5th Annual Offshore O&M Forum

Forum Day 1: Wednesday 15 October 2014 


Registration And Morning Refreshments


Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

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


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


  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


Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

Preventing Failure And Avoiding Replacement Of Components And Structures


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 


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


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


Networking Lunch

Cooperation And Vessels Sharing 


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


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


Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

Future Vessels And Access Systems


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


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


Chair’s Closing Remarks

Networking Drinks Reception Hosted by Tidal Transit