A legacy of ambitious agenda and cutting edge insights

The agenda for the landmark 10th edition of Wind O&M Europe is being crafted in conjunction with key industry figures, ensuring that it covers the topics that matter most to stakeholders.

Spaces to speak are available but limited. Contact jonathan@newenergyupdate.com for details now.

Check out the current outline for 2018’s ground breaking agenda below. *Please note that this is subject to change as the event evolves*

Market Overview and Trends for the Year Ahead
  • Discover the key developments over the last year and trends for the year ahead

BNEF Keegan Kruger Senior European Wind Analyst BNEF

Mature Asset Management Strategies
Implementation of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and the Standardization of Recording Metrics
  • Learn from a large owner operator ambitious project to select and implement a CMMS system across all sites.
  • Get invaluable insight into the key challenges during implementation and how these were overcome.
  • The importance of RDS-PP - Reference Designation System for Power Plants, key features and implementation status in the wind industry.
  • Evaluate their end goal of getting a complete understanding of operating costs and assess the potential benefits to your windfarm.

Iberwind Rui Maia Director Operations and Maintenance Iberwind

Bachmann Monitoring Axel Ringhandt Senior Project Manager Bachmann Monitoring

How to Maintain Quality and Safety While Also Lowering your LCOE
  • In an age of increasingly squeezed margins hear how Eon have managed to reduce their LOCE whilst also adhering to a rigorous safety regime and maintaining exemplary quality standards
  • Hear real world successes and pitfalls that Eon have encountered when implementing cost reduction strategies. 
  • Benefit from a large owners perspective and evaluate your ability to implement similar changes across your portfolio. 

E.ON Steve Hillier Team Leader Asset Governance E.ON

PANEL: Holistic Asset Management, the Final Hurdle to Grid Parity?
  • With development costs falling rapidly, what potential savings can be made with better asset management?
  • Has the wind industry fully transitioned into a new era of smarter asset management or are there still advances to be made?
  • Total asset management systems, panacea or just part of the picture?

If you consider yourself a subject matter expert in this area, contact jonathan@newenergyupdate.com for information on becoming a speaker

PANEL - Navigating the technology landscape: how best to optimise your project
  • Discover the questions buyers of wind farm technology ask themselves when making decisions about solutions that can provide them with a route to a better wind farm
  • With an ever expanding technology landscape for wind farm owners to explore, from portfolio aggregation software systems to SCADA upgrades and the installation of turbine mounted lidar and many more technologies besides, discuss how you know which technologies are best for your turbines, your portfolio or your business
  • Hear the panel debate what information and tools do you need to decide on the technology that you will eventually use and hear how buyers of these technologies make their evaluation – benchmarking / data sharing etc?

BVG Associates Chair - Neil Douglas Director BVG Associates

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Major Component Maintenance Strategies
CASE STUDY: Centralising Data Across Sites and Borders to Eliminate Unexpected Major Component Failures
  • Hear an overview and key success stories of Innogy's project to centralise all turbine, SCADA and CMS data across their entire 2GW portfolio into one database.
  • Discover how they have developed an in-house system that utilizes this database and enables them to analyse performance and monitor KPIs across their portfolio that spans six European countries.
  • Learn from in-depth case studies detailing the success they have already had in achieving their aim of eliminating unexpected major component failures.

Innogy Oliver Constanso Head of Technical Performance Management Innogy

Innovations in Assessment Strategies for Major Component Early Ware and Failure
  • Improve your investigation methodologies, how do you begin to assess the potential root causes of major component issues?
  • What are the key variables and how do you measure them?
  • Evaluate the steps to move towards a model of reliability-centered maintenance.

If you consider yourself a subject matter expert in this area, contact jonathan@newenergyupdate.com for information on becoming a speaker

PANEL: Smarter Ways of Working O/O, OEMs and ISPs
  • There is increasing demand for greater collaboration amongst all stakeholders when assessing major component ware and failure, what are the current barriers to this ideal?
  • How can fault categorization guidelines from the outset of operations enhance customer satisfaction?
  • What are the challenges that O/O need to understand?

MAKE Consulting Chair: Steen Broust Nielson Partner MAKE Consulting

E.ON Roland Flaig Head - Wind Operations (Onshore Europe) E.ON

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Contract Optimization
CASE STUDY: Bringing O&M In-House and Achieving the Goal of Condition Based Maintenance
  • Hear ERG’s experience of building an in-house maintenance capability in just three years over more than 1GW of WTG.
  • Discover how they are now prioritizing the use of CMS systems and turbine data to move to a model of predictive maintenance 
  • Learn how to contain the effects of asset aging through maintenance techniques for life extension

ERG Gianluca Teodori Head of Maintenance Operations ERG

ERG Marco Cannarozzo Production Optimisation Manager ERG

CASE STUDY: Shifting from Technical Availability to Energy Availability, Time for a New Approach to Contact Benchmarking
  • Discover how a large Utility’s shifted their contract performance benchmarking and how this was implemented.
  • Asses the key advantages to the use of the energy availability metric.
  • Understand the implication of this new approach for service providers.

EDPR Pedro Alves Transversal Activities Manager EDPR

PANEL: Future Operating Models of OEMs and ISPs?
  • With the trend towards shorter full service contracts showing no signs of stalling how do OEMs react?
  • Do ISPs need to become increasing specialized to compete?
  • How is the market going to look in five years’ time?

Greensolver Guy Auger CEO Greensolver

Senvion Frank Heinz VP Global Service Sales Senvion

Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd Billy Stevenson Managing Director Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd

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Data Exploitation
CASE STUDY: Realize the Potential of your Condition Monitoring System (CMS)
  • Learn about the how latest developments in machine learning can increase AEP across your fleet.
  • Evaluate the benefits of new algorithms that can be integrated into your current Condition Monitoring System (CMS).
  • Hear how you can select just a few turbines in your fleet and then apply adjustments across all your assets.

If you consider yourself a subject matter expert in this area, contact jonathan@newenergyupdate.com for information on becoming a speaker

PANEL: How Data & Digital can be a Game Changer for Onshore Wind O&M
  • This panel will explore the opportunities that the effective use of data & digital technologies can provide to onshore wind operators, helping to maximise revenue and drive down costs
  • The panel will draw from examples across operators and showcase some innovative new tools to support onshore wind operators in driving a step change

Accenture Chair: Melissa Stark Global Head of Renewables Accenture

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Brüel & Kjær Vibro addresses the new generation data acquisition unit technology and requirements for wind turbine monitoring
  • Monitoring system hardware, is it an important link in the condition monitoring solution?
  • Evolution of the data acquisition unit over the last 10 years
  • The need for flexibility to adapt to constantly changing wind turbine types
  • What is a holistic approach to monitoring, and why is it important?
  • Big data and alarm management
  • What role does machine learning play?
  • The need for system security for outages and cyber attacks

Brüel & Kjær Vibro Anders Reske-Nielsen Head of Development Brüel & Kjær Vibro

From Big Data to Smart Data: Key sources in the wind industry
  • Session takeaways TBC

Ingeteam Jose Enrique Camacho Predictive Maintenance and Life Extension Products Coordinator Ingeteam

Lowering the LCOE with Smart Turbine Controls
  • AMSC is the original designer of wind turbines with more than 16 GW installed globally and 23 years of experience. Some of the strategies in design of new turbines can be used to improve the installed fleet of old turbines and will be explained, for example:
  • Use existing sensor data of a turbine for smart self-tuning and calibration
  • Areas of a power curve that can be improved with new control strategies
  • Boosting of turbine power output
  • Impacts of control strategies to the turbine lifetime

AMSC Alexander Groeber Director Global Service and New Business Development AMSC

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Lifetime extension and certification
Lifetime Extension Reports
  • With windfarms aging all over Europe hear how you can benefit from the wealth of data that has now been collected on various turbine models. Learn about the weakest components of old turbine models. Discover how you can run your current assets and why it is time to re-think your O&M concept for older turbines.
  • Learn how to make fully informed decisions about the best steps to take when your warranty expires and your asset has to compete with market price.

8.2 Consulting Philipp Stukenbrock Head of Sales 8.2 Consulting

So Your Asset Life can be Extended, What’s Next?
  • Hear practical advice about the implications of asset life extension and how to navigate them.
  • Learn how to align all elements of lifetime extension; lease, planning and grid extensions.
  • Make sure you are fully aware of the implications of extension before reaching a final decision.

If you consider yourself a subject matter expert in this area, contact jonathan@newenergyupdate.com for information on becoming a speaker

PANEL: Is there a need for a pan European standard in relation to lifetime certification?
  • With increasing demand for certification that goes beyond just financial approval what are the key metrics?
  • With components suffering from early failure is the current certification up to scratch and how can it be improved when looking at lifetime extension?
  • Who should take the lead in developing a Pan European standard?

If you consider yourself a subject matter expert in this area, contact jonathan@newenergyupdate.com for information on becoming a speaker

GE Solutions to Increase Asset Value in Aging Fleets
  • Session takeaways TBC

GE Christoph Hoffmann Wind Services Product Line Leader GE

How to look at controller retrofit as an enabler for achieving lower service agreement cost and preparation for lifetime extension
  • Open controller software as a key for integrating new technologies to lower service cost and new warranties
  • How to implement a measurement process to ensure full transparency before and after retrofit - following the Danish rebuilding program.
  • Case study on optimizing Vestas V47 - removing the need for VRCC.
  • Case study on new MW turbine retrofit solution

DEIF Jan Harrestrup Vice President Business Development DEIF

DEIF Frank Svarre Global Business Development Director DEIF

PANEL - Cost Reduction of Decommissioning Wind Farms while maintaining you CSR image
  • What is the Corporate Social Responsibility in the Wind Power Industry for all stakeholders as their assets comes to End-Of-Life?
  • By having a Pre-decommissioning plan, would this minimize the environmental impact and consenting applications for new innovative technologies
  • Key variables such as specialized industrial recycling, is not spoken about, why?

Gary McIntyre Managing Director GMDeco Wind

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Workshops/Roundtables
OWNERS ROUNDTABLE/WORKSHOP
Getting the most of in warranty full service contracts

Goal:

  • There is increasing interest from O/O in having a more active oversight of full-service contracts. However, a barrier to this goal has been a lack of knowledge and confidence as to where improvements can be made and how to challenge OEMs. This session will help equip attendees with strategies that will help them to take a more active role in the servicing and operations of their assets. 

Who should attend:

  • AM &OM Manager of windfarms that are still under full service OEM contracts.

Agenda:

  • In Progress

If you consider yourself a subject matter expert in this area, contact jonathan@newenergyupdate.com for information on becoming a speaker

ROUNDTABLE
Measuring performance improvements, what is the best metric?

Goal:

  • Despite an ever-growing list of innovations that allege to squeeze a few percent extra out of assets, the margins of error when trying to measure these improvements are so small that it is often difficult to know the true benefit. This session will bring together specialists who are trying to determine a system that will enable them to be validate or challenge the claims behind these innovations.

Who should attend:

  • Technical specialists related to all major components, O&M managers who have a technical background.

Agenda:

  • In Progress

If you consider yourself a subject matter expert in this area, contact jonathan@newenergyupdate.com for information on becoming a speaker

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Got a question? Get in touch below!

Jonny Witherspoon

Jonny Witherspoon

Project Director
New Energy Update
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Email: jonathan@newenergyupdate.com

Ben French

Ben French

Head of Business Development
New Energy Update
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Email: ben@newenergyupdate.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor

  • Br�el & Kj�r Vibro

Silver Sponsors

  • DEIF
  • GE
  • Mita Teknik
  • romax

Bronze Sponsors

  • AMSC
  • dasnano
  • NEM
  • Tech Safety Lines

Predictive Maintainance Sponsor

  • ingeteam

Exhibitors

  • Br�el & Kj�r Vibro
  • dasnano
  • DEIF
  • Gram-and-Juhl
  • Mita Teknik
  • NEM
  • romax
  • Tech Safety Lines

Event Partners

  • accenture
  • BVG
  • spares-in-motion