Offshore Wind
Journal Conference 4 February 2020

Offshore Wind <br>Journal Conference


Opportunities on the horizon in a booming sector


08:00 Registration, coffee and networking              

08:45 Welcome address from the conference chairman
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

08:50 Platinum sponsor welcome address 
Yannis Calogeras, UK & Ireland Marine Chief Executive, Bureau Veritas

08:55 The Offshore Wind Market – A Sector in Growth

  • New opportunities for vessel owners.
  • Vessel/service types in demand and where the demand is coming from.
  • Opportunities, challenges and potential barriers to entry.

David Foxwell, Editor, Offshore Wind Journal


A comprehensive look at the latest industry developments, key trends and drivers and a ‘round the globe’ review of the key countries currently active in, or new entrants to, the offshore wind and floating offshore wind markets.

09:00 European Offshore Wind: Opportunities in a Maturing Market

  • Projected growth and commercial opportunities . 
  • Review of ongoing projects – current activity.
  • Where are the new opportunities in Europe going to be?
  • Which countries will lead the way in offshore and floating wind?

Imogen Brown, Analyst, BloombergNEF

09.20 The Americas Seascape

  • Where is the offshore wind market at in the US?
  • Activity and projected growth by State.
  • Commercial opportunities.
  • US vessel regulatory issues and Jones Act compliance.

Charlie Papavizas, Partner and Chair – Maritime Practice, Winston & Strawn

09.40 Review of the Floating Offshore Wind Market

  • State of current floating offshore wind development.
  • Opportunities, what’s happening, and where?
  • Who will be the early adopters of FOW?

Elson Martins, Associate, Offshore Wind and Energy Markets, Carbon Trust

10:00 Session Q&A        

10:15 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by National Oilwell Varco


A detailed insight into the vessels market supporting offshore and floating wind projects including focused presentations on Crew Transfer Vessels, Cable Installation Vessels and next generation SOVs.

10:55 Developments and Opportunities for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV)

  • Technology innovations driving improved safety and performance of vessels.
  • Implementing advanced monitoring systems.
  • Requirements for operational and performance data acquisition by asset owners.

Ian Baylis, Managing Director, Seacat Services

11:15 Voltaire - Next Generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV)

  • Facing the challenges of installing ultra-large wind turbines.
  • Breaking new ground in emission control technology.
  • Boosting lift capacity requirements.
  • Rules and regulatory scope.

Dr Norman Skillen, General Manager UK & Ireland, Jan de Nul 
Eva Peno, Global Market Leader OSV & Tugs, Bureau Veritas

11:35 Cable Installation – A Growing Sector

  • Trends and drivers.
  • What and where are the opportunities.
  • Innovations in vessel design and capabilities.
  • Flexibility - the key to a successful cable installation solution.
  • The next generation of cables installation vessels.

Martyn Drye, Director of Engineering, Global Marine

11:55 Session Q&A

12:15 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area sponsored by ABS


This session will review recent developments and innovations happening in the offshore wind markets around the globe including technology advances, market drivers and opportunities in the SOV sector, experiences in transition from the offshore oil & gas sector to the renewables sector and the latest advances in W2W and access systems.

13:25 Case Study: Transition to the Renewables Market 

  • Why the transition?
  • Opportunities, challenges and potential barriers to entry.
  • Capitalising on E&P experience and applying to a new industry.
  • Does it require a different approach?

Mona Riis, Manager – Operational Excellence, Equinor

13:45 Developments and Opportunities in the SOV sector

  • Market trends and drivers.
  • Demand and supply.
  • Opportunities in new markets, where are they?
  • Latest technology advances driving design.

Stephen Bolton, CEO, Bibby Marine Services
14:05 Q&A

14:10 Panel Session: Developments in W2W & Access Systems
A leading expert in the W2W arena will outline the requirements for W2W and access systems for today’s projects focusing specifically on technology solutions offering improved safety, efficiency and cost savings.
Hear from the panellists on how they are meeting the needs of their clients in today's market and for today's projects.

Moderator: Inger Louise Molver, Senior Broker & Analyst – Renewables, Pareto Shipbrokers
Dr Wei Huang, Director, Offshore – Offshore Support Vessel Sector Lead, ABS
Kristian Ivar Øien, DP Product Advisor – Maritime Operations, Kongsberg Maritime

Wijnand van Aalst, CEO, Van Aalst Group

14:45 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by National Oilwell Varco


Find out the latest advances in technology which are driving down OPEX costs and delivering smarter vessels to service the sector.  What technology innovations are enabling the growth of floating offshore wind projects, and what movements are being made to reduce vessel emissions, improve safety and efficiency.

15:25 Digitalisation in O&M

  • How ORE Catapult are enabling a digital transformation: our surveys, Wind DI Forum and Hackathon.
  • Offshore Wind companies transitions to a digital landscape.
  • ORE Catapult digital studies:

            - SPARTA & WEBS
            - Use of vessel AIS data for O&M
            - Turbine stop analysis using 1Hz sensor data
            - Leading edge erosion analysis

Alistair Lee, Engineer – Data and Digital Team, ORE Catapult

15:40 Setting the Standard for Future CSOVs – Edda Winds Emission Free Newbuilds

  • Introducing Edda Wind.
  • CSOV demand.
  • CSOV design features.
  • Emission free propulsion.
  • Conclusion.

Håkon L. Vevang, Chartering, Edda Wind

15:55 Designing Green Vessels for Green Projects

  • New technologies driving safety and efficiency in the sector.
  • Energy storage & hydrogen fuel cells for reducing vessel emissions.

Jostein Bogen, Vice President, Global Product Manager Energy Storage & Fuel Cells, ABB Marine & Ports

16:10 Session Q&A and closing remarks from the Conference Chair

16:15 End of Conference

16:30 - 18:00 BY INVITATION ONLY
Roundtable 1: Offshore Support Market: Crew Wage Cost Benchmarking
Led by Spinnaker Global/Seafarers Employers Association (S.E.A).

Roundtable 2: Standardisation in the Offshore Renewable Energy Industry
Led by IMCA.
Moderated by Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media 

From 17:00 - 20:00 Pre-registration for the Annual OSJ Conference, Awards & Exhibition 
at Novotel London West Hotel, 1st floor Champagne Suite 

From 17:00 - 22:00 Welcome Drinks
at VesselsValue
, Lyric House, Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, London W14 0QL     

* Programme subject to change/amendments.


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