will be mobilised 24 trillion euros and it will be held more tha 287.000 jobs which will imply 600.000 job vacancies associated to this activity.

At the closing ceremony assists the counselor of Economy, employment and industry of Xunta de Galicia, Francisco Conde, who placed Galicia as an international reference in the offshore wind energy field.

Images: III Galician Offshore International HUB (2018)

Antonio Criado. Corporate Director of R+D+i of Navantia

Industrial Engineering degree by University of Seville. Started his professional career in Foster Wheeler as instrumentation engineer, since 1986 works in the then called Bazan and now Navantia, where has been Head of electronic design and Head of Meroka Program in the Systems division, and currently he is the Corporate Director of R+ D + i.

Ricardo Rocha. Head of Offshore structures in EDP Renewables

Is a geological engineer with more than thirteen years of experience in management and consultancy in the field of Geosciences Applied to Engineering, both onshore and offshore. He has specialized in the geological, geotechnical and geophysical characterization of the site and its applications to the different phases of development, design and construction of large projects with applications to oil and gas, conventional and renewable energy industries, mining, water distribution, supply of energy and transport.Mr. Rocha’s experience includes projects carried out throughout Europe, Africa and South America

Pierre Tardieu. Deputy-Director Public Affairs at WindEurope

Pierre manages the team in charge of advocacy and messaging which covers market design, Climate policy (ETS and UNFCCC negotiations) as well as EU regulatory frameworks including long term renewable energy targets and State aid. He also supports WindEurope’s international work with an emphasis on trade policy.

Pierre joined WindEurope in 2011 and has been working on renewable energy and environmental policy on behalf of trade associations since 2006. He has a background in political science and European Affairs and is a graduate of the College of Europe, Paris Catholic Institute and Science-Po Strasbourg.

Manuel Ignacio Pérez.  Manager I+D+I of Windar Renovables

Higher Industrial Engineer from the University of Oviedo, specialized in Industrial Organization and Lean methodology. Since the beginning of his career he has been linked to the Daniel Alonso Group, holding positions of responsibility in national and international plants. He is currently responsible for Process Engineering at Windar Renovables.

Aaron Smith . VP of Strategy of PPI Power

Aaron was an economist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he led a portfolio of work designed to identify high-value opportunities for onshore and offshore wind technologies and provide the United States Department of Energy with strategic decision support. In this role, and in his previous work as an electrical industry consultant, Aaron partnered with industry, research organizations and academia to accelerate the commercialization of innovative renewable generation technologies through focused economic analysis. Aaron graduated with honors from the University of Vermont with degrees in economics and political science.

Estanislao Rey-Baltar.  Wikinger Project Director of Iberdrola

Degree in economics from the University of Deusto and Master degree in business management from the IE. He has over 18 years of experience in Iberdrola assuming different positions of responsibility, among which are:

  • General Manager of the Spanish Challenge of the Copa América (Iberdrola was the main sponsor Of Copa América)
  • Financial Manager of Iberdrola Renovables
  • Added to the CEO of Iberdrola Renovables
  • Manager of the Wikinger Marine Wind Project

Irina Elizabeth Cortizo . Mechanical Engineer, Offshore Renewables of Atkins

Irina is a chartered engineer with the ImechE having graduated as an industrial engineer from the University of Oviedo. Her experience over the last 6 years has been focused on the concept, feed and detailed design of offshore wind substructures, both for wind turbine generators and offshore substation platforms. She is an active member of the offshore wind innovation board for Atkins SNC-Lavalin, supporting the development of new technologies within the offshore wind sector.

II Edition Galician Offshore International HUB 2017

II Edición Galician Offshore International HUB 2017

The second edition of Galician Offshore International HUB has repeated the sucess of the first edition with more tan 300 participants. In this edition the new line of action of the sector, the floating wind offshore, had special prominence. In the event, were presented the progress of Wikinger and Hywind projects. About the first project was highlighted the participation of Navantia and Windar with the building of 29 jackets whom represent a global level great stake on a business park as the one in the Baltic. The projects of Hywind, Navantia and Windar had played a significant role whereby will be given energy to 20.000 houses this fact put on record the prominence of the floating offshore. One more time was emphasized the fact that the future of naval sector lies in the offshore wind industry and in the offshore building.

I Edition Galician Offshore International HUB 2016

I Edición Galician Offshore International HUB 2016

First edition of Galician Offshore International HUB had welcomed more tan 300 international professionals. The event has been atended by galician and spanish  companies related with offshore wind industry. In this edition were presented projects developed by Navantia and Windar for Iberdrola and Statoil. The data given in this edition highlighted that offshore wind energy industry implies 11.027 MW, 3.230 wind turbines installed in 82 areas implying 46,5 trillion euros between the years 2010-2015 of financing in new assets. As economic data is worth stressing that  in the year 2015 were obtained 13 trillion euros of financing and 754 turbines.