WindEurope 2023 showcases new energy transition technologies and international roll-out of offshore wind projects

HFI was represented at this week’s WindEurope 2023 in Copenhagen by Managing Partner, Hugh Fraser and Client Relations Manager, Sally Reeves. 

Key areas of interest were updates on the progress of GWEC India and GWEC Africa in the context of our new joint ventures for India and Egypt/North Africa/Mediterranean. Presenters from GWEC included Emerson Clarke, Market Development Director.

Key highlights from the event included the panel discussion ‘Paving the way for Asia’s Energy Transition by Tamil Nadu’ featuring Balram Mehta, COO, ReNew Power, a leading decarbonisation solutions provider, with an update on Tamil Nadu progress as the first state in India to install offshore wind. 

The engineering challenges and lessons learnt for floating wind were discussed on a panel with llmas Bayati, Head of Floating Wind & Advance Programs at Peak Wind: It was great to connect with Ilmas and to discuss Peak Wind’s specialist services to support asset operations and management for offshore and onshore wind farms.

It was also a pleasure to connect with Christian Pho Duc, CTO, Smartenergy Group AG who joined a panel discussion on integrated renewables generation and storage systems. Smartenergy specialises in investing in the development of solar, wind power and green hydrogen projects. 

HFI Net Zero Legal Solutions will play a key role in bridging HFI’s UK resource base with the new international joint ventures in India and Egypt and we will be stepping up our involvement with the DeepWind Cluster.  Scotland is playing a key role in the UK drive into offshore wind and currently has 10.2GW of projects at various stages of development all of which will be delivered before the new projects in the ScotWind and INTOG leasing rounds. These projects will make up the bulk of the Scottish Government's target of 11GW of offshore wind by 2030.

HFI will be showcasing our HFI Net Zero Legal Solutions team and our new joint ventures at the EIC-led Energy Exports Conference in Aberdeen and the RenewablesUK–led Global Offshore Wind Conference in London both being held in June.