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Team Norway’s Energetic Future – Britain & Norway: Collaborating to deliver on the energy transition

Posted on 26 October 2022

Team Norway’s Energetic Future – Britain & Norway: Collaborating to deliver on the energy transition

Achieving our climate goals whilst also addressing the immediate requirement for greater energy security demands ever closer working between nations and across the world. Linked to this is the need to drive the energy transition, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with our existing energy sources, whilst also developing new industries which will support our energy system and generate new employment for future generations.

Team Norway’s Energetic Future – Britain & Norway, will be held on Thursday 3rd November 2022, at Sage Gateshead, Newcastle. It will offer decision makers, influencers, and innovators an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the regional and global energy system, the synergies between UK and Norway, and new ideas and innovations, as well as explore business and collaboration opportunities.
The event will emphasise collaboration between Britain and Norway to deliver the energy transition and will offer a full-day conference including keynote addresses, presentations, case studies and panel discussions, an evening reception, as well as business networking, ‘trade missions’ and a mini-exhibition.

Topics for keynotes, panel discussions and case studies include Collaboration & Innovation in North East England; Sustainability in the Supply Chain; Skills; and the North Sea Link.

For more detailed information have a look at the flyer Team Norway Energetic Future – Britain & Norway and reserve your place here.

We are happy to announce that we have secured special hotel room rates for attendees of the Energetic Future conference. You can find more information on the various hotel room options and how to book by clicking here here.



08:30 – 09:30       Registration – Breakfast – Networking

09:30 – 09:35       Welcome Note by Kyrre Haugen, General Manager, NBCC

09:35 – 09:40      Opening Remarks

09:40 – 10:00       Keynote: Energy Transition Outlook – Our collective agreement to meet net zero by Hari Vamadevan, Regional Director UK & Irland, DNV

Session 1 – Collaboration & Innovation in Northeast England

10:00 – 10:15     Presentation: Lower Emissions Oil and Gas Production by Tom Brighton, Energy Advisor, Norwegian Energy Partners

10:15 – 10:30     Presentation: Dogger Bank overview By Tom Nightingale, North East Stakeholder Manager, Renewables, Equinor.

10:30 – 10:45     Case Study: We will find a way – Bringing resident subsea drones to market by Ash Sheppard, Chief Strategy Officer, Modus Subsea Group                                       Ltd

10:45 – 11:00      Case Study: Delivering State of the Art Service Operation Vessels  through collaboration between the UK & Norway? by Andrew Duncan,                                          Renewables Director, North Star Renewables and Thomas Brathaug, Principal Naval Architect Conceptual Design, Vard

11:00 – 11:15     Refreshments – Networking – Exhibition

11:15 – 11:30     Presentation: Tyne Transformed by Matthew Beeton, CEO, Port of Tyne

11:30 – 12:00     Panel Discussion: Where are the opportunities for greater emissions reduction? What are the key challenges to delivering these?

                             Moderated by Mark BruceVP of Regional Sales UK & Ireland, Kongsberg

12:00 – 12:15     Refreshments – Networking – Exhibition

Session 2 – Sustainability in the Supply Chain

12:15 – 12:30      Keynote: Sustainability in the Kongsberg Supply Chain by Rob Anthony, SVP Global Supply Chain & UK Country Manager, Kongsberg Maritime.

12:30 – 12:45      Presentation: The Gas System of the Future by William       Osborne, Senior Innovation Consultant, DNV

12:45 – 13:00      Presentation

13:00 – 13:15       Refreshments – Networking – Exhibition

13:15 – 13:30       Presentation: The role of sustainability in creating a competitive industry and supply chain by Sarah Pirie, Project Director,                                                                   Aker Offshore Wind

13:30 – 14:00       Panel Discussion: What are the challenges and opportunities for the supply chain to meet environmental and industry expectations?

                                  Moderated by Tom BrightonEnergy Advisor, Norwegian Energy Partners

14:00 – 15:15     Lunch – Networking

Session 3 – Skills Transfer

15:15 – 15:30     Keynote by Paul Parry, Skills Group Leader, EnergiCoast

15:30 – 15:45     Presentation: Investing in skills for economic growth by Karen Burgess, Sector Skills Facilitator, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

15:45 – 16:00      Presentation: Offshore Wind – Skills Opportunity by Thomas Wildsmith, Head of Commercial, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

16:00 – 16:15    Presentation/ Case Study: Delivering the Energy Transition by Jason Brown, SVP – Head of Renewables UK, Aker Solutions

16:15 – 16:30     Refreshments – Networking

16:30 – 16:45     Presentation: Closing the skills gap to deliver the Energy Transition by Annie Kristie Korsmo, Head of Ecosystem, Energy Valley

16:45 – 17:15    Panel Discussion: Where are the key skills shortfalls right now and what can be done to address them?

                              Moderated by Tom Nightingale, North East Stakeholder Manager, Renewables, Equinor

17:15 – 17:30     Closing Remarks by TBC

18:30 – 22:00     Evening Networking Reception to be held at By The River Brew Co.

After a full day of conferencing, you can wind down and network alongside other industry professionals over good food and great local brew By the River Brew Co. @ Hawker Market