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Offshore Wind Conference – Reducing Costs, Optimising Performance

Implement Project Learnings, Harness Leading Innovations, Secure Investment & Drive Market Growth For Commercially-Viable, Profitable Wind Power Stations Which Reduce Costs & Optimise Performance In Offshore Wind

A One-Day Conference & Networking Event, 7th March 2017, Museum of London Docklands.
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Book Before 3rd November & Save £250 – Limited Places Available.

08.30 Registration – Morning Coffee & Objective Setting

08.45 Speed Networking Meet and swap business cards with fellow attendees – make new connections before the conference begins.

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting & Chair’s Opening Remarks
Ranjit Mene, Head of UK Offshore Sales, Senvion


09.15 Reduce Costs & Optimise Performance By Harnessing Project Feedback, Learnings & Technological Innovations For Commercially-Successful Wind Farms Today

09.15 Markus Rieck, MD Commercial Operations & Sales Offshore Wind, GE Power

09.35 Andy Lewin, Head of Innovation Projects, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

09.55 Deeper Water, Further Offshore Perspective
Martin Benoni Hindmarch, Principal Engineer in Offshore Wind Turbine Generators, Statoil


10.15 Thinking, Planning, Funding: Government Insight & Strategy Regarding The Future Of Offshore Wind Development In Challenging & Uncertain Market Conditions

  • James Beal, Specialist, Offshore Wind, Department for International Trade
  • Ron Loveland, Energy Adviser, Welsh Government

10.45 Informal Networking Break, Morning Refreshments & Developer Clinics
Developing with developers! Meet with developers in small groups during the networking break to get into their mindsets and improve collaboration through shared learnings and experiences

11.15 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner


11.35 Low-Cost, High-Performance Fixed Foundations: An Update On The Latest Concepts & Designs Which Maximise Long-Term Potential
Feargal Brennan, Director of Energy & Power, Cranfield University


11.55 Proven Floating Foundation Innovations, Technologies & Developments Which Drive Down Costs & Boost Offshore Wind Performance & Investment Prospects
Andrew Norris, Senior Engineering Underwriter, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Truels Kjer, Senior Risk Engineer, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions


12.15 Low-Cost, High-Performance Fixed Foundations: An Update On The Latest Concepts & Designs Which Maximise Long-Term Potential
Luc Goossens, Director in Charge of Wind, Hydro & Geothermal Power, ENGIE
More Developers To Be Announced – Please See Website For Detail

12.45 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers

13.15 Lunchtime Seminars & Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions:

A) Supply Chain

B) Health & Safety
Dirk Schreiber, Head of HSE, Adwen GmbH

C) Installations

13.45 Afternoon Chairman’s Remarks


14.40 What Do Investors & Lenders Want? A Look At What Makes Projects, Cost-Saving Efficiencies & Technologies Appealing In Today’s Market

  • Ralf Bauer, Head of Project & Corporate Finance, Parkwind NV
  • Mikko Simula, Finance Director, Galloper Offshore Wind Farm


  • John Puddephatt, Business Development Manager, Statkraft
  • Keith Williamson, Project Manager – Turbines, RES-OFFSHORE
  • John Pires, Head of M&A & Project Finance, Northland Power
  • Carol Gould, Head of Power & Renewables, MUFG
  • Phil Adam, Managing Director, Infrastructure & Real Estate Group HSBC
  • Allan Baker, MD – Global Head of Power, Société Générale


15.10 Harnessing The Latest Cable & Grid Innovations Which Increase Durability, Reduce Operational Costs, Transmit Further Offshore & Boost Performance
Speaker To Be Announced – Please See Website For Details

15.30 Informal Networking Break & Afternoon Refreshments

16.00 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner


16.20 Reduce Lifetime Spend & Improve Efficiency With Cutting-Edge Turbine Technologies, Installation & Day-To-Day Experiences
David Guiu, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer, Adwen Offshore


16.40 Winning Operational & Maintenance Innovations & Techniques Which Reduce Costs & Optimise Performance Across Wind Farm Projects, Long-Term

  • Russell Hill, Marine & Logistics Manager, Statkraft
  • Tony Lyon, Head of Renewables, Centrica
  • Phaedra Pritchard, Project Manager, Centrica


17.20 From Construction, To Installation, To O&M: Aligning Vessels & Access Capability With Future Project Needs Whilst Reducing Costs & Boosting Efficiency
Speaker To Be Announced – Please See Website For Details

17.40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference

Consolidate your learning from the main conference day with our separately-bookable, post-conference, half-day Cost-Effective Foundations Workshop: Wednesday 8th March 2017

08.45 Registration For Morning Workshop

09.00 Morning Chairman’s Opening Remarks, Meet & Greet

Foundation Design

09.15 Foundation Design Which Reduces Costs & The Challenges Of Deeper Water, Further Offshore

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 Workshop Closes

For more information on how to get involved in The Offshore Wind Conference, please email info@offshorewindconference.com.