Contact Risk Management In Offshore Wind Construction

Contract Risk Management In Offshore Wind Construction: Europe

Speaker line up

Christian Simonis, Contract Manager


Dr. Markus Glatfeld, Managing Director

TenneT Offshore GmbH

Thomas Arensbach, Head of Offshore Projects UK


Alexander Kruse, Contract Management

BU Renewables

Carmen Marín Romano, Project & Acquisition Finance – Energy & Natural Resources

Santander Global Banking & Markets

Dr . Benjamin Miethling, Risk Manager, Offshore Development Projects

RWE Innogy GmbH

Pierre Lestienne, Project Director (Finance), Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm

RWE Innogy GmbH

Dr. Jürgen Cloppenburg, LL.M., Head of Legal

Siemens Wind Power, Offshore

Arthur Uijterwijk, LCD Manager

Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects BV

Ernst van Hulten, Director
Jump Engineering b.v.

Bernard van Hemert, Technical Project Manager 

Gemini Offshore Windfarm

Kurt Thomsen, Global Head of Sales


Henrik K Søndergaard, Senior Project Manager

Siemens Wind Power Offshore

Matt Taylor, Project Manager
Green Giraffe

Maarten de Keijzer, Founder and Director

OutSmart GmbH

Gunther Amt, Risk Manager

RWE Innogy GmbH

Stuart Brown , Director and Head of EMEA – Asia/Pacific Origination, Weather & Energy
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Dr. Martin Brölsch, Commercial Project Director
DanTysk Offshore Wind

speaker biographies

Pierre Lestienne

Pierre Lestienne

Project Director (Finance), Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm, RWE Innogy GmbH

Pierre Lestienne is Project Director (Finance) of the Nordsee One project since August 2013.
Nordsee One GmbH is a company set up to develop a 332 MW wind farm around 45 km from the coast in the German North Sea. Nordsee One GmbH is currently fully owned by RWE Innogy GmbH.
Project is developed by two Project Directors, Pierre being responsible of the commercial, financing and procurement aspects of the wind farm development.
Before joining RWE Innogy, Pierre was CFO of the C-Power NV. He built the business case and closed the deal of the Thortonbank wind farm in November 2010 (1,007 MEUR provided by a group of 7 commercial lenders together with export credit agencies and the EIB). He was also involved in the contractual negotiations to make a bankable business case (PPA, wind turbine O&M and insurance agreements).

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor

Project Manager, Green Giraffe

Matt Taylor joined Green Giraffe Energy Bankers (GGEB), a financial advisory boutique focused on renewable energy, in April 2012 and has subsequently been active on a number of wind and solar projects in Europe and America. Matt has 6 years of experience in offshore wind, and started his career at Garrad Hassan before moving to the offshore wind team at Renewable Energy Systems where he worked very closely with Centrica Energy. Matt holds a Masters degree in Aeronautics from Imperial College.

Maarten de Keijzer

Maarten de Keijzer

Geschaftsfuhrer, OutSmart GmbH

Experienced professional in the offshore & onshore wind energy. 
Setting up technical, risk, commercial, communication, legal and financial structures for large-scale projects. Implement project teams from scratch and negotiate all kinds of (sub-) contracts (Geofys & Geotech, TSA, SMA, Foundations, Vessel and jack-ups, Fidic, NEC, Bimco, etc).
Maarten was heavily involved (4 years) in the design, development and construction of the Q7 and NSW offshore wind projects in the Netherlands. During the construction phase of these projects I fulfilled the position of Contract manager and Deputy project manager. 
For the Belgium 330MW Belwind offshore wind project Maarten set up the complete design- and development team including the technical backbone, tender & contract negotiations in the position of The Project Manager.

Henrik K. Sondergaard - Siemens

Henrik K. Søndergaard

Senior Project Manager, Siemens Wind Power Offshore

Senior project manager Henrik K Søndergaard has 20 years experience of project management in the wind business. His background is M.Sc., IPMA B and project management of medium to large sized R&D projects (more than 500 man-years) and business cases in the bill. € turn over. He has
presented a new approach for economic risk assessment of business cases for project management in Denmark, Faroe Island and Iceland and have written various articles about risk management and business cases assessment in 'Danish Project Management' magazine.

Jürgen Cloppenburg - Siemens

Dr. Jürgen Cloppenburg

Head of Legal, Siemens Wind Power, Offshore

Jürgen Cloppenburg, who is based in Hamburg, is heading the legal department for the worldwide offshore business of Siemens Wind Power. Prior to assuming this task, he was responsible for the legal department supporting Siemens’ on- and offshore wind power business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. For Siemens Wind Power, among other tasks, he has been involved in the drafting, negotiation and execution of a wide range of international project agreements for a number of on- and offshore projects. Before joining the wind power business in Hamburg, he was advising Siemens’ international power generation business.

Dr, Markus Glatfeld

Dr. Markus Glatfeld

Managing Director, TenneT Offshore GmbH

TenneT is Europe’s first cross-border grid operator for electricity. With approximately 21.000 kilometres of (Extra) High Voltage lines and 36 million end users in the Netherlands and Germany TenneT ranks among the top five grid operators in Europe. TenneT’s focus is to ensure security of electricity supply, develop a north-west European energy market and integrate renewable energy. In this context, the connection of offshore windfarms in the German North Sea to the onshore grid has become a central element of TenneT’s daily business, which is taken care of by its subsidiary TenneT Offshore GmbH.

Markus Glatfeld is Managing Director of TenneT Offshore GmbH responsible for Commercial Affairs and Project Initiation. He has been working in the utility industry for 17 years, thereof more than 12 years in TSOs with leading positions in Finance & Control, Procurement and Electricity Market

Dr, Miethling

Dr. Benjamin Miethling

Risk Manager, Offshore Development Projects, RWE Innogy GmbH

Dr. Benjamin Miethling currently works at RWE Innogy as Risk Manager. Benjamin has more than 7 years of experience in renewable energies with a focus on technology, investment and value creation in various fields e.g. wind power, geothermal, hydro and emissions trading. He has been a speaker and lecturer in both academic and professional environments.

Gunther Amt

Gunther Amt

Risk Manager, RWE Innogy GmbH

Gunther has worked for almost four years as Risk and Insurance Manager for the Nordsee Ost Project, a 295 MW wind farm in construction. He also gives lectures as a Finance-Professor at a local university in Hamburg. Before that Gunther gained experience as a consultant in the financial sector. He did his PhD in Financial Strategic Management at the University of Karlsruhe. In 2004 Gunther worked as a consultant at PwC in the Valuation and Strategy department.

Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown, Head of Origination Weather & Energy APEMEA, Corporate Solutions, Swiss Re Capital Markets Limited

Stuart Brown currently leads Swiss Re’s origination activities in the Weather & Energy business for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. He has been with Swiss Re since 2001, prior to which he spent nearly 20 years at JP Morgan, based in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London in energy investment banking. At Swiss Re, he was with the capital markets team in structured corporate insurance before joining the weather and energy team in 2009. He serves on the board of the Weather Risk Management Association and Swiss Re Capital Markets Limited and is based in London.

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