Vessels and Access forum 2018

Windpower Monthly Vessels And Access Forum


Day 2 - Thursday, 26 April 2018
08:30

Registration And Refreshments

09:00

Chairman's Introduction

David Matthews,  Marine Strategy And Business Development,  Clarkson Platou

Best Practice For Contract Tendering Allocating Risk And Minimising Costs

09:15

Creating Good Contracts And Tendering Processes For Smooth And Cost Effective Operations

  • How does this work and what efficiencies can be gained
  • The benefits and drawbacks of long term charters
  • Risk allocation of projects within contracts and considering project limitations
  • Why specific criteria in tendering is making the vessel market more competitive
  • Having the correct transfer and rescue procedures in place with logistical suppliers
  • Reducing time spent on vessel selection whilst still having the correct due diligence and analysis
  • Ensuring there are detailed technical briefs and specifications in line with contract demands
  • Sharing jack up costs and the way very expensive charters approach the market
09:45

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

  • How the low tender bids require different thinking and smarter working
  • Changing profit models as a result of cost pressures
  • Reducing o&m phase costs through better planning in earlier phases
  • Making use of all vessel types to cut expenditures
  • Modelling the cost availability on investment in new designs and concepts: increased revenue vs. increase cost
  • What commercial tools are available for cost control monitoring and analysis How could pressure on capex and opex could remove offshore comforts to accommodate heavy machinery costs
  • Can the cost pressures created by the cfd auctions have a negative impact on innovation and safety offshore
  • Will hybrid electricity fuel solutions create the much needed cost reductions offshore
  • Dealing with different risk profiles
    • Who is taking on various risk aspects and is it right that they should do so?
    • Where does commercial risk lie in line with health and safety concerns/procedures
    • Correctly allocating risk so that all parties have fair/equal stake in each project
    • Technical downtime risks
10.30

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

Health and Safety & Site Readiness For O&M

11.00

Where Has Health And Safety Guidelines Made A Difference And What Else Must Be Considered For The Future

  • How have guidelines on walk to work been received
  • Achieving a cost vs’ safety balance on vessels
  • Where do operational regulations between vessel types differ
  • How do company operational guidelines influence usage of helicopters
  • What are the new innovations of guidelines on cargo transfer
  • Latest incidents that can be learnt from
  • Wave height management with crew and vessel
    • Using maximum wave height management vs. significant wave height management
    • The dangers of subjective thresholds
  • Should oil and gas regulations be used or even considered applicable to offshore wind
  • Will the rise of autonomous gangway systems and other automated machinery create safer environments offshore

Andrew Sykes, Technical Manager, Energy Institute

11:30

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
  • Best practice for recruiting site teams
  • Instilling safe developer site procedures whilst optimising operational and capital budgets
  • New tools and schedule planners available
  • Why flexibility in people and equipment transfer is the real challenge
  • The porting process:
    • Ensuring readiness and free movement regardless of location
    • Taking an active involvement in the development of the local ports
    • Getting road access and the supply chain surrounding the port
    • Working with other vessels and wind companies not to congest the ports and harbours

Access Methods And The Evolution Of Technology Within Automation And Data

12:00

Knowing Which Access Systems And Upgrades Can Benefit Your Work

  • How have the latest gangway systems worked in practice
  • What negative impact access systems are available and how have they adapted to being further offshore
  • Proven concepts that improve accessibility whilst remaining safe
  • Creating easily integratable systems for vessel application
  • What addons are available and is there a clear ROI and benefit for them
  • Evolution of products and improved uptimes in next generation technology
  • Operational experiences of using dynamic positioning
    • How does it give better access for sov’s
    • Benefits of integrating dynamic positioning to ship power with hybrid systems
12:30

Networking Lunch

13:30

CASE STUDY: Operational Use Of Helicopters

  • Are helicopters a threat to certain business models
  • How will they assist with the movement further offshore
  • What access is there available for bigger machines
  • Legalities of aviation access to windfarms
  • Benefits of winching capabilities further offshore
  • Combining rescue and maintenance
14:00

The Evolution Of Concepts, Technology And Automation

  • What is currently being developed that will be benefit offshore operations
  • Latest cargo transfer systems and cargo baskets
  • Enabling faster and safer projects with newer technologies
  • What cost innovations are out there
  • How to create an environment in which new design and concepts can push the boundaries in terms of access and availability
  • Will the rise of automated machinery create a safer working environment
  • How regulations and cost sensitivities are holding back potentially beneficial tech advance in automated systems
    • The risk of further downtime periods through heavy reliance on machinery
    • Removing human judgement and subjectivity from risk tolerances for safer operations
    • Where can automation be applied to speed up installation and construction phases of a wind farm
14:30

Using Data To Improve Vessels And Access Systems

  • How the planning and scheduling process can be more improved with more reliable data
  • Using historical operational data to improve 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
  • Sending the right equipment at the right time with the right level of and number of people
  • What must happen to advance from diagnostics to prediction and prognosis

Fausto Pedro Garcia Marquez, Senior Lecturer, UCLM

15:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks

David Matthews,  Marine Strategy And Business Development,  Clarkson Platou

16:00

End Of Forum And Extending Networking

Go to Day 1

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