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5th annual Offshore Wind Construction, Installation & Commissioning Conference October 14-15, 2013 | Hamburg, Germany

Your 2013 Agenda


"Perfect separation of topics made this conference efficient and interesting. Good mixture of speaker and topics in half day sessions in the City of Hamburg incentivised to attend the conference"
Peter Gilles, Bilfinger Construction GmbH


There is no other forum where your business can benefit from the quality of information that is available over two days at OWCIC.

Attending this meeting will supply the tools and solutions you need to help you plan your Offshore Wind strategy. With contributions from the most experienced Offshore Wind experts from the industry - attending this conference is the most cost effective way to the get the information you need to grow your business, today.

For more information on the speakers, visit the speaker page here

Day OneDay Two

Day One
DEVELOPER COST REDUCTION INSIGHT

Chairman's Welcome

Thomas Karst, Partner, MAKE Consulting

Dong Energy's Plans to Reduce Cost of Energy in Offshore Wind

  • Views on how DONG sees the market evolving to 2020 and how cost reductions are to be achieved
  • Identify what cost reduction opportunities DONG feel are available through technology, supply chain and financing
  • Set out the key prerequisites that underpin cost reduction opportunities

Morten Melin, Vice President - Project Execution, DONG Energy

Offshore Wind: Future Projects, Hurdles and the Perceived 2020 Landscape

  • Get a breakdown of Mainstream’s pipeline for Offshore Wind and how projects have been moving over the last 12 months
  • Look at the current drivers behind project time scales and what likely issues need to be addressed to reach the planned delivery dates
  • Get a candid explanation of innovative ways to reduce project lifecycle costs with solutions such as mergers, partnerships and adoption of new technology

Bernard Casey, Head of Offshore Engineering, Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd.

Changing Approach to Offshore Wind Due to Finance and the Supply Chain

  • Why Utilities and Developers will have to evolve, awarding risk instead of managing it, and how RWE perceives this happening
  • Understand how investment pay-back can be spread over a longer period through long term contracts, frameworks and alliancing or part-ownership contract
  • Explore the evolution of the market and non-recourse project finance and how this will enable faster, aggressive and successful project timelines

Volker Görtz, Business Development & Sales, RWE OLC GmbH

Morning Networking Coffee Break

Cost Reductions Strategies in a Challenging Regulatory Environment

  • Explore how significant cost reductions are dependent to a long-term reliable investment environment
  • Find out which cost reduction strategies can be realized on project level, independent from market volume
  • Learn more about Vattenfall's cluster strategy for offshore wind farms and how lessons learnt are utilized

Felix Würtenberger, Director Commercial Steering, BU Offshore Wind Projects, Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH

Q&A Panel Discussion
The Utility / Developer Critical Role in Offshore Wind Development

  • Listen to prominent Utilities and Developers discuss the effect of increased pressure to reduce costs on business models
  • Find out how constraints from the regulators and politicians are steering the Utilities and Developers and how this will affect project executions
  • Learn from leading Utilities and Developers as they reveal their tips on supplier and project coordination to reduce unnecessary costs

Chair 
Thomas Karst, Partner, MAKE Consulting

Panel
Felix Würtenberger, Director Commercial Steering, BU Offshore Wind Projects, Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH
Pierre Lestienne, Project Director (Finance), Nordsee 1 Offshore Project, RWE Innogy GmbH
Morten Melin, Vice President - Project Execution, DONG Energy
Bernard Casey, Head of Offshore Engineering, Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd.
Volker Görtz, Business Development & Sales, RWE OLC GmbH

 

Networking Lunch Break
FOUNDATION SESSION I CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

Chair: 

Mike Woebbeking
Vice PresidentHead of Certification Body - Renewables Certification
DNV GL - Energy

Chair:

Thomas Karst
Partner
MAKE Consulting

ROOM 1

Floating Foundations: Possibility of Foundation Standardization for Lower Cost Installation

  • View the new DNV design Standard for floating wind turbine structures and how it will bring down CAPEX
  • Understand the global potential for floating wind turbines and why their development is a key focus of the DNVs
  • Potential implications for the installation vessel market - will the bottom fixed wind market be affected?

Johan Sandberg
Head of Department - Renewable Energy 
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

ROOM 2

Delay and Adverse Weather During Construction: Using the Contract to Contain the risks

  • Explore contractual risk management strategies to address the issues of delay and adverse weather during construction, installation and commissioning
  • Hear lessons learnt from other parts of the offshore construction industry; a brief review of some contract models and forms in use; how to identify and address problem areas and pitfalls; and what to do if, despite best efforts, things still go wrong.

Chris Kidd, Partner, London, Ince & Co
Mark de la Haye, Senior Associate, London, Ince & Co

ROOM 1

Improve confidence in structural integrity:
Sonar for ‘Real Time’ scour monitoring

  • Explore the use of the latest high definition sonar for ‘Real Time’ scour monitoring of monopile and substations
  • Present the latest results on scour trials and their effects on structural integrity
  • Explain the current work on a ‘Scour prediction tool’ and the advancements made to improve confidence

Costantino Manes, Lecturer, University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and the
Environment

ROOM 2

CASE STUDY 
Effective Structure for EPC Contracts: Design for Cost Reduction

  • Explore EPC contract (EPC, EPCI,EPCM), their general content and typical problems that arise 
  • Effectively structure EPCI contracts: Design structure, design HVAC / piping and auxiliaries, T&I during the process, expediting and schedule and vendors and subcontractors
  • Lower risk contracts: Fabrication / QAQC and documentation, troubleshooting / mechanical completion and documentation, transport and installation (documentation/sea fastening) and offshore installation / third party and MWS

Daniel Krisch
Managing Director
Group2E GmbH

ROOM 1

Xl Monopiles vs. Jackets - From an EPCI Perspective

  • Evaluate time schedule, cost and risk in relation to design, fabrication, installation and O&M of XL MPs vs. jackets 
  • Overview of the XL MP limitations in design, fabrication and installation for the varying Offshore sites you will be presented with
  • Understand how reductions in costs can be made despite moving to deeper waters and guidance for evaluating the most cost effective solution

Claus Kramhøft 
Design Manager
MT Højgaard

ROOM 2

Effective contract management in offshore wind construction

  • Explore the pros and cons of the contract landscape from the perspective of a company operating in the UK, France and Germany 
  • Discover how pre-contract management, including feasibility, tendering, selection, and cost analysis and benefit your future projects
  • Understand how to design your contracts in order to spread risk, without seeming unattractive to the client or financier


Stephen Ward
Head of Project Management
 
AREVA Wind UK

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break
ROOM 1

PANEL DEBATE - Debate How Far Foundation Development Can Cost Effectively Go

  • How far do XXL monopiles go, where are the limits and when will jackets be more competitive?
  • Which substructure will prevail for 6MW turbines with ~150m rotor diameter in 40m water depth - Monopiles or Jackets?
  • Consider how XL foundations impact logistics, and how new technologies for piling tools and vessels could help lower the CoE from the installation perspective

Chair: 
Mike Woebbeking
Vice PresidentHead of Certification Body - Renewables Certification
DNV GL - Energy

Panel:
Marc Seidel, Leading Expert Offshore Engineering, REpower Systems
Tim Fisher, Vice Director, Ramboll Wind
Edwin van der Brug, Commercial Manager, Ballast Nedam

ROOM 2

Offshore Wind Towards 2020 - On The Pathway To Cost Competitiveness

  • Review the expected Offshore Wind market development till 2020 - A market in a phase of growth
  • Offshore potentials in the value chain - Characteristics for cost out potentials
  • Offshore on the pathway to cost competitiveness - Latest study results

Marcus Weber
Senior Partner
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH

ROOM 1

Latest Requirements for Certification of Offshore Wind Turbine Support Structures

  • Explore the latest certification for foundations including floating structures and concrete support structures and how this will affect deepwater projects
  • Understand the developments made with steel support structures: what requirements there are for buckling of shell and plate structures
  • Get to grips with advancements made with regard to concrete and grout materials, and how sea ice loads now affect the consenting process

Mike Woebbeking
Vice PresidentHead of Certification Body - Renewables Certification
DNV GL - Energy

 

ROOM 2

Working With Developers to Deliver Lower Levelised Cost of Energy

  • Progress with new & emerging cost reduction technologies: Listen to real developer case studies and what they discovered
  • Providing greater test & demonstration capacity in UK waters: Know where to look for delivery of the next generation of viable technologies
  • Get insights into successful test and demonstration strategy and development pathways that you can embed into your own strategy

Ian Bryan
Development Manager
The Crown Estate

ROOM 1

POWER PRESENTATIONS & DEBATE
Exploring the Future of Foundation Designs, Their Technical Benefits and Any Possible Installation Challenges

  • Debate how each concept will cut the overall costs of installation
  • Discuss whether each concept can help reduce installation time while remaining safe
  • Will the concept require specialised installation equipment and will there be any weather window restrictions
  • Views on how the panel envisage industrialising the concept

Chair: 
Mike Woebbeking
Vice PresidentHead of Certification Body - Renewables Certification
DNV GL - Energy

Panel:
Petter J. Karal, Chief Executive Officer, Seatower AS
Mark Riemers, Managing Director, SPT Offshore
Søren Nielsen, Technical Director, Universal Foundation

ROOM 2

Cutting edge innovations that will drive down cost of energy

  • Examine competitive foundations concepts for deeper water and larger turbines, including their installation strategies
  • Find out the most recent work surrounding innovative cable installation methods and how they will reduce costs
  • Exploring the next steps: See the R&D projects pipeline around offshore wind for cost reduction

Jan Matthiesen
Offshore Wind Senior Manager
Carbon Trust

 

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Day Two
LOGISTICS SESSIONS OFFSHORE GRIDS

Chair:

Anders Søe-Jensen

 

Chair:

Thomas Karst
Partner
MAKE Consulting

ROOM 1

BARD 1 CASE STUDY
Trends Towards New Vessels For Offshore Wind

  • Experience with BARD 1 weather restrictions: What lessons were learned and what will be changed for BARD 2
  • Explore the weather data at the BARD 1 project and impact the wave heights had on the vessel, and the duration of the installation
  • Look at the main cost drivers as to why BARD 1 was more expensive than the perceived BARD 2

Daniel Brickwell
Head of Sales & Development
BARD Holding & Offshore Windkraftanlagen

ROOM 2

Development of the GB Offshore Transmission Regime: An Update from Ofgem

  • Overview of latest policy developments in the UK and what this means for power generators with new projects coming online
  • Review the current investment and funding opportunities in the UK Offshore transmission and how this will help overall CAPEX reductions
  • Regulatory perspective on emerging policy and technical challenges in the UK Offshore transmission market place

Steve Beel
Associate Director, Offshore Transmission
Ofgem

ROOM 1

PANEL DISCUSSION - Second Generation Vessels Capable of Operating in Winter Weather

  • How can the 2nd generation of vessel speed up installation time and general Offshore logistical challenges perceived?
  • See how the latest advancements in DP systems can slash CAPEX costs
  • What expertise can we gain from the Oil & Gas industry and how realistic the comparison between the two really is

Chair

Anders Søe-Jensen

Panel

Patrick van Eerten
Director Operations & Offshore 
Jumbo Shipping

Daniel Brickwell
Head of Sales & Development
BARD Holding & Offshore Windkraftanlagen

Capt John Bruun Andersen
Vice President
Fred. Olsen Ltd

ROOM 2

Update on the North Seas Countries' Offshore Grid Initiative

  • Identify the barriers to Offshore grid development, in particular as regards technical, regulatory, market, planning and authorisation issues 
  • Explore the outcomes of the working groups in regard to grid implementation, market and regulation and permissions and planning
  • Understand how the outcome of this initiative will eventually allow the integration of wind resources into the European energy mix

Jan Hensmans 
Chairman of the Programme Board of NSCOGI
Ministry of Economy of Belgium

ROOM 1

KEYNOTE DISCUSSION 
Developer Insight: Optimize Windfarm Installation Time, Efficiency and Quality

  • Offshore Logistics & Installation sites and concepts from the Scottish Power perspective and how this will improve their efficiency
  • Commission scope on the planned fabrication sites for Scottish Power / Iberdrola's wind pipeline, as well as the Foundation/TP fabrication timelines
  • Find out the pre-commissioning scope on the pre-assembly site for Offshore turbines and the turbine mechanical and electrical completion scope and turbine commissioning scope

Kambiz Gindesgaard
Installation & Logistic Package Manager, EAOW
Head of Installation & Logistic
Scottish Power Renewables

ROOM 2

Driving Offshore Wind Grid Connections in Europe for 2013 and Beyond

  • Review of the latest policies for grid connections and how they will encourage grid development to move forward from 2013
  • Latest updates for compliance with certification guidelines and kick-start Offshore Wind projects
  • Integration of Offshore Wind power into the UK, North Sea and Baltics transmission system and the evolution of multi-terminal systems and interconnected HVDC grids

Chair:
Andreas Wagner, Managing Director, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE

Panel
Steve Beel, Associate Director, Offshore Transmission, Ofgem
Jan Hensmans, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Economy of Belgium
Bart Goethals, Business Development Director , Elia Group
Wilfried Breuer, Managing Director Projects, TenneT
Lorenz Mueller, Head of Offshore Projects, 50Hertz

Coffee Break
ROOM 1

DanTysk CASE STUDY 
LEC (Levelized Cost of Energy) Reduction and Innovations in Offshore Wind Logistics

Lars Engelmann
Head of Project Services 'Logistics and Vessels'
Vattenfall Wind Power

INSTALLATION SESSIONS
ROOM 2

West of Duddon Sands CASE STUDY
Installation of Substructure and Topside & Lessons Learned

  • How the challenges for transport and installation of the substructure were overcome
  • Find out how the engineering of the lifting points to make calculations of rigging equipment helped for a smooth installation process 
  • Operational challenges: As projects get bigger find out what this really means on the crane capacity of existing fleets and how the installation process may change

Marc Voorhuis
General Manager
Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors

ROOM 1

PANEL DISCUSSION 
Dealing with the Lack of Harbours: Improving Maritime Logistics from the Port End

  • How can the Installation Logistics be optimised from EXW to the Offshore Installation Site?
  • Which solutions are available to streamline the Onshore, port and Offshore logistics?
  • How can standardisation, cost reduction and cooperation be forced more by all participants?

Chair

Anders Søe-Jensen

Panel

Kambiz Gindesgaard
Installation & Logistic Package Manager, EAOW
Head of Installation & Logistic
Scottish Power Renewables

Lars Engelmann
Head of Project Services 'Logistics and Vessels'
Vattenfall Wind Power

ROOM 2

Choices for Cost Reduction in Offshore
Wind Substation

  • Explore approaches to interphase management, engineering management and quality requirements, based on experience with oil & gas, and where there are opportunities for cost reduction
  • The joint venture’s operating and risk philosophy: balancing out facility requirement and risk for lower cost substation installation
  • Hear lessons learned from work on the Dan Tsyk, Hohesee and Riffgat Offshore Wind projects and where improvements can be made in processes

Jan Lieferink,
Board Member,
Strukton-Hollandia JointVenture

 

 

Lunch Break
FOUNDATION SESSION II ROOM 2

CASE STUDY - Leading by Innovations - Experiences in Pre-Piled Jacket Foundation Installation

  • Explore how pre-piling technology for jackets has evolved based on incremental innovations in the development of piling templates
  • Key to success of pre-piling technology: Mid-size jack-ups as a stable platform, accurate piling template and high tech measurement devices
  • Looking to the future: Discuss the development of pre-piling technology and what the likely cost benefits will be

Jan Klassen
Business Unit Manager Offshore Renewables
GeoSea nv | Geotechnical & Offshore Solutions

 

ROOM 1

CASE STUDY
Reducing Risk in Offshore Wind from an EPC Perspective - The Road to Serial Production

Drawing on experience from STRABAG’s gravity base met mast in Baltics (Arkona), the Anholt Offshore transformer station and the  1:1 test foundation in Cuxhaven explore:

  • Serial Production: How STRABAG have used their experience to make a standard, serial product to reduce costs and risk
  • How design criteria was improved, production enhanced, and logistic & installation methods progressed all through involving a reliable local supply chain

Klaus Weber
Managing Director
STRABAG Offshore Wind


 

ROOM 2

Cost-Cutting Lessons in Cable-Laying

  • Commonly overlooked causes of cable damage: Assess the best methods to mitigate the risk of any damages 
  • Know the soil: Evaluate burial assessments to get the most cost-effective burial depth solution to maximum cable protection over the whole wind farm
  • Current and future burial tools: See how to be cost effective in your burial techniques from ploughing, jetting, mechanical cutting, rock dumping & concrete mattresses

Ton Geul
Business Development Manager
Visser & Smit Marine Contracting BV

 

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