Wind Energy Summit 2022: Emerging offshore technologies: Production of green electrons & molecules at sea

8 juni 2022, 09:15 - 17:00
Wind Energy Summit 2022: Emerging offshore technologies: Production of green electrons & molecules at sea

After last year’s successful first edition, Sirris is now organising the second Wind Energy Technology Summit: Emerging Offshore Technologies: Production of green electrons & molecules at sea, in partnership with OWI-Lab, Agoria, Blue Cluster and WaterstofNet.

The event will take place the 8th of June in Brussels.

We will look at how the marriage between offshore wind energy and hydrogen production is taking shape in a national and, especially in an international context, but also what the (technological) challenges are for the coming years.

Hydrogen is an important part of the European Green Deal. For the European Commission, the development of renewable hydrogen from wind and solar energy is a priority. The aim is to de-carbonise the production of hydrogen. The increasing production of offshore wind energy in Europe, along with other forms of energy production at sea that are still being investigated, offer lots of opportunities to combine and integrate electrolysis. The use of hydrogen will gradually be introduced in various industries, including offshore.

More info and registration


Welcome coffee & registration

Introduction & setting the scene- Pieter Jan Jordaens (Program Manager on & offshore wind), Sirris

Presentation by Capgemini 

Worldwide first offshore hydrogen production unit - Luc Graré (International Business), Lhyfe

Future challenges on the combination of hydrogen production and floating offshore wind - Niko Fierens (Managing director Maritime & Offshore), Multi-Engineering


Large scale hydrogen generation with floating wind power (involvement ERM Dolphyn project) and large-scale hydrogen storage at sea - Tine Boon (Product Manager Renewables – Energy) & Klaas Oltmann, Tractebel

Optimising Offshore Hydrogen Production Using Hydro-Pneumatic Energy Storage - Daniel Buhagiar (Co-Founder/CEO), FLASC BV

Lunch break

Challenges in offshore hydrogen transfer & how Thermoplastic Composite Pipe addresse - Martin van Onna (CEO), Strohm

Double the energy from wind, with hydrogen as primary energy carrier - Hugo Groenemans (CEO), Hygro

14.30-17.00 Exclusive workshop by Capgemini : Making headway with Hydrogen (limited seats)

During this engaging workshop, participants will work together to envision the hydrogen value chain of the future, identify key challenges & opportunities as well as potential actions to accelerate its adoption in various industries, including offshore. Interactive & hands-on networking opportunity for actors across the entire ecosystem.

14.30 - 17.00  Floating offshore energy generation and transmission : creating scale for critical components - Chris Dhulst (Corporate Innovation Manager) Platform Lead H2, Bekaert


Panel session moderated by Pierre Martens (Business Group Leader manufacturing, Agoria) with Denis Thomas - Global Business Development Leader - Electrolyzers Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies, Cummins

Networking drink

The working language for this thematic event is English.

Joined forces

Organising partners are Sirris, OWI-Lab, Agoria and De Blauwe cluster. The event is supported by Waterstofnet and BERA, and sponsored by Capgemini.