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FREE Webcast on Offshore Wind in India: Developing Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Capability


Please join the Global Wind Energy Council for a FREE webinar on Wednesday, 29 June at 08:00 GMT/ 13:30 IST /16:00 Beijing

Panelists will be discussing our latest report Supply Chain, Ports Infrastructure and Logistics Study of Offshore Wind Farm Development in the Indian states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu from the FOWIND project.

India is ranked 5th globally in terms of installed wind capacity. During 2015, it installed 2.62 GW – bringing the total to over 25 GW. Indian wind installations accounted for a 5.8 percent share of the global market in 2015.

Among renewables, wind power accounted for almost two-thirds of the installed capacity. Wind power capacity accounted for over 8.7 percent of the total installed capacity in the country. India was also among the top 10 investing countries in renewable energy, with its commitments rising to USD 10.2 billion (EUR 8.9bn)

Official projections for 2022 are to see a total installed capacity of 60 GW of wind power in India. Recently India published the offshore wind policy. We closely support the central government and the States to facilitate the advent of an offshore wind sector at the earliest. FOWIND is at the forefront of this work.

The audience will hear about:
  • India’s wind energy growth trends and the new offshore wind policy
  • FOWIND: project outcomes and plans
  • Pre-feasibility assessments for offshore wind in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu
  • Supply Chain and Logistics capability and challenges for the offshore sector
  • Ports infrastructure in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu
Speakers include:

Chris Garrett
Senior Offshore Wind Farm Engineer

Chris has over 7 years experience working specifically as an offshore wind installation and logistics Senior Engineer at DNV GL. This work has included feasibility studies, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), cost modelling, ports & logistics, fabrication, complex problem solving and acting as an offshore wind client representative for most of the key installation activities.

Chris has wide ranging and global offshore project experience, including the Southern North Sea, Irish Sea, Baltic Sea, US, China, Taiwan, Korea and India.

Previously he was involved in building piled-quaysides, jetties, Ro-Ro facilities, rock armour bunds for coastal and harbour-defences, and land-reclamation. Chris has also worked as a qualified welding inspector and specialist fabrication engineer.

He acts as a technical project advisor for FOWIND and is a co-author of both the Pre-Feasibility Reports and the Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study.”


Dr. Jack Giles 
Senior Engineer, Offshore Structures 

Jack has worked on various offshore wind projects across Europe and Asia for major utilities and independent clients.

Jack was located in Asia for more than two years where he headed up APAC offshore wind activities and led the development of DNV GL’s APAC offshore wind team; he was focused exclusively on the delivery and development of feasibility studies, structural design, owner’s engineer and training projects in countries such as China, Korea, Taiwan and India.

Now based back in the UK, Jack continues to support offshore wind in both Europe and Asia. Primarily focused on offshore structures he is currently delivering outline monopole /jacket foundation designs, providing package management services and supporting the fabrication tenders for a large UK project. 

He acts as a technical project advisor for FOWIND and is a co-author of the Pre-Feasibility Reports and the Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study.

Ruben Menezes
Senior Engineer, Offshore Projects

Ruben is an experienced engineer and project manager specialising in offshore wind projects at DNV GL. He has over 9 years’ experience in the European wind industry.
Ruben has broad based wind energy experience including feasibility studies, project developments, wind measurements, full wind energy assessments, asset lifetime evaluations, wind farm construction and wind farm O&M. Ruben is part of the Offshore Wind Project Development team and is currently actively working on the FOWIND project.

He acts as a DNV GL project manager for FOWIND and is a co-author of both the Pre-Feasibility Reports and the Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study.


Shruti Shukla 
Director of Policy and Projects

Shruti joined GWEC at the end of 2010 as a Sr. Policy Advisor. She holds over 12 years of international experience working in the fields of energy policy and climate change. At GWEC she is responsible for market research, statistical analysis and projects. She is based in Washington D.C.

She is the team lead for the GWEC led FOWIND project in India. She is a co-author of both the Pre-Feasibility Reports and the Global Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Report. She edited the Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study.

She holds an MS in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and an MBA in Business Economics from the University of Delhi.

Q&As will follow the presentations.

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