Marine Operations Manager, Vattenfall
Mike commenced his sea going career in 1976 at the Plymouth School of Navigation qualifying as Master Mariner in Nautical Sciences. During his early sea-going career Mike served on a range of merchant vessels worldwide. In 1989 he sub-specialised into the offshore oil and gas industry and completed further training on dynamic positioning vessels and offshore marine vessel operations. Between 1991 and 2002 Mike commanded a diverse range of dynamically positioned survey, vessels engaged in ROV/ inspection, heavy lift, topside/ subsea construction cable/ umbilical lay, air dive and saturation diving.
In 2003 Mike entered shore based management and advanced to become a Senior Marine Superintendent with responsibility for an international fleet of multipurpose offshore vessels. In 2007 he joined an established London based marine consultancy providing offshore ship surveys & inspections, marine accident investigations, marine warranty surveying and offshore marine regulatory, safety and environment requirements.
In 2011 he was appointed to a Middle Eastern Offshore Gas company as the Marine & Technical Advisor for all offshore vessel marine operations. More recently he has also provided marine warranty and consultancy during the initial installation phase of Ormonde wind farm and now manages marine operations for Vattenfall offshore wind.
Peter Owen Lloyd
Head of the Global Centre of Competence EHS Offshore
The CoC EHS OF is acting as the focal point for EHS offshore activity within Siemens Wind Turbine and Transmission divisions and their service counterparts. Its aim is to identify best practice from within Siemens, and from the wider offshore energy industries, in order to develop a consistent and safe way of working offshore. It will encompass all activities form construction to repowering and associated support tasks such rectification and maintenance. Throughout all of the CoC EHS OF activities the objective is to ensure that all Siemens employees and subcontractors can travel, live and work safely in the offshore environment safe in the knowledge that should an incident occur they will be cared for and recovered to a place of safety within an appropriate time period.
Senior Manager - Offshore Wind Accelerator, The Carbon Trust
Breanne joined the Carbon Trust to follow her passion for the development of the renewable energy industry. Breanne is responsible for the delivery of the Offshore Wind Accelerator Program, a collaborative RD&D project between Carbon Trust and nine leading offshore wind developers that aims to reduce the cost of offshore wind by 10%.
She started her career with GE Energy in the Operations Management Leadership Program where she worked with technical and supply chain experts in the wind and hydro businesses to deliver high quality engineered products in the most efficient and safe ways possible. She later joined a small start-up wind resource assessment company where she managed the complexities of designing wind farms within the constraints of government incentive schemes and regulations. Just prior to joining the OWA, Breanne worked for a strategy consultancy, Booz & Company, as an Associate in the Operations practice.
Breanne holds an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau/Singapore) as well as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate of French proficiency from McGill University (Montreal).
Head of Project Management UK, AREVA Wind
Stephen Ward is the Head of Project Management for the UK division of the Wind Business Unit within the AREVA Group, focused on the delivery of AREVA Wind’s projects in the UK offshore wind market. Before joining AREVA, he worked at ScottishPower Renewables as Senior Project Manager and was responsible for the delivery of major onshore windfarms in the UK.
Stephen is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has been involved in civil engineering works for over 25 years, including the energy, waste management and marine sectors. He has worked for various consultancies (Encia, Mouchel, High-Point Rendel) and client organisations (ScottishPower Renewables, Hanson, Cleanaway, SITA), in the UK, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Stephen’s experience covers the entire project delivery process from development through to construction project management, commissioning and testing.
AREVA Wind, part of AREVA’s Renewables Business Group, has its head office in Bremen, Germany and its wind turbine production facilities, full load test bench and service centre in Bremerhaven and Stade, Germany. AREVA UK Wind operations are based in Edinburgh, Scotland where the office provides business development, project management, supply chain and industrial development services.
Niels A. Jensen
Lead Maritime Project Manager, Naval Architect, Dong Energy
Mr Niels Agner Jensen has a degree in naval architecture and more than 30 years of professional experience in project management, team management, ship design and supervision. Additionally Mr. Jensen has a degree in Business Organization and Project Management and extensive experience in contract negotiations, contract management, supervision and liaison engineering. Mr. Jensens career began at various shipyards in Denmark, working as Naval Architect and Ass. Production Manager, shifted to work as a private consulting Naval Architect and computer programmer and later worked several years as Senior Project Manager / Project Director and Surveyor at Grontmij (Carl Bro). This period included a broad working experience in foreign countries including postings in Vietnam and China. Mr. Jensen moved to VESTAS Offshore working as Coordination Manager responsible for securing resources for O and M of VESTAS’ offshore wind farms including planning, negotiating and securing contracts for manpower, crew vessels, crane vessels, jackups etc. For 5 years, Mr. Jensen has been working at DONG Energy Wind Power, initially filling the formal position as shipowner for DONG Energy’s crew vessels and currently working as Lead Maritime Project Manager in the O and M Offshore Logistics division participating in various strategic and vessel related projects and acting as DONG Energy’s representative in Carbon Trust OWA’s Technical Working Group on vessels and access.