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Floating Offshore Wind Agenda

27th November 2018: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

08:45-09:00 Global Market Overview

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

09:00-09:50 Panel Discussion: Floating Wind Roadmap & Hotspots
  • Hear a comprehensive status overview of current floating wind projects and evaluate the best time to move on the technology yourself
  • Gain an insight into which governments (both in Europe and worldwide) are gearing up to support the floating wind industry
  • Discover where the greatest potential for the technology lies, and the infrastructural demands that will have to be instituted in order for your company to access it

The Carbon Trust Chair: Rhodri James Manager of Policy and Innovation The Carbon Trust

Ideol Bruno Geschier Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Ideol

Principle Power Guillaume Ardoise Senior Manager for Development Principle Power

EnBw Hannah Konig Head of Wind and Maritime Technology EnBw

Equinor Arne Eik Leading Business Developer Floating Offshore Wind Equinor

Eolfi Alain Delsupexhe CEO Eolfi

09:50-10.00 Policy & Regulation Update

Bruno Geschier Chairman WindEurope’s Floating Taskforce

10.00-10:15 Challenges for Japanese Floating Offshore Wind Power Projects - Energy Policy Perspective

Yuichiro Yamaguchi Head of Renewable Energy Finance Team Development Bank of Japan

10.15-10:30 Asia Update

Derek Jamieson Development Director Macquarie Capital Korea Limited, Green Investment Group

11:00-11:40 Panel Discussion: The pathway to LCOE reduction and commercialisation of floating turbines
  • What are the key cost reduction drivers from where floating wind is today to first commercial projects?
  • What role do key stakeholders play - supply chain, project developers, financers, insurance, academia, governments?
  • What is the balance between public policy support and private sector action to achieve commercialisation of floating wind?

ORE Catapult Chair: Gavin Smart Head of Insights ORE Catapult

Green Giraffe Clement Weber Director Green Giraffe

Senvion Ranjit Mene Head of UK Offshore Sales Senvion

Subsea7 Alan Macleay Engineering Director Subsea7

Global Energy Group Stephen Thompson Business Development Director Renewables Global Energy Group

TRIDENT WINDS Alla Weinstein Chief Executive Officer Castle Wind

11:40-12:00 Infrastructure & logistics for large-scale floating wind farms

Roberto Longo Senior Consultant Naval Architect Longitude Consulting

12:00-12:20 Serial fabrication for large-scale floating wind farms

NAVANTIA Antonio Sánchez Pérez Head of Offshore Wind NAVANTIA

12:20-12:40 Operations & Maintenance
  • Lessons learned from Hywind Scotland’s first year of operation, including similarities and differences between floating and bottom fixed wind power

Equinor Halvor Hoen Hersleth Operational Manager Equinor

14:00-14:10 WindFloat Atlantic Portugal

José Pinheiro Project Director EDP Renewables

14:10-14:20 Hywind Tampen, Equinor

Equinor Arne Eik Leading Business Developer Floating Offshore Wind Equinor

14:20-14:30 Kincardine Floating Wind Project

Jaime Altolaguirre Managing Director Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd

14:30-14:35 Les éoliennes flottantes du Golfe du Lion [LEFGL] Consortium

Engie Jean-Mathieu Kolb Project Director - EFGL Pilot Floating Offshore Wind Project Engie

14:35-14:40 Les éoliennes flottantes de Groix & Belle-ile

Eolfi Etienne Delcroix Commercial Director Eolfi

14:40-14:45 Les éoliennes flottantes de Provence Grand Large [PGL] Offshore Wind Farm 

EDF Renouvelables Julien Simon Design Manager EDF Renouvelables

14:45-14:50 EolMED

Christian EGAL Chief Operating Officer Lucia Holding (Quadran Energy Marines)

14:50-15.30 Panel Discussion: Key Learnings from Project Developer Experiences So Far
  • Understand what worked well and what didn’t work well
  • Hear how project development teams might approach things differently next time and why
  • Get a view on how project development teams would approach large-scale commercial deployment, with what they have learnt to date

The Carbon Trust Chair: Rhodri James Manager of Policy and Innovation The Carbon Trust

Equinor Arne Eik Leading Business Developer Floating Offshore Wind Equinor

EDP Renewables José Pinheiro Project Director EDP Renewables

Engie Jean-Mathieu Kolb Project Director - EFGL Pilot Floating Offshore Wind Project Engie

EDF Renouvelables Julien Simon Design Manager EDF Renouvelables

Eolfi Etienne Delcroix Commercial Director Eolfi

Jaime Altolaguirre Managing Director Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd

16:00-16:30 XCF: A unique floating wind turbine solution for tomorrow’s energy challenges
  • The construction of a performing wind floater using concrete
  • A simplified process for maintenance and monitoring
  • The modularity and flexibility benefits induced by this solution

Ceteal Pascal Heisel Structural engineer and R&D Manager Ceteal

16:30-17.00 Long term floating wind LCOE: Perspectives on competitiveness and feasibility
  • Explore the influence of key parameters on the LCOE of floating offshore wind, and what they mean for all floating wind platform designs
  • Understand how floating foundations will enable turbine upsizing in order to drive higher productivity
  • Explore which infrastructures can be adapted for industrialization and serial fabrication

EOLINK S.A.S. Marc Guyot Chief Executive Officer EOLINK S.A.S.

17:00-17:15 Industrialization of Floating Offshore Wind

Dominique Roddier Chief technology Officer Principle Power Inc

Purchase Post Event Materials

28th November 2018: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

08:45-09:30 Panel Discussion: Floating Wind - Risk & Finance
  • Understand the position on the floating wind sector that European governments are taking and find out where future projects should turn for vital financing
  • Hear of the financial challenges experienced by first movers to ensure the same difficulties do not befall your future projects
  • Understand how certificators and risk analysts evaluate floating wind projects and avoid exposing your development to unnecessary disruption

Fresco Advisory Chair: Doreen Abeysundra Managing Director Fresco Advisory

Societe Generale Allan Baker Managing Director - Global Head of Power Societe Generale

DNV GL Magnus Ebbesen Senior Consultant DNV GL

Green Giraffe Clement Weber Director Green Giraffe

European Investment Bank Alessandro Boschi Head of Renewable Energy Division European Investment Bank

09:30-09:50 Floating and Fixed
  • Learn the major differences between fixed and floating wind and how to adopt the knowledge and skills from the more mature fixed sector
  • Hear the lessons learned from an electricity provider who has made the transition and inform your business strategy for the future

EDF Renouvelables Christine de Jouëtte PGL Project Director EDF Renouvelables

09:50-10:10 Offshore Installation: Operations

Tanguy Dennielou Business Developer Marine Renewable Energy Jifmar

10:40-11:10 Moorings Systems
  • Explore the current mooring system technologies for floating platforms and where there is room for future developments 
  • Understand the cost of mooring systems and cost of offshore installations, and where cost reductions can be achieved as we step into commercialisation
  • Look the mooring system supply chain management and logistics, volume effect, wind farm development cycle and also new materials, new technologies (inc. synthetic lines), and farm scale optimisations (shared mooring systems, etc.) from the mooring systems perspective
  • Understand mooring system reliability, monitoring, maintenance of the mooring systems (OPEX issues)

InterMoor Inc. Tom Fulton Chief Technology Officer InterMoor Inc.

Vryhof Senol Ozmutlu Projects Director Vryhof

11:10-11:40 Electrical Connection: Floating Substations

Dave Cole Project Solutions Manager KBR

Lionel Jossé Offshore Energy Business Unit Chantiers de l’Atlantique 

11:40-12:00 Electrical Connection: High Voltage Dynamic Cabling
  • Understand the advancement of “suitable” designs for the development of high voltage dynamic cables and when they could be ready for commercial deployment
  • Outline the monitoring and inspection requirements for commercial floating wind power projects that will impact on these cables

JDR Cable Systems James Young Chief Technology Officer JDR Cable Systems

12:00-12.30 Panel Discussion: Lessons Floating Wind Can Learn from Oil & Gas
  • Unlock the potential of floating wind by understanding the transferability of technology, practices and work-force from the Oil & Gas industry
  • Employ years of expertise by listening to established Oil & Gas insiders explain why and how they diversified into floating wind

ORE Catapult Chair: Gavin Smart Head of Insights ORE Catapult

Aker Solutions Dave Cole Project Solutions Manager KBR

Knut Vassbotn Head of Business Development Aker Solutions

Equinor Halvor Hoen Herselth Operational Manager - Hywind Equinor

14:00-14:30 Supply Chain & impact of innovation on LCOE cost reduction

Dr Kate Freeman Associate BVG Associates

14:30-15:00 Review of the Technical and Commercial Readiness of Different Floating Platform Concepts

Lloyds Register Mark Spring Principle Engineer Lloyds Register

15:00-15:45 Panel Discussion: Now & Next Generation Platforms
  • Compare the range of floating platform designs on the market right now and how they can be put to use for your project
  • From environmental suitability to risk profiles, the merits of industry-leading designs will be discussed at length to give you the same edge as the established competitors

Lloyds Register Chair: Mark Spring Principle Engineer Lloyds Register


Saitec Offshore David Carrascosa Francis Chief Technology Officer Saitec Offshore

Saitec Offshore Alex Raventos CEO & Co-founder X1 Wind

Ceteal Pascal Heisel Structural engineer and R&D Manager Ceteal


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

Ben Stephenson

Ben Stephenson

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7586 (Global)
+1866 996 1235 x 7586 (Canada)

Jon Harman

Jon Harman

Portfolio Director &
Head of Renewable Energy Sector
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7577 (Global)
+1866 996 1235 x 7577 (Canada)

Andre Elkana

Andre Elkana

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7231 (Global)
+1866 996 1235 x 7231 (Canada)

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

  • Lloyds Register

Bronze Sponsors

  • ORE
  • KWEA


  • ceteal
  • fotech
  • Romo Wind
  • RSL
  • Siemens PLM
  • Wise-Group


  • Florida
  • ITH
  • Lockout Tag Out
  • Manor
  • reds
  • Touchwind
  • Wise-Group

Official Event Partner

  • Quest Floating Wind Energy

Media Partners

  • GreenJournal
  • GreenMatch
  • IJGlobal
  • InDepth Wind
  • Offshore Constuction
  • OffshoreWindbiz
  • ospr
  • Renewables-Now
  • renews
  • SCN
  • sparkspread
  • wavec
  • WMN