Conference Programme WINDFORCE 2013

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

1 p.m. Registration
1.30 p.m. Opening of Workboats in Water exhibition (vessels used in the offshore wind industry)
4 – 5 p.m. Coffee break, Foyer Conference Center, Atlantic Hotel Sail City
5 – 6 p.m. Opening of conference / Keynote speeches
7.30 – 11 p.m. Cocktail reception

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Session A: Cost Reduction
Cost Reduction: What can we learn from other countries and sectors


1) Cost Reduction Pathways for Germany
Status of the cost reduction study of the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation with operators of wind farms and manufacturers of turbines and components

Company / Unternehmen: Stiftung Offshore Windenergie
Speaker / Referent: Andreas Wagner
Position: Geschäftsführer

2) Das Rammen kann die effizienteste Methode der Verankerung sein.
Dazu sind weitere Standardisierungen notwendig. Muss im Bereich Windkraft alles neu Erfunden werden? Ein Ausblick in andere Branchen aus Sicht von MENCK

Company: MENCK GmbH
Speaker: Nils Raab
Position: Sales Manager Windpower Europe & America

3) Reducing costs
DONG Energy’s approach to industrialisation

Company: DONG Energy
Speaker: Manfred Dittmer
Position: Head of Regulatory Affairs & Stakeholder Management

4) Standardizing Offshore Installation Processes
Lessons Learned from London Array

Company: Siemens Wind Power
Speaker: Niels Bjaert

5) Lessons learned from the Big 6
As the only installation provider to have worked on all six of the world’s largest offshore wind projects, A2SEA shares insights, sea stories, and best practices developed along the way.

Company: A2Sea
Speaker: Kaj Møller Lindvig
Position: Senior Advisor A2SEA A/S

6) Offshore Windenergie – Kosten senken und Wert steigern.
Herausforderungen bei der Identifizierung und Umsetzung von Optimierungspotentialen aus Sicht eines Betreibers.

Company: Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH BU Offshore Wind Projects
Speaker: Dr. Johannes Kammer

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Session B: Projects
Projects: First lessons learnt and outlook


1) Service-Konzepte EnBW Baltic 1 und EnBW Baltic 2 und erste Betriebserfahrungen des Offshore-Windparks EnBW Baltic 1
Company: EnBW Erneuerbare Energien GmbH
Speaker: Michael Boll
Position: Leiter Betrieb Offshore
2) Sustainable methods for successful power cable installation
From planning and engineering up to the offshore installation works

Company: General Cable
Speaker: Thorsten Schwarz
Position: Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Turnkey Projects

Main Sponsor of WINDFORCE 2013 and WINDFORCE 2014

3) Anholt Offshore Wind Farm
How to build Denmarks largest windfarm

Company: DONG Energy
Speaker: Claus BøjleMøller
Position: EPC Director

4) Baustand und Projektverlauf vom OWP Riffgat
Speaker: Wilfried Hube
Position: Leiter Assetmanagement Wind Ressort Erneuerbare Energien
5) Thornton Bank Phase II and III
Experiences in execution of the world’s first offshore Windfarm of the 6MW+ class

Company: REpower Systems SE
Speaker: Cornelius Drücker
Position: Vice President Offshore Projects

6) Hochtief for GT1: LessonsLearned/Industrial Tripod installation
Foundation Installation for Offshore Wind Farms

Company: HOCHTIEF Solutions AG – 
Civil Engineering Marine and Offshore
Speaker: Lutz Siemers

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Session C: Technical Session, Partner IWES
Technical Session, Partner IWES: Structural Health and Condition Monitoring


1) Condition Monitoring of Rotor Blades: Approaches, Algorithms, Experiences
Company: Bosch Rexroth Monitoring GmbH
Speaker: John Reimers
2) From laboratory to field measurements for wind turbine condition monitoring
Future trends and challenges in the development of methods

Company: Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)
Speaker: Denja Lekou
Position: Head of the blade testing laboratory, Laboratory for Wind & Wind Turbine Testing, Wind Energy Department

3) CMS-basierte Restlebensdauerschätzung für WEA-Triebstrangkomponenten
Company: Fraunhofer-Institut für Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik (IWES) Abteilung Antriebs- und Systemtechnik
Speaker: Katharina Fischer
Position: Senior Scientist
4) Condition und Structural Health Monitoring – Bausteine eines integralen Überwachungskonzeptes für Windenergieanlagen
Company: Wölfel Beratende Ingenieure GmbH + Co. KG
Speaker: Carsten Ebert
5) Asset Condition Monitoring for Offshore Wind Turbines
Learning from the offshore oil industry

Company: GMA Group / Mistras
Speaker: Philip T. Cole
Position: Managing Director

6) Foundation Monitoring – An Overview of Methods and Measurement Solutions
Company: Airwerk
Speaker: Jens Krieger (1), Jörg Bendfeld (2)
Position: Technical Director
7) Communication Offshore – Online between Sender and Receiver
An overview about communication offshore, interdisciplinary as well as technical challenges

Company: DOC Deutsche Offshore Consult
Speaker: Jürgen Mackeprang

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. , Lunch + Workboats in Water exhibition
Wednesday, 5 June 2013 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Session D: Cost reduction
Cost reduction: Technical pathways to cost reduction


1) Life Cycle Cost Reduction through new Thermal Sprayed Coatings
Thermal Sprayed Coatings: a new generation of corrosion protection systems for Offhsore Windenergy Structures

Company: International Zinc Association
Speaker: Frank E. Goodwin, USA
Position: Director of Technology and Market Development

2) Innovative Logistiksysteme zur Reduzierung der Stromentstehungskosten
Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaktivitäten des Bereichs BLG WindEnergy Logistics der BLG Logistics Group

Company: BLG Logistics Solutions GmbH & Co KG
Speaker: Michael Görges

3) Challenging the elements of nature for OWF construction
OWF construction

Company: GeoSea
Speaker: Bas Nekeman
Position: Business Development Manager

4) Serial Production of Lattice Structures for Foundation of Offshore Wind Turbines
Company: WeserWind GmbH Offshore Construction Georgsmarienhütte
Speaker: Dr. Sigurd Weise
Position: Manager R&D
5) Der Einfluss des Marine Warranty Surveyors auf den Baufortschritt
Praktische Erfahrungen im Zusammenhang mit Anforderungen der Versicherer an Überwachung einerseits und eines effizienten Projektmanagements und zügigen Baufortschritts andererseits

Company: Nordwest Assekuranzmakler GmbH & Co. KG
Speaker: Patrick Wendisch
Position: Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Session E: Offshore turbines
Offshore turbines: Innovations and operational experience


1) Installing the first Haliade 6MW-150 offshore in the North sea winter
Testing new tools and installation procedures to reduce cost of electricity

Company: Alstom
Speaker: Frederic Hendrick
Position: VP wind offshore

Main Sponsor of WINDFORCE 2013 and WINDFORCE 2014

2) Investing in innovation for offshore wind turbines – Challenges and opportunities
Company: AREVA Wind
Speaker: Jean Huby
Position: CEO
3) Siemens 6.0-MW, the new standard for offshore
Producing more cost efficient energy

Company: Siemens Wind Power A/S
Speaker: Anders J. Jensen

4) Two-bladed, yaw controlled wind turbines – lowering the offshore cost of energy.
Company: Condor Wind Energy
Speaker: Martin Jakubowski
Wednesday, 5 June 2013 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Session F: Nature conservation
Nature conservation: Research findings and technical solutions


1) Offshore Foundation Drilling – OFD®
Gründung von Offshore WEA-Fundamenten mit neuer Bohrtechnik

Company: Herrenknecht AG
Speaker: Marc Peters
Position: Leitung Geschäftsbereich Energie

2) Environmental Impact Assessment for Conversation Interests in Offshore Wind Farms
Planning with current methods and improvements through automation of procedures

Company: IMARE – Institut für Marine Ressourcen GmbH / Institute for Marine Resources GmbH
Speaker: Antonia Dix
Position: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

3) Mitigation of offshore piling noise
Offshore application of Hydro Sound Dampers (HSD)

Company: TU Braunschweig, Institut für Grundbau und Bodenmechanik
Speaker: Benedikt Bruns
Position: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

4) Kolk
Company: DOTI
Wednesday, 5 June 2013 7.30 p.m., Maritime Wind Dinner

Location: REpower Systems SE, Fischereihafen Bremerhaven

Thursday, 6 June 2013 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Session G: Offshore Vessel
Offshore Vessel: New build experiences and future concepts


1) SWASH@A&R – yet another innovative vessel by Abeking & Rasmussen
A unique vessel design meeting todays and tommorows demand for safe and high-productive crew transfer vessels.

Company: Abeking & Rasmussen Schiffs- und Yachtwerft Aktiengesellschaft
Speaker: Nils Olschner
Position: Sales Director Commercial Vessels

2) Operational Performance of the Twin Axe 2610
Design review

Company: Damen Shipyards Group
Speaker: Peter Robert
Position: Business Development Manager Offshore Wind

3) Windfarm Installation Vessel propelled by Innovative Propulsion Units
Experience with A2SEA’s latest new building and outlook on future installation concepts

Company: A2SEA Germany
Speaker: Hans Schneider
Position: Managing Director

4) Newbuilding experience from a classification perspective
Sharing first hand experience to facilitate future vessel projects

Company: Germanischer Lloyd GL
Speaker: Jan Schreiber
Position: Ship Type Expert OSV and Working Vessels

5) Fr. Fassmer Innovative Solutions based on proven experience
From Offshore Vessels to Smart Access Systems

Company: FR. FASSMER

Speaker 1: Thomas Boekholt
Position: Head of R&D

Speaker 2: Thomas Sass
Position: Sales & Marketing Manager

Thursday, 6 June 2013 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Session H: Offshore Grid
Offshore Grid: Technical and political solutions


1) Netzanbindung von Offshore-Windparks – Aktueller Stand
Company: Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie
Speaker: Jörg Kuhbier
Position: Vorstand
2) Haftungsregelung und Systemwechsel für den Anschluss von Offshorewindparks
Wie viel Beschleunigung bringt das neue Gesetz?

Company: TenneT Offshore GmbH
Speaker: Wilfried Breuer
Position: Mitglied der Geschäftsführung

3) Dynamic braking systems for offshore HVDC transmission
Options and challenges

Company: Alstom Grid – Power Electronics Activity
Speaker: Colin Davidson
Position: R&D Director, HVDC

Main Sponsor of WINDFORCE 2013 and WINDFORCE 2014

4) An Integrated Approach to Assessing Emergency Anchoring Risks to Subsea Power Cables
De-risking offshore wind

Company: Intertek
Speaker: Saijie Sim

5) Converting power into revenue
Using your legal leverage

Company: DONG Energy
Speaker: Sven Martin
Position: Head of Legal

6) Subsea Cable Design
Comparison between copper and aluminium conductors for medium and high voltage subsea cables for offshore windfarm projects

Company: RWE Innogy GmbH
Speaker: Jan Jansen
Position: Project Engineer

Thursday, 6 June 2013 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Session I: Technical Session, Partner IWES
Technical Session, Partner IWES: Maritime Technology – support for offshore wind


1) Offshore Windpark Exploration and Surveying – Innovations and Trends
Innovationen und Trends in der Offshore Windpark Erkundung und Vermessung

Company: Fi. Geo-Engineering, MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Geosciences University Bremen
Speaker: Tobias Mörz
Position: Geschäftsführer der Fi. Geo-Engineering, Professor for Marine Engineering Geology am MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Geosciences University Bremen

2) Seismische Baugrunderkundung für Offshore Windparks in Nord- und Ostsee
Vorstellung eines speziell für diesen Anwendungsfall neuentwickelten mehrkanalseismischen Messystem

Company: Fraunhofer IWES
Speaker: Florian Meier
Position: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Abteilung Offshore Standortbewertung Baugrund

3) Time saving innovation – Vibro hammer PVE 300M used as Lifting accessory and piling tool
Technical point of view towards product certification process – TÜV SÜD, Department Offshore Wind Energy certified the complex hammer machine as Lifting Accessory

Company: TÜV SÜD IS – Department of Offshore Wind Energy
Speaker: Björn Kramer
Position: Computational Engineer and Inspector

4) Innovative Offshore HVDC Converter Platform Concept
How to manufacture and lift topsides with over 15,000 tons?

Speaker: Uwe Gierer
Position: Project Management

5) Experimentelle und numerische Ergebnisse zum Seegangsverhalten und zum Dynamischen Positionieren (DP) von Schiffen mit Voith Schneider Propellern (VSP)
Technische Lösungen zur Vergrößerung des Einsatzfensters von Schiffen in Offshore Windparks

Company: Voith Turbo
Speaker: Dirk Jürgens
Position: Leiter F+E Voith Turbo Geschäftsbereich Marine

6) momac Offshore Access System MOTS 500
Erste Erfahrungen aus dem Langzeitest im EnBW OWP Baltic 1

Company: momac
Speaker: Stefan Leske
Position: Geschäftsführer

Thursday, 6 June 2013 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Lunch + Workboats in Water exhib. + Panel discuss.
Location: Weser Kaje

Panel discussion at two vessels:
The market for Crew Transfer Vessel for the offshore wind industry is growing fast and moving further offshore. Is there a need for internationally harmonized safety regulations?
Details Panel Discussion

Thursday, 6 June 2013 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Session J: Financing
Financing: The lack of debt


1) Erste Offshore-Serienschaden-Versicherung schließt brisante Deckungslücke
Munich Re sichert Garantien von Repower ab

Company: Munich Re
Speaker: Mathias Hörmann

2) The “Real” Capital Expenditures
How Various Risk Events Will Change Your Project Costs

Company: GL Garrad Hassan
Speaker: Wilhelm Heckmann
Position: Senior Offshore Engineer

3) Butendiek Projekt Finanzierung
Company: wpd offshore
Speaker: Achim Berge
Position: Geschäftsführer
4) The new „Energiewirtschaftsgesetz“ – how to explain?
Key Factors for a successful realization

Company: Marsh GmbH
Speaker: Ralf Skowronnek

Thursday, 6 June 2013 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Session K: Maintenance and Logistics
Maintenance and Logistics: Challenges and answers


1) Erfolgreiche Offshore Installations-Kampagnen
Die Session wird die wesentlichen Treiber und Erfolgsfaktoren für Offshore Wind Installationsprojekte beleuchten. Schwerpunkt ist die Beschreibung der technisch-kommerziell optimalen Vorbereitung und Durchführung der Offshore Installations-Kampagnen. Dabei werden Vergleiche gezogen mit der Öl- und Gasindustrie sowie interessante Einblicke gegeben in die Rolle des GL als unabhängiger Dienstleister in diesem Bereich.

Company: GL Noble Denton Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services GmbH
Speaker: Tobias Rosenbaum
Position: Senior Vice President

2) Far shore versus near shore
Comparison of a German far shore and near shore wind farm

Company: Siemens Wind Power A/S
Speaker: Ken Soerensen
Position: Senior Vice President, Wind Power Service

3) Der Zugang zur Offshore-Plattform als Schlüsselfaktor innerhalb der Prozesskette Betrieb eines Offshore Windparks
Ergebnisse aus den Expertenfachgruppen des WAB Arbeitskreises Service & Betrieb.

Company: WAB Arbeitskreis Service und Betrieb

Company: Deutsche WindGuard
Thursday, 6 June 2013 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Session L: Technical Session, Partner IWES
Technical Session, Partner IWES: Support Structures


1) The monopile is dead – Long live the monopile!
Latest developments for large diameter turbines in the North Sea

Company: REpower Systems SE
Speaker: Marc Seidel
Position: Leading Expert Offshore Engineering

2) Erfahrungen beim Bau eines Kolkschutzes für einen Offshore Windpark aus Sicht eines Bauunternehmens
Der Vortrag zeigt die verschiedene Phasen eines „Design and Build“ Vertrages von der Präqualifikation über die Vergabe bis hin zur Realisierung eines Kolkschutzes mit Natursteinen, aus Sicht des Bauunternehmens.

Company: Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau GmbH
Speaker: Jörn Adameit
Position: Project Manager

3) An optimized support structure for the 10 MW NOWITECH reference turbine
Company: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Speaker: Michael Muskulus
Position: Vice-Chair NOWITECH Scientific Committee
Vice-President European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE)
Thursday, 6 June 2013 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Windforce Party
Friday, 7 June 2013, Nordsee-Windpark-Tour

Seeing offshore wind energy LIVE – ship excursion to wind farms in the North Sea

Departure: 6 a.m. from Hamburg, 9 a.m. from Cuxhaven
Arrival: approximately 6.30 p.m. in Cuxhaven, approximately 9 p.m. in Hamburg

Shuttle bus: Bremerhaven – Cuxhaven
Shuttle bus: Cuxhaven – Bremerhaven – Bremen

Alpha Ventus tour in 2010