5th Annual Offshore O&M Forum

Forum Day 2: Thursday 16 October 2014 


Registration And Morning Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

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


Optimising The Way Operations Are Performed

  • How to follow up with contractors
  • Creating effective procedures to avoid loss of revenue
  • Effectively building the experience of people new to the Offshore industry
  • Strategies for good long-term asset integrity

Teit Schoenberg,  Foundations Package Manager – Galloper Offshore Wind Farm,  OSECL


Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

Hands-On O&M Strategies


Offshore Performance Improvement And Cost Reduction With A Hands-On O&M Strategy

  • Understanding the special needs and requirements of O&M at offshore sites
  • Exploring your opportunities by hands-on service concepts
  • Mixed teams and self-performance at dedicated offshore sites

Rudolf Neuwirth,  Head Of Operations Offshore Wind,  E.ON


Statoil's O&M Approach   When Going Further Offshore

  • Sheringham Shoal vs Dudgeon: why so different?
  • Service operating vessel – a new world of access?
  • A change towards an offshore culture

Emil Orderud,  O&M Manager Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm,  Statoil


Networking Lunch


Round Table Discussions

Delegates choose to participate in one of the following facilitated group discussions:

  • Data analysis: is it possible to build a unified protocol?
  • Cables: avoiding unnecessary interventions through data analysis
  • Efficiently consolidating and coordinating duties for cargo runs
  • Health and safety requirements when operating and maintaining offshore wind farms
  • End of warranty planning: strategies to reduce risks and costs
  • Connecting O&M and construction departments to assure fair integration into contracts

Round table leaders include:

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

Kim Rasmussen,   Director, ProTechConsulting

Teit Schoenberg,   Foundations Package Manager – Galloper Offshore Wind Farm,   OSECL

Matthias Mross , Managing Partner, German Renewables Shipbrokers GmbH 


Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments


Exploiting Potential O&M Strategies To Extend The Lifetime Of Wind Farms

  • What do we need to know about the lifetime of components?
  • What was predicted and what has really happened?
  • Extending the lifetime of wind farms to reduce the cost of energy
  • What can we learn from the Oil and Gas industry?

Tom Obdam  , Advisor O&M Wind Energy,  ECN


Operating And Maintaining Offshore Wind Farms In Safe Working Conditions

  • Fire risk in turbines during maintenance
  • Confined spaces and permits for work systems
  • Crew transfer: time, safety, medical support and evacuation

Kim Rasmussen, Director, ProTechConsulting 


Chair’s Closing Remarks


Close Of Forum