Offshore Wind
Journal Conference 5 February 2019

Offshore Wind <br>Journal Conference


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09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Paul Gunton, Executive Editor, Riviera Maritime Media

09:05 Platinum sponsor address
Yannis Calogeras, Chief Executive for UK & Ireland, Bureau Veritas


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

09:10 Key industry developments during the last 12 months

  • Market overview
  • Consolidation in the turbine installation vessel market
  • Offshore companies’ role – and potential role – in floating offshore wind
  • Providing a service from survey to service 

Mike Blanch, Associate Director, BVG Associates

09:40 Q&A


Updates on key regions and the work opportunities they present.

09:50 Effects of recent auctions and international growth markets in offshore wind

  • Implications of recent auctions: zero bids as a bet for electricity and turbine prices?
  • Aftermaths and prospects for the offshore wind industry: cost cutting and consolidation
  • Emerging growth markets: Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea
  • Major trends and developments in offshore wind

Dirk Briese, Managing Director, wind:research

10:20 Q&A 

10:30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area 

11:10 UK & Europe

Emma Pinchbeck, Executive Director, RenewableUK

11:25 Q&A

11:30 Update on U.S. Offshore Wind Marine Issues

  • Status of Jones Act application to offshore wind
  • Jones Act compliance ideas
  • Tax and other issues faced by foreign vessels in U.S. waters

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

11:45 Q&A

11:50 Statoil’s vision for offshore wind

  • About Sheringham shoal 
  • Offshore wind operational modals
  • A look into the future

Mark Watson, Leader Operation & Maintenance, Statoil

12:05 Q&A

12:10 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area


The latest developments in vessel design and build.

13:20 Logistic fleet management – SiemensGamesa integrated O&M Logistics

  • The right tool for the job - integrated O&M Logistics
    - Experience from the SOV fleet
    - Experience from helicopter operations
  • Cost out by sharing assets
  • Opportunity - smart data management

Philip Wendt, Head of Implementation & Asset Management, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

13:40 Q&A

13:50 Case study: Second generation SOV (CSS MINI) 

  • The proven Compact Semi Sub (CSS) concept 
  • SEMI SUB See keeping verses Mono hull
  • Increased seakeeping capabilities of the vessel, enhances motion compensated W2W
  • Hybrid DE and Battery bank
  • Covered container handling
  • Incorporating the latest in 3D Motion Comp Crane – W2W technology

Darren Reeves - Operations Director - Dubai, Marine Assets Corporation 

14:10 Q&A

14:20 New types of crew transfer vessels

Lee Child, Sales Director, CWind

14:40 Q&A

14:50 Case study: Offshore wind vessel

Trond Skodjevåg Bø, Sales Manager, Ulstein
Rob Boer, Managing Director, Acta Marine

15:10 Q&A

15:20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area 


Key advancements in equipment and technology.

16:00 Innovative offshore wind vessels: technical & regulatory developments 

  • Vessel requirements driven by the offshore wind industry 
  • Carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel on offshore wind vessels 
  • Personnel transfer 
  • Energy efficiency: hybrid-electric power systems 
  • Digitalization update 

Eva Peno, Global Market Leader - OSV & Tugs, Bureau Veritas

16:20 Q&A

16:30 Offshore access systems: transporting personnel and equipment 

Svein Ove Haugen, Director Sales & Marketing, UPTIME International

16:50 Q&A

17:00 MAN Gensets Chosen for Wind Service Application

  • MAN goes Wind
  • Example: Order at Cemre shipyard
  • Technical features: Variable medium speed GenSets
  • Interface: ABB’s Innovative diesel-electric propulsion system (onboard DC Grid) to feature MAN GenSets
  • Environment: IMO Tier III readiness, CO2 and fuel consumption reduction

Christian Kamm, Sales Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo

17:20 Q&A

17:30 Closing remarks from the Chairman followed by pre-registration, and welcome drinks sponsored by MacGregor for the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference & Awards

19:30 End of welcome drinks 

20:00 End of pre-registration

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