FOWPI Cost Reduction Trajectory For Offshore Wind In India


20 June, 2019, 9:00 am till 20 June, 2019, 6:00 pm

FOWPI Project Management Team

The FOWPI Project Management Team organized a one day Conference on Cost Reduction Trajectory for Offshore Wind in India at The Claridges, New Delhi on 20th of June 2019. The event had representation from high level officials from Central and State governments, Financial Institutions, Marine Operators, International and Indian Project Developers and OEMs among other key offshore wind stakeholders. The program focus will be on key and specific aspects that can contribute to reducing the costs for the upcoming offshore wind projects in India, both in the short- and in the long-term.

Workshop Agenda





  • Registrations, Networking and Tea/Coffee


Inaugural Session


Welcome Address

  • Mr. Raimund Magis - Chargé d'Affaires, Delegation of the European Union to India

Keynote Address by Guests of Honour

The Role of Offshore Wind in India's Blue Economy:

  • Shri B.N. Satpathy - Senior Consultant, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, NITI Aayog

Views & Plans from Central and State Governments:

  • Shri B. B. Chauhan - Managing Director, Gujarat Energy Transmission Corp. Ltd. (GETCO)
  • Shri B.P. Yadav - Joint Secretary for New & Renewable Energy, Gov. of India


Keynote Presentations: India Offshore Cost Reduction Trajectory - 1st Session


How to De-cost the First Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat? Tax Incentives, Point of Connection and PPA Contract Terms

  • Anita Sejer Jürgens & Gabriel Zeitouni - FOWPI Project Leads, COWI

Developing Offshore Wind since the 90's - The First Mover Experience: Lessons Learned from Tendering

  • Mette Cramer Buch - Chief Advisor, Danish Energy Agency

Project Developer Perspective: Building Robust Offshore Wind Markets

  • Magnus Brogaard Larsen - Head of Market and Commercial Development, Ørsted

Developing a local Supply Chain and Technology Adaptation for Indian Conditions

  • Shashank Adlakha - VP & Head International Business, ReNew Power
  • Ranjit Mene - Head of UK Offshore Sales, Senvion


Lunch Reception


Keynote Presentations: India Offshore Cost Reduction Trajectory - 2nd Session


Policy learnings towards cost-efficient offshore wind development in the Netherlands

  • Henk van Elburg - International relations specialist Offshore Wind, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Reducing the Costs on Supply Chain and Logistics for Balance of Plant (BoP) contracts

  • Vijaymurthy Tanikella - Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau and Director of Van Oord India

De-costing Marine Installations: A Short and Long-Term View

  • Bas Nekeman - Business Unit Manager, DEME Offshore

Reducing Project RisksViews from an International Finance Institution

  • Sonia Lioret - Energy Task Team Leader, French Development Agency (AFD)


Tea Break


Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers


Reducing the costs of offshore wind energy: Key inputs for a possible long-term strategy for Offshore Wind in India

  • Moderated by Shri B.P. Yadav - Joint Secretary for New & Renewable Energy, Gov. of India


Conference Takeaways and Closing Remarks


  • Edwin Koekkoekk - Counsellor, Energy and Climate Action, Delegation of the European Union to India


Networking and Soft Refreshments hosted by FOWPI Project


Further Networking Possibilities within the Bars and Restaurants at the Claridges


Presentations and Conference Handouts 

The presentations delivered and the handouts distributed to all our participants during the conference could be found at the following link.