Norway - United Kingdom Business Conference


Aberdeen and London

14 - 16  September 2022


Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the official visit to the United Kingdom by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit planned for 14 - 16 September will not take place.

In consultation with the Royal House of Norway and the Norwegian Government, Innovation Norway has cancelled the accompanying business delegation from Norway to the United Kingdom.

Detailed programme: Energy 


14th of September, Aberdeen: Norway and the UK, United by the North Sea 

Location: P&J LIVE, Aberdeen, map

Organiser: Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP); Innovation Norway; Scottish Renewables; DeepWind cluster 

Contact: Jon Dugstad, email 

08:30 - 09:45 Registration, coffee/tea and mingling 

10:00 - 11:00 Plenary opening: Exploring energy and ocean industries together more info

11:15 - 16:00 Parallel session 1: Offshore wind  

This seminar will explore the possibilities for increased collaboration between British and Norwegian companies in offshore wind projects in both countries. Already, Norwegian and UK offshore wind industries have been collaborating for years. Moreover, British and Norwegian suppliers have strong partnerships in the oil and gas industry, with ample opportunities to build on existing relationships for offshore wind.

The UK has the largest offshore wind capacity in Europe and is a global leader. The UK has a huge pipeline of projects and an industrial base which is growing steadily. With new plans for Norwegian offshore wind, further opportunities are arising in many segments of the industry – securing energy supplies and reducing carbon emissions, while creating a sustainable industry and just jobs.


Moderator: Mr. Jon Dugstad, Norwegian Enegry Partners (NORWEP), Norway 

11:15 - 11:50 Opening session

  • Welcome address: Energy and Climate Change Directorate, Scotland (tbc)
  • Scottish offshore wind development: Scottish Enterprise (tbc)
  • Norwegian offshore wind development: Mr. Kjetil Lund, CEO, The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway

11:50 – 12:30 Developing a sustainable offshore wind industry in Scotland and Norway – developers’ perspectives. Panel discussion:

  • Mr. Colin Maciver, Head of development, Crown Estate Scotland
  • Ms. Sian Lloyd Rees, UK MD, Aker Horizons
  • Mr. Lars Bender, CEO, Fred. Olsen Seawind
  • Mr. Brian McFarlane, Head of development, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)
  • Mr. Mark Baxter, Senior manager Ocean Winds, DeepWind cluster

12:30 – 13:30 Networking lunch

13:30 – 14:00 Developing a strong offshore wind supply chain – potential areas of collaboration.

  • Mr. Allan Taylor, Head of offshore wind investment, BEIS
  • Mr. Iain Sinclair, board member, DeepWind cluster
  • Mr. Arvid Nesse, MD, Norwegian Offshore Wind cluster, Norway
  • Mr. Andrew MacDonald, Director of development and operations, ORE Catapult
  • Mr. Neil McIntosh, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)

14:00 – 14:15 Networking break

14:15 – 16:00 Two break-out sessions on offshore wind

Break-out session 1: Marine operations and subsea

Moderator: Mr. Frederik Colban-Andersen, MD, Offshore Renewables, Clarksons Platou AS  

Marine operations

  • Ms. Alexandra Koefoed, CEO, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier
  • Mr. Graeme Shotton, Sales and marketing director, Seaway7
  • Mr. Vidar Mines, Coo, Kongsberg Renewables Technology


  • Mr. Karl Daly, DOF Subsea
  • Mr. Marco Ramsay, Inspection manager, Reach Subsea
  • Ms. Leona Jeffrey, Country Manager UK, 4Subsea
  • Deepocean (tbc)

Break-out session 2: Strategic infrastructure, innovation, digitalisation and skills

Moderator: Ms. Dorothy Shepherd, Energy advisor UK/Ireland, Norwegian Enegry Partners (NORWEP)

Strategic infrastructure

  • Mr. Tom Erik Sandnes, CCO, Wergeland Base
  • Mr. John Stangeland, CEO, NorSea
  • Mr. Øystein Sunde Pedersen, CEO, Windport
  • Mr. Luigi Napolitano, Enterprise and innovation manager, Port of Aberdeen
  • Ms. Joanne Allday, Strategic BD manager, Port of Cromarty

Innovation, digitalisation and skills

  • Mr. Kenneth Vareide, CEO, DNV Digital Solutions
  • Mr. Jan Wigaard, VP concepts and studies, Aibel
  • Mr. Wolfgang Wandl, CEO, Moreld Ocean Wind
  • Mr. Rasmus Tofte Klinkvort, Consultant, NGI
  • Mr. Wim Lekins, Chief technical officer, Geoprovider
  • Mr. Iver Slengesol, VP new energy solutions, TGS
  • Mr. Frank Emil Moen, CEO, Energy Innovation

11:15 – 16:00    Parallel session 2: Decarbonisation of oil and gas, and offshore low-carbon power

Organiser: Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP), together with partners/clusters; Net Zero Technology Centre

Contact: Per Hagen, email 

This session addresses challenges and solutions for lowering emissions in the production of offshore oil and gas. Oil and gas will continue to be important energy sources for decades, and it is compelling to extract it with the lowest possible greenhouse gas emissions.


11:15 – 11:20 Moderator introduction: Mr. Tom Brighton, UK Energy Advisor, Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)

11:25 – 11:35 Keynote: Ms. Myrtle Dawes, Solution Centre Director, Net Zero Technology Centre

11:35 – 11:45 Setting the scene: Ms. Brenda Wyllie, Northern North Sea and West of Shetland Area Manager, North Sea Transition Authority

Theme: Low-carbon power 

11:45 – 12:00 Developer Central North Sea electrification Mr. Sven van den Bedem, Energy transition business opportunity manager, Shell

12:00 – 12:15 Developer Mr. Allan MacAskill, Director, Flotation Energy

12:15 – 12:30 Supply chain Mr. Egil Birkemoe, VP HV infrastructure, Aker Solutions

12:30 - 13:30 Networking lunch

13:30 – 13:45 Supply chain Mr. Anders Dirdal, Corporate account manager, Siemens Energy

13:45 – 14:00 Supply chain Mr. Asmund Maeland, SVP subsea and offshore power, ABB

14:00 – 14:10 Session Q&A

14:10 – 14:30 Networking break

Theme: Emissions reduction 

14:30 – 14:45 Developer  Ms. Clara Altobell, VP ESG and business innovation, Serica Energy

14:45 – 15:00 Supply chain  Mr. Kristian Utkilen, CEO, Aragon

15:00 – 15:15 Supply chain Mr. Neil Gordon, CEO, Sentinel Subsea

15:15 – 15:30 Supply chain Mr. Andrew Louden, CEO, Isol8 

15:30 – 15:45 Supply chain – Mr. Scott Morton, Decom, Renewables and technical manager, IKM Testing

15:45 – 15:55 Session Q&A

15:55 – 16:00 Moderator wrap-up: Mr. Tom Brighton, UK Energy Advisor, NORWEP

16th of September, London: Energy and green industrial transition       

Location: Victoria Park Plaza, London, map  

Organiser: NOREWP; Innovation Norway; Norwegian Offshore Wind cluster; Net Zero Technology Centre; RenewableUK

Contact: Jon Dugstad, email 

08:00 - 09:30 Registration, coffee/tea and networking

09:30 – 10:30 Plenary opening: Energy and green industrial transition more info

10:45 – 13:00 Parallel session 1: Industry decarbonisation and digitalisation

Organiser: Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP), together with partners and clusters; Net Zero Technology Centre

Contact: Per Hagen, email 

This session discusses efforts to decarbonise industry, using new technology while repurposing oil and gas infrastructure. Moreover, it addresses digitalisation and business resilience.

The UK and Norway are leading global energy transition efforts: reducing emissions in oil and gas production, decarbonising onshore industry, and developing new energy sources and industries.



10:45 – 10:50 Moderator introduction: Mr. Tom Brighton, UK Energy Advisor, Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)

10:50 – 11:00 Keynote: Mr. Terje Lien Aasland, Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy

11:00 – 11:10 Setting the scene: Ms. Ruth Herbert, CEO, CCSA

Theme: Hydrogen and CCUS Solutions

11:10 - 11:25  Developer – Mr. Martin Currie, Energy transition manager, ENI UK, Hynet North West

11:25 – 11:40 Developer – Mr. Steve Murphy, Chief commerical officer, Storegga

11:40 – 11:55 Supply chain – Ms. Valborg Lundegaard, CEO, Aker Carbon Capture

11:55 – 12:10 Supply chain – Mr. Matt Bird, CEO and co-founder, Supercritical

12:10 – 12:20 Session Q&A

Theme: Digitalisation

12:20 - 12:35 Supply chain – Mr. John Markus Lervik, CEO, Cognite

12:35 - 12:50 Supply chain – Mr. Shane McArdle, SVP digital energy, Kongsberg Digital

12:50 - 12:55 Session Q&A

12:55 - 13:00 Moderator wrap-up: Mr. Tom Brighton, UK Energy Advisor, NORWEP

10:45 – 13:00 Parallel session 2: Offshore wind

Organiser: Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP), together with partners/clusters; Innovation Norway; RenewableUK 

Contact: Jon Dugstad, email 

This session will continue discussions from the 14 September session in Aberdeen. At this seminar, participants will discuss possibilities for further collaboration in permitting, coexistence, health and safety, grid, securing the supply chain and job creation, digitalisation, joint research and innovation, as well as education.



Moderator: Mr. Jon Dugstad, Director Wind, Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)

10:45 – 10:50 Moderator introduction

10:50 – 11:05 Welcome address: Mr. Dan McGrail, CEO, RenewableUK

11:05 – 11:20 Learning from the UK: Mr. Jamie Moore, Managing Director, The Crown Estate, UK

11:20 – 11:55 Panel: Increasing the Speed of offshore wind deployment in the North Sea:

  • Chair: Mr. Ditlev Engel, CEO, Energy systems, DNV
  • Ms. Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, EVP gas and low-carbon energy, BP
  • Ms. Trine Borum Bojsen, SVP North Sea developments, Equinor
  • Ms. Hilde Tonne, CEO, Statnett
  • Mr. Fintan Slye, CEO, UK System Operator at National Grid ESO

11:55 – 12:25 Panel: Creating a supply chain for offshore wind projects:

  • Mr. Stephen Bull, SVP Aker Solutions and Chairman RenewableUK
  • Ørsted (tbc)
  • Mr. John Evans, CEO, Subsea7

12:25 – 12:55 Panel: Innovating Offshore Wind – collaboration to strengthen the industries:

  • Ms. Megan Smith, Head of offshore wind advisory, The Carbon Trust
  • Innovate UK (tbc)

12:55 – 13:00 Closure: Mr. Terje Lien Aasland, Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy


Contact Innovation Norway

Head of delegations, Anja Fallan Gustavsen, email

Press contact, Anders Vinnogg, email 

Registration queries, Hallvard Østtveit Barbogen, email

Programme manager, Sigridur Thormodsdottir, email

Director, Innovation Norway UK & Ireland, Hilde Hukkelberg, email  


The conference is now fully booked and the registration has now closed!   

UK business organisations and trade associations attend free of charge. 

Norwegian businesses, organisations, and research institutions pay a fee, based on size of organisation: large NOK 10 000; medium NOK 7 500; small NOK 5 000 more information here (Norwegian only). The fee will be invoiced ahead of participation and is per person and the same regardless of the number of events attended.