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Join Guice Offshore at the 2023 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF)! #2023IPF

Join Guice Offshore at the 2023 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF)! #2023IPF

Guice Offshore will be at this month’s International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF), the premiere offshore wind energy conference in the Americas from March 28-30!  

Look for our Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Schyed to learn all about our hard-working, well-equipped, Jones Act-qualified fleet of Guice Offshore wind support and specialty vessels!

To view other companies confirmed to attend #2023IPF, click here!

At the IPF, offshore wind industry experts from around the world will converge to share best business practices, the most advanced technical and scientific findings and policy updates impacting offshore wind.

The IPF connects global leaders and businesses in the offshore wind supply chain, offers networking opportunities, and delivers the most timely and relevant updates on the offshore wind energy industry, from technology and policy to safety and siting. 

In addition to plenary presentations and cutting-edge workshops from public officials and industry leaders, the IPF features the popular WindMatch™ program.  With the nation’s rapid expansion of offshore wind, International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum attendance helps secure attendees’ places as leaders in the industry.

The 2023 IPF marks its 10th Anniversary and a return to where it all started in Baltimore, Maryland.

Host Sponsors include US Wind, the State of Maryland, Aker Solutions and Ørsted

To view the IPF agenda, click here.

To view all the IPF sponsors, click here.

To register for the 2023 IPF, click here


About Maryland Offshore Wind

With its central location and world-class harbor in Baltimore, Maryland is moving forward with offshore wind.  

With over 2 GW in deployment, planned facilities or towers, monopiles and cables, Maryland will be a hub of manufacturing and logistical activity for the U.S. offshore wind industry.

The offshore Maryland lease area is approximately 10 nautical miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, and approximately nine nautical miles offshore Sussex County, Delaware.  If approved, the development and construction phases of the US Wind project could support up to an estimated 2,679 jobs annually over seven years.

Highlights from US Wind’s Maryland proposal include:

  • Construction and operation of an offshore wind project with a total capacity between 1,100 and 2,000 megawatts of clean, renewable wind energy to the Delmarva Peninsula, which could power as many as 650,000 homes in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia each year.
  • Installation of up to 121 turbines, up to four offshore substation platforms, one meteorological tower and up to four offshore export cable corridors, which are planned to make landfall at 3 R’s Beach or Tower Road in the Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.


About The Business Network for Offshore Wind

The Business Network for Offshore Wind is a nonprofit, educational organization with a mission to develop the offshore wind renewable energy industry and its supply chain.

The organization partners with industry and government to build an innovative supply chain that will create and sustain jobs, benefiting local economies and ensuring a cost-effective clean energy portfolio.  It advances this through collaboration, education, and innovation, bringing together global developers, policymakers, academia and leading experts to grow this new and vital offshore wind industry that provides a practical solution to climate change and creates well-paying jobs.

Don’t Miss the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum Start-Up Alley!

The Business Network for Offshore Wind, in partnership with SeaAhead, recently announced the winners of the organization’s 2023 Startup Alley competition, which provides guidance and a platform for the most innovative startups in the offshore wind industry to pitch their ideas.

This year, 13 start-up companies whose technologies and products serve the offshore wind industry will present at #2023IPF International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum.

To support its rapid growth throughout U.S. coastlines, the offshore wind industry requires innovative businesses in the supply chain to help reduce costs and ensure sustainable development. However, it can be difficult for small startups to find their place in the industry when starting out.  Startup Alley gives these businesses the opportunity to showcase their innovations and directly connect with industry leaders and stakeholders at IPF.

This year’s cohort of startups represent innovation at multiple points on the offshore wind supply chain. Their products and services will benefit operations across the industry, including everything from on-turbine electric vessel charging system, wind propulsion for service trips, and biofouling drag reduction, further decarbonizing the supply chain, to upgrading the manufacturing and construction to reach scale faster, with elevator systems, self-erecting platforms, superconducting wire, and hyper local weather-informed planning and scheduling.

The 2023 Startup Alley Participants presenting at the IPF are:

Aikido Technologies
Designed a self-erecting platform for floating offshore wind turbines

Aloft Systems
Designs and manufactures modern sails to reduce fuel consumption on commercial ships

Increases efficiency of underwater asset management using autonomous underwater vehicles

Blackfish Engineering
Developed the first on-turbine electric vessel charging system

Blue Ocean Gear
Provides intelligent, connected buoys for tracking ocean gear

CLS Wind
Developing an elevator system to reduce the need for large cranes in turbine installation

Building a supplier database to help local businesses participate in the supply chain

Fathom Science
Provides science-driven metocean intelligence to help developers increase project efficiency

Developed a wrap to replace traditional anti-fouling paints on ocean vessels

MetOx Technologies
Manufactures High Temperature Superconducting wire, which reduces transmission loss

Provides software to enable remote piloting of underwater vessels

SeaTrac Systems, Inc.
Develops uncrewed, solar-powered surface vehicles for surveying and monitoring

Developed an ultra-high-resolution weather model that helps in planning offshore wind projects

For the second year, the Network and SeaAhead have partnered to select the promising startups within the global offshore wind industry. Each company will present their pitch to IPF participants and take part in a moderated Q&A.

“We are excited to hear from a whole new cohort at Startup Alley this year,” said SeaAhead Program Manager Katherine Woolford. “These startups are innovating at every point along the supply chain, and we can’t wait to see the scores of connections that will happen after the pitches on the IPF conference floor, accelerating the development of the industry towards its 2030 goals.”

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