Conference Programme

WINDFORCE 2015 Conference takes place in Bremerhaven at the ATLANTIC Sail City Hotel.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Conference opening at the Atlantic Hotel Sail City
  • Olaf Lies, Minister for Economy, Labour and Transport of Niedersachsen
  • Günther Albers, Managing Director - ELA Container Offshore
  • Markus Rieck, Commercial Project Director – ALSTOM Deutschland
  • Ronny Meyer, Managing Director – Windenergie Agentur WAB
At the Atlantic Hotel Sail City
sponsored by UWIND – Unterweser Industries
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Chair: SET Analysis, CEO, Jos Beurskens, Netherlands
New International Offshore markets

Focus on Asia (China, Japan) and US

Company: DNV GL – Energy
Speaker: Dr Helmut Klug
Position: Business Development Director
Business development – Emerging Markets

How long until new markets really bite?

Company: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Speaker: Joerg Kubitza, Denmark
Position: Head of Strategy and Business Development, Sr. Director
Offshore wind farms in Chinese waters

The Hong Kong Electric Lamma Island Offshore wind monitoring project

Company: SgurrEnergy
Speaker: Matthias Henke
Position: Director of German Operations
Experiences from the Chinese offshore wind market – and how to cooperate both ways

Company: Ming Yang Wind Power Group
Speaker: Per Bull Haugsoen
Chair: Stiftung Offshore Windenergie, CEO, Andreas Wagner
Maintaining the stability of offshore grid connection systems

Assessment of the stability margin based on frequency dependent impedances

Company: TenneT Offshore
Speaker: Andreas Menze
Position: Leader Grid Planning Offshore
Hochspannungskabel für Offshore- und Onshore-Anwendungen

Technologie und Installation

Company: ABB
Speaker: Sebastian Ebert
Position: Head of Cable Projects
Status and lessons learned from the project 900 MW HVDC off-shore grid connection DolWin3

Company: ALSTOM Power
Speaker: Dr Cederick Allwardt
Position: Technical Project Director
Lessons learned from HVDC offshore connections in Germany

Company: Siemens Grid
Speaker: Roland Walz
Position: Sales Manager Grid Access
Interviews and discussion Chair: Stiftung Offshore Windenergie, Chairman, Jörg Kuhbier
Offshore Auctions – post 2020

Update and Outlook

Company: Windenergy Agency WAB
Speaker: Ronny Meyer
Position: CEO

Company: Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWI)
Speaker: Thorsten Falk

Company: Fraunhofer ISI
Speaker: Mario Ragwitz

Company: Dong Energy
Speaker: Trine Borum Bojsen
Position: Managing Consultant
A call for tenders system for EEG remuneration

Implications for offshore wind

Company: Watson Farley & Williams
Speaker: Dr Christine Bader
Position: Lawyer and Partner
Chair: Nordwest Assekuranzmakler, CEO, Thomas Haukje
Offshore Wind Energy Development in Germany – Status Quo & Current Trends

New installations, projects under construction, outlook

Company: Deutsche WindGuard GmbH
Speaker: Anna-Kathrin Wallasch
Position: Head of Markets & Politics
Nordergründe – Tiny Challenge

Company: wpd offshore solutions
Speaker: Alexander Klemt
Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm – From fictous readiness to fully operational wind farm

Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm: progress over one year and its experiences getting the park connected to the grid and fully operational

Company: RWE Innogy
Speaker: Marcel Sunier
Position: Project Director
Offshore Windfarm Amrumbank West

Status Report and Challenges

Company: E.ON Climate & Renewables
Speaker: Dominik Schwegmann
Position: General Project Manager Amrumbank West
Sandbank: Lessons learned in practice

Company: Vattenfall Europe Windkraft
Speaker: Niels Bjaert
Position: Certified Project Director
EnBW Baltic 2

Experience from implementation of Baltic 2

Company: EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg
Speaker: Stefan Kansy
Position: Leiter Neubauprojekte, Erzeugung Portfolioentwicklung
Chair: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Senior Manager, Oliver Moß
The financing of the Nordsee 1 project

A project financed by commercial banks only

Company: Green Giraffe Energy Bankers
Speaker: Dr Jerome Guillett
Position: Managing Director
Challenge to the offshore Sumitomo’s experiences in Belgium

Company: Sumitomo Deutschland
Speaker: Koji Wakabayashi
Position: General Manager
Guarantee and Insurance cover

Guarantees of Turbine-, Cable-, and Foundation Manufacturers and Subcontractors and it`s insurability.

Company: Nordwest Assekuranzmakler
Speaker: Dr Patrick Wendisch
Position: Managing Partner
Disputes? Avoid them or win them!

Company: CORVEL, Lawyer and Partner
Speaker: Dr Nicoletta Kröger
Position: Partner
Managing Weather Risk

Weather delay insurance in offshore construction and maintenance

Company: Endurance Global Weather
Speaker: Ralph Renner, UK
Position: Head of European Origination
Chair: Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster Agency, Managing Director, Jan Rispens
Electrifying the German North Sea

Planning, Building and Operating Grid Connections and Interconnectors

Company: TenneT Offshore
Speaker: Dr Benjamin Hühnerbein
Position: Head of Project Management Office Offshore
Ensuring Access to Compensation Funds for Loss of Revenue From Grid Connection Delays

Company: CARNEADES Project Services
Speaker: Alexander Kruse
Position: Managing Director
Offshore Substations / Erfahrungen & Perspektiven

Company: Siemens Energy Management Division
Speaker: Joerg Findeisen
Position: Head of Mechanical Development
Security of supply and system operation

Interaction between electrical grid and power plants

Company: Tennet TSO
Speaker: Volker Weinreich
Position: Head of Control Centre Lehrte
At production site of Abeking & Rasmussen in Lemwerder With Martin Günthner, Senator für Economics, Labour and Habor Details (PDF)
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Chair: Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES), Director of the institute, Prof Dr Andreas Reuter
Haliade 150-6MW from Demo to Series Production

Company: ALSTOM Power
Speaker: Markus Rieck
Position: CEO
How the V164-8.0 MW turbine will help reducing cost of energy for offshore wind

Company: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Speaker: Anders Bach Andersen, Denmark
Position: Senior Product Manager
Turbine drivetrains for offshore wind

Tradeoffs, key success factors and return of experience

Company: Ocean Breeze Energy
Speaker: Joachim Arndt
Position: Chief Engineer
The Senvion 6.2M152

A 20% yield improvement for the 6.xM platform

Company: Senvion
Speaker: Harry Pim
Position: Program Manager 6.XM
HVAC Booster Turbines

How to eliminate the need for an HVAC offshore substation

Company: Siemens Wind Power
Speaker: Jesper Møller, Denmark
Position: Head of Offshore Concepts and Solutions
Chair: EMS Maritime Offshore, Managing Director, Knut Gerdes
New Construction & Safety Standards for Offshore Wind Service-Crafts

Company: German Shipowners’ Association (VDR)
Speaker: Capt. Wolfgang Hintzsche
Position: Marine Director
Offshore Vessels: A Flexible Approach

Lessons learned from German Offshore Wind Installation

Company: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier
Speaker: Martin Degen, Norway
Position: Commercial Manager
Offshore Logistics Shuttle (OLS)

Feeder Concept for the Installation of Offshore Wind Farms

Company: BLG Logistics Solutions
Speaker: Annette Schimmel
Position: Manager Strategic Projects
Offshore-Windfarm Emergency Rescue & Response Vessel (OWF-ERRV)

Company: Bugsier-, Reederei- und Bergungs-Gesellschaft
Speaker: Carsten-S. Wibel
Position: Project Head
The new SWATH@A&R Crew Base & Transfer Vessel

Accomodation and means of transfer for service technicians

Company: Abeking & Rasmussen Schiffs- und Yachtwerft
Speaker: Nils P. Olschner
Position: Sales Director Special Vessels

Company: European Commission Directorate
Speaker: Brendan Devlin, Belgium
Development of Borssele Wind Farm Zone

The Netherlands Status of development of Borssele Wind Farm Zone will be presented

Company: Ministry of Economic Affairs Netherland
Speaker: Ruud de Bruijne, Netherlands
Position: Project manager Off Shore Wind
Offshore Wind in France

Situation and Perspectives

Company: France Energie Eolienne
Speaker: Matthieu Monnier, France
Position: Industry and Offshore Wind Advisor
The SEASTAR Alliance

A European Offshore Wind Industry Alliance fostering cross-border collaboration on cost-reduction, knowledge management and offshore grid development

Company: Stiftung Offshore Windenergie
Speaker: Andreas Wagner
Position: CEO
Offshore Wind Projects In Scotland & The UK

The Challenge of Delivery

Company: EDPR
Speaker: Dan Finch, UK
Position: Managing Director EDPR UK & Director Of Offshore Business EDPR
Lessons learned in German offshore wind industry

A good foundation to further develop European offshore projects

Company: Adwen
Speaker: Paulo Pereira
Position: Head of Sales Germany, Benelux
Chair: Ocean Breeze Energy, CEO, Jean Huby
VGB S-831 – the new Guideline for the Provision of Technical Documentation (Technical Plant Data, Documents) for Plants in the Energy Industry

Company: RWE Technology International
Speaker: Jörg Richnow
Position: Head of Documentation Management
Survey of welding seams of offshore foundations

Company: Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme, Institutsteil Materialdiagnostik IKTS-MD / Baltic Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH
Speaker: Dr. rer. nat. Bianca Weihnacht / Jens Eppler
Position: Project coordinator / Projectmanager
Fast, Safe and Easy Access

Maintenance and Modification of Offshore Substations

Company: AAK
Speaker: Torgeir Nærø, Norway
Position: CEO
Required HSE documentation for an OWF in Germany

Company: DNV GL
Speaker: Andreas Beeken and Vivien Taillebois
Introduction of O&M manual transition piece

The challenge to reduce service frequency in respect to logistic cost reduction.

Company: Deutsche Windtechnik
Speaker: Carl Rasmus Richardsen / Alexander Huth
Position: CEO / Project Management Service
Leading offshore experience through strategic partnerships

Development of one common offshore service Hub in Emden
REETEC & Wind Multiplikator & OWS increase BO1 efficiency

Company: Wind Multiplikator / REETEC
Speaker: Michael Munder-Oschimek
Position: Managing Director
Chair: Testzentrum für Tragstrukturen Hannover an der Leibniz Universität Hannover, Prof. Dr. Peter Schaumann
Experience of Suction Bucket Jacket Borkum Riffgrund 1

Company: DONG Energy
Speaker: Henrik Carsten
Position: Jacket Product Line Manager & Senior Lead Structual Specialist
Revolutionising productivity and safety in offshore grouting

A new material, the result of a joint initiative between BASF and FoundOcean, is set to deliver significant and quantifiable improvements in productivity when grouting offshore wind turbine structures

Company: FoundOcean
Speaker: Carsten Michels
Position: Business Development Manager
50 x 8 > 80 x 5?

Tripod supports MHI Vestas V164-8.0

Company: OWT Offshore Wind Technologie
Speaker: Dr Sigurd Weise
GBS – the “new normal”

Why bigger turbines and deeper waters will fundamentally change foundation choice

Company: Seatower
Speaker: Petter J. Karal, Norway
Position: CEO
Supply Chain Concept for Industrial Assembling of Offshore-Wind-Jackets

Company: Salzgitter / Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung
Speaker: Georg Michels / Dr. Stephan Brauser
Position: Director / Research Engineer Department Joining and Heat Technology
Chair: OWIA Offshore Wind Industry Alliance, Project Manager for Political Communication, OWIA Berlin Office, Urs Wahl
The impact of innovation in the LCOE of offshore wind energy

The role of KIC InnoEnergy

Company: KIC InnoEnergy
Speaker: Antoni Martínez, Spain
Position: CTO Renewable Energies
Siemens New Offshore Wind Turbine Concept: leveraging reliability

Company: Siemens Wind Power
Speaker: Lars Hedemann

Company: CPNL Engineering
Speaker: Ton Tuk
Position: Director
selected Aspects for increasing of cost efficiency From Fabrication Inspection to maintenance

Company: JÖRSS BLUNCK ORDEMANN / Nordic Yards Wismar
Speaker: Dr Falk Lüddecke / Sven Höpfner
Position: CEO / Head of Offshore Substations Systems Design
The cheaper the better?

Evaluation of Logistics Concepts for the Installation of Offshore Wind Farms

Company: ISL: Institut für Seeverkehrswirtschaft und Logistik; HIWL: Hochschule für Internationale Wirtschaft und Logistik
Speaker: Prof Dr Kerstin Lange
Position: Internationale Wirtschaft und Logistik
Friday, 12 June 2015


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