Wind Heavy Lift, Transport & Logistics

Wind Heavy Lift, Transport & Logistics
Day 1 - 16 October 2013 - ONSHORE

Registration And Morning Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Sean Hegarty , Manager, ESB Wind Energy Solutions


Examining Different Types Of Cranes And The Effect On Project Efficiency, Meeting Timelines And Reducing Cost

  • Examining the different types of cranes available
    • operating in various wind speeds
    • assembly and disassembly time
    • ease and efficiency of movement around the site
  • Identifying how to manage the risks associated with different types of cranes

Richard Everist , Managing Director, Liebherr


Key Considerations In Controlling Your Lift

  • What solutions are available to control lifts?
  • How to account for the wind sail area of components when planning lifts
  • What is the best approach to determine wind speed?
    • crane systems vs. separate systems
  • How to manage the effect of side pull with larger blades or rotor lifts
  • What is the effect of regulation on prescribed lifting conditions?

Søren Petersen , Business Unit Director, AH Industries


Networking Break


Assessing Transport Strategies In The Supply Chain From Manufacturer To End-User: Innovative Transport Methods For Cost Reduction

  • Evaluating the availability of innovative transport equipment to overcome difficult site access
    • blade handler/adapter
    • Super Wing Carrier
  • Assessing the advantages and feasibility of alternative transport methods for getting components to site
  • How to reduce transportation lines through different logistics strategies

Pat Tierney, Construction Project Manager, SSE Renewables


Overcoming Difficulties Of Road Access Through Early Inclusion Of Logistics Suppliers To Ensure Accuracy In Project Development

  • What are the key considerations you must make prior to installation to ensure adequate site access?
    • Swept Path Analysis
    • CAD Mapping
    • OS Master Map
    • topographical survey
  • Examining different strategies for ensuring adequate road access prior to installation
    • cost implications
    • onsite assessments
    • completing ‘dry runs’
  • Fostering a common understanding between turbine suppliers and logistics providers about the site-specific processes and restrictions

Paul Blount, Civil Engineer and Construction Manager , ABO Wind UK Ltd.


Networking Lunch


Q&A Panel Discussion: Single Blade Vs. Full Rotor Installation – Is Full Rotor Installation A Thing Of The Past And Why?

  • What are the cost, timeline and risk implications of either strategy?
  • How do weather conditions affect the decision to do a single blade or rotor lift?
  • Evaluating the effect of increasing component size on the ability to do a full rotor lift
  • What is the optimum way of doing a single blade lift?
  • Assessing the availability of different crane strategies to do single blade lifts

Bjarne Sorensen , Manager, AH Industries

Paul Blount , Civil Engineer and Construction Manager, ABO Wind UK Ltd

Pat Tierney , Construction Project Manager, SSE Renewables


Sharing Best Practice To Improve Health And Safety Performance In The Onshore Wind Industry

  • Addressing the lack of common health and safety practice in onshore wind
  • How common practices lead to unsafe events
  • Lessons learned
    • understanding the “Top OHS Risks” of onshore wind construction
    • encouraging the behaviours that will make the biggest difference in safety
  • Developing strategies to focus on health and safety concerns and Top Risks
  • Understanding the Critical Safety Indicators for these risks

Paul Whelan, Safety and Environment Manager (Ireland), SSE Renewables;

Michael O’Grady, Health and Safety Manager , ESB Wind Development


Networking Break


Delegate Discussion: Strategies To Ensure Adequate Training And Competency In Onsite Heavy Lift And Transport Operations

  • How to address roles and responsibilities onsite through the contract interface and lift plan
  • How to ensure competency in construction/installation teams when turbine suppliers have specified the use of a particular crane type
  • Assessing the availability of adequate training solutions to bridge the gap between training and competence
  • What is the impact of multinational supply chains on the availability of competent personnel?
  • Recognition of country-specific training, qualifications and competence
    • constructing a qualifications-matrix
    • assessing proof of competence
    • log-books

Overcoming Challenging Site Conditions: Optimising Transport & Lifting Strategies

  • Assessing the challenges of wind farm development for complicated sites
    • peatlands
    • complex terrain
  • Understanding environmental factors that may impact your lifting plan and transport strategies
    • how to include these factors in the planning stage
  • Including innovative strategies to mitigate planning and environmental restrictions
  • Exploring the extent to which site conditions may affect procurement strategies

Werner Halter , Senior Engineer, Fugro


Chair’s Closing Remarks And Close Of Day 1

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