14-15 November 2017 • London, UK

Offshore Wind Europe’s exciting new speaker line up revealed

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  • Sven Utermöhlen
    E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH
    Sven Utermöhlen COO, Member of the Board
    E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH
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  • Javier Torrijos Cuesta
    E.ON
    Javier Torrijos Cuesta Global Head of Turbine Category
    E.ON
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  • Hannah Konig
    EnBW
    Hannah Konig Head of Wind and Maritime Technology
    EnBW
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  • Dr. Michael Splett
    EnBW
    Dr. Michael Splett Head of O&M Conceptional Offshore
    EnBW
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  • Peter Degebrodt
    EnBW
    Peter Degebrodt Work Package Manager, Offshore Substation
    EnBW
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  • Jed Mawson
    Gemini Wind Park
    Jed Mawson HSE Manager
    Gemini Wind Park
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    Born in 1978 in North Yorkshire, Jed joined ICI as an apprentice in 1994 and spent time at various petro chemical installations across Teesside through to the mid noughties. During this period, he developed an interest in HSE becoming an HSE Advisor.

    Jed conducted various HSE roles within the petro chemical, power generation and offshore construction sectors before deciding that the offshore wind industry would offer both professional development and job satisfaction, joining Siemens Renewable Energy Service in 2010.

    In his time at Siemens Jed had HSE responsibilities for the operational and maintenance activities at several round 2 wind parks in the UK sector and was appointed as a “Wind turbine safety rules” authorising officer.

    Jed completed the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety in the spring of 2011 becoming a Graduate member of IOSH in the same period.

    In 2013 Jed took up a position in Germany for the developer of a German far offshore wind park as HSE Manager and has subsequently carried out similar roles in the Netherlands and Germany managing HSE as the client completely through the construction, commissioning and into the operational phase.

    Jed’s time is now spent between the Netherlands, Germany and his home in North Yorkshire where he schedules his home visits around the home fixtures of Middlesbrough football club.

  • Florian Würtz
    Northland Power
    Florian Würtz Director Offshore Wind Operations
    Northland Power
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    DP Energy
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    DP Energy
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  • Euan Fenelon
    Natural Power
    Euan Fenelon Director of Operations & Asset Management
    Natural Power
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  • Robb McNabb
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Robb McNabb Partner
    Eversheds Sutherland
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    Rob has extensive experience of advising on the construction of renewable energy projects both in the UK and abroad and has advised on onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass and hydro and tidal projects in the UK and internationally.

    Rob's recent experience includes advising on a number of offshore wind farms including RWE Npower Renewables in relation to the construction of Gwynt Y Mor offshore Windfarm; acting on behalf of the Forewind consortium in relation to construction contracts and structuring issues in respect of their round 3 projects; advising SSE in relation to the construction of Walney I and II and acting on behalf of Statkraft in relation to Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm. Rob has also advised on several GW of project financed onshore wind farms advising developers and funders including AES, Penant Walters, EDF, Statkraft, RWE Npower, Community Wind Power, Lloyds Banking Group, ING, NIBC, HSBC, Santander and Unicredit.

    Rob has first hand experience of negotiating with the main supplier in the wind market and is aware of their commercial position on negotiation parameters on key issues. Rob has also dealt with and acted for many of the leading banks in this sector and regularly provides strategic advice in terms of bankability issues and ensuring projects and on strategic procurement issues.

    Rob is ranked in Tier 1 for construction law in Legal 500 and Chambers and is a speaker at a number of Renewable Energy Conferences including RUK conferences.

  • Steen Broust Nielsen
    MAKE
    Steen Broust Nielsen Partner
    MAKE
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  • Michael van der Heijden
    Amsterdam Capital Partners
    Michael van der Heijden Managing Director
    Amsterdam Capital Partners
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  • Jérôme Guillet
    Green Giraffe
    Jérôme Guillet Green Giraffe
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  • Bruce Valpy
    BVG Associates
    Bruce Valpy Managing Director
    BVG Associates
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    Bruce Valpy founded BVG Associates in early 2005. He has created a rapidly growing, diverse client base from start-ups to market leaders, trade bodies to governments, utility providers and multi-nationals on four continents. Before founding BVG Associates, Bruce led development activities in a range of wind energy companies.

    With a 1st class engineering (with economics) degree from Cambridge University and almost 30 years’ hands on experience, Bruce understands the technical, business and economic issues involved in renewables applications.

    With Bruce, you’ll get energy, straight talking and creative ideas.

  • Michael Stephenson
    The Carbon Trust
    Michael Stephenson Offshore Wind Associate
    The Carbon Trust
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  • Rhodri James
    The Carbon Trust
    Rhodri James Manager of Policy & Innovation
    The Carbon Trust
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  • Tom Harries
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Tom Harries Wind Energy Analyst
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance
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    Dr. Tom Harries is a wind analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Tom has focused on offshore wind and specialises in policy, technology analysis and financing. He specialises in research on future cost reduction pathways for conventional offshore technology, floating technology and the impact of auctions on the sector.

    Prior to joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance in 2014, Tom completed a PhD in Engineering at Cardiff University. His doctorate focused on tidal stream turbines, where he designed, tested and patented a new turbine design. He also holds a Masters in Civil Engineering.

  • Johannes Kammer
    Vattenfall
    Johannes Kammer Head of Electrical & SCADA / Head of Engineering
    Vattenfall
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  • Alistair Parlett
    Natural Power
    Alistair Parlett High Voltage Systems Manager
    Natural Power
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    What does your day typically consist of?

    I am in the process of transferring from the role of Head of Site Management to High Voltage (HV) Systems Manager, so my day typically involves working with Wind Farm Area Managers and other business functions to ensure the delivery of asset management services to onshore and offshore operational projects, while also developing the HV/OFTO part of the business. I am also responsible for the implementation of safety rules within Natural Power, including the training and appointment of internal and external personnel.

    What do you enjoy most about your role?

    The diversity of work and the opportunity to contribute to the development of the business, and working closely with other business functions in a way that is not always possible in larger organisations.

    How did you get into the role in the first place?

    Having worked in various industries in engineering and technical management roles, I joined Natural Power in 2003 as the first Wind Farm Manager when the asset management part of the business was relatively new, with responsibility for Bowbeat Wind Farm followed by Crystal Rig Wind Farm. I progressed into more senior roles and supported the development of the country-wide site management team, culminating in appointment as Head of Site Management. High Voltage support has always been one of Natural Power’s key services and coupled with Control Room services this has naturally led us into the OFTO market where opportunities are such that a new business unit has been created, hence my new role.

    What is your degree and/or professional qualification?

    Engineering craft trade training leading to a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering and registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

    What is the most interesting type of work you have done and why?

    Developing and implementing the operational systems and procedures, and safety rules for HV systems and wind turbines, including participation in the RUK Operational Safety Rules Group. Delivering training in wind turbine safety rules (WTSR) to our own staff and to clients has allowed Natural Power to demonstrate competence in this field and apply for WTSR Approved Trainer status with RUK.

    What is your biggest achievement at work?

    Helping to build the site management team and seeing year-on-year success in the delivery of high quality services to the point where we can now justifiably offer total asset management solutions to clients.

  • Ranjit Mene
    Senvion
    Ranjit Mene Head of UK Offshore Sales
    Senvion
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    Ranjit has extensive experience in the energy, chemical, and water industries in a variety of management roles. He started his career at Suez Environment where he worked in a number of international leadership roles in the UK, France, Eastern Europe, and South East Asia. He then worked in strategy consulting for Booz & Company in their energy, chemicals, and utilities practice in London where he consulted for a variety of clients in Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. He joined the Carbon Trust in 2009 and led their high-profile Offshore Wind Accelerator programme. He joined Senvion in August 2011 and is currently the Head of UK Offshore Sales. Ranjit is based in London and has an MEng from Imperial College as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

Just some of the top speakers to have taken the stage before include...

Dr.Gregor Schäfer
E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH


Dr.Gregor Schäfer
Head of Strategy
E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH
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Statoil


Ajai Ahluwalia
Commissioning Lead
Statoil
Matthias Haag
Gemini Wind Park


Matthias Haag
CEO
Gemini Wind Park
Jed Mawson
Gemini Wind Park


Jed Mawson
HSSE Manager
Gemini Wind Park
Bart Hoefakker
Gemini Wind Park


Bart Hoefakker
Operations Manager
Gemini Wind Park
Maarten Bruggenman
Gemini Wind Park


Maarten Bruggenman
Commissioning Manager
Gemini Wind Park
Jos Jacob
Eneco


Jos Jacob
Project Manager Business Development
Eneco
Guido Huni
AXPO Power


Guido Huni
Head Asset Management
AXPO Power
Toby Edmonds
Galloper Wind Farm Ltd.


Toby Edmonds
Project Director
Galloper Wind Farm Ltd.
Andy Readyhough
DeepOcean UK


Andy Readyhough
Senior Business Development Manager
DeepOcean UK
Simon Luby
K2 Management


Simon Luby
Global Director, Due Diligence
K2 Management
Mogens Mogensen
Siemens


Mogens Mogensen
Commercial Head - Maritime & Aviation Solutions
Siemens
Ole Helbo
Siemens Power Generation Services, Wind Power


Ole Helbo
Global Sales Solution Manager, Diagnostic
Siemens Power Generation Services, Wind Power
Anders Aaen
Siemens Wind Power


Anders Aaen
Product Risk Manager
Siemens Wind Power
Malin Ehrhorn
Senvion


Malin Ehrhorn
Work Package Manager, Marine Operations & Installations
Senvion
Julian Brown
8.2Aarufield


Julian Brown
Co-founder and Chairman
8.2Aarufield
Markus Rieck
GE Renewable Energy


Markus Rieck
Managing Director - Commercial Operation, Sales & Marketing, Offshore Wind
GE Renewable Energy
Jörg Kubitza
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind


Jörg Kubitza
Senior Director, Head of Business Development
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Martin Sisley
James Fisher and Sons plc


Martin Sisley
Managing Director of Renewables
James Fisher and Sons plc
Paul Parry
Maersk Training


Paul Parry
Sales Manager
Maersk Training

Bruce Valpy
BVG Associates


Bruce Valpy
Director
BVG Associates
James Costello
Maersk Training


James Costello
Careers & Employment Manager
Maersk Training
Matthew Taylor
Green Giraffe Energy Bankers


Matthew Taylor
Financial Services
Green Giraffe Energy Bankers
Martin Langham
Green Investment Bank


Martin Langham
Managing Director
Green Investment Bank
Andy Reay
A2SEA


Andy Reay
Account Manager
A2SEA
Stephen Bolton
Bibby Marine


Stephen Bolton
Operations Director
Bibby Marine
Steen Broust Nielsen
MAKE Consulting


Steen Broust Nielsen
Partner
MAKE Consulting
Stephen Wilson
SMD


Stephen Wilson
Innovation Manager
SMD
Paul Davison
SMD


Paul Davison
MD of Trenching, Mining and Renewables
SMD
Ian Bryan
Global Marine Systems


Ian Bryan
Corporate Development Director
Global Marine Systems
Mikkel Gleerup
Global Marine Systems


Mikkel Gleerup
Director, Sales & Commercial
Global Marine Systems
Dr. Øyvind Auestad
Wavecraft


Dr. Øyvind Auestad
PhD, Motion Control Engineering
Wavecraft
Nigel Parlor
Romo Wind


Nigel Parlor
Business Manager UK, Ireland & Benelux
Romo Wind
Andy MacDonald
ORE Catapult


Andy MacDonald
Senior Innovation Manager
ORE Catapult
Lee Andrews
CWind


Lee Andrews
Managing Director
CWind
Tom Harries
Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Tom Harries
Wind Energy Analyst
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Dan Kyle Spearman
The Carbon Trust


Dan Kyle Spearman
Associate
The Carbon Trust
Simon Werner
GRS


Simon Werner
Offshore Broker
GRS Global Renewables Shipbrokers
Rob Mcnabb
Eversheds


Rob Mcnabb
Partner, Head of Clean Energy Constructions and Engineering team
Eversheds
Mary Anne Roff
Eversheds


Mary Anne Roff
Partner
Eversheds
Lars Engelmann
 


Lars Engelmann
German Association for Marine Technology (GMT)
Eric Briar
Manor Renewable Energy


Eric Briar
Director
Manor Renewable Energy

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2016 Sponsors & Exhibitors

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  • SMD

Silver Sponsor

  • Global Marine Systems

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  • HR Wallingford
  • Romax
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  • Wavecraft

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  • Ecosse Subsea Systems

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