Wind Heavy Lift, Transport & Logistics

Wind Heavy Lift, Transport & Logistics
Day 2 - 17 October 2013 - OFFSHORE

Delegate Sign-In And Morning Networking


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Chris Berridge , Head of Installation Project Management, Siemens


Minimising Risk Through Crane Selection And Optimising Quay Operations

  • What cranes are available for use on installation vessels?
  • Assessing the impact of crane type selection for offshore lifting
    • onshore cranes for offshore use
    • cranes specifically designed for offshore use
  • How increasing component size affects lifting capability onboard the vessel
    • lifting capacities at sea
    • lifting capacities near the quay
  • Optimising  quay logistics to meet deadlines and reduce cost
    • Just In Time delivery of WTG parts to Offshore Installation vessel
    • technical solutions for Heavy Lift on restricted Quay conditions

Peter Libert,  Area Sales Manager - Global Projects , Sarens


Streamlining Logistics Strategies To Improve Timescales, Reduce Risks And Minimise The Number Of Lifts

  • Understanding how to load components efficiently  according to vessel type to optimise deck space
  • How to minimise the number of lifts needed
    • single blade and rotor lifts
    • blade yoke design
    • wire tension
    • tugger system and design
  • Whether to go from a staging port or directly from the manufacturer to an offshore site
  • Assessing the impact of port suitability on the logistics plan
  • Building contingency access plans for adverse weather conditions

Colin Morgan, Global Head – Offshore Wind, GL Garrad Hassan


Case Study: Streamlining The OEM Supply Chain From Inbound To O&M Logistics

  • Inbound to manufacturing: assessing how best to provide a lean inbound supply chain to manufacturing from suppliers
  • Understanding best practice for managing on-site logistics
  • Assessing techniques for managing outbound logistics
    • moving nacelles, blades and towers from factory to installation vessel or staging port
  • What are the criticalities in the O&M supply chain to maximise turbine productivity?
Barry Croft, General Manager, Development, DHL Supply Chain

Networking Break


Case Study: Use Of Feedering Services For Offshore Windfarms In Round 3

  • Examining the use of feedering services and vessel-to-vessel transfers
  • Understanding the management of interfaces, professional services and contract boundaries
  • Assessing the impact of using feedering services
    • choice of installation vessels
    • port infrastructure
    • manufacturer selection and purchasing

Nigel Fletcher, Managing Director, Osprey Ltd.


Innovative Solutions To Minimise The Amount Of Work Done Offshore

  • Introduction to new integrated and float-out solutions
  • New installation vessels based on new developed concepts
  • Should we consider new built vessels, use multipurpose ships or convert existing cargo ships, and why?
  • What are the transport limitations of the integrated solutions?
  • Assessing other innovative quick-win solutions
Marc Costa Ros, Offshore Renewable Technology Acceleration Manager, The Carbon Trust

Networking Lunch


The Impact Of Foundation Choice On Installation Offshore – Assessing Future Challenges

  • How the choice of foundation will impact your vessel choice
  • Transport and logistics required for foundation installation
  • What is the effect of harsher soil conditions on the foundation requirements and how does this impact the overall cost of the operation?
    • drilling onboard vessels with harsher soil conditions

Edwin van de Brug,  Commercial Manager  , Ballast Nedam Offshore BV


Optimising Wind Farm Installation Time Through The Use Of Logistics Ports

  • Assessing port capabilities for offshore installation
    • ease of movement in port area
    • storage areas
    • water depth
    • quayside capabilities
  • Can the chosen port handle the components for a specific project?
  • The increased importance of manufacturing facilities in ports
    • staging ports
  • How does port infrastructure and capability affect the overall design and execution of offshore wind projects?
    • component size
    • pre-assembly
  • How increased component size will affect the suitability of a port in the future

Kambiz Gindesgaard,  Head of Offshore Installation and Logistics, ScottishPower (Iberdrola Renewables)


Networking Break


Managing Your Contract Interface To Ensure Maximum Cooperation, Definitive Liability And Clear Responsibilities

  • What is the basis for choosing different contract types?
  • At what point does responsibility change hands?
  • How to ensure cooperation, understanding and definitive responsibility
  • How suppliers approach offshore installation through the contract interface
    • responsibility onboard the vessels
    • management and planning of the work
    • training, competence and experience
    • liability of parties
  • Managing the work scope between the different companies involved

Ranjit Mene, Offshore Business Development Manager, REpower Systems

Albert Winnemuller, Head of Management Services, Outsmart


Chair’s Closing Remarks And Close Of Day 2

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