A perspective on Floating Offshore Wind energy
20th Oct 2022
Start date: 20th October 2022, 19:00
Venue: ACM, Monaco
Speaker: Mr. Giovanni Cobau, Managing Partner, Oceanika Sarl

Topic Description:

They were developed in an effort spearheaded by global insurance institutions – in collaboration with leading industry players, including shipowners and with the support of third party experts. 

The talk will cover the recent development and expected importance of Floating Offshore Wind in the ongoing energy transition.

Wind energy has a key role in the energy transition, and offshore wind growth has been unprecedented in recent years, 21 GW of capacity commissioned in 2021 and a total of 57GW installed at end of 2021, mostly in the mature segment based on fixed bottom installations.

In parallel, Floating Offshore Wind developments and projects are moving rapidly from concept prototype studies to demonstration projects, and ultimately to commercial operations with large scale projects expected by the middle of the decade. The talk will overview how the emerging floating offshore wind new industry may contribute to the energy transition process.

Program: 19:00 Cocktail 20:00 Speech 21:00 Dinner

Price: Members: 80eur / Guests: 110eur

Register: / Limited number of seats.

CV: Mr. Giovanni Cobau

Coordinating a Floating Offshore Wind working group and full-time consulting for a large shipbuilding group in relation to commercial development and execution of offshore projects, with focus on the growing Floating Offshore Wind opportunities.
In 2016 he founded Oceanika Sarl in Monaco, a shipping and offshore energy project consultancy, specialised in project structuring and execution.
25 years’ experience in shipping and offshore projects, of which 18 years within an Italian shipping group, covering diverse roles in dry bulk fleet management and running as responsible managing director the local Monaco office and the Offshore division with FPSO operations in Western Australia. Previously worked in London for dry cargo owners’ association Intercargo and a large flag marine authority.
Giovanni holds a master of science in Marine Policy (Sea-use Law, Economics and Policy) from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and graduated from the University of Trieste in Italy in Economics & Trade.