27-28 November 2018 • London, UK

From New Project Developments to Established Project O&M, See How this Conference Agenda Will Future Proof your Business for Years to Come

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Day One Day Two

Competitive Auctions and Zero Subsidy Scaling up Operations and Maintenance

Operations & Assets The Data Revolution Floating Offshore Wind

Day One:

Competitive Auctions and Zero Subsidy
Offshore Wind: The Coming of Age?
  • Discover the current and future progress of the offshore wind industry within a wider market reality and how offshore wind will become the backbone to the future global energy supply
  • Hear how the demands of tendering bodies have shifted and the most effective ways to comply, ensuring that your projects lead the pack
  • Understand what developers should expect to spend to decommission offshore wind farms off the UK and how this will affect overall LCoE

Beis Mandy King Environment and Decommissioning Energy Infrastructure Planning Team Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 

What is the deal with Zero Subsidy?
  • Debate the rationale for zero subsidy bids and understand the implications of moving from feed in tariffs to a pure merchant market
  • Learn how industry leading developers have bid at zero subsidy, and why they chose now to do so
  • Discover what developing at zero subsidy means, and how to insulate yourself against risk while maximising opportunity

Equinor Halfdan Brustad Vice President - Offshore Wind Equinor

Vattenfall Danielle Lane Director - Offshore Wind Portfolios and Transactions Vattenfall

Innogy Bart Oberink Head of Bid Management Innogy

Eneco Ruben Dijkstra Director - Offshore Wind Eneco

Investment at Grid Parity
  • Consider the future of an industry that may not rely on government subsidies and the investment opportunities that will take their place
  • Gain an understanding of the obligations and demands that will be required to secure future financial agreements
  • Awaken yourself to the pros and cons of an industry where conventional financing models will soon be outdated and where new models will require new skills and tools

K2 Consulting Moderator: Thomas Arensbach Senior Consutlant K2 Consulting

Amsterdam Capital Partners Michael van der Heijden Managing Director Amsterdam Capital Partners

ABN AMRO Lisa Mcdermott Executive Director - Renewables and Project Financing ABN AMRO

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Keegan Kruger Wind Energy Associate Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Dominik Huebler Senior Economist NERA Economic Consulting

Operations & Maintenance After Zero Subsidy
  • Understand the unique opportunities to increase profits during the operations phase of a zero-subsidy project and ensure that margins do not suffer in an era of new financial dynamics
  • Identify where cost be stripped without removing efficiency, which pre-build expenditures can be made to ensure long term profits, and what considerations will need to be made to protect the viability of bigger and better turbines

EnBw Michael Splett Head of Operations & Maintenance EnBw

New Frontiers
  • Learn how to drive up revenue by looking at new opportunities outside of Europe’s conventional markets
  • Hear about the latest pipeline projects and tenders so you can expand your business to new shores

MAKE Consulting Steen Brout Nielsen Vice President MAKE Consulting

Scaling up
Blades - Bigger & Better?
  • Hear about the next generation of 10MW+ blades about to boost output and the savings that will come from scaling up
  • Learn of the infrastructural demands that will come with transporting blades and the structural requirements for commissioning the turbines, to avoid unanticipated disruptions
  • Investigate how larger turbines will affect Health and Safety procedures, and how to scale up maintenance practices so that existing solutions can be carried over

BVG Associates Moderator: Bruce Valpy Managing Director BVG Associates

Foundations - Bigger & Better
  • How to deliver projects that are larger, deeper and fixed further from shore
  • Discover the materials and manufacturing standards that will allow you to delve deeper without sacrificing platform performance
  • Projections and predictions of the unique challenges presented by moving further from shore and ensure that you are prepared for every difference in environmental dynamic

The Carbon Trust Michael Stephenson Offshore Wind Associate The Carbon Trust

Stepping Up to 66kv Cabling/East Anglia One
  • Understand the right time to make the transition to 66kv subsea cabling, when the rewards of increased power transmission and reduced physical assets will be unlocked
  • Gain perspective on the benefits and challenges that you will experience by introducing this technology to your future projects
  • Consider the standards which will be applied to 66kv as the industry increases its understanding of the technology, placing yourself well ahead of the pack
Scaling Up - What does this mean for the Supply Chain?
  • Introduce yourself to the new requirements that will come with escalation. Come to terms with how increases in scale will affect the relationship between developers and their supply chain
  • Understand the standards being considered from heads of procurement for use on bigger blades & bases, preparing you to plan projects without concern for financial insecurity

E.ON Javier Torrijos Cuesta Executive Supply Chain Management E.ON

Enbridge Willem Jan van der Ven Vice President - Operations Enbridge

Operations and Maintenance
Blades - Maintenance
  • Hear the common issues which cause turbines to decay. As your turbines age make sure that they are not degrading any faster than they must, maintaining the highest possible productivity
  • Leading edge erosion is one of the leading causes of turbine productivity loss. Discover the most effective ways to mitigate any further damage to operational assets

8.2 Aarufield Andrew Bellamy Co-Founder and Director 8.2 Aarufield

Eneco Ina Barge Lincklaen Arriëns, Asset Manager Offshore Wind Eneco

Turbines - Speedy Installation
  • Maintain installation standards as we transition to larger turbine models so that when your projects increase in size you have the facilities and staff in place to support them
  • Consider how the 24-hour target was achieved at the current scale, and what kind of practices will be necessary to maintain or improve upon this benchmark
Fixed Foundations - Maintenance
  • Turbines from hereon will be in operation far longer than before. Alert yourself to the equipment capable of protecting these turbines for their entire lifetime, increasing their efficiency and decreasing downtime
  • From the latest upgrades in Thermal Spray Aluminium to the potential of Impressed Current Cathodic Protection, consider the case for each technology and determine which will ensure the optimum output
Subsea Array Cabling Loss Prevention
  • The largest insurance losses recorded across offshore wind last year were down to sub-sea cabling. Avoid unnecessary spending by making simple changes to standards and acquisition
  • Familiarise yourself with the common causes of export cable malfunction from installation and throughout operation
  • Discuss practices that will protect against preventable malfunctions, reducing unnecessary downtime and saving on repairs
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Day Two:

Operations & Assets
Battery Storage and Offshore Wind
  • Understand, from Equinor’s perspective, why Batwind storage was added as a pilot project to Hywind wind farm and hear the challenges faced with this to date
  • Delve into how battery technology is already being integrated in offshore wind and what technologies are coming into the market, and what more we can expect over the next 5 years
  • Get a candid review of the background to policy and regulation with energy storage + renewables and what ongoing changes you can expect in that space

Equinor Noelia Abolafia Rodriguez Head of Energy Storage Equinor

Aggreko Marcus Saul Senior European Sales Manager Aggreko

Frank Gordon Policy Manager REA

Automating Maintenance - Machines in Offshore Wind
  • Take a top-down view of the entire supply chain to understand where automation will hit first, and just how much it can save you in money and man-hours
  • Quiz innovative technology developers on their unmanned solutions and evaluate in real terms the potential presented to you
  • Listen to those that have already taken steps to automate their processes, and gain a first-hand knowledge of the real-world results that can be gained from automation
O&M Innovation Demonstration
  • ORE Catapult have world class facilities for demonstrating innovative O&M solutions, including a 7MW R&D turbine. Investigate the results of successful demonstration projects and explore the potential these solutions harbour for operating and planned projects alike
  • Evaluate the technical and commercial benefits of high potential O&M innovations, allowing you to pinpoint the most fiscally fortuitous time to make the move to machines

ORE Catapult Andrew Kay Operations & Maintenance Manager ORE Catapult

Vessels - Upgrading & Updating
  • Ensure that your marine solutions are in position to reach peak performance from construction to decommission, reducing maintenance periods and increasing profit
  • As farms swell in size and operations are performed further from shore - evaluate whether to upgrade existing fleet or acquire new vessels, and how to avoid sacrificing efficiency for cost savings when you do
  • Prepare for the implementation of smart systems which will allow your vessels to communicate and perform at a speed which will devastate downtime
Oil & Gas Expertise & Equipment
  • Take technologies & practices that have proven themselves in the Oil & Gas sphere and understand how they can be applied to shrink expenditure for marine renewables.
  • Consider the supply chain dynamics of Oil & Gas, and how they can be adapted to encourage standardisation and industrialisation in offshore wind
The Data Revolution
Software & Systems Transformation
  • This session will alert you to available software that will drastically reduce your overhead and lower LCOE from pre-build to life-long operations
  • From weather condition testing on upcoming builds, to predictive 3-D modelling and digital twin turbines, pin-point the projects that will deliver the most real-world savings to you

Ramboll Ursula Smolka Senior Engineer Ramboll

Extracting Value from Performance Data
  • Access to SCADA information is not new but the parameters and volume of available data are growing exponentially.  During operations, performance data can be combined with analytics to feed reliability centred maintenance and servicing strategies to minimise unplanned downtime and enhance equipment reliability
  • In this presentation we will discuss how these performance datasets can be integrated with other data streams and utilised smartly to ensure these resources can value by driving O&M decision making

Natural Power Lauren Wheatley Director of Advisory and Analytics Natural Power

Romeo Project
  • Hear from the ROMEO project - A new Horizon 2020 project, focusing on O&M and Monitoring of Offshore Wind turbines to increase reliability and decrease downtime
  • One year on from its launch understand how this project is transforming O&M procedures

Iberdrola Cesar Yanes Project Director - Romeo Project Iberdrola

Scottish Power Renewables Robert Jones Lead Asset Performance Analysis Engineer Scottish Power Renewables

Floating Offshore Wind

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

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

Principle Power Joao Metelo CEO Principle Power

EnBw Hannah Konig Head of Wind and Maritime Technology EnBw

Equinor Sebastian Brigsvaerd Project Director - Hywind Equinor

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 Green Giraffe

Presentation: Floating vs. 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

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

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

Aker Solutions Knut Vassbotn Head of Business Development Aker Solutions

Equinor Halvor Hoen Herselth Operational Manager - Hywind Equinor

Floating Wind Project Updates - Case Studies
Hywind Scotland, Equinor

Equinor Speaker: Sebastian Bringsvaerd Project Director - Hywind Equinor

WindFloat Atlantic Portugal, A Consortium (Principle Power, ENGIE and EDPR)

Principle Power Speaker: Dominique Roddier CTO Principle Power

LEFGL Consortium
EOLMED Pilot Farm, Consortium
EDF Floating Wind - PGL
Kincardine Floating Wind Project
Presentation: Parts Focus
  • In-depth focus on components that will maximise the reliability of your project
  • Increase efficiency by understanding the role that marine equipment, the supply chain, and the dynamics of operating a floating wind platform play in a successful venture
  • Meet the manufacturers of these essential parts and gain knowledge on O&M so that you know where your business is best placed within the supply chain ecosystem
Presentation: High Voltage Dynamic Cabling
  • Understand the advancement of “suitable” designs for the development of high voltage dynamic cables and when these will could be ready for commercial deployment
  • Outline the monitoring and inspection requirements for commercial floating wind power projects that will impact on these cables
Presentation: Moorings
  • Review options for de-risking elements of floating technology, such mooring line entanglement related issues
Panel: 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
Panel Discussion: Building a Global Floating Wind Supply Chain
  • What are the similarities and differences between the fixed-bottom supply chain and the floating turbine supply chain: Hulls, towers, turbines, mooring lines, anchors, dynamic cables?
  • What parts of the design, specifications, and supply chain will be different and unique to floating turbines and how will they be developed?
  • Discuss the supply of components such as turbines, foundations, blades, fabricated steel or concrete and mooring lines that will be required to supply floating wind farm projects.
  • Analyze the skills and labour requirements to meet the demands of the design and supply chains.
Presentation: Operations & Maintenance
  • Understand the most commonly occurring O&M issues of a floating offshore turbine so that you can recognise and avoid the same complications
  • Gain the upper hand over competitors by learning the proven strategies for overcoming existing challenges

Equinor Speaker: Halvor Hoen Hersleth Operational Manager Equinor

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 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 Senior Analyst Green Giraffe

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2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors


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2018 Media Partners

  • GreenJournal
  • GreenMatch
  • Offshore Constuction
  • renews
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