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Offshore Wind Workshop: SOBENA

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2nd Workshop on Offshore Wind and Ocean Energy

Status and Perspectives
DATE: September 14, 2021
TIME: 8:30 - 1:00 PM (Time zone in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

In this workshop, SOBENA (Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Brazilian Society) will address the technical, regulatory and environmental aspects related to the use of renewable sources in the ocean including offshore wind, wave energy, among others. A debate will be promoted about the global and national scenario of the sector of renewable energy in the ocean, with the participation of representatives from the regulatory agency, companies in the energy sectors, classification societies and international research & development institutions.


DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.


DNV is a Silver sponsor for this workshop.



For the full conference program and to register, see the SOBENA website.

Status and Perspectives
DATE: September 14, 2021
TIME: 8:30 - 1:00 PM (Time zone in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

In this workshop, SOBENA (Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Brazilian Society) will address the technical, regulatory and environmental aspects related to the use of renewable sources in the ocean including offshore wind, wave energy, among others. A debate will be promoted about the global and national scenario of the sector of renewable energy in the ocean, with the participation of representatives from the regulatory agency, companies in the energy sectors, classification societies and international research & development institutions.


DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.


DNV is a Silver sponsor for this workshop.



For the full conference program and to register, see the SOBENA website.

08:30-10:50 (Brasilia Time) – SESSION 1

Marine supply chain support to offshore wind industry
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Robert Galikski

In the capacity of, Offshore Wind Director for North America, Robert Galinski is committed to guiding the industry in meeting it's environmental, regulatory, and compliance targets to maximize the potential of offshore wind in Americas.

With over a decade of experience in offshore compliance and operational responsibility for DNV’s classification business across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and European markets, Robert is focused on supply chain maturity, operation & maintenance challenges, and certification requirements as they pertain to wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV), service operation vessels (SOV), feeder barges, tugs, and other support tonnage.

As the offshore wind expands in Americas, Robert is deeply engaged in assisting key stakeholders in identifying optimal designs, navigating regulatory frameworks, and engaging with developers to ensure their projects take the most efficient approach from concept to operation.

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