Agenda Day 1

9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration and welcome coffee

9:30 am - 9:40 am Chairperson's opening remarks

Ricardo Rocha - Head Offshore Substructures, EDP Renováveis
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Ricardo Rocha

Head Offshore Substructures
EDP Renováveis

9:40 am - 10:10 am UK Offshore wind power market: Update

Elson Martins - Associate, CarbonTrust
Emily Northridge - Analyst, CarbonTrust
• UK offshore wind power market and offshore wind power policies
• Key phases of project development
• What to expect?
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Elson Martins

Associate
CarbonTrust

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Emily Northridge

Analyst
CarbonTrust

10:10 am - 10:40 am The UK Contract for Difference (CfD) auction scheme

Gavin Smart - Head of Analysis & Insights, ORE Catapult
• CfD contract allocation process and auction design
• Results of CfD new projects
• CfD scheme and the recently achieved auction results in the UK from both a qualitative and
quantitative angle
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Gavin Smart

Head of Analysis & Insights
ORE Catapult

10:40 am - 11:10 am Speed Networking

This is the perfect opportunity to speak directly with your peers and network. Maximize your time by participating in this interactive networking session. Don’t forget your business cards.

11:10 am - 11:40 am Networking and refreshment break

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Goldwind integrated design platform for offshore wind substructures in China - Presentation via VIDEO

Endi Zhai - General Manager - Offshore Division, Goldwind
• Integrated support structure design concept to standardize the work processes and documents
of machine manufacturers and design companies
• 10%-15% reduction of the engineering workload compared to traditional design methods
• Possibility of reiterated support structure optimization and breaks out of the conservative
designs produced by traditional methods
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Endi Zhai

General Manager - Offshore Division
Goldwind

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Cross-market experiences & developments for steel based wind structures

Marc Vanderschueren - BD Manager, OCAS NV
• Material and technology developments
• Consequences for processing
• Challenging the (non-)conservatism in looking at the end of life
• Cross readings from different markets
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Marc Vanderschueren

BD Manager
OCAS NV

• Incremental vs disruptive design concepts
• Single turbine vs multirotor systems – Propeller vs other ways of capturing wind
• Overall challenges to obtain cost competitiveness
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Jan Wigaard

Principal Engineer, Structural and Naval Architecture
Aibel AS

1:10 pm - 2:40 pm Networking luncheon

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Floating foundations: Design concepts

Gordon Jackson - Director Marine & Offshore Structures, Arup Ltd.
• Floating foundations, by eliminating the depth constraint and easing turbine set-up, could open
the way for power generation from deeper waters
• ARUP’s research and development programme for floating foundations for wind turbines:
Foundation targeted at intermediate water depths of 60-100m that would be likely to feature in
future UK licensing rounds
• A conical floating foundation to support a wind turbine emerging from an evaluation of spar-type
structures
• Motion characteristics – configuration for quayside mass-production to give an efficient
cost-effective turbine support solution
• Results of scale model testing
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Gordon Jackson

Director Marine & Offshore Structures
Arup Ltd.

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Design optimisation and risk management for drilled and grouted WTG foundations

Robert Mclean - Lead Geotechnical Engineer, Scottish Power Renewables
  • Overview of the design development process for drilled and grouted jacket piles on a site with challenging heterogeneous shallow rock ground conditions
  • Discussion of the tools at a Developer’s disposal to manage risk including effective site characterisation, pile load tests, design methodologies and supply chain engagement
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Robert Mclean

Lead Geotechnical Engineer
Scottish Power Renewables

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Networking and refreshment break

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Round Table A | Update on materials in foundation technology

Marc Vanderschueren - BD Manager, OCAS NV
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Marc Vanderschueren

BD Manager
OCAS NV

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Round Table B | Health and Safety for foundations: Best practices, improvement areas, lessons learned and innovations

Elson Martins - Associate, CarbonTrust
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Elson Martins

Associate
CarbonTrust

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Round Table C | Joints: Industry wide standardization of manufactured parts for cost savings & reduction of design time

Jan Willem van Bloois - Director Business Development, KCI
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Jan Willem van Bloois

Director Business Development
KCI

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm Interface management: EPCI or no EPCI?

Richard den Hollander - Business Development Director, Seaway Heavy Lifting
• Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) construction operations are expensive and complex; they require thorough and multi-layered design, verification and certification phases
• Absence of a common, holistic, understanding of the OWF project risk items among stakeholders as a major challenge: How can I maximize the potential of collaborations to make the most of an EPCI consortium?
• Reliable and efficient method statement for the substructure global analysis with the wind turbine manufacturer
• Procedures for substructure detail design to reduce the risks from the very beginning of the project to avoid delays and related costs
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Richard den Hollander

Business Development Director
Seaway Heavy Lifting

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Application of probabilistic RBI for lifetime extension of WTG jacket substructure – experiences from O&G

Jens UlfKjaer - Principal Specialist, Steel Structures, DNV GL

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Jens UlfKjaer

Principal Specialist, Steel Structures
DNV GL

5:40 pm - 5:50 pm Chairperson’s closing remarks

Ricardo Rocha - Head Offshore Substructures, EDP Renováveis
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Ricardo Rocha

Head Offshore Substructures
EDP Renováveis

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EVENING GET-TOGETHER

Join our evening Get-Together and take this opportunity to network and make new business contacts. Or just to relax and round off your first conference day.