27 - 29 August, 2019

Conference Day 1

Registration and welcome coffee

8:30 am - 9:30 am Registration and welcome coffee and "Who is Who"

Register and have a first cup of coffee all while discovering who else is participating in  the conference. The  Matchmaking picture wall will  help you identify who you want to meet at  the conference. Made in corporation with FujiFilm.

9:30 am - 9:45 am Opening Remarks by Chairman: Prof. Dr. Holger Lange

Updates on certification guidelines and new developments

§  The duty of the renewable energy industry to drive sustainability
§  Carbon emissions of a wind turbine tower from a global supply chain
§  Current status and improvement initiatives
§  Cross-industry collaboration to drive sustainability
Cresten Flor, Head of Operations, Towers & external Blades North Europe & Middle East at Siemans Gamesa Renewables Energy

Cresten Flor

Head of Operations, Towers & external Blades North Europe & Middle East
Siemans Gamesa Renewables Energy

10:15 am - 10:45 am Sourcing challenges of tubular steel towers in global and local markets

èInfluencing factors of steel buying
èChallenges in steel tower buying
èCustomization vs. Standardization
Tom Weise, Director Global Sourcing Steel Towers at Nordex Group

Tom Weise

Director Global Sourcing Steel Towers
Nordex Group

10:45 am - 11:15 am Match & Meet

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

11:15 am - 11:45 am Coffee break and networking

New market opportunities and supply chain: global approach

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Emerging Markets: Lessons, Risks & Prices

From Asia Pacific, India to North America to the Mediterranean and why local, country and site risks must not be taken lightly
Price trends - what can we expect from the first projects in a new market
Explore OWC’s experience in Taiwan on early stage projects
Mr. Khaled Kamhawi, Lead of Advanced Engineering at Offshore Wind Consultants Limited

Mr. Khaled Kamhawi

Lead of Advanced Engineering
Offshore Wind Consultants Limited

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Certification and its role in cost reduction for tower construction

What´s new in standards and innovation?
Development of scalable solutions for new markets
More efficiency by automisation and digitalisation
Marcus Klose, Head of Section Steel Structures Hamburg at DNVGL

Marcus Klose

Head of Section Steel Structures Hamburg

New global market opportunities and supply chain: US Focus

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm New Technology Concepts’ Role in Commercial Feasibility of Untapped Regions in the US Wind Energy Market

Holistic analysis approach of new design and construction methods in order to determine cost competitive solutions for developers
Addressing different cost concerns and constraints of land-based taller towers in the U.S. through innovative new technology
Offshore Wind is an attractive market, but are the existing technologies competitive in the current U.S. Market?
Philip Barutha, Assistant Professor, Construction Programs at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Philip Barutha

Assistant Professor, Construction Programs
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Network luncheon including question collecting for next day Q&A

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm U.S. opportunities for onshore/offshore wind turbine towers and foundations

Overview and comparison of U.S. land-based and offshore wind turbine support structure markets and opportunities
The value proposition of advanced concrete manufacturing technologies
Update on 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) technologies for wind turbine towers and foundations
Jason Cotrell, CEO at RCAM Technologies

Jason Cotrell

RCAM Technologies

Latest developments in tower concepts: tall towers PART I

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Hybrid Towers - Economical solutions for high hub heights

More information coming shortly
Christoph Bosch, Head of Distribution at Max Bögl

Christoph Bosch

Head of Distribution
Max Bögl

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Tall tower concept – Updated developments

Tackling low wind resource and +4MW platforms
It’s all about the (structural) details
Installation methods
Mr. Martin Jespersen, Chief Consultant (M.Sc. Civ.) at Ramboll Wind Energy

Mr. Martin Jespersen

Chief Consultant (M.Sc. Civ.)
Ramboll Wind Energy

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Refreshment break and networking

Protection and materials around the tower

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Surface treatment/protection of towers, how to do it smarter and better

How to get protection just right, and dependent on tower site conditions
Long term experience with coating protection of towers
A future proposal for how to do it even better 
Karsten Mühlberg, Chief Consultant Protective at Hempel

Karsten Mühlberg

Chief Consultant Protective

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm Application of modern High Strength Low Carbon steels in wind turbine towers

Design code for buckling and advanced recommendations
Primary and secondary effects of fusion bonded stiffeners
Benefits of niobium (Nb) microalloyed steels
Dr.-Ing. Sigurd Weise, Project Development at CBMM

Dr.-Ing. Sigurd Weise

Project Development

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm Closing remarks by Chairman

Evening Event

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Evening event

Join us for an informal evening get-together! This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet the other attendees and make new business contacts.