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A Site Visit to the Canary Islands

September 18, 22:00September 21, 21:59
, , Spain
Las Palmas
We are organizing a site vist for Norwegian companies who want to learn more about the offshore wind market and coming opportunities in Spain. We are teaming up with the Spanish Cluster Maritimo for this visit.  [button link="" newwindow="yes"] SIGN UP[/button]


Monday, 19th September 2022

  • Arrival of NOW, members and companies to the Canary Islands.
  • Cocktail reception - Santa Catalina Hotel
  • Social event organized by the Norwegian Ambassador in the evening.
  • The Norwegian Ambassador and Arne Vatnøy from Norwegian Offshore Wind welcomes the participants

Tuesday, 20th September 2022

9.00–9.10 OPENING SESSION - AC Hotel Gran Canaria
Welcome by Nils Haugstveit, Ambassador of Norway to Spain, Luis Ibarra, The president of Las Palmas Port Authority  
9.10–10.00 Offshore Wind in Norway and Canary Islands
Luis Ibarra, The president of Las Palmas Port Authority will present Las Palmas Port, and explain their role in the Spanish offshore wind industry. Tor Arne Johnsen from Norwegian Offshore Wind presents the Norwegian Supply chain. Elba Bueno fromThe Canary Islands Maritime Cluster presents the Canarian Supply Chain. Susanne Starheim-Grøtter from ESGIAN - Coming projects and relevant markeds  
10:00-11.00    Elevator pitches - Presentation of attending companies
All the attending companies (Canary and Norwegian) will have the opportunity to make a one minute pitch of their company  
11.00-11.30    Coffee break and snacks
11.45-12.45    Land of opportunities – Presentation of the Spanish Offshore Wind Market
Interview with Tomás Romagosa, Technical Director at the Spanish Wind Association, about Spain´s position in the offshore wind sector Ángel Fernandez is Competitive Strategy and Commercial Manager of Navantia Seanergies. He will discuss Spain's experience in the offshore wind sector so far. Malte Paul from Aker Offshore Wind presentations: Floating wind power as a local job engine Interview with Einar Tollaksvik from Saga Subsea about being a Norwegian supplier in the Spanish offshore wind business.  
12:45-13.30    Dos and don’ts in the Canary Islands
This panel will explain to the Norwegian companies how to do business in Canary Islands Canary Islands Economic Development Society S.A., PROEXCA: Business environment in the Canary Islands Canary Islands Special Zone: tax system and incentives for companies settling on the islands Society for the Economic Promotion of Gran Canaria, SPEGC. Enterprise European Network  
13.30-15.00    LUNCH
15.00 - 15.30      More opportunities in the Canary Islands
Elisa Zamora. Comercial director at the Port Athority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Presentation of the Port of Granadilla. Juan Francisco Martín. Commercial Director at Las Palmas Port Authority. Presentation of the Port of Arinaga. Thomas Remond. Head of Training Services. GWO: Industry certification.
15.30-16:05    Wind farm opportunities – Presentation of projects in the pipeline
Two minutes presentations of potential offshore wind developers. CAPITAL ENERGY: Pablo Alcón COBRA: Javier Tardieu. DISA: Joaquín Gurriarán. GREENALIA: Raúl Martín. BLUEFOAT: Javier Monfort. AKER OFFSHORE WIND: Malte Paul. EQUINOR: Javier Díez. NATURGY: Sergio Auffray.
16.05-18.00    B2B sessions with Canarian and Norwegian companies
NOW and CMC to coordinate and plan meetings between Norwegian and Spanish companies according to consigners list The B2B meetings will take place, in a relaxed atmosphere between cafes, among those who have identified themselves as being of interest.
19.30   Business dinner party (arranged by the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster and PROEXCA)

Wednesday, 21th September 2022

9.00-11.00      Visit to the Port of Las Palmas           Headquartes of Port Authority
Visit to the shipyards and Special Zone.
12.00-13.00    Visit to the facilities of the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands, ITC.
Headquarters of pozo Izquierdo del Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias.
13.00-14.00    Lunch (To confirm the place).
14.30-16.00    Visit to the facilities of the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform. PLOCAN
Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN).
16.00   Transfer to Airport     Airport of Gran Canarias
16.30   Return to Las Palmas de GC by transfer.
17.00   End of the joint agenda for this day.
PRICE: 1000 NOK. Participants must cover Hotel and flights. We suggest you stay at The Hotel Christina Hotel. Please contact Hanne if you have any questions: Hanne Tvedt Project Manager mob. +47 452 734 76 Office address: Nordsjø kontorpark, Kvaløygata 3, 5536 Haugesund


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