5th Annual Offshore O&M Forum

Forum Day 1: Wednesday 15 October 2014 

08:30 

Registration And Morning Refreshments

09:00 

Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

Ajai Ahluwalia,  Senior Offshore O&M Engineer,  ScottishPower Renewables 

09:15 

Keynote: Offshore O&M – Where Is The Market Going?

  • What has changed in recent years?
  • What has been the behaviour of the Offshore O&M industry?
  • What are the possible future scenarios?

Ken Soerensen,  Senior Vice President,  Siemens Wind Power

10:00

  Building Terms In Contracts To Effectively Access And Use Data

  • Establishing a cooperation agreement for transparency in data access and sharing
  • Improving communication between OEMs and developers on data acquisition
  • Benefits of integrating data into contracts at an early stage

Richard Nichol,  Product Manager, Technology And Service Solutions,  Vestas

10:30 

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

Preventing Failure And Avoiding Replacement Of Components And Structures

11:00  

Continuous Monitoring Of The Structural Integrity And Periodical Inspections On Offshore Wind Turbines

  • Mechanical loads on offshore WTG and their structures
  • Concept of a Structural Integrity Condition Monitoring System (SICMS)
  • Additional periodic inspections to supplement the SICMS
  • Benefits of a SICMS for wind farm operators

  Hans-Peter Link , Deputy Head Of Performance & Load, DNV GL 

11:30  

Overcoming Service Provider Challenges For Multidisciplinary Maintenance Of Offshore Substations

  • Assessing which building and maintenance concepts should be applied   
  • How to meet requirements for multidisciplinary maintenance?
  • Is communication the key to improvement?

Matthias Brandt  , Director,   Deutsche Windtechnik AG

12:00   

Design Process And Design Criteria For Gearboxes Including:

  • Determining major failure modes
  • Examining failure rates
  • Exploiting effective remedies

Dirk Grieshaber  , Head Of Service Sales,   Winergy Service

12:30 

Networking Lunch

Cooperation And Vessels Sharing 

13:30

PANEL DISCUSSION:   Vessels Sharing: Is This The Solution Everyone Was Waiting For?

  • Vessels sharing requirements: how do they work?
  • Time management: what happens when you need vessels for more time than predicted?
  • Leadership and interfaces within the agreement

Rhodri James    , Analyst - Innovation,    The Carbon Trust

Charles Green   , Energy Asset Manager,   The Crown Estate

Matthias Mross  , Managing Partner,    German Renewables Shipbrokers GmbH

14:30   

Benefits Of Establishing A Better Cooperation Within The Offshore Wind Industry

  • Why is early engagement and knowledge sharing critical?
  • How do we establish an effective O&M setup?
  • Are there smarter ways of using O&M resources?

Thorsten Jalk,  CEO,  DBB Jack-Up

15:00 

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

Future Vessels And Access Systems

15:30   

How To Counteract Challenges And Exploit Future Solutions For Vessels’ Operations and Availability

  • Optimising CTV fleet for a cost effective access strategy
  • Benefits of advanced vessel charter planning for potential cost reduction
  • Flexible fleet and resource management
  • How can we reduce costs for vessels access?

Dr. Iraklis Lazakis  , Lecturer, NAOME,  Univerisity of Strathclyde 

Yalcin Dalgic  , Researcher, NAOME,  University of Strathclyde

16:00

Global Offshore O&M Markets To 2018 And Beyond

  • Industry challenges and drivers
  • Key regional markets and players
  • Bottom-up annual forecasts to 2018
  • Trends to 2030

Dr Xinxin Wang , Insights Analyst, Windpower Intelligence

Nadia Weekes , Editor, Windpower Intelligence

16:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks

17:00  
Networking Drinks Reception Hosted by Tidal Transit