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Offshore Wind Industry Sundowner

2 June 2021

On May 27th Subsea Energy Australia had the pleasure of hosting the Offshore Energy Industry Sundowner at ANZAC House where attendees heard from Andy Evans (CEO Oceanex, founding CEO Star of the South), and Tim Sawyer (Director Australia & Asia Flotation Energy Plc). They discussed the future of the offshore wind industry both on a global level and planned Australian projects to over 130 attendees in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. As two of the offshore wind industry leaders, Andy and Tim were exceptional at discussing this diverse topic.

Bios on both Andy and Tim can be read below, as well as copies of their presentations from the evening.

About Andy Evans 

Andy Evans is the CEO and a founder of Oceanex Energy and also the former CEO and a co-founder of the Star of the South (proposed 2GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Victoria). Andy has 20 years of experience in Australia’s energy sector and has been heavily involved in the development of renewable energy projects since 2006, firstly in onshore wind and bioenergy, before introducing offshore wind to Australia in 2012.

Andy, with his co-founders of the Star of the South, has been responsible for the development of the offshore wind industry including working with the Commonwealth Government to introduce new legislation proposed to commence in 2021.

Andy’s presentation Oceanex_Presentation to Subsea Energy Australia_27 May 2021 (1)


About Tim Sawyer

Tim is director of Flotation Energy Plc, a specialist offshore wind developer focussing on mature and emerging markets including the UK, Asia and Australia. He has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector across the Asia Pacific region and the UK, having developed several offshore wind, wave and tidal projects and onshore utility scale solar PV projects. Tim has a degree in Oceanography form the University of Southampton and an MBA from the University of Western Australia.

Tim’s presentation 210528_SubseaAustralia


Photos of the evening can be found here.