IPF Virtual to Focus on Safety Standards in Developing OSW Industry

The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s 2021 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) will hold its final IPF Virtual event on June 17 focused on safety for a growing offshore wind energy workforce – a critical focus as the industry moves forward.

The half-day IPF Virtual: Safety First event will include panelists from government agencies and industry who will provide insights, including critical updates from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) that address how to implement regulatory practices and health and safety protocols for workers.

Maintaining a safe environment for the offshore wind energy workforce is critical as the industry moves forward. Join industry experts from BSEE, Dominion Energy, the Global Wind Organisation, DNV, to learn answers to pressing questions like how to implement new BSEE health and safety guidelines, how workers from other energy industries safely transition into offshore wind, and what the industry can learn from CVOW, the first offshore wind project in U.S. federal waters to reach commercial operation. The event will end with Developer Town Halls featuring RWE and Ørsted sharing project updates and plans for the remainder of 2021 into 2022.

This year, IPF included three virtual sessions, in April, May, and the upcoming June event, and culminates in IPF Together, an in-person event happening August 24-26 in Richmond, Virginia. Registration to the IPF Virtual events is included in IPF Together registration or can be purchased separately. Attendees will also have multiple networking opportunities throughout the virtual event to connect with fellow participants through the Video Chat rooms. Virtual WindMatch appointments are now open for both IPF Virtual and IPF Together attendees. Registrants can set up meetings virtually through August 23 when WindMatch will move to in-person throughout IPF Together.

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