Agenda Day 1

9:00 am - 10:00 am Registration & welcome coffee

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

Challenges Technology - Certification - Risk Management of Substation Projects

10:10 am - 10:40 am Slimmed Down Substations: OTM as a game changer?

  • OTM new compact AC substation
  • Relinquishment of redundant systems
  • Cost reduction by risk management

10:40 am - 11:10 am Use Case: OTM vs Conventional Substations

Ross Cottam - Offshore Substation Package Manager, EDP Renewables
  • Update on operation of different wind power offshore substations
  • 66 KV solutions
  • Expectations North Sea projects


Ross Cottam

Offshore Substation Package Manager
EDP Renewables

11:10 am - 11:40 am Match and Meet

Identify your group while at the same time getting to know many of your peers in a short amount of time.

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Refreshment break and networking

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Update on Certification and Regulation: New Standard

Markus Kochmann - Head of Section, Offshore Substations, DNV GL - Renewables Certification
  • New standard certification offshore substations certification: DNV-GL ST 0145
  • Projects certification beyond of Europe (Japan, Korea)
  • National regulation USA: Challenges for certification
Markus Kochmann, Head of Section Offshore Substations, DNV-GL, Germany

Markus Kochmann

Head of Section, Offshore Substations
DNV GL - Renewables Certification

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm Managing Risks in Project Development: RTE Offshore Policy and Substation Projects Development

Daniele Botrugno - Project Manager Offshore Substations, RTE
  • Changes in French regulation and their impact on public tenders
  • Development of offshore wind power substations projects
  • Managing risks through changing scenarios
Daniele Botrugno, Project Manager Offshore Substations, RTE, France

Daniele Botrugno

Project Manager Offshore Substations

1:10 pm - 2:40 pm Networking luncheon

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Risks in Execution of Substations Projects

  • Error potential in manufacturing
  • Lack of standardization
  • Successfull processing of project business
  • How to minimize the risks for all project participants
Mike Grainger, Director Global AC Grid Access, Siemens, UK
Alfredo Sancho Lopez, Engineering - Platform Design, Iberdrola Renewables, Spain
Fedor van Veen, Head of Projects, Iv-Offshore & Energy bv, Netherlands
Ajai Ahluwalia, Principal Electrical Engineer, Equinor, UK

Large Scale Grid Connections - Market Perspectives

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm 1000MW + HVDC Platforms for Remote Offshore Wind

  • Recent developments in HVDC platforms
  • Optimization of balance of plant
  • Topsides and substructure solutions
Gordon Jackson, Director Marine & Offshore Structures, Arup, UK

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Refreshment break and networking

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm Use case: Operational Lessons learned from HVDC Platforms in Germany

  • Lessons learned from 10 years HVDC platforms
  • Development of the O&M concept of TenneT
  • Opportunities for future HVDC platforms
André bij de Leij, Grid Service Offshore, TenneT TSO, Netherlands

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Markets Perspectives: USA / Japan

  • USA offshore wind market assessment
  • Cost and pricing trends
  • Offshore wind technology trends
  • Japanese offshore wind market
Michael Smailes, Research Engineer, ORE Catapult, UK

5:40 pm - 6:00 pm Open Mic

Inspired by a presentation and have further questions? Or has something not yet been covered? The open mic allows any attendee to take the floor for questions and benefit from further discussion and audience insight

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Chairman's closing remarks

6:10 pm - 6:10 pm End of conference day one

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EVENING GET-TOGETHER

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