Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates

Optimising Wind Farms in Cold Climates


Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates is back in Helsinki and this year’s agenda is more exciting than ever!

Being held across 10-11 November Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates is the still the only event focusing on both the commercial and technical complexities which impede on the operation of wind farms in cold and difficult climates.

The forum promises to bring you the most effective and ground-breaking case studies and solutions for counteracting harsh weather conditions whilst preventing production loss.

Last year’s event focused on crucial issues such as:

  • How to implement bespoke strategies according to the size of wind farms.
  • Health and safety: assessing ice throw risk scenarios to prevent injuries
  • The latest improvements of de-icing systems to counteract icing on blades
  • Top-tips on using a remote sensor system to counteract ice formation on blades
  • Hands-on experience and icing lessons from industry expert developers and OEMs
  • How can we use operational data to overcome the challenges of icing variability in pre-construction phase?
  • The latest forecasting methods against cold climates and production loss
  • How different countries are dealing with difficult weather conditions

The programme for this year’s edition is currently under production and it will be announced soon. Please check the website regularly for the agenda and speaker line-up.

Check out who you can expect to meet at this year's forum here >>

Last year's Speaker line-up featured...

  • Benjamin Martinez, R&D Wind Engineer, Vattenfall
  • Martin Lindhom, New Technology Manager, E.ON
  • René Lemoine, Project Manager, SwissWinds
  • Erkki Kallas, Production Manager, Nelja Energia
  • Markku Tarkiainen, CEO, Intercon Energy Finland Oy
  • Egon Leonharsen, CEO, Arctic Winds A/S
  • Matthew Wadham-Gagnon, Project Manager,  TechnoCentre éolien
  • Jeremy Parkes, Head of Asset Operations & Management, DNV GL
  • Pieter Jan Jordaens, Business Development & Innovation, OWI-Lab
  • Laura Kokkala, Sales Manager, ENERCON 
  • Nils Borstelmann, Head of Sales, ENERCON 
  • Ville Karkkolainen, Managing Director, Bladefence
  • Petteri Antinkainen, CEO, Wicetec Oy
  • Øyvind Byrkjedal, Senior Adviser, Kjeller Vindteknikk

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praise for optimising wind farms in cold climates

“Excellent Networking.”  UTT Research Science, UTT


“Interesting event from market / technology intelligence on cold climate wind turbines.” 
Business Development & Innovation, Sirris / Owi-Lab

Nelja Energia
“Great event with really focused content.” 
Production Manager, Nelja Energia AS


“Lots of useful information and experiences.” 
Wind & Site Engineer, Cowi A/S


“Good experience and information sharing.” 
WTG Technology Manager, Vattenfall

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