Agenda Day 2

8:45 am - 9:00 am Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairman's opening

9:10 am - 9:40 am Overcoming Size and Cost Challenges of Gigawatt sized HVDC Links and Platforms

Peter Sandeberg - Global Product Manager Offshore Wind, ABB AB
  • Moving towards 2GW and beyond - possible configurations
  • Future platforms - challenges and solutions
Peter Sandeberg, HVDC Projects, ABB AS, Sweden
Jan Wigaard, Principal Engineer Structural and Naval Architecture, Aibel AS, Norway

Peter Sandeberg

Global Product Manager Offshore Wind

Challenges Standardization - Cabling - Installation

  • New 2GW HVDC Grid Connection as a new standard for (remote) wind farms
  • Development together with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Opportunities to make an industry standard
Marien Ruppert, Asset Manager, TenneT TSO, Netherlands
André bij de Leij, Grid Service Offshore, TenneT TSO, Netherlands

Marien Ruppert

Project Engineer, Offshore Substations
TenneT TSO, The Netherlands

10:10 am - 10:40 am A tchno-economic Optimization of Connection Approaches for multiple Offshore Wind Concessions

  • How to optimize the connection of multiple wind concessions: AC/DC
  • Small platforms/voltage levels
Toon Houwen, BD Manager, CG Holdings Belgium NV, Belgium

10:40 am - 11:10 am Refereshment break and networking

11:10 am - 11:40 am Substation Standardization

  • Drivers
  • Opportunities
  • Challenges
Sander Landkroon, Head of Project, Iv-Offshore & Energy bv, Netherlands

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Substation Cabling

  • Subsea cables and strain of cables
  • Cable life cycle
  • TenneT project
Dr. Peter Menzel, Chair for Marine Technology, University of Rostock, Germany

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Installation of Power Cables on Offshore Platforms - Challenges and Experiences

  • Which type of cables are usually installed on offshore platforms and how do they differ?
  • How are cables terminated?
  • What are the challenges in cabling and what is the experience on site in different projects?
Dr. Daniel Winkel, Senior Engineer, NKT GmbH & Co KG, Germany

12:40 pm - 2:10 pm Networking luncheon

Round Table 1 Maintenance
Dirk Pulles, Business Unit Renewables, KCI, Netherlands
Jan Willem van Blois, Director Sales, KCI, Netherlands

Round Table 2 Challenges in floating offshore substations
Daniele Botrugno, Project Manager Offshore Substations, RTE, France

Round Table 3 Electrical substation layout
Ajai Ahluwalia, Principal Electrical Engineer, Equinor, UK

Round Table 4 Life time extension
Fedor van Veen, Head of Projects, Iv-Offshore & Energy b.v., Netherlands


Daniele Botrugno

Project Manager Offshore Substations

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Installation of Power Cables on Offshore Platforms - Challenges and Experiences

  • Topside decommissioning- more than just reverse installation?
  • Foundation - should being in the water for 25 years change our assumption of design?
  • Decommissioning of cables - are we aware of all the challenges?
Jan Willem van Blois, Director Sales, KCI, Netherlands

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Floating Offshore Wind Power Substations: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Floater type selection for HV AC substations
  • How to make a floater unmanned
  • Challenges with HV AC equipment and floaters
Jan Wigaard, Principal Engineer, Structural and Naval Architecture, Aibel AS, Norway

3:40 pm - 3:50 pm Closing remarks

3:50 pm - 3:50 pm End of conference

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm WORKSHOP A Substation Electrical Design

Learn why the electrical design of substations is so important and how to improve and innovate at acceptable costs.
  • Innovations and trends toward cost optimization
  • Interconnectors, converters, transmission systems
  • Design development
Michael Smailes, Research Engineer Offshore Electrical Infrastructure, ORE Catapult, UK