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.

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Thursday, 20 June

16:00 h

Visit to Navantia Shipyard Facilities (Fene)

Avenida Pías – Cruceiro s/n. 15500 Fene

For the visit to Navantia will be established groups of a maximum 20 persons between 16:00 and 20:00 h. The schedule will be send via mail to the direction given in the registration. The transport to the Navantia facilities will be on behalf of each attendant.


Cocktail Reception

The cocktail will take place in: Pazo da Merced, s/n Ría de Ferrol – 15510 Neda. Price per person: €25

*To formalize the registration of the cocktail will be necessary a bank transfer to the next account number: ES80-0182-5636-92-0201504154. The bank transfer must contain the following information CocktailGOInterHUB and the first name and surname of the person registered in the cocktail.

Fryday, 21 june

Place:  CIS Galicia A Cabana, s/n-15590 Ferrol

08:30 h




09:00 h


Mr. Justo Sierra Rey. President of ASIME
Mr. Mayor of Ferrol
Mr. Francisco Conde López. Head of de Department of Economy and Industry, Xunta de Galicia

09:30 h

Inaugural Conference. “Iberdrola and marine wind”

Mr. Lucas Gómez Fontencha. Head of Engineering, Offshore Wind Business, IBERDROLA

10:00 h

Energy transition/ Climate change

Office of Energie UE

10:30 h

Offshore wind energy trends. The European perspective

Mr. Daniel Fraile. Head of Marketing Intelligence

11:00 h

Q & A

11:20 h


Pausa café

Coffee – Networking

11:45 h

“Singular projects”

Mr. Antonio Sánchez Pérez. Oil & Gas & Diversification Program Manager, NAVANTIA

“New challeges in the suplly chain of the global wind sector”

Mr. Manuel Ignacio Pérez Rodríguez. Manager I+D+i of Windar Renovables

12:15 h

EDP Renováveis

Mr. Jose Pinheiro. Director of Windfloat Atlantic Project of EDP

12:45 h


Mr. Filip Neuleman. Business Developer & Gridconn


13:15 h

Q & A

13:30 h


Closing Ceremony

Xunta de Galicia

Vino Español

Cocktail – Networking


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

irst 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.