14-15 November 2017 • London, UK

Offshore Wind Europe 2017 Agenda

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Day One

7:30-9:00 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
8.50-8.55 Welcome & Introduction to Sli.do

Jon Harman, Head of New Energy Update

Setting the Scene - A Tiered Approach from the Industry's Leaders
8.55-9.00 Offshore Wind: Scene setting

Bruce Vaply, Managing Director, BVG Associates

9:00-9:20 European offshore wind an economic forecast
  • Review with a leading economic consultant the varying bid prices from across the continent and how they make sense
  • Run through electricity prices in Europe for an informed view of where we are heading as an industry

Tom Harries, Wind Energy Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

9:20-10:00 Panel: C-Level industry overview and predictions
  • Gain insight into the industry's biggest player's views of the offshore wind industry and where it is moving
  • What do they see as the needed focal points for the coming years and how do we get there
  • Where do they see cost reduction opportunities in the market and how will this be achieved without impacting innovation

Moderator: Bruce Valpy, Managing Director, BVG Associates 

Jacques Edouard Levy, CEO, Belenergia SA
Willem van der Ven, VP Power Operations, Enbridge
Thomas Karst, CSO and Senior Vice President, MHI Vestas
Sven Utermohlen, COO, Member of the Board E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH

10:00-10:40 Panel: Moving to a sub 60 MWh Euro continent
  • With prices as low as €54.5/MWh coming out of main-land Europe how is the rest of the developing market going to compete at those prices
  • What effect will this have on supply chain and how will we avoid getting caught out in terms of CAPEX/OPEX over spend
  • Could this be the start of serious market consolidation and if so, how do we navigate this

Moderator: Rob McNab, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Matthias Haag, CEO, Gemini Wind Park
Hannah Konig, Head of Wind and Maritime Technology, EnBW
Jan-Peter Elffers, Managing Director, Amsterdam Capital Partners
Lisa McDermott, Executive Director - Renewables and Project Financing, ABN AMRO

10:40-11:10 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Pre-Construction & Construction Track
Post-Construction Track

Track Moderator: Bruce Valpy, Managing Director, BVG Associates

Track Moderator: TBC

11.10-11.50 Panel: Navigating contracts from development through to construction
  • Discuss the best examples of a well-handled project taken from the development phase through to the construction phase
  • Pin point what decisions truly made a difference to the success of the project for a view into how to improve your own processes
  • Review lessons learned in an interactive discussion for a solid understanding of what we have learned as an industry

Moderator: Rob McNab, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Michiel Goossens
Michael van der Heijden, Managing Director,  Amsterdam Capital Partners
Mark Mathijssen, Director, Green Giraffe
Carol Gould, Head of Power and Renewables, Structured Finance Office for EMEA, MUFG

11.10-11.45 OFTO / Transmission Asset Workshop
  • Gain an understanding of the practical considerations for preparing a control room to support OFTO projects and the key responsibilities under transmission system codes and standards
  • Review the challenges of upskilling staff to deal with dynamic 24/7 HV operations and potential issues around alarm management
  • Discuss what the requirements are for deployment of competent field staff and how the application of safety rules to OFTO projects can be optimised
  • Review typical faults and recurrent issues

Moderator: Euan Fenelon, Director of Operations & Asset Management, Natural Power

Alistair Parlett, High Voltage Systems Manager, Natural Power
Mike Lee, Partner & Head of Asset Management, Transmission Investment LLP
John Sinclair, Development Director - Power Transmission and Distribution, Balfour Beatty

11.50-12.30 Panel: Key risks which disrupt the successful delivery of a project
  • Review ambiguous risk allocation and why we can't get this right:
    • Overly complicated/ambiguous/unenforceable liquidated damages on performance of the plant
    • Risk shift and unregulated outcomes when caps on liability are hit
  • Poor quality control (and lack of owner oversight) in the manufacture of key components
    • A need for aggressive and destructive QA checks?
  • Pool of Vessels, availability and missing your window:
    • De-risking cable laying and clarity of risk allocation
    • Whose risk?
  • Poor visibility over and poor management of programme risk

Moderator: Mary Anne Roff, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Jonathan Douglas, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Tim Bland, Director, Offshore Management and Consulting Ltd
Tim Halperin-Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, Power, AON
Don Mackay, Director of Operations, EDF Energy Renewables

11.45-12.10 Post warranty strategy
  • Review what owners are doing post warranty in terms of contract strategy
  • Discuss how important local content is for them in terms of a post warranty strategy for a view into the locations of your next few years' worth of work

Will Sheard, Senior Consultant, K2 Management


12.10-12.40 Digitisation: A revolution in offshore O&M 
  • Explore the latest system and process challenges in offshore O&M and find out, typically, why they occur
  • Hear how to get "better data" out of your turbines by using innovative mobile technology
  • Learn how to make informed decisions through physical and remote data streams that will end up ensuring optimised OPEX spend

Alex Pucacco, Consultant - Turbine Reliability Engineering, Romax Insight

12:40-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14.00-16.00 Workshop: Effective hand over between offshore wind construction (inc. commissioning) and operations departments

Meeting grid and subsidy requirements

  • Grid compliance targets/goals at various points in the build
  • Considerations for affectively achieving subsidy targets

Operating the wind farm pre-handover

  • Fault management in the 'in-between' phase
  • Control room development
  • Getting the right people at the right time

Running simultaneous construction and operations activities

  • Opportunities for operations to support construction e.g. vessels
  • The risks associated with simultaneous activities and how to mitigate them

Host and Coordinator: Ajai Ahluwalia, Senior Electrical Engineer, Statoil

14.00-15.00 Tidal Track 1
*Open to Offshore Wind Europe Attendees*
Workshop: Finding the missing link: DNV GL's moorings approach in marine renewables

To address the fully coupled analysis approach to design mooring systems, asset integrity strategies and risk-based approaches to certification:

  • Steven Parkinson (Senior Engineer, Renewables Advisory) will present and illustrate the capabilities of a coupled analysis for floating structures which enables engineers to quantify the behaviour and loading response of floating platforms, and is essential for evaluating concepts and robust design procedures
  • Alex Argyros (Senior Engineer, Floating Structures, Noble Denton Marine Services) will present the latest approaches of asset integrity for mooring systems. Conventional mooring systems have consistently shown a high level of failures. Design and in-service strategies have reduced the impact of these failures in a cost-effective way. However, the use of novel materials and foundation solutions, as well as existing low-cost components unproven in a long-term permanent mooring application, introduces additional risks and uncertainties into the system, thus increasing the marine energy converter risk profile
  • Claudio Bittencourt (Business Development Director - Wave and Tidal Renewable Certification) will present the risk-based approach used for the tidal sector that includes the experience harnessed in the field, as well as developments from floating wind technology
16:00-16:30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16:30-17.00 Building Industry Case Study
New planning methods are cutting construction time in the building industry. Can it be used in the offshore wind industry?
  • Understand what location based scheduling (LBS) is, how it has benefitted the building industry
  • Demonstrate the potential of Location-based scheduling and management for offshore wind which proven to cut construction time of 10-20 % in the building industry
  • Case study from a current 0,8 Billion EUR building project of a new hospital. See how plans are managed to reduce risks and enabling transparency in deliveries, cost and schedules
  • Combine location based scheduling with big data and visual analytics for real time control and transparency
  • Hear how to transform current extensive Gannt/CPM charts into location based scheduling - with examples from one of the coming biggest wind farms

Jon Lerche, Lean Project Manager Siemens, Gamesa
Kristian Birch Pedersen, CEO & Founder, Exigo A/S

16:30-17.00 Hywind Scotland Marine Operations - An Overview
  • Hear an overview of the engineering and execution of these novel Marine Operations  and how they contributed to a step change in Offshore Wind

Ben Stokes, Renewables - Project and Proposals Manager, Saipem Limited
Dr Tom Guttormsen Marine Operations Manager, Dogger Bank, Statoil ASA

17.00-17.30 Why it is worth weaving in Operations and Maintenance early?
  • Review the gains and benefits of O&M consideration from project outset
  • Discuss the determination of overall optimum CAPEX/OPEX
  • Understand conceptional and contractual impact in practice

Moderator: Bruce Valpy, Managing Director, BVG Associates

Stefan Haag, Senior Expert O&M Conceptional and Modelling, EnBW
Florian Wurtz, Director, Offshore Wind Operations, Northland Power Inc.
David Voss, Team Lead Technical Asset Management, Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH

17.00-17.30 Vessels & Logistics
  • Hear Rhenus reflect where the market for offshore logistics stands today (not just for offshore wind) and what future direction it will likley take
  • Understand the four main sub markets for logistics: cargo runs, W2W, CTVs and heli flights and understand the benefits of each in today’s market
  • Explore where Rhenus see potentials for cost and time savings, both short- and longer-term

Björn Wittek, Managing Director, Rhenus Offshore Logistics GmbH & Co. KG

17.30-18.00 The perfect contract strategy
  • How to work out what is best for you in terms of contract structure and risk assessment
  • Review immediate costs, long term spending, delays and relationship management

Javier Torrijos Cuesta, Global Head of Turbine Category, E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH

17.30-18.00 HSE - Managing for success
  • Discuss with other HSE Managers and O&M Managers how you manage safety for a view into new ideas
  • Review aerial safety and how you can work it into both contracts and real life
  • Changing behaviour - Safety from contract to on site and how to stop your teams deviating from the method statement
  • Running through the various packages review whether you are in control or safe

Jed Mawson, HSE Manager, Gemini Wind Park
Hendrik Drossmann, Manager QHSE & Project Engineer, SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH & Cie. KG

18.00-19:30 EXHIBITION DRINKS PARTY

 

Day Two

8:00-9:00 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
Pre-Construction & Construction Track
Post-Construction Track

Track Moderator: Andy Geissbuehler, Managing Partner, Renewable Resources International LLC / BVGA

Track Moderator: Rhodri James, Manager of Policy and Innovation and Michael Stephenson, Offshore Wind Associate, The Carbon Trust

9.00-9.20 Commercialisation of 66kV cable technology
  • Discuss the importance of testing to demonstrate quality of produced products
  • Understand how to take innovation and technology and deploy it on a commercial basis
  • With the first 66 kV cable projects under construction, hear the latest success stories bringing 66 kV technology to benefit of the offshore wind industry

James Young, CTO, JDR Cable Systems Ltd

9.00-9.10 Pre-Construction Foundation Innovation: Introduction and Scene Setting
  • More steel in the water than ever - new challenges
  • New technology - both in inspection and condition monitoring
  • Floating wind - new challenges and new opportunities

Rhodri James, Manager of Policy and Innovation, The Carbon Trust


9.10-9.35 Opportunities and Challenges of Foundation Design for the Remaining Round 3 Wind Farms in the UK
  • An overview of future wind farms which are still to be developed in the UK
  • Opportunities and challenges of offshore wind foundation design, on these site, from Designer's perspective
  • The innovation are likely to occur to next few years for the deep water site, for both Offshore wind foundation

Ting Sie Chui, Technical Director, COWI

9.20-9.40 Gwynt Y Mor Case Study
Cable installation - What to look for and when to act
  • Understand the Gwynt Y Mor Site and the complex seabed in which the cable burial was carried out
  • Discover the Survey and Sediment Analysis techniques used and the key findings that we drawn from them
  • Explore the hazard risk assessment - natural and manmade hazards - and the lessons drawn from this experience
  • With lessons now learned, hear the importance of spatial planning for windfarm layout and cable design

Justin Hawkins, Principal Consultant, Pelagian Limited

9.35-9.55 Monopile foundations
  • Presentation: Monopile
  • Presentation: Jacket - Fabricator
  • Table discussions

Jacob Seier Nyvang, Design Manager & Engineer, Bladt Industries

9.40-10.00 Offshore cable layout optimisation using CableArchitect
  • Consider a new approach for the complex problem of designing the cable layout of wind farms
  • Find out which design features have the biggest effect on the total cabling costs
  • A case study is presented to demonstrate how much cable costs can be reduced, how different constraints affect the design and which metrics should be optimised.

Dr. Meagan Burke, Modelling and Data Scientist, UNIPER

9.55-10.15 Statoil CASE STUDY
Hywind Scotland: Lessons learned from the world's first floating wind farm
  • Explore the design issues the Hywind Scotland floating foundation and where the future will take us, including standardisation and the eventual development of a supply chain
  • Understand the technical risks associated with Hywind Scotland, including how the WTG and tower was built onshore and then connected to substructure while floating
  • See where optimisation can be achieved that would have a positive effect on the substructure and the development of future floating platforms

Bjorn Ivar Bergemo, Area Manager Tower, Substructure, Anchoring Systems - Hywind Scotland, Statoil

10.00-10.20 Cabling issues - An insurer's perspective
  • Discuss lessons learned and root causes of failures for an insight into what the insurance side of the industry is seeing on a regular basis
  • Project risk case study: perceived risk vs reality.

Jonny Allen, Head of Offshore Wind, GCube Underwriting Limited

10.15-10.25 Table Discussion and Q&A
 

Rhodri James, Manager of Policy and Innovation, The Carbon Trust
Ting Sie Chui, Technical Director, COWI
Lars Bender, Head of Sales & Solutions, Bladt Industries
Bjorn Ivar Bergemo, Area Manager Tower, Substructure, Anchoring Systems - Hywind Scotland, Statoil

10.20-10:50 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10.50-11.30 Operational cabling issues
  • Examine the typical causes of power cable failure from both construction and through external damage that you need to be aware of
  • Get an overview of fault statistics, cost of repairs and Spatial data management for Ops and Maintenance
  • The future of power cable repair - universal cable joints, maintenance clubs
  • Cable Inspection strategies, vessels and equipment - survey tools
  • Spatial data management for Ops and Maintenance 

Moderator: Andy Geissbuehler, Managing Partner, Renewable Resources International LLC / BVGA

Justin Hawkins, Principal Consultant, Pelagian Limited
Jonathan Wheatley, UK Representative, DEME Group - Tideway Offshore Solutions
Preben Soegaard-Joergensen, Site Installation Specialist, nkt cables Denmark

10.50-11.10 Concrete and Steel Floating Structures
  • Hear the latest news from Ideol's concrete (France´s Floatgen Project) and steel (japan's Nedo Project) ventures
  • Listen to the key impacting parameters when preparing for tomorrow's commercial-scale deployments
  • WindEurope's Floating Wind Task Force, or the mobiization of an entire industry in favour of floating wind

Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, IDEOL & Chairman, WindEurope Floating Task Force

11.30-11.50 Offshore Substation Albatros - OTM: A Lightweight Solution
  • Light Weight/simplified Design: The OTM in Albatros is a quite simplified/reduced structure for an OSS. See how the open deck structure, containerized rooms and equipment very much simplifies the design
  • Environment: See how bio-degradable fluids (Ester based cooling fluids) are used for cooling of electrical main components leading to a lower risk of contamination
  • Cluster-Approach, Synergies: EnBW currently develops three neighboring OWF in the North Sea. See how EnBW incorporates available/planed infrastructure, like LTE, TETRA, Helicopter etc. into the Albaros project 

Peter Degebrodt, Work Package Manager, Offshore Substation, EnBW

11.10-11.30 Turbine OEM perspective on the challenges for commercialising new foundation designs
  • Details coming soon.

Ranjit Mene, Head of UK Offshore, Senvion


11.30-11.50 Financiers perspective on the challenges for commercialising new foundation designs

Innovative foundation designs (larger monopiles, more efficient installation and drilling methods and optimised connection with the turbine) have played a key role in reducing the cost of offshore wind and financiers have been supportive of this trend. This session will explore how disruptive the new floating technology is seen by banks and international investors and which impact it has on its financing.

  • How banks look at innovation
  • Financiers approach to floating technology and change in the risk analysis
  • The finance market: appetite and terms
  • How to make a floating project bankable

Clement Weber, Director, Green Giraffe

11.50-12.30 Blade Inspection, maintenance and Repair
  • Explore the current state of affairs in respect of leading edge
  • Hear the actions taken to mitigate leading edge erosion (from Research, Test and product development)
  • Listen to the latest inspection methodologies by drones, digital clone, sensors etc. as examples of inspection initiatives being looked at

Moderator: Andy Geissbuehler, Managing Partner, Renewable Resources International LLC / BVG

Thomas Arensbach, Senior Business Development Manager - Offshore Renewable Energy, Catapult
Paul Parry, Head of Business Development & Sales, Maersk Training

11.50-12.10 Table Discussion & Q&A
 

Rhodri James, Manager of Policy and Innovation , The Carbon Trust
Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, IDEOL / Chairman, WindEurope Floating Task Force
Ranjit Mene, Head of UK Offshore , Senvion,
Clement Weber, Director , Green Giraffe

12.20-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:00-2:00 Women in Offshore Energy Lunch Workshop: 15th November at 13:00
  • Gain insight from leading female careers on what it takes to make it in the offshore renewables industry
  • Assess the opportunities and potential obstacles for young female engineers to make it in the energy world
  • Roundtable discussion - sit, listen and learn with 30 other key role models from different spectrums of the supply chain

Hannah Konig, Head of Wind and Maritime Technology, EnBW
Sue Barr, External Affairs Manager, OpenHydro
Sian George, Director, George Consulting Group
Mary Anne Roff, Partner, Construction and Engineering, Eversheds Sutherland

14.00-14.30 US Offshore Wind Market Update
  • Access to promising lease areas and viable power purchase agreements
  • Scale and mature industrial processes through European learning curve
  • Jones Act compliant, cost effective marine logistics

Andy Geissbuehler, Managing Partner, Renewable Resources International LLC / BVGA 
Clarke Bruno, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Anbaric Development Partners, LLC

14.00-14.10 Post-Construction Foundation Innovation: Introduction and Scene Setting
 

Michael Stephenson, Offshore Wind Associate, The Carbon Trust


14.10-14.30 Subsea inspection strategies - a developer's perspective
  • The need for subsea inspections at offshore wind structures
  • Current technical and operational challenges
  • The need for Risk-Based Inspection – finding the correct balance between risks and OPEX

Lorena Tremps, Structural AI Engineer - Offshore O&M, Scottish Power Renewables

 
 

 

14.30-14.55 Substructure Monitoring or Inspection? ROMEO Project: methodology and case studies
  • Introduction to ROMEO project (new Horizon 2020 project, focusing on O&M and Monitoring of Offshore Wind turbines to increase reliability and decrease downtime)
  • Key question of WP1: how does equipment fail, can a failure be predicted and would a monitoring system improve the situation?
  • Presentation of methodology: how do we get to answer the key question? Extended FMECA with specific questions
  • Case study: explore the methodology with examples of generic structural failure modes of the submerged area of offshore wind substructures

Matti Niclas Scheu, Senior Engineer, Ramboll Wind & Towers
Lorena Tremps, Structural AI Engineer - Offshore O&M, Scottish Power Renewables


14.55-15.15 New maintenance strategies for floating offshore wind
  • How technical choices can impact O&M: discuss how floater's architecture & mooring systems can influence the feasibility of conducting the large-correctives-at-quay-side strategy and what is critical at commercial scale
  • Hear PPI's perspective on OPEX reductions & AEP increase (again through the large-correctives-at-quay-side strategy)
  • See how risks mitigations can have a positive impact on cost of financing and therefore on LCOE

Kevin Banister, Head of Business Development, Principle Power Inc.


15.15-15.25 Table Discussion with:
 

Michael Stephenson, Offshore Wind Associate, The Carbon Trust
Matti Niclas Scheu, Senior Engineer, Ramboll Wind & Towers
Lorena Tremps, Structural AI Engineer - Offshore O&M, Scottish Power Renewables
Kevin Banister, Head of Business Development, Principle Power Inc.

15.30 END OF CONFERENCE

Day One

7:30-9:00 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
8.50-8.55 Welcome & Introduction to Sli.do

Jon Harman, Head of New Energy Update

Setting the Scene - A Tiered Approach from the Industry's Leaders
8.55-9.00 Offshore Wind: Scene setting

Bruce Vaply, Managing Director, BVG Associates

9:00-9:20 European offshore wind an economic forecast
  • Review with a leading economic consultant the varying bid prices from across the continent and how they make sense
  • Run through electricity prices in Europe for an informed view of where we are heading as an industry

Tom Harries, Wind Energy Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

9:20-10:00 Panel: C-Level industry overview and predictions
  • Gain insight into the industry's biggest player's views of the offshore wind industry and where it is moving
  • What do they see as the needed focal points for the coming years and how do we get there
  • Where do they see cost reduction opportunities in the market and how will this be achieved without impacting innovation

Moderator: Bruce Valpy, Managing Director, BVG Associates 

Jacques Edouard Levy, CEO, Belenergia SA
Willem van der Ven, VP Power Operations, Enbridge
Thomas Karst, CSO and Senior Vice President, MHI Vestas
Sven Utermohlen, COO, Member of the Board E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH

10:00-10:40 Panel: Moving to a sub 60 MWh Euro continent
  • With prices as low as €54.5/MWh coming out of main-land Europe how is the rest of the developing market going to compete at those prices
  • What effect will this have on supply chain and how will we avoid getting caught out in terms of CAPEX/OPEX over spend
  • Could this be the start of serious market consolidation and if so, how do we navigate this

Moderator: Rob McNab, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Matthias Haag, CEO, Gemini Wind Park
Hannah Konig, Head of Wind and Maritime Technology, EnBW
Jan-Peter Elffers, Managing Director, Amsterdam Capital Partners
Lisa McDermott, Executive Director - Renewables and Project Financing, ABN AMRO

10:40-11:10 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Pre-Construction & Construction Track
Post-Construction Track

Track Moderator: Bruce Valpy, Managing Director, BVG Associates

Track Moderator: TBC

11.10-11.50 Panel: Navigating contracts from development through to construction
  • Discuss the best examples of a well-handled project taken from the development phase through to the construction phase
  • Pin point what decisions truly made a difference to the success of the project for a view into how to improve your own processes
  • Review lessons learned in an interactive discussion for a solid understanding of what we have learned as an industry

Moderator: Rob McNab, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Michiel Goossens
Michael van der Heijden, Managing Director,  Amsterdam Capital Partners
Mark Mathijssen, Director, Green Giraffe
Carol Gould, Head of Power and Renewables, Structured Finance Office for EMEA, MUFG

11.10-11.45 OFTO / Transmission Asset Workshop
  • Gain an understanding of the practical considerations for preparing a control room to support OFTO projects and the key responsibilities under transmission system codes and standards
  • Review the challenges of upskilling staff to deal with dynamic 24/7 HV operations and potential issues around alarm management
  • Discuss what the requirements are for deployment of competent field staff and how the application of safety rules to OFTO projects can be optimised
  • Review typical faults and recurrent issues

Moderator: Euan Fenelon, Director of Operations & Asset Management, Natural Power

Alistair Parlett, High Voltage Systems Manager, Natural Power
Mike Lee, Partner & Head of Asset Management, Transmission Investment LLP
John Sinclair, Development Director - Power Transmission and Distribution, Balfour Beatty

11.50-12.30 Panel: Key risks which disrupt the successful delivery of a project
  • Review ambiguous risk allocation and why we can't get this right:
    • Overly complicated/ambiguous/unenforceable liquidated damages on performance of the plant
    • Risk shift and unregulated outcomes when caps on liability are hit
  • Poor quality control (and lack of owner oversight) in the manufacture of key components
    • A need for aggressive and destructive QA checks?
  • Pool of Vessels, availability and missing your window:
    • De-risking cable laying and clarity of risk allocation
    • Whose risk?
  • Poor visibility over and poor management of programme risk

Moderator: Mary Anne Roff, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Jonathan Douglas, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Tim Bland, Director, Offshore Management and Consulting Ltd
Tim Halperin-Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, Power, AON
Don Mackay, Director of Operations, EDF Energy Renewables

11.45-12.10 Post warranty strategy
  • Review what owners are doing post warranty in terms of contract strategy
  • Discuss how important local content is for them in terms of a post warranty strategy for a view into the locations of your next few years' worth of work

Will Sheard, Senior Consultant, K2 Management


12.10-12.40 Digitisation: A revolution in offshore O&M 
  • Explore the latest system and process challenges in offshore O&M and find out, typically, why they occur
  • Hear how to get "better data" out of your turbines by using innovative mobile technology
  • Learn how to make informed decisions through physical and remote data streams that will end up ensuring optimised OPEX spend

Alex Pucacco, Consultant - Turbine Reliability Engineering, Romax Insight

12:40-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14.00-16.00 Workshop: Effective hand over between offshore wind construction (inc. commissioning) and operations departments

Meeting grid and subsidy requirements

  • Grid compliance targets/goals at various points in the build
  • Considerations for affectively achieving subsidy targets

Operating the wind farm pre-handover

  • Fault management in the 'in-between' phase
  • Control room development
  • Getting the right people at the right time

Running simultaneous construction and operations activities

  • Opportunities for operations to support construction e.g. vessels
  • The risks associated with simultaneous activities and how to mitigate them

Host and Coordinator: Ajai Ahluwalia, Senior Electrical Engineer, Statoil

14.00-15.00 Tidal Track 1
*Open to Offshore Wind Europe Attendees*
Workshop: Finding the missing link: DNV GL's moorings approach in marine renewables

To address the fully coupled analysis approach to design mooring systems, asset integrity strategies and risk-based approaches to certification:

  • Steven Parkinson (Senior Engineer, Renewables Advisory) will present and illustrate the capabilities of a coupled analysis for floating structures which enables engineers to quantify the behaviour and loading response of floating platforms, and is essential for evaluating concepts and robust design procedures
  • Alex Argyros (Senior Engineer, Floating Structures, Noble Denton Marine Services) will present the latest approaches of asset integrity for mooring systems. Conventional mooring systems have consistently shown a high level of failures. Design and in-service strategies have reduced the impact of these failures in a cost-effective way. However, the use of novel materials and foundation solutions, as well as existing low-cost components unproven in a long-term permanent mooring application, introduces additional risks and uncertainties into the system, thus increasing the marine energy converter risk profile
  • Claudio Bittencourt (Business Development Director - Wave and Tidal Renewable Certification) will present the risk-based approach used for the tidal sector that includes the experience harnessed in the field, as well as developments from floating wind technology
16:00-16:30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16:30-17.00 Building Industry Case Study
New planning methods are cutting construction time in the building industry. Can it be used in the offshore wind industry?
  • Understand what location based scheduling (LBS) is, how it has benefitted the building industry
  • Demonstrate the potential of Location-based scheduling and management for offshore wind which proven to cut construction time of 10-20 % in the building industry
  • Case study from a current 0,8 Billion EUR building project of a new hospital. See how plans are managed to reduce risks and enabling transparency in deliveries, cost and schedules
  • Combine location based scheduling with big data and visual analytics for real time control and transparency
  • Hear how to transform current extensive Gannt/CPM charts into location based scheduling - with examples from one of the coming biggest wind farms

Jon Lerche, Lean Project Manager Siemens, Gamesa
Kristian Birch Pedersen, CEO & Founder, Exigo A/S

16:30-17.00 Hywind Scotland Marine Operations - An Overview
  • Hear an overview of the engineering and execution of these novel Marine Operations  and how they contributed to a step change in Offshore Wind

Ben Stokes, Renewables - Project and Proposals Manager, Saipem Limited
Dr Tom Guttormsen Marine Operations Manager, Dogger Bank, Statoil ASA

17.00-17.30 Why it is worth weaving in Operations and Maintenance early?
  • Review the gains and benefits of O&M consideration from project outset
  • Discuss the determination of overall optimum CAPEX/OPEX
  • Understand conceptional and contractual impact in practice

Moderator: Bruce Valpy, Managing Director, BVG Associates

Stefan Haag, Senior Expert O&M Conceptional and Modelling, EnBW
Florian Wurtz, Director, Offshore Wind Operations, Northland Power Inc.
David Voss, Team Lead Technical Asset Management, Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH

17.00-17.30 Vessels & Logistics
  • Hear Rhenus reflect where the market for offshore logistics stands today (not just for offshore wind) and what future direction it will likley take
  • Understand the four main sub markets for logistics: cargo runs, W2W, CTVs and heli flights and understand the benefits of each in today’s market
  • Explore where Rhenus see potentials for cost and time savings, both short- and longer-term

Björn Wittek, Managing Director, Rhenus Offshore Logistics GmbH & Co. KG

17.30-18.00 The perfect contract strategy
  • How to work out what is best for you in terms of contract structure and risk assessment
  • Review immediate costs, long term spending, delays and relationship management

Javier Torrijos Cuesta, Global Head of Turbine Category, E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH

17.30-18.00 HSE - Managing for success
  • Discuss with other HSE Managers and O&M Managers how you manage safety for a view into new ideas
  • Review aerial safety and how you can work it into both contracts and real life
  • Changing behaviour - Safety from contract to on site and how to stop your teams deviating from the method statement
  • Running through the various packages review whether you are in control or safe

Jed Mawson, HSE Manager, Gemini Wind Park
Hendrik Drossmann, Manager QHSE & Project Engineer, SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH & Cie. KG

18.00-19:30 EXHIBITION DRINKS PARTY

 

Day Two

8:00-9:00 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
Pre-Construction & Construction Track
Post-Construction Track

Track Moderator: Andy Geissbuehler, Managing Partner, Renewable Resources International LLC / BVGA

Track Moderator: Rhodri James, Manager of Policy and Innovation and Michael Stephenson, Offshore Wind Associate, The Carbon Trust

9.00-9.20 Commercialisation of 66kV cable technology
  • Discuss the importance of testing to demonstrate quality of produced products
  • Understand how to take innovation and technology and deploy it on a commercial basis
  • With the first 66 kV cable projects under construction, hear the latest success stories bringing 66 kV technology to benefit of the offshore wind industry

James Young, CTO, JDR Cable Systems Ltd

9.00-9.10 Pre-Construction Foundation Innovation: Introduction and Scene Setting
  • More steel in the water than ever - new challenges
  • New technology - both in inspection and condition monitoring
  • Floating wind - new challenges and new opportunities

Rhodri James, Manager of Policy and Innovation, The Carbon Trust


9.10-9.35 Opportunities and Challenges of Foundation Design for the Remaining Round 3 Wind Farms in the UK
  • An overview of future wind farms which are still to be developed in the UK
  • Opportunities and challenges of offshore wind foundation design, on these site, from Designer's perspective
  • The innovation are likely to occur to next few years for the deep water site, for both Offshore wind foundation

Ting Sie Chui, Technical Director, COWI

9.20-9.40 Gwynt Y Mor Case Study
Cable installation - What to look for and when to act
  • Understand the Gwynt Y Mor Site and the complex seabed in which the cable burial was carried out
  • Discover the Survey and Sediment Analysis techniques used and the key findings that we drawn from them
  • Explore the hazard risk assessment - natural and manmade hazards - and the lessons drawn from this experience
  • With lessons now learned, hear the importance of spatial planning for windfarm layout and cable design

Justin Hawkins, Principal Consultant, Pelagian Limited

9.35-9.55 Monopile foundations
  • Presentation: Monopile
  • Presentation: Jacket - Fabricator
  • Table discussions

Jacob Seier Nyvang, Design Manager & Engineer, Bladt Industries

9.40-10.00 Offshore cable layout optimisation using CableArchitect
  • Consider a new approach for the complex problem of designing the cable layout of wind farms
  • Find out which design features have the biggest effect on the total cabling costs
  • A case study is presented to demonstrate how much cable costs can be reduced, how different constraints affect the design and which metrics should be optimised.

Dr. Meagan Burke, Modelling and Data Scientist, UNIPER

9.55-10.15 Statoil CASE STUDY
Hywind Scotland: Lessons learned from the world's first floating wind farm
  • Explore the design issues the Hywind Scotland floating foundation and where the future will take us, including standardisation and the eventual development of a supply chain
  • Understand the technical risks associated with Hywind Scotland, including how the WTG and tower was built onshore and then connected to substructure while floating
  • See where optimisation can be achieved that would have a positive effect on the substructure and the development of future floating platforms

Bjorn Ivar Bergemo, Area Manager Tower, Substructure, Anchoring Systems - Hywind Scotland, Statoil

10.00-10.20 Cabling issues - An insurer's perspective
  • Discuss lessons learned and root causes of failures for an insight into what the insurance side of the industry is seeing on a regular basis
  • Project risk case study: perceived risk vs reality.

Jonny Allen, Head of Offshore Wind, GCube Underwriting Limited

10.15-10.25 Table Discussion and Q&A
 

Rhodri James, Manager of Policy and Innovation, The Carbon Trust
Ting Sie Chui, Technical Director, COWI
Lars Bender, Head of Sales & Solutions, Bladt Industries
Bjorn Ivar Bergemo, Area Manager Tower, Substructure, Anchoring Systems - Hywind Scotland, Statoil

10.20-10:50 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10.50-11.30 Operational cabling issues
  • Examine the typical causes of power cable failure from both construction and through external damage that you need to be aware of
  • Get an overview of fault statistics, cost of repairs and Spatial data management for Ops and Maintenance
  • The future of power cable repair - universal cable joints, maintenance clubs
  • Cable Inspection strategies, vessels and equipment - survey tools
  • Spatial data management for Ops and Maintenance 

Moderator: Andy Geissbuehler, Managing Partner, Renewable Resources International LLC / BVGA

Justin Hawkins, Principal Consultant, Pelagian Limited
Jonathan Wheatley, UK Representative, DEME Group - Tideway Offshore Solutions
Preben Soegaard-Joergensen, Site Installation Specialist, nkt cables Denmark

10.50-11.10 Concrete and Steel Floating Structures
  • Hear the latest news from Ideol's concrete (France´s Floatgen Project) and steel (japan's Nedo Project) ventures
  • Listen to the key impacting parameters when preparing for tomorrow's commercial-scale deployments
  • WindEurope's Floating Wind Task Force, or the mobiization of an entire industry in favour of floating wind

Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, IDEOL & Chairman, WindEurope Floating Task Force

11.30-11.50 Offshore Substation Albatros - OTM: A Lightweight Solution
  • Light Weight/simplified Design: The OTM in Albatros is a quite simplified/reduced structure for an OSS. See how the open deck structure, containerized rooms and equipment very much simplifies the design
  • Environment: See how bio-degradable fluids (Ester based cooling fluids) are used for cooling of electrical main components leading to a lower risk of contamination
  • Cluster-Approach, Synergies: EnBW currently develops three neighboring OWF in the North Sea. See how EnBW incorporates available/planed infrastructure, like LTE, TETRA, Helicopter etc. into the Albaros project 

Peter Degebrodt, Work Package Manager, Offshore Substation, EnBW

11.10-11.30 Turbine OEM perspective on the challenges for commercialising new foundation designs
  • Details coming soon.

Ranjit Mene, Head of UK Offshore, Senvion


11.30-11.50 Financiers perspective on the challenges for commercialising new foundation designs

Innovative foundation designs (larger monopiles, more efficient installation and drilling methods and optimised connection with the turbine) have played a key role in reducing the cost of offshore wind and financiers have been supportive of this trend. This session will explore how disruptive the new floating technology is seen by banks and international investors and which impact it has on its financing.

  • How banks look at innovation
  • Financiers approach to floating technology and change in the risk analysis
  • The finance market: appetite and terms
  • How to make a floating project bankable

Clement Weber, Director, Green Giraffe

11.50-12.30 Blade Inspection, maintenance and Repair
  • Explore the current state of affairs in respect of leading edge
  • Hear the actions taken to mitigate leading edge erosion (from Research, Test and product development)
  • Listen to the latest inspection methodologies by drones, digital clone, sensors etc. as examples of inspection initiatives being looked at

Moderator: Andy Geissbuehler, Managing Partner, Renewable Resources International LLC / BVG

Thomas Arensbach, Senior Business Development Manager - Offshore Renewable Energy, Catapult
Paul Parry, Head of Business Development & Sales, Maersk Training

11.50-12.10 Table Discussion & Q&A
 

Rhodri James, Manager of Policy and Innovation , The Carbon Trust
Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, IDEOL / Chairman, WindEurope Floating Task Force
Ranjit Mene, Head of UK Offshore , Senvion,
Clement Weber, Director , Green Giraffe

12.20-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:00-2:00 Women in Offshore Energy Lunch Workshop: 15th November at 13:00
  • Gain insight from leading female careers on what it takes to make it in the offshore renewables industry
  • Assess the opportunities and potential obstacles for young female engineers to make it in the energy world
  • Roundtable discussion - sit, listen and learn with 30 other key role models from different spectrums of the supply chain

Hannah Konig, Head of Wind and Maritime Technology, EnBW
Sue Barr, External Affairs Manager, OpenHydro
Sian George, Director, George Consulting Group
Mary Anne Roff, Partner, Construction and Engineering, Eversheds Sutherland

14.00-14.30 US Offshore Wind Market Update
  • Access to promising lease areas and viable power purchase agreements
  • Scale and mature industrial processes through European learning curve
  • Jones Act compliant, cost effective marine logistics

Andy Geissbuehler, Managing Partner, Renewable Resources International LLC / BVGA 
Clarke Bruno, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Anbaric Development Partners, LLC

14.00-14.10 Post-Construction Foundation Innovation: Introduction and Scene Setting
 

Michael Stephenson, Offshore Wind Associate, The Carbon Trust


14.10-14.30 Subsea inspection strategies - a developer's perspective
  • The need for subsea inspections at offshore wind structures
  • Current technical and operational challenges
  • The need for Risk-Based Inspection – finding the correct balance between risks and OPEX

Lorena Tremps, Structural AI Engineer - Offshore O&M, Scottish Power Renewables

 
 

 

14.30-14.55 Substructure Monitoring or Inspection? ROMEO Project: methodology and case studies
  • Introduction to ROMEO project (new Horizon 2020 project, focusing on O&M and Monitoring of Offshore Wind turbines to increase reliability and decrease downtime)
  • Key question of WP1: how does equipment fail, can a failure be predicted and would a monitoring system improve the situation?
  • Presentation of methodology: how do we get to answer the key question? Extended FMECA with specific questions
  • Case study: explore the methodology with examples of generic structural failure modes of the submerged area of offshore wind substructures

Matti Niclas Scheu, Senior Engineer, Ramboll Wind & Towers
Lorena Tremps, Structural AI Engineer - Offshore O&M, Scottish Power Renewables


14.55-15.15 New maintenance strategies for floating offshore wind
  • How technical choices can impact O&M: discuss how floater's architecture & mooring systems can influence the feasibility of conducting the large-correctives-at-quay-side strategy and what is critical at commercial scale
  • Hear PPI's perspective on OPEX reductions & AEP increase (again through the large-correctives-at-quay-side strategy)
  • See how risks mitigations can have a positive impact on cost of financing and therefore on LCOE

Kevin Banister, Head of Business Development, Principle Power Inc.


15.15-15.25 Table Discussion with:
 

Michael Stephenson, Offshore Wind Associate, The Carbon Trust
Matti Niclas Scheu, Senior Engineer, Ramboll Wind & Towers
Lorena Tremps, Structural AI Engineer - Offshore O&M, Scottish Power Renewables
Kevin Banister, Head of Business Development, Principle Power Inc.

15.30 END OF CONFERENCE

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