Ports for Future Offshore Wind 2014

Tuesday 13th May 2013

Registration And Morning Refreshments


Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andrew Bellamy, Head of Industrial Development,  AREVA UK


EDF's Timelines, Plans And Requirements In Round 3

  • EDF's timescale for Round 3
  • Structuring ports to meet Round 3 requirements
  • Strengthening quaysides for bearing loads
  • Expectations for Navitus Bay’s size and needs
Sean Matthews, Project Engineer, Navitus Bay, EDF

Effective Planning For Future Preassembly Ports

  • Future supply chain requirements for offshore ports
  • Bearing capacities and necessary investments for further offshore equipment
Kenneth Svendsen, Head Of Construction (EMEA Offshore), Siemens Wind Power

Morning Refreshments


Jack-Ups In Portside Operations: Reducing Downtime And Increased Feasibility

  • Utility companies' choices for jack-up ports

  • Vessel/quay interactions and Site Specific Assessment

  • Jack-up requirements: how do ports prepare?

  • Port requirements: how do jack-up operators prepare?

  • Port logistics and planning

Petter Søyland, Engineering Manager , Fred. Olsen Windcarrier


Gravity Based Foundations: Should Ports Prepare For Them And If They Should, How?

  • What lessons can be learnt from offshore experience with Gravity Based Foundations so far?
  • What is the current balance of monopile/Gravity based Foundation use and how is it set to change?
  • How will Gravity Based Foundations affect heavy lifting requirements?
  • Achieving greater compatibility in turbine/ foundation installation

Niels Brix, Vice President,  Seatower


European Ports: Strategic Readiness For Round 3

  • Which ports are capable of serving which needs?
  • Supply chain development
  • Coordinating port competition to capture future offshore activity

David Shepherd, Group Development, Able UK


Break For Lunch


Lessons Learnt So Far From Complex Offshore Logistics Procedures

  • Portside challenges experienced during Bremerhaven operations
  • Learning from project execution at the Offshore Terminal ABC-Halbinsel
  • Future logistical solutions for offshore wind projects
Annette Schimmel, Head Of Strategic Projects,  BLG Logistics Group

Panel Discussion: Managing Efficient Installations: Best Practice Heavy Lift And Assembly Operations

  • Organising inland preparation
  • Logistical planning for optimal design
  • Needed bearing capacities

Sven Lehmann, Head of Marine Operations& Installations, Senvion

Kenneth Svendesen, Head Of Construction (EMEA Offshore),  Siemens Wind Power


Geotechnical Challenges For Port Redevelopment

  • Correctly Assessing The Geotechnical Environment For Optimal Port Development
  • What Geotechnical Challenges Specifically Hinder Wind Energy Facilities?
  • How Challenges Can Be Overcome To Allow For Long Term Asset Performance
Bob Seedhouse, Technical Director & Chief Geotechnical Engineer,  Wardell Armstrong LLP

Afternoon Tea And Refreshements


Portside Requirements For Future Offshore Wind Vessels

Peter Robert,  Business Development Manager,  Damen Shipyards


Panel Discussion: Streamlining Marine Operations For Effective O&M Procedures For Round 3

  • Running O&M activity to a cost-effective model
  • Managing queue times at ports
  • Reducing refuelling times

Joanna Law, Service Sales Manager, AREVA UK

David Shepherd, Group Development,  Able UK


Chairman's closing remarks