15th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference

Offshore wind of tomorrow - Market integration by next generation technology

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Your hosts, Renewable Energy Hamburg and DNV GL, have organized the 15th Hamburg Offshore Wind conference including an agenda reflecting the key topics, lessons learned and advancements in offshore wind that are of central interest for today's wind industry. 

This will include high-profile keynote speakers and plenty of networking opportunities.

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Conference agenda

Day 1, 10 April 2018

  • Time
  • 16:00


  • 17:00

    Opening by the hosts DNV GL and the Cluster Renewable Energy

    Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President, DNV GL will guide you through the evening programme.


    Jan Rispens

    Managing Director, Renewable Energy Hamburg

    Ditlev Engel

    CEO, DNV GL - Energy

  • 17:20

    Keynote of the wind industry

    Offshore Wind in Europe: the political framework today, tomorrow


    Giles Dickson

    CEO Wind Europe

  • 17:40

    Keynote: Role of offshore wind in the German "Energiewende"


    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt Rohrig

    Deputy director, Fraunhofer IEE

  • 18:00

    Times are changing! - The new role for offshore wind energy?

    Panel discussion on the political framework international context.

    • Giles Dickson, CEO, Wind Europe
    • Prof. Kurt Rohrig, Fraunhofer IWES
    • Andreas Nauen, CEO Offshore, Siemens Gamesa Renewables
    • Andreas Wagner, Managing Director, Foundation Offshore Wind Energy
    Read more RECHARGE news, the global source for renewable energy news and intelligence.

    CHAIR: Darius Snieckus

    Editor-in-Chief, Recharge

  • 19:00



Day 2, 11 April 2018

  • Time
  • 08:00

    Registration and welcome coffee

  • 09:00

    Morning greeting by the hosts

    Jan Rispens, Managing Director, Renewable Energy Hamburg

  • 09:10

    Welcome words by the City of Hamburg


    Dr Torsten Sevecke

    State council, Hamburg Ministry of Economy, Traffic and Innovation

  • 09:20

    Keynote presentation


    Torben Hvid Larsen

    CTO MHI Vestas

  • 09:40

    Same same but different… New technologies and their impact on offshore wind

    Short presentations and Q&A

    • Rajnish Sharma, Technology Director - wind & low carbon solutions, Statoil - “What will the future require of technology in offshore wind”
    • Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Offshore Technology, Siemens Gamesa Renewables - “New technologies will reduce the LCoE for Offshore wind”
    • Cornelius Drücker, Vice President Offshore, Senvion - “Offshore wind technology in the next decade”
    • Lutz Dröge, Deputy General Manager German Subsidiaries, DEME Group - "INNOVATION (+) IN MOTION, Floating solutions for offshore wind – leaving the stable ground but broaden the capabilities"

    CHAIR: Jan Rispens

    Managing Director, Renewable Energy Hamburg

  • 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:30

    Love it or hate it…! Offshore wind and the dependency on the power market

    Opening presentation
    Power market developments and its impact on offshore wind
    Claas Hülsen, Business Development Director, Advisory CEMED, DNV GL

    Panel discussion with: 

    • Dr. Felix Christian Matthes, Research Coordinator for Energy & Climate policy Energy & Climate, Öko Institut
    • Catrin Jung-Draschil, Head of Market Development Offshore, Vattenfall
    • Roland Schmidt, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital
    • Jürgen Blume, Managing Director, IBERDROLA Renovables

    CHAIR: Claas Hülsen

    Business Development Director, Advisory CEMED, DNV GL

  • 13:00


  • 14:00

    With North Sea experience into the wider world….?

    Different perspectives on international market developments, short presentations and Q&A:

    • Opening: A Global Perspective: the international market developments in offshore wind
      Steve Saywer, Secretary General, GWEC 
    • Offshore Wind Market USA:
      Liz Burdock, Executive Director,  Business Network for Offshore Wind 
    • Offshore Wind Market Taiwan:
      Achim Berge Olsen, CEO, wpd offshore GmbH
    • Offshore Wind Market in the Netherlands:
      Geert Harm Boerhave; RVO (The Netherlands Enterprise Agency)


    CHAIR: Peter Frohböse

    Principal Engineer, Renewables Advisory, DNV GL - Energy

  • 15:30

    Coffee break

  • 16:00

    How fast visions will become reality?! Two outstanding & Inspiring Seal-Up Keynotes.

  • 16:00

    Offshore wind: A visionary outlook from a TSO perspective

    TenneT die Insel in der Nordsee


    Wilfried Breuer

    CEO, TenneT

  • 16:30

    Offshore 2025 and beyond

    Products and technology


    Henrik Stiesdal

    Wind Power Pioneer with 40 years of experience at Vestas, Bonus and Siemens Wind Power, Associate Professor at Danish Technical University (DTU)

  • 17:00


Significant order volumes for new offshore projects will be necessary to sustain the economies of scale required to reduce costs even more. To maintain these cost reductions, Europe must build at least 4 GW per year. Germany, being one of the key markets, should build more than the 730 MW envisioned for each year.
Giles Dickson,
  • CEO
  • Wind Europe

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