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The Next-Generation Offshore Wind Conference – Future Opportunities Programme

Exploit New Worldwide Opportunities & Further Reduce Costs In The Face Of Increasing Complexities For Commercially-Viable, Next-Generation Offshore Wind
The Future Of The Industry Beyond Round Three, Embracing New Technologies Which Increase Efficiencies By Enabling Larger Turbines, Further Offshore In Deeper Waters & Harsher Conditions

08.30 Registration, Coffee & Objective Setting

09.00 Chair’s Opening Remarks

Ray Thompson
Head of Business Development - Offshore
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


NEW! FUTURE OF THE OFFSHORE WIND MARKET - PANEL

09:20 From Subsidy-Free To Beyond Round 3 – What Does The New Future Of Offshore Wind Look Like & How Can We Ensure Ongoing Viability?

  • What comes beyond round 3 for the UK market and what might it look like? Will there be new sites in the UK pipeline or are we looking at redevelopment?
  • How could the UK market shift towards subsidy-free offshore wind?
  • Ensuring the ongoing success of projects with potentially reduced funding so emergent projects remain financially viable
  • What do the results of the recent CFD auction mean and what could they spell for the next round?

John Robertson
Senior Manager E&I
Crown Estate Scotland

Keith Williamson
Project Manager - Turbines
RES-OFFSHORE

Ron Loveland
Energy Adviser
Welsh Government

Carol Gould
Head of Power & Renewables
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group


KEYNOTE SPEECH: MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

09.50 Government View

Richard Harrington MP
Minister for Energy & Industry
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy


WORLDWIDE OPPORTUNITIES

10.20 Exploring New Waters: Looking Outside Of Europe For Offshore Wind - New Markets, Opportunities & Challenges

  • From Asia to North America - where is the next hotbed of offshore wind activity and which markets are ready for European players?
  • How do funding, subsidies and development processes differ and are these projects bankable?
  • Exploring the supply chain - how can companies accurately assess gaps in emerging market supply chains and leverage existing capabilities?
  • Winning strategies for new markets: do we export established technologies or develop locally?
  • The impact of local conditions – does Europe translate to North America and Asia?

Allan Baker
MD - Global Head of Power
Société Générale

10.40 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


WORLDWIDE OPPORTUNITIES

11.10 Exploring New Waters: Seen From An Insurance Risk Engineer’s Perspective; Looking Outside Europe To Identify Gaps In International Technology & Expertise

  • From Japan to Taiwan to North America - where is the next hotbed of offshore wind activity and which markets are ready for European players?
  • Where is the risk? Exploring varying regulations and consent processes per market - is export possible?
  • How can companies accurately assess gaps in emerging market supply chains and infrastructure to determine appropriate solutions which match with existing capabilities?
  • Winning new territories by exporting advanced and established technologies which cater to the differing seabed, technology and cultural conditions

Truels Kjer
Senior Risk Engineer CoC Windpower Vice President
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

11.30 Bonus Session Reserved For Exclusive Partner Speaker. Ensure your company is at the negotiating table by becoming a sponsor! For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@offshorewindconference.com


PROJECT MARKET UPDATES

11:50 What Exactly Does It Take To Deliver The Commercially- Successful Wind Farms Of Tomorrow?

Increasing distances, sizes and depths mixed with higher winds and harsher conditions all serve to increase wind yield – however, they also increase project complexities. How do you balance competing considerations to deliver on-time, high-performing and commercially-successful offshore wind projects?

Jamie Dempster
O&M Manager: Key Programme Offshore Wind
ENGIE CenGen


FLOATING FOUNDATIONS - DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE

12:10 Implementing Commercially & Technically-Viable Floating Foundations Which Boost Offshore Wind Performance & Project Investment Prospects 

Martin Benoni Hindmarch
Principal Engineer in Offshore Wind Turbine Generators
Statoil

12:30 Taking Floating Foundations From Demonstration To Industrial-Scale Projects

Rhodri James
Manager of Policy & Innovation
The Carbon Trust

12.50 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Speakers & Partners


INFORMAL PEER-TO-PEER DISCUSSIONS

A) Weather Windows
James Clayton
Senior Commercial Lawyer
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

B. Deeper Water C. Vessels D. Health & Safety E. Supply Chain

13.50 Chair’s Opening Remarks

Ranjit Mene
Head of UK Offshore Sales
Senvion


WORLDWIDE OPPORTUNITIES: CHINA

14.00 Worldwide Opportunities

Envision Energy deliver a project market update exploring the commissioning, technology, supply chain, installation and O&M considerations of their offshore wind operations in China.

Peter Thorsted
Chief Specialist & Head of COE
Envision Energy


PROJECT MARKET UPDATES

14.20 Just What Does It Take To Deliver The Commercially-Successful Wind Farms Of Tomorrow?

Dr Michael Splett
Head of O&M Conceptional Offshore Wind
EnBW AG

14.40 Bonus Session Reserved For Exclusive Partner Speaker. Ensure your company is at the negotiating table by becoming a sponsor! For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@offshorewindconference.com


SECURING INVESTMENT PANEL

15.00 Appeal To Investors & Lenders Alike With Attractive Investment Propositions Which Promise Scalability & Attractive Returns In Tomorrow’s Market

  • What does it take to win the confidence of investors and lenders to secure capital and protect your revenue stream?
  • Steps to overcome reservations over funding for first-of-their-kind or emerging technologies
  • Advice on how to maximise the financial viability of your offshore wind projects
  • How would the financial services sector respond to a subsidy-free offshore wind industry?
  • How does the finance industry see the future of offshore wind for the UK - does this include international export?

Lisa McDermott
Executive Director - Renewables & Project Financing
ABN AMRO

John Puddephatt
Business Development Manager
Statkraft

Further Panellists To Be Announced; Please Check The Website For Details

15.45 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


AC TO HVDC

16.15 Investigating The Shift From AC To HVDC & Cable & Grid Capabilities As The Industry Scales Up & Matures

  • How could the transition between AC and HVDC look in the UK market? Can HVDC compete with AC in an auction-led environment?
  • Will we be seeing emerging projects which make HVDC financially viable? What is a realistic outline of the increased complexities and capabilities and how can you determine the best cost-reduction outcome?
  • What do we need to plan for when it comes to substations? What impact will they have on the project as a whole?
  • Key installation and long-term O&M considerations to maintain links to grid as wind farms move further out to sea: what distance offshore necessitates the shift to HVDC from AC?

Paul McKeever
Head of Strategic Research
ORE Catapult


REDUCING GRID CONNECTION COSTS

16.35 Industry Lessons On Driving Cost Optimisation

Wilfried Breuer
Member of the Executive Board
TenneT Holding B.V.


O&M

16.55 Long-Term, Cost-Reducing O&M Strategies Which Increase Life Span, Optimise Performance & Maintain Efficiencies

  • Avoiding imprudent and unnecessary operational costs by integrating O&M successfully into front-end design for proactive strategies which deliver long-term HSE and O&M cost-savings
  • Aligning project requirements and supplier capabilities for quality, win-win O&M partnerships in an increasingly cost-driven environment
  • Next-level O&M strategies tailored to new era projects further offshore, larger turbines and higher wind speeds to preserve op-erational, maintenance and safety excellence and reduce costs

Feargal Brennan
Director of Energy & Power
Cranfield University


FUTURE TECHNOLOGY - SCALING UP

17.15 Maintaining The Balance Between Bigger Wins & Bigger Risks For Future-Proofed Wind Project Strategies & Next-Round Commercial Success

  • What can we do to push the boundaries and seize opportunities for the better deployment of wind in the UK and Europe with emerging technical opportunities?
  • What types of technologies deliver better results and what do we need to consider for the next round of demonstrations and for new sites?
  • Balancing the practicalities of larger turbines when it comes to installation and lifetime servicing versus increased wind yield
  • Is there a consensus on the next new technology and future requirements? Is it really floating? What are the emerging trends and developments which will shake the industry up?
  • Higher-risk, higher-yield projects come with increasing complexities and costs - can we handle it?

Katie Lynch
Engineer, MaREI Centre
University College of Cork (UCC)

Paul McKeever
Head of Strategic Research
ORE Catapult

Further Panellists To Be Announced; Please Check The Website For Details

17.45 Chairs Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference

For more information or to speak at The Offshore Wind Conference, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email info@offshorewindconference.com