I am pleased to be invited to participate in a discussion of cooperation between the U.S. Jones Act industry and international interests for offshore wind, said William P. Doyle, CEO of the Dredging Contractors of America. Doyle will be moderating the first panel of the day. Companies looking to enter the maritime sector may not understand the traditional and longstanding laws and regulations that are integral to U.S. economic and national security. I am confidant, that with cooperation and discussion, we can move to a closer partnership with respect wind energy policy in the United States.
On April 8, Winston & Strawn will host a seminar in the firm’s New York office titled “Maritime Aspects of U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Installation: Next Steps.” Winston is co-sponsoring the program with the Business Network for Offshore Wind and Marine Log. Maritime Practice Chair Charlie Papavizas will lead panel discussions covering the following topics:
- Marrying U.S. and Non-U.S. Offshore Experience
- Building the Range of Vessels Needed in the U.S.
- Financing the Vessels for U.S. Offshore Wind Farms
- A Conversation About the U.S. Maritime Industry and Jones Act
1:30 PM – Opening Remarks Conference Chair – Charlie Papavizas, Winston & Strawn LLP
1:40 PM – Marrying U.S. and Non-U.S. Offshore Experience
Moderator – William P. Doyle, Dredging Contractors of America
Percy Pyne, Green Shipping Line
Bruce Harland, Crowley Maritime
Roy van Loveren, Van Oord
Thorsten Schütt, KONGSTEIN
2:20 PM – Building the Range of Vessels in the U.S.
Moderator – Tom Gallagher, Ship Finance
Bill Blanchard, Gulf Island Fabrication
Bram Lambregts, Ulstein
Luther Blount, Blount Bros.
3:00 PM – Energy Break
3:20 PM – Financing the Vessels and Structures Needed for Offshore Wind Farms
Moderator – John McCown, Blue Alpha Capital
Kevin O’Hara, AMA Capital Advisors
Tony Wilkens, Santander Bank
4:00 PM – A Conversation About the U.S. Maritime Industry and Jones Act
Dave Jansen, Staff Director, Coast Guard Subcommittee, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
4:30 PM – Closing Remarks and Adjourn