Minister Peter Altmaier: Die WINDFORCE Conference ist ein wichtiger Treffpunkt der deutschen Offshore-Branche. Ich freue mich, nach 2013 nun erneut Schirmherr der Konferenz zu sein.    ++++    Minister Peter Altmaier: Die WINDFORCE Conference ist ein wichtiger Treffpunkt der deutschen Offshore-Branche. Ich freue mich, nach 2013 nun erneut Schirmherr der Konferenz zu sein.    ++++    Minister Peter Altmaier: Die WINDFORCE Conference ist ein wichtiger Treffpunkt der deutschen Offshore-Branche. Ich freue mich, nach 2013 nun erneut Schirmherr der Konferenz zu sein.    ++++    


Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Two Factory Tours (Steelwind Nordenham or Siemens Gamesa, Cuxhaven)
Meeting Point: ATLANTIC Hotel Sail City Bremerhaven
Sturdy shoes necessary
We welcome you in the foyer of the hotel and you receive your name tag/program booklet.
The B2B Matchmaking Event, jointly organised by the Inn2POWER project partners and the Enterprise Europe Network during the WINDFORCE Conference 2018, brings together companies of the offshore wind industry (buyers as well as suppliers) from a large number of European countries. This is a unique opportunity to generate new business contacts and contracts: Free Registration B2B Event
Coffee and Cake
The German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation and Deutsche WindGuard jointly organised the combined seminar "Environment & Society" and "Cost-Benefit Analysis" as part of the EU Interreg project Baltic InteGrid. During the seminar the latest project results will be presented. This includes the Impact Mitigation Strategy and the results of the cost-benefit analysis for an integrated Baltic Offshore Grid.
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Panel Discussion: "What does the energy mix look like in the year 2035?"
Chair: Klaus Lorenz, Managing Director Lorenz Kommunikation
Dr. Joachim Lohse, Senator for Environment, Urban Development and Mobility Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Dr.-Ing. Tim Fischer, Vice Director Wind Ramboll GmbH
Dipl.-Ing./MBA Holger Gassner, Head of Strategy, Regulatory Affairs and R&D Renewables Innogy SE
Jörg Kubitza, Managing Director/Head of Strategy CEZ Deutschland GmbH
Dr. Hans-Joachim Stiezel, Governmental Relations Germany Sales MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Achim Berge Olsen, wpd Offshore GmbH
in a maritime atmosphere.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
We welcome you in the foyer of the hotel and you receive your name tag/program booklet.
The WINDFORCE Baltic Sea provides an annual overview of the development of the offshore industry in the riparian states. During the WINDFORCE Conference, representatives from Denmark, Poland and Estonia will give an insight into their market development under the specific political conditions in each country. (Session A)
Chair: Andreas Wagner, Managing Director Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE
Camilla Holbech, Deputy Manager Danish Wind Industry Association
Mariusz Witonski, President Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society
Jakub Budzynski, Vice-President Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society
Dr. Andris Akermanis, Adviser on Energy Issues Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments
The operation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines is to be expected as a solid field of work for the industry in the future. The development of constantly optimized concepts in order to act efficiently and cost-effective is a prerequisite for coping with competition. In Session F, practitioners discuss experiences and future models, in example to what extent digitization can facilitate daily work.
Chair: Marcel Kelm, Head of Marketing & PR convent energy GmbH
Dipl.-Ing Philippe Schönefeld, Managing Partner GRS Global Renewables Shipbrokers GmbH
Knut Gerdes, Managing Director EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH
Hans Spengler, Team Leader Subsea Surveys Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore und Consulting GmbH
Frank Lagemann, Managing Director GreenGate AG
Steffen Battermann, IT Project Engineer EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH
The energy system transformation can only succeed coordinated at a European level. But how can the German energy transition be integrated into a pan-European energy transition? How can the different climatic zones - sun in the south and wind in the north - be used? How must a pan-European network be set up to ensure that wind power is brought to the consumer without losses on the North/South and East/West axis? How can supply reliability be guaranteed? Follow this discussion issues in Session B.
Chair: Dr. Ralf Köpke, Chief Reporter Energie & Management
Ivan Pineda, Director of Public Affairs WindEurope
Volker Malmen, Managing Director Ørsted Wind Power Germany GmbH
Felix Würtenberger, Director Project Delivery Offshore Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH
Jürgen Blume, Managing Director IBERDROLA Renovables Deutschland GmbH
There are several protests against the construction of wind farms. In addition to the Nimby phenomenon, aspects of nature and environment protection are often used as arguments in the discussion. Opposition is governed by the fact that wind farms make a significant contribution to stop the climate change. Session G shows how economy and ecology can be understood less as apparent opposites but as a complementary in the energy transition.
Thomas Haukje, Managing Partner Nordwest Assekuranzmakler and Member of the Executive Board of WAB e.V.
Heiko Messerschmidt, Maritime Industry, Economics, Politics and Public IG Metall Küste
Andree Boehling, Climate and Energy Expert Greenpeace Germany
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sauter, Head Technology Transfer Alfred Wegener Institute
Rolf Gebhardt, Owner and Senior Consultant Gebhardt Energy Advisory Services
In order to guarantee supply reliability, it is necessary to find the right balance between production and consumption. Thus, storage technologies are essential for the further expansion of renewable energies. What technological progress is being made here? Session C gives an overview of current innovations in offshore wind energy.
Chair: Irina Lucke, Managing Director EWE Offshore Service & Solutions and Chairwoman of the Executive Board of WAB e.V
Tim Meyerjürgens, Senior Manager Large Projects Offshore TenneT TSO Gmb and Member of the Executive Board of WAB e.V.
Dipl. Phys. Jochen Bard, Director of Energy Process Technology Division Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy Systems IEE
Dipl. Ing. Ralf Riekenberg, Head of Department Surface Technology & Leaching Operations, Authorized Officer EWE GASSPEICHER GmbH
Christopher Iwens, General Manager German Subsidiaries DEME Group
Detailed info will follow shortly.
Last year, the world's first floating offshore wind farm was connected to the grid. Session H focuses on the different types of foundations, which are currently available and shows the advantages and disadvantages of the most relevant types. Furthermore, it will include the question whether floating foundations could be of interest to the German market, addresses today´s state of development as well as a presentation of already existing test fields.
Chair: Niels Erdmann, Managing Director Deutsche WindGuard Offshore
Dr.-Ing. Denis Matha, Chief Consultant Ramboll GmbH
Dr.-Ing Falk Lüddecke, Managing Director JÖRSS – BLUNCK – ORDEMANN
Clément Weber, Director Green Giraffe B.V.
Dr. Sigurd Weise, Project Development OWT Offshore Wind Technologie GmbH
Against the background of the 0 cent bids, the question of the electricity market prices is a primary concern. The direct marketing of electricity could be a solution against negative market performances. A new form of direct marketing is the so-called Power-Purchase-Agreement, a contract between producers and companies with a fixed price. For whom are these contracts attractive? What are the advantages and risks? (Session D)
Chair: Oliver Moß, Senior Manager/Director PricewaterhouseCoopers
Dr. Nicolai Herrmann, Senior Consultant enervis energy advisors GmbH
Fabian Huneke, Senior Expert Energy Brainpool GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director Green Giraffe B.V.
Lars Kyrberg, Lawyer Bird & Bird LLP
Elizabeth Reid, Solicitor Bird & Bird LLP
Session I with the following speakers:
Chair: Markus Lesser, Chief Executive Officer PNE WIND and Member of the Executive Board of WAB e.V.
Björn Wittek, Rhenus Offshore Logistics GmbH & Co. KG
Joachim Arndt, Chief Engineer Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH & Co. KG
MSc Jasper Winkens, Director Fistuca BV
Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. Stephan Wrage Managing Director SkySails Power GmbH
Detailed info will follow shortly.
The climate protection targets and the decarbonisation lead to an electrification of the heat, gas and mobility sectors and open up new sales markets for wind power. In Session E, the following questions will be discussed: How can wind energy position itself in the market? Where do we stand today? To what extent is the vision of coupled electricity already a today´s reality?
Chair: Andreas Wellbrock, Managing Director of WAB e.V.
Barnaby Law, Head of Integrated Fuel Cell AIRBUS Operations GmbH
Cathrin Prikker, Project Management „Kompetenzzentrum GreenShipping Niedersachsen“ MARIKO
Dr. Jens Hanke, Managing Director Graforce Hydro GmbH
In Session K, wind farm operators will provide first hand reports on the construction and operation of recently installed offshore wind farms. It includes an update on the current state of affairs of the installation of offshore wind farms and discusses latest challenges. A special focus will be put on the variability and differences in grid connections with focus on offshore grid connections in the UK.
Chair: Norbert Giese, Managing Director & Owner of GefuE V&B and Member of the Executive Board of WAB e.V.
Jean Huby, Managing Director Ocean Breeze Energy GmbH & Co. KG, Member of the Executive Board of WAB e.V.
Oliver Spalthoff, Managing Director Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH
Sven Uellendahl, Contract and Sales Manager E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH
Dipl.-Ing. Jens Assheuer Managing Director WindMW GmbH, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of WAB e.V.
Klaus Horstick, Managing Director Trianel GmbH
Maik Richter, Head of Offshore Wind – Hamburg FICHTNER Water & Transportation GmbH
The WINDFORCE Dinner will be held in the restaurant "Sandbank" at the beach of the Weser river.

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