9:15

Welcome and Introduction

Keith Parker, Director at TotalDECOM

9:30

Keynote Speech

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David Peattie, CEO at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

9:45

Daily Programme Outlines from the NDA and TotalDECOM

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10:00

Circular economy for energy infrastructure: from reducing impacts to delivering net-benefits

Circular economy has gained momentum in industry, government and society based on its ability to deliver substantial social, environmental and economic benefits. Despite the benefits, circular economy is not systematically and proactively applied to the design, operation and end-of-use management of energy infrastructure. This presentation will introduce circular economy and the strategies through which it can be implemented in various energy sectors. Approaches vary based on regional differences and the role of sectors in the energy transition. Collaboration across society and knowledge exchange across sectors are crucial to maximise the potential of a sustainable circular economy.

Dr Anne Velenturf, Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy at University of Leeds

Anne is a Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy at the University of Leeds in the UK and visiting researcher at Cranfield University. She is a circular economy expert working on the interface of research and practice, and is actively involved in implementing a sustainable circular economy throughout the UK. She is Technical Programme Manager of the Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub, and also heads the Wind Energy Lifecycle Sustainability group and the Yorkshire Circular Lab. She hold various advisory positions for government, research councils and industry.

Anne has investigated circular economy for energy infrastructure since 2017. She collaborated with Zero Waste Scotland in a project to explore the social, environmental, economic and technical values of decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure with the use of circular economy approaches. She also delivered a collaborative project with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Department for International Trade to embed circular economy in the design, operation and end-of-use management of offshore wind infrastructure.

Anne is also part of various international collaborations such as steering group member of the IEA Wind task 45 on wind turbine blade recycling, and close collaborations with the Moonshot project led by ECHT and the CISTE project led by the University of Mondragon.

 

10:30

Circular Economy in the Wind Sector Joint Industry Project

This presentation will introduce the Circular Economy in the Wind Sector Joint Industry Project (CEWS JIP), talk through its initial planned work packages and what it has planned for the future. The CEWS JIP aims to help both the on and offshore wind industry in their goals to reduce waste and improve the circularity of the sector. Together with industry, academia, and key stakeholders, it will tackle the issues of recycling/reusing all turbine components (including blades), repowering strategies, and attempt to understand the true financial and environmental cost of decommissioning offshore wind farms.

Sean Haughey, Funding Proposal Specialist at Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

ORE Catapult is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind wave and tidal energy. ORE Catapult is playing a leading role in the delivery of the offshore wind sector deal (partnership between UK Government and offshore wind industry), including the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership, focused on enhancing the competitiveness of UK supply chain companies for supplying into the domestic and export markets. ORE Catapult has also developed and maintains technology roadmaps in order to co-ordinate R&D funding and activity across agreed industry priorities. This provides ORE Catapult with a unique broad and objective perspective on the UK and global offshore wind industry.

Sean Haughey is part of the Operational Performance directorate which focuses on the needs and challenges of owner operators, developers, OEMs, and the supply chain that support them. He was worked together with industry, academia, and key stakeholders to develop a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to help tackle the complex, multi-faceted issue of circularity in the wind sector. Sean has experience of bringing together industry to tackle difficult challenges and promoting cross-sector collaboration.

10:30

Title To Be Confirmed

Carola Wijdoogen, Author of 7 Roles to Create Sustainable Success, Board & Founder of Sustainability University Foundation

After obtaining a BBA at Nyenrode University, I graduated in 1992 as a Master of International Relations with a focus on Energy Markets, Environment and Technology at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS in Washington DC.

As of 2010, after a commercial position as Head of Portfolio Management and Innovation, I was appointed the first Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of NS (Dutch Railways). In 2014 I got rewarded for achieved results such as 100% wind power for the trains, when I was elected national CSR manager of the year. The next year I also entered the national ‘Sustainable Top-100’ to climb up to position 11 in 2017. In 2019 I left my job at NS to boost my activities in the field of empowering sustainability professionals, such as writing the book ‘ 7 Roles to Create Sustainable Success (2020), that is also used as text book at several universities.

In addition, in 2019, I founded - together with Elfrieke van Galen - the Sustainability University Foundation, a global platform for sustainability professionals with on- and off-line peer2peer learning activities and research. Working with students and developing new knowledge is one of my key drivers. I do this by guest lecturing at several international universities like Yale SOM, University Nyenrode and University of Amsterdam

11:00

“Capturing the benefits from repurposing petroleum infrastructure”

 

Ian Fozdar, Infrastructure Repurposing Manager UK at the OGA

Ian Fozdar is the Infrastructure Repurposing Manager with the Oil and Gas Authority, with the primary role of facilitating the repurposing of oil/gas infrastructure in support of the energy transition. Serving until recently as the OGA’s UK Decommissioning Manager, Ian has previously worked with ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell in a range of business, technical and operational leadership positions across the upstream lifecycle, in the UK, continental Europe and South-east Asia.

The Oil & Gas Authority’s (OGA) role is to regulate and influence the UK oil and gas industry. The OGA aims to be a value creator; ensuring economic recovery from the UK’s oil and gas resources and helping meet the UK’s energy demands, whilst supporting the industry’s energy transition and move to net zero carbon by 2050.

11:45

How can modularisation enable circular economy in energy infrastructure?

Energy infrastructure have often a technical and/or economic lifecycle predetermined by the lifetime of certain components. The residual lifetime of civil structure or other components with a longer life is often wasted. Modular energy infrastructure can be reconfigurable decoupling the life of the infrastructure from their modules, and extending module and/or infrastructure lifecycle. Modularisation could become a cornerstone to enable circular economy (CE) initiatives, optimising the decommissioning of energy infrastructure.

This presentation will describe the link between modularisation and CE (i.e. Modular CE), and will present the main enabling factors and barriers for the implementation of Modular CE.

Dr Benito Mignacca, Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering at Leeds University

Dr Benito Mignacca is a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds (UK). He graduated from the University of Cassino (Italy), where he obtained his BEng in Industrial Engineering in 2013 and his MSc in Management Engineering in 2016 with the highest classification in the Italian ranking (i.e. 110/110 cum laude). He obtained his PhD in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds in 2021, where he received the “School of Civil Engineering Postgraduate Research Award” in recognition of his academic performance. During his PhD, he investigated the link between modularisation and circular economy in energy infrastructure, and he co-authored 10 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests include:

  • Energy transition to Net Zero – Focus on economics, finance, low carbon infrastructure (nuclear and energy storage in particular), circular economy, and energy policies
  • Project management in large infrastructure – Focus on project and programme delivery model, modularity and modularisation in complex systems, innovation, social sustainability, and cognitive bias

He is Sustainability Ambassador for the University of Leeds at the Major Project Assocation, and he is part of the Coordinated Research Project “Economic appraisal of Small Modular Reactor projects: Methodologies and applications, organised by the IAEA.

His research in a click: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Benito-Mignacca-2

 

12:00

Title To Be Confirmed

Charlotte Stamper, Partner (Energy infrastructure) at Zero Waste Scotland

Charlotte has worked in sustainability for the past eight years, covering a range of fields in renewable energy and waste management. Prior to this, she completed a PhD in geochemistry. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, and is also a Chartered Waste Manager.

Zero Waste Scotland is funded by Scottish Government and exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly. Charlotte’s role focuses on circular economy and energy infrastructure, working with a range of stakeholders and businesses to adopt a more resource-efficient approach.

13:30

Speaker to be Confirmed

 

13:50

The Offshore Wind Sector Deal – Where are we now?

In March 2019 the UK Government and the Offshore Wind Industry Council signed a world-leading Sector Deal. It is an ambitious, long-term strategy, in which offshore wind will become the backbone of the UK’s power system.

As the UK looks to achieve 40GW of offshore wind by 2030, find out more on how industry and government are progressing against key targets and workstreams set out in the Sector Deal.

Alicia Green, Delivery Coordinator at Offshore Wind Industry Council

Alicia is the Delivery Coordinator for the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) – focused on working with industry and Government to achieve 40GW of offshore wind in the UK by 2030. Previously she headed up RenewableUK’s work on barriers to deployment for UK wind projects – with a key focus on finding future-proofed solutions to several consenting challenges. Alicia was awarded the Women Powering Smart Energy Rising Star award in 2020 and is the UK Global Ambassador for the Women in Wind Global Leadership Programme.

The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), a senior Government and industry forum, was established in May 2013 to drive the development of the world-leading offshore wind sector in the UK. It is comprised of members drawn from the leading UK and global firms in the offshore wind industry, including developers and original equipment manufacturers. The Council oversee and drive the implementation of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal.

14:10

North Sea Transition Deal

Ian Fozdar, Infrastructure Repurposing Manager UK at the OGA

Ian Fozdar is the Infrastructure Repurposing Manager with the Oil and Gas Authority, with the primary role of facilitating the repurposing of oil/gas infrastructure in support of the energy transition. Serving until recently as the OGA’s UK Decommissioning Manager, Ian has previously worked with ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell in a range of business, technical and operational leadership positions across the upstream lifecycle, in the UK, continental Europe and South-east Asia.

The Oil & Gas Authority’s (OGA) role is to regulate and influence the UK oil and gas industry. The OGA aims to be a value creator; ensuring economic recovery from the UK’s oil and gas resources and helping meet the UK’s energy demands, whilst supporting the industry’s energy transition and move to net zero carbon by 2050.