58th Offshore Breakfast

Powering the Future: Harnessing Offshore Wind as critical infrastructure and improving operational efficiency through cybersecurity and advanced software applications 

Offshore Wind is critical infrastructure and under increasing threat of physical- and cyber-attacks. Russian submarines are being seen spying around European offshore wind farms, hackers never sleep. Policymakers are working on legislation aimed at strengthening the resilience of Europe’s critical infrastructure.

At the same time, offshore wind is getting ever more digital and relying on new software applications. Developers and OEMs are facing challenges to remain compliant but to use the full benefits of digitalization at the same time. In our next breakfast we will be covering these challenges in three related presentations:

  • Offshore Wind as critical infrastructure: Status of actual and outlook on announced changes of the regulatory framework (Pia Heckenberger, Hogan Lovells)
  • Reliability and resilience in Offshore Wind through digitalization and cybersecurity (Vincent Dehullu, e-BO Enterprises)
  • Offshore Control Room Management: Increasing efficiency and safety trough integration of all dynamic data into operational and shift planning (Rita Desmyter, Kraken)

Vincent Dehullu, International Business Developer at e-BO Enterprises, is an energy and ICT expert with more than 25 years’ experience globally, active in smart energy grids, offshore wind energy, energy management for transport grid connected customers in regulated and deregulated markets. Holding a Master in Electrical Power Engineering, post graduate European Law, Master in Business Administration – General Management.

Rita Desmyter, Head of Sales at Kraken, brings over 15 years of experience in building strategies, managing complex projects, developing partnerships, commercialising products, and fulfilling client needs. With a deep-rooted passion for sustainability, Rita honed her expertise in the energy sector at LCPDelta, a research and consultancy firm, before specialising in the technological aspects of the energy transition.

Pia Heckenberger is an associate in Hogan Lovells Frankfurt IERP team and specializing, inter alia, in regulatory topics relevant for the energy industry.

Please note that this Offshore Breakfast will be held as a hybrid event with the option to participate remotely. Please indicate on the registration link below if you plan to attend in person or remotely. A dial in link will be sent to all registered participants in due time before the event.

The event will be moderated by Christian Knütel, partner at Hogan Lovells and head of the Hamburg offshore competence center.

Of course, breakfast is free of charge for you.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Your offshore competence team

Hogan Lovells Hamburg

PS for those interested in the topic, e-BO Enterprises will be holding a technology day in Hamburg in the week after the breakfast. In case of interest you can get in touch via [email protected].


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