Wind Risk Management And Mitigation Conference

Forum Day 1: Wednesday 4 February 2015


Registration And Morning Refreshments


Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

Arthur Uijterwijk, LCD Manager, Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects BV


Technology, Market And Economic Aspects Of Wind Energy In Europe

  • The investment value of wind in the European market and globally
  • Moving towards the 2020 goals and beyond
  • Technology development and economic impact on offshore wind projects

Roberto Lacal Arántegui , Scientific Officer - Wind Energy, JRC - Institute For Energy And Transport, European Commission

Learning From The Oil & Gas Industry


Supply Chain Alliancing – Oil & Gas Experiences And How To Apply Them To Offshore Wind In Order To Better Manage Risks In Contracts

  • Understanding and defyining what alliancing is  
  • Should Alliancing be used on offshore wind projects to better manage and mitigate risk?
  • Alliancing contract experience from the Oil & Gas Sector

Nicholas Carlin  , Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP 

Identifying And Mitigating Specific Risks In Contracts


Technology Update: Comparing The Latest Models With Previous Designs

  • Which are the new innovative developments for the offshore wind industry?

  • How can we assess their reliability and robustness?

  • What need to happen to role the innovation into commercial developments?

Marc Costa Ros, Offshore Wind Manager, The Carbon Trust 

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments  


Mitigation Measures In The Pre-Consent And Pre-Construction Phase

  • How to reflect such measures into contracts
  • Exploring techniques and commercial solutions
  • How to avoid generating superfluous costs
  • Creating a win-win situation
Vladimir Nicolaas , Senior Commercial Manager, RWE

Panel Discussion: Unifying All The Players In A Single Approach To Risk Management

  • Individuating shared risks and implementing common strategy to efficiently allocate and mitigate them
  • Should contractors be part of the projects from the very beginning?
  • Is sharing responsibilities the solution to move the Wind industry forward?

Participants Include:

Lars Weber , Sales Manager Renewables, Neas Energy Ltd

Vladimir Nicolaas , Senior Commercial Manager, RWE

Benjamin Hooker , Sales Manager UK, C-Wind


Networking Lunch 

Pre-Investment And Pre-Consent Strategies


Increasing Certainty On Project Consent To Avoid Grid Connection Delays

  • Effectively committing to contracts with financial liabilities
  • Ensuring transparency to facilitate the investment environment
  • Changes in subsidy and the impact on grid connection

Hudson Bell , Director, Utiligensia Limited 


Experience Of A German Wind Farm On How To Improve The Industry Understanding Of Interfaces And Maximise Project Delivery

  • How to ensure effective partnership among different parties
  • Strengthen pre-construction negotiation strategies
  • Integrating negotiation outcomes into contracts
  • Avoiding developers exposure to unnecessary risk

Dr. Martin Brölsch , Commercial Project Director, Vattenfall 


Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments  

Government Involvement And Impact On Offshore Projects


Overcoming Uncertainties Associated With The Contract For Difference (CfD)

  • Strategies to meet CfD requirements without reducing wind project size
  • Mitigating risks associated with applying to the CfD contract
  • Building pre-CfD knowledge to avoid negative financial repercussion on projects

Lars Weber , Sales Manager Renewables, Neas Energy Ltd


Panel Discussion: How Can The Public Representatives And The Wind Industry Move Forward Together?

  • Overcoming the lack of communication and restrictions put in place by public representatives
  • Understanding the two sides of the same coin in order to reach common goals
  • Addressing EMR uncertainties and concerns regarding its impact on projects

Participants Include:

Roberto Castiglioni , Investment Director, Ingenious Clean Energy

Nick Gardiner , Managing Director Offshore Wind, Green Investment Bank

Marc Costa Ros, Offshore Wind Manager,   The Carbon Trust   


Chair’s Closing Remarks And End Of Day 1

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