call for papers

Abstracts are now being accepted for WindPower Monthly’s Vessels and Access Forum. The most prestigious event of its kind, Vessels and Access brings together EMEA’s leading industry professionals from the Offshore Wind and Maritime industries each year.

Key dates:

  • Close of abstracts: 18 October 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2013

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Wind farm installation case studies
  • O&M case studies

  • HSE guidelines and studies

  • HSE operational experiences and issues

  • New vessel designs and standards

  • New on board systems

  • New equipment

  • New access methods and systems

  • Weather conditions forecasting

  • Offshore operational procedures

  • Sea fastening

  • Port requirements and challenges

  • Operational experiences with helicopters

  • Contract types and risk sharing

  • Managing CAPEX/OPEX of maintenance and/or installation projects

  • Economic issues affecting Offshore Wind vessels, installation and O&M

  • Round 3 requirements and models

  • Industry/market trends and future vessels and access requirements

Advisory Committee:

  • Mike Vanstone , Marine Operations Manager, Vattenfall
  • Peter Owen Lloyd , Head of EHS Strategy, Siemens Wind Power

  • Stephen Ward , Head of Project Management UK, AREVA Wind
  • Breanne Gellatly , Offshore Wind Accelerator Delivery Manager, The Carbon Trust

Presenting authors receive:

  • Free registration to attend the 2-day forum
  • Name in programme and speaker profile on WindPower Monthly event web site
  • 20 minute presentation in the forum agenda

Judging criteria includes:

  • Contribution to the success of the Offshore Wind Industry
  • Originality and innovation
  • Transferrable knowledge that can be taken forward on other projects

Please note that no sales pitches will be accepted into the technical programme.

How to submit an abstract:

Email as an MS Word or PDF attachment to

Abstracts should outline the key points to be covered in the presentation and should address at least one point of abovementioned the judging criteria.

Please ensure that abstracts are no longer than one A4 page and must contain all authors’ names, job titles, affiliations and email addresses.