Vessels and Access forum 2018

Windpower Monthly Vessels And Access Forum

Day 1 - Wednesday, 25 April 2018 
08:30

Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:00

Chairman's Opening Remarks 

David Matthews, Marine Strategy And Business Development, Clarkson Platou

Using Macro And Current Trends To Better Understand The Market And Improve Decision Making

09:15

KEYNOTE:  A Macro Perspective On The State Of The Offshore Market

  • The effects of oil prices, reduced turnover and how can competition be further encouraged to lower costs
  • The growth of technology and its influence on offshore projects
  • What market segments need development to support industry growth in the future

David Matthews,  Marine Strategy And Business Development,  Clarksons Platou

09:45 

Panel: How Will Existing Vessels Manage Further Offshore With Larger Turbines?

  • How will large offshore wind turbines grow and what future loads and dimensions are we facing for installation and maintenance?
  • How will current vessel capabilities hold up with regards to future projects and what is the threshold for requiring larger vessels?
  • What is the likelihood of a bottleneck scenario for particular types of vessels and the need for larger and more complex vessels?
  • Understanding the operational limits and max wave heights possible on current assets whilst adhering to HSE guidelines
  • Is semi offshore a good solution to reducing costs and spending on flotels (island deployment) and can oil rigs be re-purposed?

Panel Participants:

Kristof Verlinden, O&M Manager, Parkwind

Russel Brice,   Head of Marine Operations, Ports and Assembly,  Siemens Gamesa

Xavier De Meulder, MD - Master Mariner, Extramare

10:30

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

11:00

SES CTV Innovations

Brand new CTV technology and design to be released...

Trygve Halvorsen Espeland,  Naval Architect and Co-Founder,  ESNA

11:30

The Rise Of The SOV: Using Operational Experience To Know What Is Right For Your Site

  • The SOV market and scale of its development 
  • The use of watercrafts for SOVs, health and safety aspects and regional differences in regulations
  • Should SOV use be constrained to work further offshore at bigger sites?
  • What is the breaking point between use of SOVs over CTVs in terms of project demands?
  • What are the considerations for choosing SOVs? 

Russel Brice,  Head of Marine Operations, Ports and Assembly,  Siemens Gamesa

Operational Experiences, Standards And Promoting Ergonomic Designs

12:00

Development of Cargo Solutions in W2W

  • Early days of cargo transfers in W2W
  • Moving cargo today
  • What does the future bring?

Friso Talsma, Manager Sales & Business Development Offshore Wind, Ampelmann

12:30

Networking Lunch

13:30

The Importance Of Standards For Offshore Access Systems And The Need To Address Gangway-Vessel Integration

  • What is certification and why is it important ?
  • Standardization in the context of certification and how will standards increase operational safety

  • What will gangway-vessel integration need to look like in the future considering current class scope/practices.

Florian Teica, Approval Engineer, DNV GL

14:00

Knowing Which Access Systems And Upgrades Can Benefit Your Work

  • How have the latest gangway systems worked in practice and what negative impact access systems are available and how have they been adapted?
  • Proven concepts that improve accessibility whilst remaining safe to create easily integratable systems for vessel application
  • What add-ons are available and is there a clear ROI and benefit for them in the evolution of products for improved uptimes in next generation technology?
  • Operational experiences of using dynamic positioning: does it give better access for SOVs? what are the benefits of integrations hybrid power systems

Dan Kyle Spearman, Associate, Carbon Trust

Re-Thinking Vessel Use For The Full Life Cyle And Dealing With Availability Issues

14:30

Offshore Wind Installation Vessels - A Comparative Assessment For UK Offshore Rounds 1, 2 And 3

  • Background of Offshore Wind Installation Vessels
  • Assessment Methodology
  • Duration/Downtime comparison between the rounds
  • Vessel cost trade-offs

Jack Paterson, Risk Management Of Offshore Wind Installation , EDF  R&D UK Centre

15:00

Strategising For Minimal Vessel Use To Face Offshore Installations And O&M

  • Understanding the logistical and cost implications in minimal vessel use
  • What are the differing access methods for completing O&M tasks?
  • Will floating solutions alleviate the strains on the vessel market?

Bernardino Counago,  Senior Naval Architect ESTEYCO

15:30

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

Using Logistical Planning For Greater Energy Efficiency And Managing Human Resources

16:00

Improving Logistics Efficiency in Offshore Wind Farms Construction

  • How to select vessels to support offshore wind farm construction?
  • How to measure vessels performance during offshore wind farm construction?
  • How to improve efficiency during offshore wind farm construction?

Jan De Vries, Business Development Manager, Ballast Nedam

16:30

Progress Towards Automated Maintenance Planning

  • Working out vessel routes, resources required and which turbine to repair first
  • Prioritisation of maintenance tasks and allocation of resources is still largely done ‘by hand’ in offshore wind farms.

  • Significant improvements can be obtained if we allow software with artificial intelligence to assist in the planning process, as demonstrated using a case study with the “ECN Despatch” tool.

  • Current progress towards realising these benefits on a day-to-day basis will be shared.

  • A roadmap towards a practical fully-automated planning system will be presented.

Clym Stock-Williams,  Wind Energy Consultant, ECN 

17:00

Chair's Closing Remarks 

David Matthews, Marine Strategy And Business Development, Clarkson Platou

17:15

End of Day 1

17:30

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