Offshore Wind Europe attracts top players

The Offshore Wind Europe conference being held in London, UK, November 14-15 will look at a number of key issues affecting the cabling industry, not only in Europe, but also in other regions of the world.

The annual event attracts over 250 delegates from major players in the European offshore wind industry from operator, EPC, OEM and contractors.

The event features some keynote papers as well as two tracks, one covering Pre-Construction and the other Post Construction. The papers will cover a range of issues from contracting, risk reduction, supply chain, technology and logistics affecting various parts of the offshore wind farm supply chain from cables, foundations, substations, turbines, health & safety and much more.

Speakers include, amongst others:
MHI Vestas: Thomas Karst, CSO & SVP, 
Siemens Gamesa: Jon Lerche, lean project manager,
Balfour Beatty: John Sinclair, development director,
Pelagian Limited: Justin Hawkins, principal consultant,
Ramboll Wind & Towers: Matti Niclas Scheu, senior engineer,
Statoil Hywind Scotland: Dr Tom Guttormsen, marine operations manager,
Veja Mate Offshore Project: GmbH David Voß, team lead technical asset management
Gemini Wind Park: Matthias Haag, CEO,
EDF Energy Renewables: Don Mackay, director of operations,
E.ON: Sven Utermöhlen, COO, member of the Board, Climate & Renewables GmbH,
Belenergia SA: Jacques Edouard Lévy, CEO,
Enbridge: Willem van der Ven, VP Power Operations.

The cabling sessions consist of the following:
Gwynt Y Mor Case Study on cable installation. The study will look at the Gwynt Y Mor site and the complex seabed in which the cable burial was carried out.

Hywind Scotland offshore floating windfarm: This session will cover the lessons learned from the world's first floating wind farm. It will explore the design issues affecting the Hywind Scotland floating foundation and where the future will take the industry, including standardisation and the eventual development of a supply chain.

Operational cabling issues: This session will examine the typical causes of power cable failure from construction, through to external damage. It will give an overview of fault statistics, cost of repairs and spatial data management for operations and maintenance. It will also look at the future of power cable repair - universal cable joints, maintenance clubs, cable Inspection strategies, vessels and equipment and survey tools.

Cabling issues - an insurer's perspective: This will provide an insight from the insurance side of the industry and discuss the issues that it has to deal with on a regular basis in terms of cable failures.

Offshore Europe takes place at Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, at which delegates can also book their rooms directly. To download a programme or register for the event click here.