Ports for Future Offshore Wind 2014

Tuesday 13th May 2013
08:30

Registration And Morning Refreshments

09:00

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andrew Bellamy, Head of Industrial Development,  AREVA UK

09:15

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
10:00

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
10:30

Morning Refreshments

11:00

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

11:30

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

12:00

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

12:30

Break For Lunch

13:30

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
14:00

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

14:30

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
15:00

Afternoon Tea And Refreshements

15:30

Portside Requirements For Future Offshore Wind Vessels

Peter Robert,  Business Development Manager,  Damen Shipyards

16:00

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

16:30

Chairman's closing remarks