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Team Norway’s Energetic Future – Britain & Norway: Collaborating to deliver on the energy transition

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Achieving our climate goals whilst also addressing the immediate requirement for greater energy security demands ever closer working between nations and across the world. Linked to this is the need to drive the energy transition, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with our existing energy sources, whilst also developing new industries which will support our energy system and generate new employment for future generations.                                                                                                             

Team Norway’s Energetic Future – Britain & Norway, will be held on Thursday 3rd November 2022, at Sage Gateshead, Newcastle. It will offer decision-makers, influencers, and innovators an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the regional and global energy system, the synergies between UK and Norway, and new ideas and innovations, as well as explore business and collaboration opportunities. 

The event will emphasise collaboration between Britain and Norway to deliver the energy transition and will offer a full-day conference including keynote addresses, presentations, case studies and panel discussions, an evening reception, as well as business networking, ‘trade missions’ and a mini-exhibition.


For more detailed information visit our event website here

We are happy to announce that we have secured special hotel room rates for attendees of the Energetic Future conference. You can find more information on the various hotel room options and how to book by clicking here here.



08:30 - 09:30       Registration - Breakfast – Networking

09:30 - 09:35       Welcome Note by Kyrre Haugen, General Manager, NBCC

09:35 - 09:40      Opening Remarks (video greeting) by State Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Andreas Bjelland Eriksen

09:40 - 10:00       Keynote: Energy Transition Outlook – Our collective agreement to meet net zero by Hari Vamadevan, Regional Director UK                              & Irland, DNV

SESSION 1: Collaboration & Innovation in Northeast England

Facilitated by Mark Bruce, VP Regional Sales UK & Ireland, Kongsberg

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is providing £9 billion of capital investment into low-carbon infrastructure and delivering substantial economic benefit to the UK. The project has also led to collaborations and trade between UK & Norway. Hear from Equinor and Port of Tyne and a case study from North Star Renewables and Vard on the collaboration to bring new SOV’s to the project.

10:00 - 10:15     Presentation: Lower Emissions Oil and Gas Production by Tom Brighton, Energy Advisor, Norwegian Energy Partners

10:15 - 10:30     Presentation: Dogger Bank overview By Tom Nightingale, North East Stakeholder Manager, Renewables, Equinor.

10:30 - 10:45     Case Study: We will find a way – Bringing resident subsea drones to market by Ash Sheppard, Chief Strategy Officer,                                  Modus Subsea Group Ltd

10:45 - 11:00      Case Study: Delivering State of the Art Service Operation Vessels  through collaboration between the UK & Norway? by                                    Andrew Duncan, Renewables Director, North Star Renewables and Thomas Brathaug, Principal Naval Architect                                                    Conceptual Design, Vard

11:00 - 11:15     Refreshments – Networking – Exhibition

11:15 - 11:30     Presentation: Tyne Transformed by Matthew Beeton, CEO, Port of Tyne

11:30 - 12:00     Panel Discussion: Where are the opportunities for greater emissions reduction? What are the key challenges to delivering                                these? 

                           Moderated by Mark BruceVP of Regional Sales UK & Ireland, Kongsberg

12:00 - 12:15     Refreshments - Networking - Exhibition

SESSION 2: Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Facilitated by Tom Brighton, Energy Advisor, Norwegian Energy Partners

Consideration of the environmental and human impact on supply chain products and solutions will be an ever-present throughout the energy transition.  This session will address what the supply chain is already doing in improving sustainability efforts whilst continuing to maintain profitability and what it can achieve in the years ahead

12:15 - 12:30      Keynote: Sustainability in the Kongsberg Supply Chain by Rob Anthony, SVP Global Supply Chain & UK Country Manager,                                Kongsberg Maritime.

12:30 - 12:45      Presentation: The Gas System of the Future by William Osborne, Senior Innovation Consultant, DNV

12:45 - 13:00      Presentation: Step One in the Supply Chain: Providing Sustainable Power: Jake Woods, Digital Transformation Manager                               , PX Group

13:00 - 13:15       Refreshments - Networking - Exhibition

13:15 - 13:30       Presentation: The role of sustainability in creating a competitive industry and supply chain by Sarah Pirie, Project Director,                                 Aker Offshore Wind

13:30 - 14:00       Panel Discussion: What are the challenges and opportunities for the supply chain to meet environmental and industry expectations?

                            Moderated by Tom BrightonEnergy Advisor, Norwegian Energy Partners

14:00 - 15:15     Lunch - Networking

SESSION 3: Skills and the Energy Transition

Facilitated by Tom Nightingale, North East Stakeholder Manager, Renewables, Equinor

The Energy Industry is expected to see major growth over the coming years, led by investments in offshore wind, decarbonisation and ensuring energy security. This session will investigate skills shortfalls and how these can be addressed to support a successful energy transition. 

15:15 - 15:30     Keynote: The North East: An offshore wind skills destination by Paul Parry, Skills Group Leader, EnergiCoast

15:30 - 15:45     Presentation: Investing in skills for economic growth by Karen Burgess, Sector Skills Facilitator, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

15:45 – 16:00      Presentation: Offshore Wind – Skills Opportunity by Andrew Esson, Future Skills Lead, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

16:00 -15:15     Presentation/ Case Study: Delivering the Energy Transition by Jason Brown, SVP - Head of Renewables UK, Aker Solutions

16:15 - 16:30     Refreshments - Networking

16:30 - 16:45     Presentation: Closing the skills gap to deliver the Energy Transition by Annie Kristie Korsmo, Head of Ecosystem, Energy Valley

16:45 - 17:15     Panel Discussion: Where are the key skills shortfalls right now and what can be done to address them?

                           Moderated by Tom Nightingale, North East Stakeholder Manager, Renewables, Equinor

17:15 - 17:30     Closing Remarks by Holly Pattenden, Lead Advisor UK, Equinor

19:00 - 22:00     Evening Networking Reception to be held at By The River Brew Co

After a full day of conferencing, you can wind down and network alongside other industry professionals over good food and great local brew By the River Brew Co. @ Hawker Market