Offshore Wind
Journal Conference 6 February 2018
London

Offshore Wind <br>Journal Conference

Programme

TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2017

07:30     Registration, coffee and networking

SESSION 1: OFFSHORE WIND  MARKET UPDATE

A comprehensive analysis of offshore wind vessel market data, business trends and sector developments.

09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
David Foxwell, Editor, Offshore Wind Journal and Offshore Support Journal

09:05 Platinum sponsor address
Gijsbert de Jong, Director Offshore Service Vessels & Tugs, Bureau Veritas

9:10 Key industry developments during the last 12 months

  • The latest market data on offshore wind vessels
  • Which countries are looking to offshore wind as part of their clean energy mix
  • Current and upcoming projects – Where can you expect to see new work

Chris Anderson, CEO, 4C Offshore

09:40     Q&A

09:50 Analysis of the current market

  • What are offshore wind developer’s requirements and expectations?
  • Analysis of recent contract terms and conditions
  • Managing operating costs in the current market
  • Will we see an oversupply of vessels in offshore wind?

Bart Willems, Commercial Manager, MPI Offshore

10:20     Q&A 

10:30     Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by MTU Friedrichshafen 

SESSION 2: VESSELS

A breakdown of the types of vessels needed and specifications required to complete projects.

11:10 Installation vessels specifications and requirements
Martin van Leest, Managing Director, Rotterdam Offshore

11:40     Q&A 

11:50 Game changers for offshore wind vessels

  • Industrial personnel
  • Certification update for offshore wind vessels
  • Offshore access systems
  • Challenges and opportunities of digital transformation

Gijsbert de Jong, Director Offshore Service Vessels & Tugs, Bureau Veritas

12:20     Q&A 

12:30     Networking lunch break in the exhibition area

13:40 The Future – Opportunities and challenges in offshore wind operations and maintenance

  • The O&M market opportunities and challenges
  • The future marine spread for park maintenance
  • Understanding how assets interact with each other
  • How are vessel owners adapting and dealing with challenges?

Roman Grebe, Managing Partner, F3O Offshore Services

14:10     Q&A

14:20 Case study: New build

  • Pros and cons for a new build versus conversion
  • Vessel design
  • Vessel specifications
  • Key features and efficiencies

Peter Robert, Director Business Development & Market Intelligence, Damen Shipyards

14:40     Q&A

14:50 Case study: New designs

  • Design critical features and specifications
  • Next generation windfarm service vessel

Martijn de Jongh, Chief Designer, Ship Design & Systems, Rolls-Royce Marine

15:10     Q&A

15:20     Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by MTU Friedrichshafen 

16:00 SOUL - The next generation heavy lift jack-up vessel

  • Revolutionary developments in the design of self-propelled heavy lift jack-up vessel for the offshore wind sector
  • Meeting future requirements including handling of the anticipated future 10-12 MW turbines
  • Understanding the benefits of the new jack-up design including much higher payload capacities at lower cost 

Bram Lambregts, Deputy Managing Director, Ulstein

16:20     Q&A

16:30 How we increased the operability of wind support vessels

  • An optimized vessel to support the unique operations in windfarms
  • Smooth workflows to improve efficiency and safety of operations  
  • Higher motivation of technicians through more comfortable accommodation

Matthias Müller, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Offshore
Trond Skodjevåg Bø, Sales Manager, Ulstein

16:40     Q&A

SESSION 3: CREW

This session will look at crewing requirements, challenges and best practice strategies.

16:45 Crew performance

  • Requirements and solutions
  • Training
  • The human vessel

Stefan Lettink, Renewables Market Manager, Royal IHC

17:05     Q&A

17:15 Renewable energy vessel safety assurance

  • Lessons learned from the offshore oil and gas sector
  • Utilising Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) as a framework to facilitate safety assurance
  • Ensuring safety management systems in place on board the vessels operating in offshore energy fields are robust and fit for purpose
  • Examples of good and not so good safety assurance procedures

Chris Baldwin, Technical Adviser, IMCA - International Marine Contractors Association

17:35     Q&A

SESSION 4: THE FUTURE

The closing session will draw on the day’s discussion to forecast the future outlook for offshore wind vessel owners, operators and managers.

17.45 Innovations and cost reduction in offshore wind

  • Recent trends in offshore wind LCOE
  • Time is money - How the speed of installation influences cost of energy
  • Scale versus cost – can we get the balance right?

Dr Kate Freeman, Associate, BVG Associates

18:00     Q&A

18:05 Closing remarks from the chairman

18:10  End of conference followed by pre-registration, and welcome drinks sponsored by MacGregor for the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference & Awards

*Programme subject to change / amendments

 

 

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