Offshore Logistics: Vessels & Foundations, 17th -18th June 2020

10:00 - 10:40

Patrick Rainey, Offshore Logistics Manager, RWE Renewables UK Ltd

Welcome remarks and Presentation: What are the main health and safety concerns for the decommissioning of offshore wind turbines?

  • What training and processes are already in place? And what training and processes need implementing before large scale decommissioning projects take place? 
  • Considering the number of turbines and repetitive process of decommissioning. How do you ensure best practise is carried out at every step?
  • What aspects surrounding the health and safety of decommissioning wind turbines needs more research?

10:45 - 11:15

Edgare Kerkwijk, Managing Director, Asia Green Capital


What are potential stumbling blocks to the development of the offshore industry in the Asian-Pacific markets?

  • What are the gaps in the supply chain?  
  • What is the situation regarding available skilled manpower?
  • What is the current size of vessel market?

11:20 - 11:50

Marcus Klose, Head of Section Steel Structures Hamburg, Renewables Certification, DNV GL - Energy


Introducing the ACE Joint Industry Project - Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges for Wind Farms

  • What are the main challenges for offshore wind farms from extreme sources of nature?
  • How might you solve these challenges?
  • Details of the ACE Joint Project.

11:50 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Lunch Break as well as an opportunity for you to use the networking features of the digital app to chat to other attendees.

13:30 - 14:00


The Jones Act: What are the main challenges and new approaches that have developed?

  • What are the main challenges facing foreign vessels during the installation and maintenance phases in US waters in relation to the Jones Act?
  • What nuances exist within the law that can enable the construction of wind farms?
  • The case study of Block Island Wind Farm: From construction to operation

14:05 - 14:50

Emily Huggins Jones, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Pablo Alberte Gonzalez, Offshore Installation Manager, EDP Renováveis
Charlie Papavizas, Maritime Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Panel Discussion:

What opportunities for growth are there in the US Vessel market?

  • Looking at the results of the Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act Amendment. How many vessels are currently available to install, operate and maintain the emerging offshore infrastructure in the US?
  • Which developers are planning on building vessels and jack-ups in the US?
  • How prepared is the supply chain for future development of the US offshore wind market?
  • Are ports on the east coast prepared to support the offshore wind market in the USA?


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