Vessels and Access forum 2018

Windpower Monthly Vessels And Access Forum

Day 2 - Thursday, 26 April 2018

Registration And Refreshments


Chairman's Opening Remarks

David Matthews,  Marine Strategy And Business Development,  Clarksons Platou

Best Practice For Contract Tendering, Project Evolution And Minimising Costs


Optimising Contracts And Tender Processes For Offshore Wind Vessels For Smooth And Effective Operations

  • Good procurement strategy and tender process and structure, form and content of contract
  • Pros and cons of long term vessel contracts

  • Allocation of risks: project timing, change and limitations and weather and site conditions etc.

  • Allocation of jack-up costs

Martin Sandgren, Partner, Ince & Co


The Evolution Of Concepts

  • What is currently being developed that will benefit offshore operations to enable faster and safer projects with newer technologies?
  • Access and cargo tower – lessons learned
  • Innovation and solution focus: vision technology, data logging and system operators
  • Industry focus: the standardization of the platforms

Kirstin Timpte, Business Development Manager Offshore Wind, SMST


Networking Break And Morning Refreshments


PANEL: Minimising Costs And Assessing Risk Allocation To Prepare For The Maturation Of The Offshore Market

  • How competing with the low tender bids requires different thinking and smarter working
  • Changing profit models as a result of cost pressures by reducing O&M phase costs through better planning in earlier phases
  • Modelling the cost availability on investment in new designs and concepts: increased revenue vs. increase cost
  • Can the cost pressures created by the auctions on capex and opex have a negative impact on innovation and safety offshore?
  • Who is taking on various risk aspects and is it right that they should do so and where does commercial risk lie with health and safety concerns/procedures?
  • Correctly allocating risk so that all parties have fair/equal stake in each project and dealing with technical downtime risks

Chair:  David Matthews,   Marine Strategy And Business Development,   Clarksons Platou

Panel Participants:

Keld Kristensen,  Marine Project Manager,  MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 

Niels Agner Jensen,  Senior Lead Maritime Specialist - Operations Logistics, Ørsted

Health And Safety, Site Readiness And Using Data Effectively


Dynamic Positioning Will Work For You If You Follow Good Practice

  • The importance of operational activity planning
  • IMO and IMCA guidance
  • Sharing information for safe and efficient operations

Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser - Marine, IMCA


Site Readiness For O&M Phase Operations And The Effective Porting Process

  • Operational strategy for O&M prior to bidding and/or financial close
  • Developing site readiness and operation strategy through detailed logistics contracts and best practice for recruiting site teams
  • Instilling safe developer site procedures whilst optimising operational and capital budgets to maintain flexibility in resources
  • Taking an active involvement in the development of the local ports and getting road access and the supply chain surrounding the port
  • Working with other vessels and wind companies not to congest the ports and harbours

Adrian Emanuel, O&M Implementation Manager - Triton Knoll, Innogy Renewables UK


Networking Lunch


Observations From Digitalisation Of Vessel Monitoring: Operator Performance Management & Industry Alignment On Meaningful Safety

  • Why analogue problems still occur when using front line advancements such as vessel monitoring digitisation.
  • Applying quantitative and absolute measures all the way to contractor performance management 
  • Dealing with the challenge in the lack of consistency in motion tolerance and stability thresholds for safe transfer of personnel 
  • How to address these issues as an industry and share the responsibility for driving meaningful safety across countries and companies

Morten  Rostrøm, Operations Specialist - Operations Logistics, Ø rsted (formerly DONG Energy)


Using Data To Improve Vessels And Access Systems

  • How the planning and scheduling process can be improved using historical operational data to inform future decisions
  • The benefits of a control centre to diagnose offshore technological systems from the back office
  • Using data and computational outputs on risk and project parameters to manage expectations
  • Using CM data to maximise efficiencies and improve planning processes to send adequate resources when required
  • What must happen to advance from diagnostics to prediction and prognosis

Fausto Pedro Garcia Marquez, Senior Lecturer, UCLM


Chair’s Closing Remarks

David Matthews,  Marine Strategy And Business Development,  Clarksons Platou


End Of Forum And Extended Networking

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