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OWC2018 is a 'must attend' event for all those interested in this growing market.

Offshore Wind Connections (OWC) 2018 will be the sixth Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) annual offshore conference. Attracting regional, national and international offshore wind delegates, the conference is on Thursday, April 26th, at the Double Tree by Hilton, Hull, with a pre-conference networking supper with RenewableUK on April 25th.

UK and international thought leaders and key industry figures will discuss recent industry developments and the increasingly positive outlook for the future.

Wind farm developers, owners, industry trade bodies and companies along the length of the offshore wind supply chain will be attending. The focus of OWC2018 is on the Yorkshire and the Humber region, which is at the epicentre of the offshore wind industry, and where billions of pounds are being invested in offshore and onshore infrastructure.

Organised by Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA), this is the perfect time and place to assess what our region has to offer. Three of the UK’s largest wind farms and 80 per cent of all North Sea offshore wind farms are on our doorstep, while 60 per cent of the entire European offshore wind project to be built by 2020 are within 12 hours vessel steaming time.

OWC2018 is devoted to delivering business intelligence by creating opportunities for knowledge sharing and business networking throughout the day.

Opportunity to attend the RenewableUK pre-conference networking reception on April 25th.


Thought leaders and key industry figures will discuss the latest developments in the industry including updates on key projects from developers, government organisations, manufacturers, port operators, marine support, vessel owners and operations and maintenance service providers.

The morning session with contributions from guest speakers will be followed in the afternoon by specialist panels on contemporary industry subjects.  The late afternoon event will see a further chance to network.

After the success of Hull 2017 City of Culture, the brand new Double Tree by Hilton located in the city centre is a very fitting setting for OWC 2018!

New for 2018 will see additional activities on day one of the event including proposed site visits in the morning and in the afternoon 1-2-1 sessions with key industry representatives.

Who's Attending

  • James Fisher Marine
  • JBA Consulting
  • Clugstons
  • Comtech International
  • Reach Engineering & Diving Services
  • Point Engineering
  • University of Hull
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Blue Water Shipping
  • Carlbom Shipping
  • Innogy
  • North Sea Winches
  • Rhenus Offshore Logistics
  • MMS Offshore Renewables
  • Sabik Offshore
  • HOTA
  • The EIC
  • CPower Energy
  • Boston Energy
  • NKT Cables
  • Portakabin
  • Myton Law
  • Titan Containers
  • Lime Property
  • Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
  • Ørsted
  • Andrew Jackson Solicitors
  • Hull Serviced Apartments
  • Jesmond Engineering
  • Cura Analytical
  • AllNRG
  • Jollife-Hepburn
  • Romica
  • Specialist Marine Consultants
  • East Riding Council
  • North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Handelsbanken
  • Acta Marine
  • ØER Energy
  • Bibby Marine Services
  • RenewableUK
Exhibition stands and sponsorship opportunities available. More information


To book your place please register here.

Conference and exhibition Ticket Costs

For Team Humber Marine Alliance members Conference and exhibition: £50.00 + vat,
EARLY BIRD RATE OF £45.00 + vat until 23 February

For non-Team Humber Marine Alliance members Conference and exhibition: £75.00 + vat,
EARLY BIRD RATE OF £67.50 until 23 February

All tickets include access to the conference and exhibition on April 25-26, 2018.

If you or your business are not already members of Team Humber Marine Alliance,
please contact THMA office manager, Mary Green on 01482 485271


How to find Double Tree by Hilton, Hull, the venue for Offshore Wind Connections 2018

Double Tree by Hilton, is easily accessible by both road and rail, with Hull railway station and a host of city centre car parks all within 10 minutes walk from the venue.

Directions by road:

From South or West: Take M1 then M62 then A63 follow signs for Hull City centre, at Myton gate roundabout take A1079 onto Ferensway, pass St Stephens Shopping centre, the hotel is on the left down Portland Place.

From North: Take A1 then M62 then A63,follow signs for city centre,at Myton gate roundabout take A1079 onto Ferensway, pass St Stephen’s shopping centre, the hotel is on the left down Portland place.

From East: Take A165 to Hull onto Freetownway, at Traffic lights turn left onto Ferensway, then at the next set of traffic lights go right onto Portland place.

Directions by rail:

Hull Paragon Interchange has its own direct rail link from London provided by Hull Trains and runs several services a day from London Kings Cross. Virgin Trains also run regular services to Hull from London via Grantham and Newark North Gate. From the West, TransPennine Express deliver services via Liverpool, Manchester, Huddersfield and Leeds.


Team Humber Marine Alliance – THMA office manager, Mary Green

01482 485271



Team Humber Marine Alliance,
Wykeland House,
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Offshore Wind Connections conference


About THMA

This not-for-profit, privately operated business development organisation has a growing membership of over 200 companies.

THMA has a focus on the marine and offshore energy sectors based in Yorkshire, Humber and Lincolnshire region.

Established in 1996 as one of the main Marine, Maritime & offshore renewables organisations in the UK, THMA works in partnership with five local authorities, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and key academic institutions.

We have facilitated millions of pounds worth of new business for our members whilst organising overseas trade missions, networking events, exhibitions, workshops and conferences.

Team Humber is actively supporting skills development programmes and has an active and successful Maritime & Offshore Skills Group.

To find out more about THMA visit our website (opens in a new window)


Team Humber Marine Alliance – THMA office manager, Mary Green

200+ member companies

17,000+ member employees

20-year-old not-for-profit private member organisation

Green Port Growth Business Support framework partner

Humber Renewables official exhibition organiser – (with the Humber LEP)

Humber Renewables Champion 2014 - Mail Media & News

Affiliate partner of EEF The manufacturers' organisation