14-15 November 2017 • London, UK

Offshore Wind Europe 2017 Agenda

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Some of the speakers already confirmed include:

  • Dow Chemical
    Chief Operating Officer
  • EnBW
    Head of Wind and Maritime Technology
  • Northland Power
    Northland Power
    Director Offshore Wind Operations
  • Vattenfall
    Head of Electrical & SCADA / Head of Engineering
  • Natural Power
    Natural Power
    Director of Operations & Asset Management

Agenda at a glance:

Plenary Keynote Discussions
Government overview
C-Level industry insight
OEM & owner CTO 12-15MW machine forecasting
Moving to a sub €60 MWh continent
Pre-Construction Track
Post-Construction Track
Contract strategies
Far from shore logistics
Design & construction collaboration
Vessel sharing
When to weave in O&M strategy
Sub-sea maintenance
When to weave in O&M strategy
Sub-sea maintenance
Cabling issues
Cable installation
Substations: Experiences and innovations
Operational data
Foundation innnovation
HSE workshops
Floating foundations
OFTO workshops
Setting the Scene - A Tiered Approach from the Industry's Leaders
Government overview, what next for offshore wind in Europe
  • Hear from the leading EU member states on their views of the future of European offshore wind
  • Discuss how as each state moves towards the end of their 2020 targets time frame, their appetites for offshore wind will evolve for a view on where the next commercial hub will be
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
OEM CTO view: 12-15MW machines - When?
  • How far are we realistically from 12-15MW machines and how will that change the industry
  • Discuss with the CTOs of our OEMs as they review the largest machines in their fleet and where they think the technology and supply chain will go
  • What knock on affect do the OEMs see taking place as they design bigger machines. Where are the opportunities for the rest of the supply chain
  • What are the key challenges to make these upgrades technologically possible
Moving to a sub €60 MWh 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 affect 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
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
Pre-Construction Track
Post-Construction Track
Collaborative contract strategies
  • Understand the pros and cons of collaborative risk sharing through contracts
  • Obtain a fully wrapped view of this strategy’s effect on expenditure, delay time and on site experience
Far from shore Logistics
  • What concept should you use, CTV, SoV etc. and what type of scheduling is the best answer
    Review how the owners are investigating access strategies to reduce OPEX and increase availability
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
Vessel sharing - Where to implement for cost/time savings
  • When it comes to procurement of vessels etc. debate how owner-operators can successfully run JVs in offshore O&M for reduced OPEX
  • What are the finer details of organising the shared leasing of vessels and how can this be achieved in an open and transparent way ultimately reducing your O&M costs
  • Hear an example of successful collaboration in this area so you can understand how to include this sort of activity in your project
Design and construction collaboration - How do we get there?
  • Workshop with fellow owners (from both development and construction teams) on how the collaboration between the two major teams can be improved
  • Discuss current processes and pin point areas of weakness and strength in these approaches
Heavy lifting logistics for maintenance
  • How do you do heavy component changes especially in light of the size increases we are seeing of all the major components
  • Discuss what risks and failures owners and Tier 1 suppliers have seen and how they have overcome them
  • Review who is building these vessels and how they are actually going to fit into project needs for the future
  • Discuss the pros and cons of jackups or DP2 vessels for the performance of work
Why it is worth weaving in O&M 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
Sub-sea maintenance
  • Hear from a number of owners and major contractors with different strategies (a case study from each) on how their sub-sea maintenance strategy has affected their OPEX
  • Understand what the variables are between each approach and review how to apply it on your own assets
Construction time keeping
  • As the market moves to a cheaper MW/h price how will we ensure we are staying on time during the construction phase as to avoid any unwanted costs
  • Identify the best approaches to avoiding delays with some of the leading owners of different sizes offshore wind portfolios
Operational cabling issues
  • Discuss the best options for cable inspection and maintenance for the lowest OPEX possible
Finances, interface management and construction strategy - A fully wrapped workshop
  • Review with independent consultants hypothetical projects and take each interface one by one.
  • Review key design choices, financing options and insurances
Cabling issues - An insurer’s perspective
  • Work with the leading insurers in a workshop that reviews their lessons learned
  • Discuss lessons learned and root causes of failures for a full view into what the insurance side of our industry are seeing on a regular basis
  • Understand directly from them what they want you to implement when designing projects. Review everything from temperature sensing systems to burial depths etc.
Navigating multibillion €/£ wind farm 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
Blade inspection, maintenance and repair workshop
  • Review what steps owners from across the continent are taking to inspect their blades for a view into your own processes
  • Discuss case studies of leading edge erosion, cracks and deterioration and how they are being solved in the most cost effective way
  • Hear from the OEMs on how they are mitigating these risks for the new generation of 12-15MW machines
Cable installation - What to look for and when to act
  • Hear how other owners have dealt with cable installation when working in areas of complex soil/seabed/strong currents for a view into aligning your own processes with European best practise
  • Debate how complex soil can be pre-empted in a costefficient way for an understanding of where you could potentially make big savings in terms of money and time
Operational data
  • Discuss and learn about what sort of data you can actually get off your turbines and what you can do with it
  • Review data ownership and how this crucial element of the topic can be the key to a well run turbine
  • Understand what the best use for data is for offshore wind in this era of digitalization
66kV test case study
  • Hear results from projects utilising 66kV cables and review project updates thus far
  • Debate with the team behind the industry’s first commercial 66kV array cable project for a view into the business case behind it
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
Substations: Reviewing experience and innovation
  • Discuss the latest case studies for substations and how they are helping to cut costs of offshore wind
  • Review the benefits of making substations more lean in terms of vessel contracting
OFTO workshop
  • To what extent could failures be to do with installation process rather than dynamic sea bed?
How can you be sure you have foundations that will lower LCoE and remain stable in project conditions
  • Hear case studies from leading offshore owners, demonstrating where major changes to the foundation installation plan had to be implemented due to a need for multiple technologies across one asset
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
Foundation Innovation
Gravity based support structures
  • Review a case study from the continent’s fist GBSS project for an understanding of where the challenges of installation have been and how they were overcome
  • Taking the design from paper to delivery
  • Managing relationships between designers and constructors
  • When to recognise you’re not making constructability a big enough priority and how to avoid this predicament
Floating foundations
  • Discuss in realistic terms how far we are from floating being fully commercially viable and what more needs to be done to get there
  • Hear project updates from those who are already working in floating for an experienced view into actually working with the technology

If you are interested in Offshore Wind Europe 2017 please contact us today:

Victoria Auckland

Victoria Auckland

Senior Project Director | New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7164 (Global)
+1800 814 3459 x7164 (US)
Email: victoria@newenergyupdate.com
LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/victoriaauckland

Rob McManus

Rob McManus

Business Development | New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7521 (Global)
+1800 814 3459 x7521 (US)
Email: rob@newenergyupdate.com

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  • SMD

Silver Sponsor

  • Global Marine Systems


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  • Romax
  • Romo Wind
  • seatower
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  • Ecosse Subsea Systems


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