Conference Day 1

09:15 AM Registration and welcome coffee

Who is who wall

Learn about your peers. Discover who else is participating in the conference. The matchmaking wall will help you identify the delegates you want to meet at the conference.


Truels Kjer

Senior Risk Engineer CoC Windpower, Vice President, Products & Global Marke
CoC Windpower / Swiss Re Denmark Services A/S, Denmark
  • System to comply with Reactive power capability

  • Power quality

  • System to comply with energisation dips

  • Harmonics (WTG harmonics, internal harmonics, interaction grid impedance/Gemini impedance)


  • Mvar controller

  • SCADA integration and security


Paul van Leest

Package Manager Electrical Infrastructure
Gemini Offshore Wind, Netherlands

Peter Huiberts

SCADA Engineer
Gemini Offshore Wind, Netherlands

10:45 AM Design, construction and operation of far-shore HV wind farms: Contractor’s key take aways

Thomas Van Peteghem, Electrical Project Engineer, Systems Division, CG, Belgium
  • MVAR control of the overall wind farm

  • Harmonic behaviour of the offshore grid connection

  • Loading of the equipment: design values vs in-situ values


Thomas Van Peteghem

Electrical Project Engineer
Systems Division, CG, Belgium

11:15 AM Speed Networking

Get in touch with the other conference guests in quick paced 1-1 meetings – make sure you bring a stack of business cards. The session is followed by a short break.

12:00 PM Refreshment break and networking

  • Experience with EPCI contracts

  • General outline of the Sandbank platform

  • Lessons learned and new approaches for future projects


Troels Jensen

Division Manager
Bladt Industries A/S, Denmark

Carsten Nielsen

Vice President, Wind Oil & Gas Division,
Semco Maritime A/S, Denmark
  • Offshore Grid connection DK

  • Offshore project portfolio at Energinet.dk

  • Present projects:

- Horns Rev C: Design approach, construction challenges, installation and lessons learned

- Kriegers Flak AC and CGS: Design approach and current status


Thomas Thinggaard

Project Manager for Horns Rev C Substation
Energinet.dk, Denmark

Steffen Engberg

Project Manager for Kriegers Flak AC and CGS Substructures
Energinet.dk, Denmark

1:35 PM Networking luncheon

Increasing OSS efficiency from design to installation

3:00 PM Strategies for cost reduction and optimization of substations design

Reimar Schlögl, Managing Director, tkb Technologiekontor Bremerhaven, Germany
  • New trends in electrical substation design

  • Lessons from the design and construction of the wind farm

  • Cost effective grid code compliant designs

  • Trade-offs between robustness and lean substation design


Reimar Schlögl

Managing Director
tkb Technologiekontor Bremerhaven, Germany

3:30 PM Utilities’ experience on Sandbank substation

Bart Verbeeck, Package Manager Offshore Substation, Vattenfall, Germany
  • Lessons learned through design, fabrication and installation of Sandbank substation

  • Specific technical challenges in Germany

  • GIS, so why not GIT?

  • Contract approach: FIDIC


Bart Verbeeck

Package Manager Offshore Substation
Vattenfall, Germany

4:00 PM Refreshment break and networking

Deep Dives

4:30 PM Strategic Deep Dives

Choose your main discussion topic and deepen your knowledge in close dialogue with experts by pointed questions:

Deep Dive A

4:30 PM Opportunity niches for improved production of OSS

Thomas Thinggaard, Project Manager for Horns Rev C Substation, Energinet.dk, Denmark
  • What do developers and TSOs expect from suppliers?

  • Where are the biggest areas to save time and budget?


Thomas Thinggaard

Project Manager for Horns Rev C Substation
Energinet.dk, Denmark

Deep Dive B

4:30 PM Tackling supply-chain challenges

Troels Jensen, Division Manager, Bladt Industries A/S, Denmark
  • How could we build an optimised wind farm supply chain?

  • Is it possible to reuse existing supply chains?

  • Are there modular and cost-effective solutions available?


Troels Jensen

Division Manager
Bladt Industries A/S, Denmark

Deep Dive C

4:30 PM Certification and accreditation schemes for future substations

  • Which are the main challenges for the approval and certification of new substations?
  • What strategies and tools should be developed to fulfil the requirement of the licensing processes?

5:00 PM Deep Dive recap

The intensive discussions in the working groups are followed by a short wrap up to summarize the discussion outcomes in plenum

Challenges and achievements in topside design and construction

5:10 PM Solving the topside weight optimisation challenge

Daniel Noermark, Senior Project Manager, Offshore Substations, Ramboll, Denmark
  • Structural optimization – achieve the optimum

  • Weight trends and benchmarking across projects

  • Case study – recent UK projects


Daniel Noermark

Senior Project Manager
Offshore Substations, Ramboll, Denmark

5:40 PM Challenges & success factors in engineering topside HornsRevC

Jan Willem van Bloois, Director Sales & Marketing, KCI, Netherlands
  • Moving target during tender phase

  • Close cooperation/integrated project team with end-client and contractor

  • More than just engineering: enlarging the scope with vendor management & expediting

  • Flexible construction support to optimise detailed design


Jan Willem van Bloois

Director Sales & Marketing
KCI, Netherlands


Truels Kjer

Senior Risk Engineer CoC Windpower, Vice President, Products & Global Marke
CoC Windpower / Swiss Re Denmark Services A/S, Denmark

6:30 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