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Conference Day 2

09:00 AM Registration and welcome coffee


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Bart Verbeeck

Package Manager Offshore Substation
Vattenfall, Germany

Risk management of HVAC and HVDC offshore substations

09:30 AM Risk management of HVAC and HVDC OSS seen from the insurer

Truels Kjer, Senior Risk Engineer CoC Windpower, Vice President, Products & Global Marke, CoC Windpower / Swiss Re Denmark Services A/S, Denmark
  • Which risk factors influence the insurance cover and premium.
  • High level risk factors to consider - which factors and when to consider them
  • How to reduce risk - who and when
  • Does insurance cover change over the lifecycle of an OSS?

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Truels Kjer

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

10:00 AM Offshore substations risk improvement measures in design, installation, operation and decommissioning: An insurer’s approach

Tom D. Kristiansen, Sr. Trading Underwriter, Construction, Power, Codan Forsikring A/S, Denmark
  • Typical claim scenarios for offshore substations

  • Conditioning monitoring – important aspects

  • Risk improvement measures


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Tom D. Kristiansen

Sr. Trading Underwriter, Construction, Power
Codan Forsikring A/S, Denmark

10:30 AM Open mic_ Effective tools to tackle with fire-risk, safety requirements and failure prevention

Bart Verbeeck, Package Manager Offshore Substation, Vattenfall, Germany

Address your current challenges or questions to the audience and discuss collectively possible approaches and solutions


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Bart Verbeeck

Package Manager Offshore Substation
Vattenfall, Germany

11:00 AM Refreshment break and networking

The future of HVAC and HVDC technology: Addressing the far-offshore challenge

11:30 AM HVDC optimisation using proven technology

Gordon Jackson, Director, Marine & Offshore Structures, Arup, UK
  • Functional requirements for HVDC converter stations

  • Optimising topsides weight and size

  • Cost-effective transportation and installation

  • Lower O&M costs


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Gordon Jackson

Director, Marine & Offshore Structures
Arup, UK
  • Benefits shown in the last studies

  • Risk perception of LFAC technology

  • Future landscape


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Gavin Montgomery

Senior Electrical Engineer, Power Networks, Energy
Atkins, UK
  • Since OTM® launched at EWEA 2015, who has taken up the offer, what independent evaluation’s have been done and what benefits have we seen.
  • Wind Farm trends - Turbines, water depth, cable capacities, auctions.
  • Reduction of LCoE being the ultimate goal: What is the future of grid access?
  • Finding the solutions for the overall wind farm, considering grid access as part of a wider system

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Chris Baines

Project Engineer
Siemens Transmission & Distribution Limited, UK
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Michael K M Lim

Head of Offshore - AC Grid Access,Product Portfolio Manager - AC Grid Acces
Siemens Transmission & Distribution Limited, UK

1:00 PM Networking luncheon

Think Tank

2:30 PM Think Tank _ Transmission technologies for offshore wind

Some problems demand that you think outside the box. Come together with your peers, let your mind flow and find new ideas and solutions in the areas of:


  • Current developments on HVAC platforms and future for far-shore HVAC connections
  • Tools and considerations to minimize losses for HVAC

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Paul van Leest

Package Manager Electrical Infrastructure
Gemini Offshore Wind, Netherlands

Think Tank B

2:30 PM Learnings and optimisations for HVDC schemes

Gordon Jackson, Director, Marine & Offshore Structures, Arup, UK
  • Challenges related to current and future HVDC projects

  • Is this a viable option for further offshore windfarms?


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Gordon Jackson

Director, Marine & Offshore Structures
Arup, UK

Think Tank C

2:30 PM Benefits of LFAC technology in a reluctant market

Gavin Montgomery, Senior Electrical Engineer, Power Networks, Energy, Atkins, UK
  • Explore how technological shortcomings in LFAC can be overcome

  • Which concrete next steps need to be taken to promote this technology?


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Gavin Montgomery

Senior Electrical Engineer, Power Networks, Energy
Atkins, UK

Cost reduction through standardisation of platforms

3:30 PM Standardisation of 700MW offshore AC substations as part of the role/out strategy for offshore wind in the Netherlands

Marien Ruppert, Project Engineer, Offshore Substations, TenneT TSO, The Netherlands
  • Cost effective grid connection design
  • 66kV Lessons Learned
  • Cost reductions through design philosophy
  • Tender strategy

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Marien Ruppert

Project Engineer, Offshore Substations
TenneT TSO, The Netherlands

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Bart Verbeeck

Package Manager Offshore Substation
Vattenfall, Germany