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Join Guice Offshore at International Partnering Forum (IPF) in New Orleans as We Sponsor #OffshoreWindDrinks!

International Partnering Forum (IPF); Guice Offshore’s New Walk-To-Work Innovation Making Offshore Wind Crew Transfer Safer and More Cost-Effective

#IPF2024 is coming to Louisiana and Guice Offshore is excited this premiere event will happen right in our home state!  To celebrate, we’re proud to be an official #IPF #OffshoreWindDrinks Live sponsor!  Read on to find out more! 

Oceantic Network, formerly the Business Network for Offshore Wind, is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2024 International Partnering Forum (IPF) taking place April 22-25, 2024, in New Orleans at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans

Click to navigate to the #IPF2024 agenda!

To view the agenda, click HERE.

The three-day event will be packed with cutting-edge educational programming, the new FloatON summit, an exhibit hall filled with global companies, networking opportunities, the popular WindMatch™ program, the exclusive U.S. premier of the Planet Wind movie, and much more. 

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

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

As the largest offshore wind energy conference in the Americas, the IPF offers a full week of tours, workshops, trainings and new programming (including the new FloatON Summit dedicated to floating offshore wind), all of which offer the opportunity to meet and connect with industry colleagues, global leaders, and offshore wind trailblazers.

With an anticipated 4,000+ attendees, 300+ exhibitors, and 250+ speakers, IPF attendance helps secure your place as a leader in the industry.

Register | About IPF | Exhibit | Sponsor | Book Hotel

Oceantic Network has secured discounted room blocks at several hotels within walking distance of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Convention Center. Key Bookings Housing Services is the official vendor for all 2024 IPF hotel reservations. Note that the hotel room cut-off date is April 1, 2024. After April 1, group rates will be based upon availability and prevailing rates may apply. Book your hotel room early to ensure your stay for 2024 IPF is secured!

What is the FloatOn Summit?

Hear from experts at the forefront of floating offshore wind commercialization! The inaugural FloatON Summit is a one-and-a-half-day gathering at the 2024 International Partnering Forum (IPF) dedicated to sharing knowledge, best practices, and innovations in floating offshore wind. 

IPF gathers global leaders in one location for a week, providing a unique opportunity to assemble the world’s most advanced thinkers to tackle hard questions and challenges facing floating wind. The FloatON Summit will draw on that expertise and convene the best and brightest minds to explain the market conditions, policy enablers, and financial and insurance mechanisms necessary to make floating offshore wind technology competitive and realize commercialization in the United States. 

Discussions will be technical and in-depth and cover market drivers, insurance, finance, and technological innovations that can reduce costs and environmental impacts, and utilize existing infrastructure, workforce, and local supply chains. 

To view the agenda and other information about the FloatOn Summit, click HERE.

Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico:  Building on the Spirit of Offshore Energy Past

Located in the heart of America’s offshore energy industry, New Orleans will host 2024 IPF just as the Gulf of Mexico begins developing its offshore wind market.  Gulf companies are already hard at work building America’s next energy industry and moving to integrate new technologies like green hydrogen into offshore wind. Embracing its offshore energy past and embracing the future of offshore wind, New Orleans and the state of Louisiana are emerging as a center of experience, expertise, innovation, and heart of this new industry. 

About the Oceantic Network

The Oceantic Network, formerly the Business Network for Offshore Wind, is a non-profit organization whose driving purpose is to inform, coordinate, and mobilize human ingenuity, enterprise, and labor to take advantage of the urgent need to tap the vast offshore wind and renewable energy resources that lie in the world’s oceans. The collective, coordinated efforts of its 600+ members equip communities and nations to accelerate the transition to clean energy and create economic opportunities. 


Guice Offshore is an #OffshoreWindDrinks Sponsor at #IPF2024! 

Guice Offshore is sponsoring a special edition of #OffshoreWindDrinks at #IPF2024 on Wednesday, April 24th at the House of Blues in New Orleans.  There, you will be entertained by the all-industry band “Making Wind” lead by Dane Pehrman (Worley), Brandon W. Burke (Ramboll), and Joe Thacker (Jacobs).

  • Offshore Wind Drinks LIVE will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 8PM at the House of Blues, 225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA.  Join us to celebrate together! 

Offshore Wind Drinks is an informal organization of offshore wind professionals who convene to network, socialize, and discuss ideas, trends and observations about the market.

Many of their attendees are looking for ways to access the market and most are trying to learn more. Anyone is welcome to organize an Offshore Wind Drinks event nationwide. Most Offshore Wind Drinks events are simple meetups.

There typically are no “sponsors” and attendees pay for their own food and drinks. 

The first #OffshoreWindDrinks event was planned in early 2020 as a get-together for a few offshore wind professionals at a bar in New York City. That event had to be canceled due to COVID, but convened shortly thereafter as a virtual networking event.

A great time was had, and those attending recognized the need for, and benefit of, networking opportunities to make connections and to grow the community of offshore wind professionals during the pandemic. It was decided that others should be invited, as well as speakers if possible. It just grew from there.

The Offshore Wind Drinks format lent itself to both learning and networking, by following a one-hour format of announcements, a cocktail-making lesson, three short presentations and three networking sessions in virtual breakout rooms. 

“Making Wind” the band had their first LIVE event affiliated with an offshore wind industry conference in 2021, where they made their debut. Making Wind has played at various offshore wind conferences, including that first show in Richmond, and the latest IPF conference in Baltimore in March 2023.

Offshore Wind Drinks events are regularly held throughout North America and Europe, and new events are always welcome. Questions, comments, corrections, or additions, please contact KC Sahl at or 1 (347) 205-4536 

Guice Offshore Has the Jones Act-Qualified Vessels To Help Meet America’s Offshore Wind Industry Needs

Guice Offshore’s growing fleet of Jones Act-compliant, dynamically positioned offshore supply vessels, mini supply vessels and platform vessels is well positioned to help meet our nation’s wind energy infrastructure installation and service goal deadlines, whether it’s crew transfer, service, cable laying, subsea work like scour protection or equipment transportation.

Guice Offshore vessels are well-maintained, well-manned and feature ample accommodations and sought-after equipment such as A-frames, cranes, winches, moonpools, deck sockets and essentials to facilitate a spectrum of highly specialized offshore projects.

We hold strategic partnerships throughout the United States and maintain our highly capable vessels in accessible locations for quick response to myriad needs of the many specialty industries we serve, including Offshore Wind.

In fact, Guice Offshore provides our offshore wind clients with a unique method of “walk to work” crew transfer that is creating both safer conditions for workers and a more nimble and cost-effective way of doing it for offshore wind developers.  Traditional walk-to-work (W2W) gangways are typically substantial assemblies that require a larger vessel to carry and implement.  Guice Offshore has crafted an articulating one that operates with a motion compensating system and clamps to keep the walkway firm and steady against the sides of an offshore wind structure as it moves with the motion of the vessel.  

Headquartered in Covington, Louisiana with an operations base in Lafayette, Louisiana and a northeastern Rhode Island office, Guice Offshore operates a 16-vessel fleet of U.S. Flag offshore vessels that includes Subchapter L & I mini supply vessels, multi-purpose and platform vessels in the 150-ft, 170-ft, 205-ft and 294-ft. class with DP1 and DP2 certifications.

Guice Offshore operates from coast to coast in North America and select international locales.

Additionally, our subsidiary, GO Marine Services, a catering and offshore labor contractor, supports mission requirements that help minimize mobilization time and expense for Guice Offshore customers with special services like marine riggers, roustabouts and certified protected species observers in compliance with marine mammal regulatory requirements.

For charter inquiries, please contact David Scheyd at or (985) 273-2769.

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