Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference 2021: New Momentum for German Offshore Wind

The Cluster Renewable Energy Hamburg and DNV

cordially invite you to the

Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference 2021:

New Momentum for German Offshore Wind

on April 7th, 2pm until 3.40 pm


The German Government and parliament Bundestag (House of Representatives) at the very end of the year 2020 finally decided on significant changes for the further development of offshore wind in Germany. The installation target1 for offshore wind in 2030 was raised from 15 to 20 gigawatts, which was a long-time industry demand. However, even more significantly, an ambitious installation target was set for the year 2040 at 40 gigawatts for the first time.

The 2021 edition of HOW conference will discuss with a prominent panel what these significant political improvements in Germany imply for all stakeholders from a German, European but also global perspective. How will these new targets change the perception of the German offshore wind industry in a rapidly developing global offshore wind landscape? In addition, the digital conference will focus on the long term plan, from 2030 to 2040, and discuss how this significant offshore capacity build-up can be achieved and aligned with all stakeholders over that decade towards 2040 to archive maximum investor attractivity and an cost-effective and efficient build-up of industry capacities and infrastructure.


14:00 - 14:10: Welcome by the Hosts and Short Introduction to New Offshore Wind Targets in Germany

Peter Frohböse, DNV and Jan Rispens, Renewable Energy Hamburg

14:10 - 14:15: Words of Welcome

Ditlev Engel, CEO DNV Energy

Michael Westhagemann, Senator (Minister) for Economy and Innovation, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

14:15 - 14:45: Key Notes 

Ingrid Nestle, Member of German Parliament (Bundestag) for B90/Grüne „The Crucial Role of Offshore Wind for Germany’s Climate Targets”

Christoph Mertens, Sumitomo Corporation, “Germany’s New Offshore Targets and its Impact on Global Investors”

14:45 - 15:30: Panel Discussion  

  • Marc Becker, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, CEO Offshore
  • Ingrid Nestle, B90/Grüne
  • Dr Nico Nolte, BSH – The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
  • Christoph Mertens, Sumitomo Corporation
  • Sven Utermöhlen, RWE Renewables, COO

The panel discussion will open with short (2 minutes) opening statements by the three joining panelist. Afterwards open discussion about the lead questions above.

15:30 - 15:40: Q&A with the Online Audience

Facilitators for Panel Discussion and Q&A:

Peter Frohböse, DNV, and Jan Rispens, Renewable Energy Hamburg

Costs: none

Language: English

Registration: We are looking forward to your registration Registration

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2nd Offshore Innovation Award

Please apply for the 2nd Offshore Innovation Award using the email address:


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People interested on the Offshore Innovation Award might apply for the 10th German Renewables Award by May 28th, 2021: https://www.erneuerbare-energien-hamburg.de/de/themen/german-renewables-award/uebersicht.html