Maintaining the competitiveness of the European supply chain

Policy & markets

When: Thursday, 4 April 2019, 15:00 - 16:15
Where: Luxua 1

Session description

The European wind industry has been successful in cutting LCOE to adapt to a more challenging and merchant environment. Manufacturers have built global supply chains, and European component suppliers (most of them SMEs) are home to the most advanced technology so far, delivering their products and services globally.

But as markets outside Europe become more competitive and attitudes to trade become more protectionist, the combination of increased merchant risk – due to the shift to auctions across European markets – and the relative weakness of national markets in Europe is putting pressure on the European supply chain and the sustainability of the qualified jobs it provides.

This session will look at how to ensure that Europe’s wind supply chain remains competitive. It will explore the role that ambitious R&D and industrial development policies deployed in a collaborative framework can play in that respect, so that the European wind supply chain maintains its global leadership and continues to drive Europe’s ambitious de-carbonisation agenda.

Learning objectives

Delegates attending this session will achieve the following learning objectives:

Session chair

José Ignacio Hormaeche

General Manager, Basque Energy Cluster (Cluster Energia)

Panel Discussion

Jonas Dalsgaard

Global Sales & Business Development Manager International Offshore Wind Energy, RSA CODAN Insurance

Guillermo Donézar

Ingeteam Power Technology S.A.

Benoit Lavinal

Wind Procurement Director, Vattenfall

Dimitri Schneider

Europe Source Leader, GE Renewable Energy

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