Program








  Monday – June 28, 2021
8:00 – 9:30     
Keynote Session: State of Industry and the Path Forward
  Session Chair: Paul Hillegeist
 
   
23-Nov Welcome & Introduction
  By Paul Hillegeist, Quest
FWE
   
44158  
23-Nov Keynote: Advancements in Next Generation Wind Energy Digital
Technology
  Presenter  TBA, Aker
Offshore wind
 
   To follow shortly 
   
44158  
23-Nov Keynote : Going from Technology to
Commercialisation
  Presenter  Leif Delp,
Equinor
 
  The presentation will
provide an overview of what will it take going from rather novel floating
concepts and technology, which means going from floating wind demos/demo
parks and move to commercial scale parks 500MW+ within a decade.
Topics to be covered will be: Floating LCOE & cost reduction potential
optimized floater solutions for mass production including mooring and
dynamic cables solutions Ð how to mobilize supply chain and meeting the
demand beyond 2030 – what will it take to industrialize floating offshore
wind? 
   
44158  
23-Nov Keynote
:
The importance of Return on Experience when
Dealing with Interface Management and Responsibility Transfer among Project
Stakeholders
  Presenter  Bruno
Geschier, BW Ideol 
 
  As highlighted on numerous
occasions by the European Investment Bank as well as other key financial
institutions across the globe, the bankability / insureability of
commercial-scale floating offshore wind projects is still highly Ð if not
exclsuively – dependant on the proven track record of floating wind
technologies benefiting from several years of operation of full-scale assets.
 Beyond the obvious seakeeping, power production and O&M track
records as well as scale-up and cost-reduction capabilities, financial
institutions (incl. insurers) will also gauge the maturity and experience of
the interface management, risk transfer and contractual set-ups between all
key stakeholders including grid operators, EPCI contractors, wind turbine
supplier, floating technology provider, O&M specialists, etc.
Consequently, full-scale demonstrators operating for several years are a
tremendous source of learning and are on the critcial path of
commercial-scale readiness. Learnings, issues, challenges and solutions that
need to be openly addressed when sitting down with the people looking at
financing and insuring commercial-scale projects in the billions of USD and
who will need to be particularly convincing when presenting such
opportunities to their own Boards and/or risk committees
   
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23-Nov Keynote : A Systems Engineering Vision for Floating Offshore Wind
Cost Optimization                                         
                      
  Presenter  Dr. Amy
Robertson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
 
  While great progress has
been made with innovations related to individual components and tools, only a
comprehensive systems-based approach can allow floating wind technology to
fully mature in commercial markets. A multidisciplinary effort makes it possible
to simultaneously focus on a wide range of factors and then optimize designs
to achieve a minimum system cost. This presentation will provide an overview
of the current design methodology for floating wind systems, and then provide
a vision for   a fully
integrated systems-engineering and techno-economic design approach to capture
the complex interactions between the physics, manufacturing, installation,
and operation of floating wind turbines to achieve transformational cost
reductions.
 
   
  Panel Discussion                               
Moderator  Paul
Hillegeist, Quest FWE
   
 

 

9:30 – 10:15     
Coffee Break  (in exhibiton area)
   
   
10:15 -11:45 Cost Reducing Scenarios 
  Session Chair: Denis Matha, Ramboll
 
   
28-Oct Translate O&G Cost-saving Experiences into Floating
Wind                                     
Presenter  Alan Whooly,
Wood Group
 
   To follow shortly
 
   
  Financing Climate in Floating Wind                                    
Presenter  Randy Male,
Director, Green Giraffe
 
  The presentation will
provide an overview of the current state of the floating offshore wind
market, anticipated growth of the market, current state of floating wind
project development financing and observations on expected construction
financing for floating wind projects. 
Topics covered: The current status of floating wind development
globally – Anticipated growth of floating wind – Expectations for cost
competitiveness of floating wind – Current state of development financing for
floating wind, including players and structures – Expectations for
construction financing for floating wind, including characteristics of
initial projects likely to secure financing.
 
   
  Analyses of 18 Floater Designs. Steel and Concrete                                    
Presenter  Ignacio
Pantojo, Iberdrola
 
   To follow shortly
 
   
  Panel Discussion                               
Moderator  
   
   
11:45 – 1:15

Lunch
(exhibit area) sponsored by Acteon Group

   
1:15 – 3:30 Mooring Systems & Technology
  Session
Chair: Amy Robertson, NREL
 
   
  Cross-over from O&G Mooring Experience to Floating
Wind
Presenter  Thomas
Agnevall, Strana Offshore
 
  The presentation will
briefly illustrate the evolution of oil & gas mooring systems from the
early eighties into present time, with focus on various anchor types in
varying soil conditions and water depths. The technology developed over the
years is now applicable to floating wind mooring systems as well, although
some key differences need special attention.   Delegates, new to
floating wind moorings, and without any oil & gas mooring system
experience will benefit from this general overview on shallow and deep water
moorings and anchors.
   
  Transition Site Opportunities for Early FOWT Deployments
Presenter  Paul McEvoy,
TFI Marine
 
  FOWT deployment in shallow
waters where existing fixed bottom wind farms could be expanded. The
presentation will discuss solutions for mooring of FOWT platforms in 30 to
50m water depths, using the latest mooring technologies. Suitable sites will
selected using GIS analysis with mooring systems modelled.   How new mooring solutions enable
the deployment of FOWT platforms in shallow waters. What environmental
conditions FOWT platforms can be moored in. The type of mooring components
which are required. And how to identify and investigate transition site
opportunities.
   
  Mooring System Redundancies & Maintenance
Considerations
Presenter  Anil Sablok,
Technip Energies
 
  The design margin and
redundancies of critical elements of the mooring system required for
different types of FOWT to ensure appropriate system reliability and
certainty for commercial wind farms development and
operations.  Predictive analysis and maintenance of the mooring
system using response based life cycle loading analysis and smart monitoring
using Artificial Neural Network will also be presented.  Design of the mooring line components
and anchors for different FOWT platforms using  response based life
cycle loading  and smart monitoring methods. Will help design a robust
mooring system for strength and fatigue along with reduced maintenance. 
   
12-Nov Mooring Solutions Evolution Towards Commercial Scale
Deployment
Presenter  Leopoldo
Bello, Vryhof
 
  Introduce Key Mooring
Challenges on Commercial scale development (not seen Demonstrators) and
present potential approach to design codes and maintenance philosophy as
solutions.   Commercial Scale
development mooring design and integrity management wonÕt be similar to those
on current demonstrators or small farms. New approaches are needed.
   
  Panel Discussion                               
Moderator  Thomas
Agnevall, Strana
   
 

 

2:45 – 3:30 Tea Break (in exhibiton area)
   
   
3:30 – 5:00 Floater Production for Commercial Scale
  Session
Chair: 
44132
   
  Influence of Floater Design Aspects on Serial Production,
Logistics and Project Development                            
Presenter  Denis Matha,
Ramboll
 
  Presentation of floater
design aspects and their influence on the serial production process e.g.
related to the choice of material (steel and concrete) and the structural
floater arrangement (e.g. pre-fabricated modular slender structures or large
volume in-situ fabricated designs). The influence of design choices on the
logistics and infrastructure requirements during project development,
particularly in the fabrication and T&I phases, will be presented. The
presentation will provide an overview how floater design aspects influence
serial production, logistics and project development.
   
   
  Delivery of Floating Units in Low Infrastructure
Areas                           
Presenter  Stephanie De
Decker, Boskalis
 
  Floating wind foundations
are getting ready for commercialization but local infrastructure will not
always allow for local fabrication. This presentation looks deeper into which
transportation solutions the industry can bring to optimize the local assembly
and integration process. Transportation impact on the supply chain. The
importance of tailormade transport solutions in order to benefit in terms of
cost, quality and safety.
   
  Keynote : Floating Wind Solution Serial Fabrication   
Presenter  Matthew
Paulonis, Saipem
 
  This is a brief
presentation on a floating wind solution focusing on the serial fabrication
process of a floater, including final assembly and loadout. This features a
fabrication yard in Indonesia with over 780,000 square meters of fabrication
area and is currently in serial production of wind jacket
foundations.  Attendees will get an idea of fabrication
capabilities and the steps required for the construction of a floating wind
structure from plate rolling, through module fabrication and painting, and
finally assembly.
   
  Panel Discussion                               
Moderator  
   

 

 
5:00 – 7:00 Reception  (in exhibiton area)
   

 

  Tuesday – June 29, 2021
8:00 – 9:30 Power Cable Systems & Substations
  Session Chair: 
 
   
12-Nov High Voltage Dynamic Export Cables for Floating Wind
Presenter  Audun
Johanson, Nexans
 
  Dynamic subsea export
cables represent a significant challenge for realization of cost efficient
floating wind substations. We here present the underlying technology gaps,
qualified solutions and their constraints. We specifically benchmark
solutions at multiple localizations and water depths. Topics: Basic
understanding of the gap between traditional export cable technology and
future dynamic cables,  TRL level and outlook on dynamic export cables,
Limitations, knowledge-, and technology gaps.
   
12-Nov Dynamic Power Cable Layout Solutions for FOW
Presenter  Chris Patton,
2H Offshore (Acteon Group)
 
  The feasibility of power
cable solutions for floating offshore wind turbines in a dynamic shallow
water environment (~50m water depth, high floater motions and large
waves/offsets) will be demonstrated. Will also give highlights and additional
challenges of power cable configurations as FOW moves into deeper water.  Attendees should get an understanding
of the challenges and design drivers for FOW power cables.
12-Nov
Presenter  Ricardo
Serafim, Aker Solutions
 
   To follow shortly
   
12-Nov Selecting the Optimal Location for Substations in
Floating Wind Projects
Presenter  Dr. Bader
Diab, OWC (AqualisBraemar LOC)
 
  We analyze the main factors
that influence the location of offshore substations (OSP).  We present
some of the technical challenges associated with ground fixed and floating
OSPs. The presentation will cover the cost and technical drivers for OSP positioning
and provide examples for context. Attendees will learn of the main electrical
cost drivers in terms of placement of fixed and floating OSP types, as well
as the benefits, costs and risks of the substructure, cables and
installation.
   
  Panel Discussion                               
Moderator  
   
   
9:30 – 10:15     
Coffee Break  (in exhibiton area)
   
   
10:15 – 11:45 De-Risking Projects. 
Management & Controls
  Session
Chair: Session Chair : Hannah Konig, EnBW
 
   
12-Nov Keynote: Optimizing the Supply Chain to De-risk Project
Execution
Presenter  James Cotter,
Andrew Burke, Shell New Energies
 
  Taking a whole systems
approach to right sizing project execution. Key factors in creating and
delivery value in project execution, extending beyond standalone component
cost reductions.
   
12-Nov Business Models Reducing LCoE
Presenter  Henrik
Baltscheffsky, Hexicon
 
  Collaboration with service
providers and EPC companies willing to engage and invest ahead of commercial
arrays will contribute to skill development and risk reduction paths
attracting large scale wind farm constructions, including substation and high
voltage dynamic cables. The permitting skills are local and the engineering
skills are generic. Leading the combination will enhance results.   Several jurisdictions cannot
afford to wait and test Ópre-commercialÓ test arrays for several years to
construct the large scale windfarms in deeper waters. Shortening the calendar
time to reach several GWs in operation will win.
   
12-Nov Crane Vessels, Alternative for Floating Wind?
Presenter   Torben
van Wyk , Maersk Supply Service
 
  Today, installations and
maintenance on bottom-fixed windfarms are made possible by jack-ups and large
floating crane vessels. But what will we do on commercial floating wind
farms? How will the transition and impact be on craned vessel market when
entering the floating wind industry, both during development and operational
phases.  Operation &
Maintenance: craned vessel vs. towing floaters to port. How synergies between
design of floaters, mooring and cable impacts the need for craned vessels in
floating wind market. How can craned vessel technologies support the
development of commercial floating windfarms. Why industry leaders need to
come together and innovate new crane technologies. 
   
12-Nov Supply Chain Management to De-Risk Project Execution
Presenter  Von Thompson,
Xodus Group
 
   The presentation will
address the challenges of ensuring cost and schedule certainty when executing
floating wind projects offshore USA. This will be a requirement for
attracting investment and securing commercial success of future developments,
yet there remains a disconnect between OEM technologies and the supply chain
capabilities to set, handle and install such equipment at scale. The
presentation discusses this disconnect and highlights the challenges floating
developers will face in managing cost and schedule certainty risks. Attendees
will gain an appreciation of the potential supply chain limitations on the
East and West Coasts of the USA for future floating offshore wind
developments and high-level strategies to overcome the risks these
limitations raise.
   
  Panel Discussion                               
Moderator  
   
   
11:45 – 1:15 Lunch (in exhibiton area)
   
   
1:15 – 11:45 Assembly & Installation
  Session
Chair:  Bruno Geschier, BW Ideol
 
   
12-Nov An Outlook on Floating Wind Projects
Presenter   Tyler
Studds, Ocean Winds
 
   To follow shortly
   
12-Nov Floating Wind – Marine O&M Considerations
Presenter  Bo Jardine,
Shell 
 
  Discuss the unique
challenges facing the renewables and marine industries as it relates to the
Operations & Maintenance (O&M) of floating wind farms. Floating wind
represents one of the greatest areas for growth in offshore marine sector
within the past 100 years. Developers, their Supporting OEMs, and Vessel
Owner/Operators will require new vessels, new supporting technologies and new
operational paradigms to ensure they can deliver their technical and
commercial promises.
   
12-Nov Mooring Options and Total Installed Cost for a Commercial
Scale Wind Farm
Presenter  Tom Fulton ,
Acteon Group
 
  Mooring options and total
installed costs will be presented for a commercial scale wind farm utilizing
12MW turbines in 200m water depth.  Pros and cons of the various mooring
systems will be presented including stationkeeping performance, mooring footprint,
cost of components and cost of installation.  Attendees will gain a better
understanding of the various mooring options available as well as the
economics for a commercial scale wind farm broken down by mooring components,
prelay operations, and tow and hookup operations.
   
12-Nov Windfloat¨ Upgrades and Associated Installation
Strategies Towards Commercialisation
Presenter   Marco
Wiedijk, Principle Power
 
  Implementation of lessons
learnt from experience on the delivered floating windfarm projects of
WindFloat Atlantic in Portugal, and Kincardine in Scotland and EFGL project
under way in France in the 3rd generation of WindFloat design. The presentation
will provide insight how the implementation of Principle PowerÕs design,
fabrication and installation experience with the delivered projects and
project in execution will support solutions in the delivery of large
commercial scale project that shall meet targets in terms of cost
effectiveness, logistics and local content creation.
   
12-Nov A US Compliant Montion Compensated Installation System
Solution  
Presenter  David
Roodenburg, Huisman
 
  To follow shortly.
   
  Panel Discussion                               
Moderator  
   
   
2:45 – 3:30 Tea Break (in exhibiton area)
   
   
3:30 – 5:00 Operations & IMR Scenarios 
  Session
Chair: 
 
   
12-Nov Comparison of Different O&M Scenarios for Large
Floating Wind Farm Arrays
Presenter  Denis Matha,
Ramboll
 
  We will compare different
scenarios for O&M for large floating wind farms, based on studies
performed in the EU COREWIND project. Special focus will be on -tow-in to
port and heavy lift operations for the exchange of large components at sea.
Further, a time-based cost-modelling of the operation phase will be presented
which compares floating-wind specific scenarios regarding availability and
OPEX. Attendees will obtain an overview on different O&M scenarios and
challenges, limitations and opportunities related to the scenarios. The
audience will also learn about expected relative motions occurring between
crane vessels and floaters, providing insights on compensation requirements.
The cost scenario analysis will show cost-driving factors of the operation
phase and give recommendations for the optimal strategy selection of
commercial scale floating wind farms.
   
12-Nov A Cost Effective O&M Strategy for Floating Wind Farms
Presenter  Jonathan
Boutrot, Bureau Veritas
 
   The presentation will
describe the global approach we have developed to manage the Asset Structural
Integrity of Offshore Wind Farms (fixed and floating), making use of new
technologies to enhance the efficiency and cost of the inspection & maintenance
strategy.  The presentation will
give food-for-thought on how the In-Service phase could be approached in term
of Structural Integrity Management: notions of Risk-Based Inspections,
Structural Health Monitoring, Remote Inspection Techniques and obviously
digital twin will be developed.
   
12-Nov Operations & IMR: The WindFloat¨ Way
Presenter Clara de Moura Santos,
Principle Power 
 
  This presentation will
start with presenting the drivers for LCOE cost Reduction and the specific
role of OPEX. Principle Power will then explain how we take this
consideration in the design of the WindFloat. Further on Principle Power will
focus on the importance of a lifestyle approach to cost and risk
management during the ProjectÕs Operations phase.   The floating offshore wind Industry
has captured the undeniable interest for the global offshore energy industry
players given its well acknowledged potential. This presentation will
bring insights around some of the aspects where the industry is showing huge
interest to further understand Ð how to operate and maintain large scale
floating offshore wind projects.
   
12-Nov Timeline to Commercial Scale Projects
Presenter  Erik Rijkers,
Quest FWE
 
  This unique conference is
aimed at identifying readily available solutions, best practices and
strategies to further Floating Wind to Commercial Scale. This presentation
will review the solutions thatwill have been offered during this conference
and attempt to show the influence they may have when applied to the current
state of industry and the potential they may offer to the timeline to
Commercial Size Floating Project Developments.
   
  Closing Remarks                               
By:  Erik Rijkers,
Quest FWE