The Role of Integrated Energy Projects in Accelerating the Energy Transition

Sian Lloyd-Rees is the UK Managing Director of AKER Offshore Wind. This is an evening presentation and  webinar.

Integrated energy projects will play an important part in both achieving the UK’s renewable energy ambition and tackling its energy supply challenges, from efficiently capturing stranded offshore renewable energy resources to decarbonising traditional industries. Last year, Aker Horizons launched the Northern Horizons Integrated Energy Project – a credible development to produce green hydrogen at scale from stranded offshore wind resources in the North Sea around the Shetland Islands. Similarly, Aker Offshore Wind is exploring integrated energy projects in Wales to utilise offshore wind resources to decarbonise onshore industries at the pre-combustion stage. In addition to innovation and ambition, these will require policy and collaboration across government, industry and investors.

Sian Lloyd-Rees, Aker Offshore Wind’s UK MD, will share more details about these projects and facilitate a discussion on how the private sector, working with government, can make a significant contribution to the UK’s Net Zero ambitions whilst building industrial strength in the UK to underpin the ongoing energy transition.


Our Speaker

In a career spanning over 25 years Sian has extensive business experience as a Senior Leader in both Energy and IT industries, having held several leadership roles in both blue chip and start-up Companies.

The domain knowledge and global focus gained in the Energy industry; coupled with the pace of evolving digital strategies and entrepreneurship encouraged in the IT industry, have contributed to a proven track record in developing new and profitable business opportunities.  She is UK Managing Director of Aker Offshore Wind and also supports the broader Aker Horizon companies in the UK, a global provider of sustainable solutions across the broad Energy sector.

Sian is Vice Co-Chair on the Board of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) and the industry Supply Chain Champion supporting delivery of the North Sea Transition Deal, sits on the board of the Aberdeen Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) and is a member of the steerco for the Deepwind Cluster.

About Aker Offshore Wind

Aker Offshore Wind was formally established in the summer of 2020, following an incubation period of a few years at Aker Solutions. A series of agreements between Aker Solutions and Aker Offshore Wind ensures continued access to global offshore expertise.

Aker Horizons’s ownership has provided the company with another set of critical skills and support in the start-up phase. The network in the wider Aker group of companies, from Cognite and Aize to AkerBP, is a benefit to Aker Offshore Wind and supports its sustainable growth.