The Deeper Water Offshore Wind ConferenceDriving Costs Down

Hear The Latest Project Updates & Technical Innovations Straight From The Developers

Harnessing Project Experiences, Driving Costs Down & Pushing Forward Market Growth With Investable Technological Innovations For Commercially-Viable, Profitable Wind Power Stations In Deeper Water, Further Offshore

A Senior-Level, One-Day Conference & Networking Event, 1st March 2016, Kensington Close Hotel, Central London. Book Today – Less Than 4 Weeks Until Europe’s Prestigious Offshore Wind Conference.

6th Annual Project-Led Conference & Networking Event. More EU & International Perspectives. Project & Technical Updates. Enhanced Networking:

Network With Key Stakeholders & Harness Project Experiences In Driving Costs Down & Implementing The Latest Technological Innovations To Push Forward Market Growth In Deeper Waters, Further Offshore:

  1. Timelines, Funding & Government Support For Deeper Water, Offshore Wind: The government outlook and ambition for scaling up offshore wind and winning subsidies
  2. Commercially-Viable, Cost-Effective & Innovative Fixed Foundations: The latest technical updates and practical experiences on optimising structures and reducing costs
  3. Developer Project Updates On Boosting Efficiency & Cost Effectiveness: Uncover the developer view of market visibility and operational experience of saving costs
  4. Proven, Investable Floating Foundation Solutions: Making floating foundations investable to developers and stakeholders with proven, commercially-viable floating solutions
  5. Optimised, Cost-Saving Installation From Design To Deployment: Save costs with cutting-edge installation techniques, real-life experiences and proven innovations
  6. Win The Work! New Procurement & Contracting Strategies: Meet developer requirements and stay competitive in a maturing and changing supply chain
  7. Win Over Investors & Insurers With Cost-Saving Projects: Protect revenues by making your project bankable and investable from design to deployment
  8. Optimised, Intelligent & Cost-Saving Turbines, Cables & Vessels: Utilise practical experience and technical updates on reducing costs and improving project efficiencies
  9. Maximise Asset Integrity & Reduce Risk With Cost-Efficient O&M Strategies: Developing safer, cheaper and innovative O&M strategies which boost productivity

PLUS! This Deeper Water Offshore Wind Conference Features:

  • 24 senior industry leaders speaking from the front line
  • 24+ advanced UK, European and International perspectives on driving costs down
  • 13 detailed sessions on the latest technological innovations and project efficiencies designed to bring about fully commercial, investable offshore wind power stations in deeper water, further offshore
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities: Facilitated networking, networking breakfast, interactive voting, industry panels with Q&A and more
  • 2  industry panel discussions with delegate debate: Foundations and Finance
  • 3 double and triple perspectives: Fixed Foundations, Grids & Cables, Cost-Saving Installations and Project Market Updates
  • 6 lunchtime peer-to-peer discussions: Dip in and out of industry critical issues: A) Cost-Saving Tips B) Site Investigation C) Weather Windows D) Supply Chain Experiences E) Health & Safety F) Industry Collaboration
  • 2 separately-bookable, half-day workshops: AM) Cost-Effective Foundations B) Supply Chain, Contracting & Project Finance
  • More Senior European & International Perspectives Than Ever Before
  • 98% Average Delegate Satisfaction Rate
  • 2 Conference chairmen
  • Facilitated networking
  • Open Q&A

6th Annual Market-Leading Conference Returns Year On Year By Popular Demand:

“Great networking with VIP’s from the industry.” Roadmap Manager, Siemens Wind Power

“Thank you for organising an excellent conference.” Head of UK Offshore Projects, Vattenfall Wind Power

“Good conference, extraordinary networking event.” Technical Director, Acciona

“Must-attend conference of the year with a mix of developers, suppliers and key stakeholders.” Business Development Manager, Siemens

1 Day. 24 Senior Industry Speakers: Cost-Saving Installation • Project & Market Updates • Fixed Foundations • Floating Foundations • Government Support & Subsidies • Securing Finance • Turbines • Grid & Cables • Vessels • Procurement & Contracting • O&M

Group Discounts Available! Send 4 For The Price Of 3 Or Send 3 & Get Your 3rd Place Half Price Limited Places Available.

Deeper Water Offshore Wind Conference – Driving Costs Down: To view the full conference programme, click here.

08.30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting

08.45 Networking Breakfast

09.00 Morning Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Marcel Sunier, formerly RWE Innogy GmbH


09.10 Optimising & Utilising Cutting-Edge Installation Techniques To Save Costs From Design To Deployment In Deeper Water, Further Offshore

09.10 Rui José Castro Chousal, Innovation Director, EDP Inovação, S.A.

09.30 Erik Pietsch, Maritime Operations & Logistics; Team Lead Excellence & Services, Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd


09.50 Harnessing Today’s Project Feedback & Experiences To Achieve Cost-Effective Wind Farms In Deeper Water, Further Offshore In 2020 & Beyond

09.50 Ben Simpson, Offshore Project Engineer, RES Offshore

10.10 Joanna Ellis, Originator, Statkraft UK Limited

10.30 Networking & Refreshment Break – Facilitated Networking, Business Card Swap, 1-To-1 Meetings

11.00 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner. To get involved in The Deeper Water Offshore Wind Conference – Driving Costs Down, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email for more details.


11.20 Developing Commercially-Viable, Cost-Effective Fixed Foundation Concepts & Deployments Which Maximise Site MWH & Overcome The Technical Challenges Of Deeper Water, Further Offshore

11.20 Isaac Tavares, Project Director, Centrica

11.40 Michele Schiavone, Offshore Wind Commercial Manager, EDF Energy Renewables


12.00 Proven, Innovative Floating Wind Developments & Technologies Which Reduce Costs & Increase Project Investability
Carlos Martin, Director for Floating WindEDPR


Fixed Vs. Floating Costs & Innovations
Engage with the industry panel and your fellow attendees on fixed and floating solutions and the latest innovations and solutions needed for commercial development.

  • Cian Conroy, Sector Lead, Wind, ORE Catapult
  • Rhodri James, Associate, Offshore Wind, The Carbon Trust
  • Andrew Norris, Senior Engineering Underwriter, Swiss Re Corporate Solution

12.40 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers

13.20 Informal Networking Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Cost-Saving Tips
Philip Heyden, Manager Developer Engagement Offshore, OFGEM

B) Site Investigation

C) Weather Windows

D) Supply Chain Experiences

E) Industry Collaboration

F) Health & Safety

13.40 Afternoon Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Ray Thompson, Head of Business Development – Offshore, Siemens Wind Power


13.50 Timelines, Funding & Ambition For Deeper Water, Further Offshore In 2020 & Beyond: Delivering A Lower Cost Of Energy With Industry
James Beal, Chief Operations Officer Offshore Wind Investment Organisation, UK Trade & Investment


14.10 Reducing Costs & Optimising The Efficiency Of Larger Turbines When Installing & Operating In Deeper Waters, Further Offshore
Speaker To Be Announced; Please Check The Website For Details


14.30 What Do Investors & Lenders Want? A Look To What Makes Projects, Cost-Saving Efficiencies & Technologies Appealing In Today’s Market
John Pires, VP, Head of M&A & Project Finance, Northland Power Inc.


14.50 How Can We Improve The Project’s Bankability, Risk Perception & Investability?

  • Rebecca Pynt, Commercial & Corporate Finance Advisor, Department of Energy & Climate Change
  • John Pires, VP, Head of M&A & Project Finance, Northland Power Inc.
  • Adam Morrison, Project Manager, RES Offshore
  • Amit Dewan, Managing Director Infrastructure & Power Project Finance, UniCredit Bank AG

15.10 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner. To get involved in The Deeper Water Offshore Wind Conference – Driving Costs Down, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email for more details

15.30 Networking & Refreshment Break – Facilitated Networking, Business Card Swap, 1-To-1 Meetings


16.00 Aligning Vessel Capability With Future Project Requirements & Harnessing Innovation To Reduce Access Costs & Increase Efficiency
Dan Kyle-Spearman, Associate, Innovation – Offshore Wind Accelerator, The Carbon Trust


16.20 Deploying Intelligent, Optimised Grid & Cable Solutions Which Reduce Costs In Challenging Conditions Further Offshore

16.20 Ian Mould, Business Development Manager for Renewables, Alstom Grid

16.35 Alastair Mills, Business Development Manager for Renewables, Grid Access Solutions, Siemens


16.50 Winning The Work! Meeting Developer Requirements In A Maturing Market & Changing Supply Chain
Heiner Strauß, Senior Project Manager at Nordsee Ost Wind Farm, RWE Innogy GmbH


17.10 Cost-Efficient O&M Strategies Which Reduce Operational Risk & Maximise The Integrity Of Assets
Kathrin Rieger, Head of O&M Management Wind, E.ON

17.35 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close of Conference

Consolidate your learning from the main conference day with these separately-bookable, post-conference, half-day workshops and networking events: Wednesday 2nd March 2016

AM) Cost-Effective Foundation Installation Innovations & Maintenance

08.45 Registration For Morning Workshop

09.00 Meet & Greet

Foundation Design

09.15 Foundation Design Which Reduces Costs & The Challenges Of Deeper Water, Further Offshore
Professor Subhamoy Bhattacharya, Chair of Geomechanics, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey

10.00 Refreshment Break

Floating Foundations

10.30 Floating Foundation Innovations

Foundation Experiences

11.15 Optimum, Cost-Effective Foundation Techniques – Design, Construction & Installation

12.00 Morning Workshop Closes

PM) Supply Chain Focus: Adapting To New Market Conditions, Best-Practice Contracting & Taking Advantage Of Today’s Opportunities

13.45 Registration For Afternoon Workshop

14.00 Meet & Greet

Changing Supply Chains, Logistics & Markets

14.15 Pushing Forward Market Growth In New Market Conditions Further Offshore

15.00 Refreshment Break

Contracting & Procurement

15.30 Spotlight On Contracting Strategies & The Procurement Criteria Of Developers

Project Finance

16.15 Securing Finance & Managing Stakeholders For Deeper Water, Offshore Wind Projects

17.00 Workshop Closes

For more information on how to get involved in The Deeper Water Offshore Wind Conference, please email

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