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Part 1

Day 1, 2 April 2019



Welcome by Kim Mørk, your host of this day.

Opening by the hosts DNV GL and the Cluster Renewable Energy


Ditlev Engel

CEO, DNV GL- Energy

Jan Rispens

Managing Director, Renewable Energy Hamburg

Welcome by the city of Hamburg


Dr Peter Tschentscher

First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Keynote and Q&A financial sector

Leaving the shores of classic Operation & Maintanance – Digitizing Offshore Wind Business


Dr Florian von der Hagen

Director MRO IT Solutions, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Offshore Wind in Germany – from pole position to running behind!

Format: Political Panel Discussion

  • Alfred Hoffmann, Managing Director, Europe Windkraft, Vattenfall
  • Tim Meyerjürgens, Senior Manager Large Projects Offshore, TenneT
  • Dr Simone Peter, President, German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)
  • Julia Verlinden, Member of the German Bundestag, Spokesperson for Energy Policy of the Alliance 90/The Greens Parliamentary Group
  • Martin Gerhardt, Head of SGRE Offshore Platform and Portfolio Management, SiemensGamesa


CHAIR: Daniel Münter

Science Journalist


Part 2

Day 2, 3 April 2019


Registration and welcome coffee

Welcome by Andreas Schröter, your host of this day.

Morning greeting by the host

10 years of offshore wind in Germany – a retrospective on a successful history?

Format: Dialogue

  • Irina Lucke, Managing Director, EWE Offshore Service & Solution
  • Holger Matthiesen, Managing Director of E.ON Climate & Renewables Services


CHAIR: Olaf Preuß

Business editor of newspaper ‘Die Welt‘

The Grid – A key to success!?

Format: Short presentations and Q&A

  • "Wie viel offshore verträgt das Netz?" - Ursula Prall, Chair of the Executive Board, German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation
  • „Aktueller Stand Flächenentwicklungsplan 2019“ - Anna Hunke, BSH
  • "Netzausbau nützt – und brauchen wir noch mehr?" - Dr Henrich Quick, Head of Offshore Projects, 50 Hertz
  • “Offshore Netzanbindung – gestern, heute und morgen” - Dr Athanasios Krontiris, Global Product Specialist HVDC PGGI HVDC Marketing & Strategy, ABB


CHAIR: Claas Hülsen

Business Development Director, Advisory CEMED, DNV GL - Energy

Coffee break

Future is starting now – hidden success factors of the in-service phase

Format: Short presentations and Q&A

  • “The key role of ongoing R&D in operating legacy offshore turbines: return on experience of the BARD Offshore 1 project” - Jean Huby, Managing Director, Ocean Breeze
  • “Rolling blade repair – efficient, standardized, high-quality” - Iris Stempfle, General Manager, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier
  • “How to manage large and international portfolios?” - Malte Hippe, Managing Director and Head of Operations Continental EU, Ørsted in Germany
  • "Cost reduction through digitalisation" - Sebastian Mertens, Service Director – GE Renewable Energy/ Offshore Wind
  • “Using artificial intelligence to optimize asset maintenance” - Maiken Gustafsson, Lead Senior Specialist, Performance & Diagnostics, MHI Vestas


CHAIR: Jan Rispens



Innovation Hub offshore wind

Offshore wind energy would not be possible without ideas and innovations. One could not imagine the impressive development of the last ten years without the inventiveness of offshore pioneers. 

Right now, the industry needs new developments more than ever before. DNV GL and the Renewable Energy Hamburg cluster will award new offshore concepts during the HOW 2019 conference. Fields of application might be the development of turbines, installation or maintenance.

The application is closed now.


CHAIR: Peter Brun

Segment Leader Offshore Wind, DNV GL

Coffee break

Global Floating foundation market from a Turbine Manufacturer’s Perspective

Status Quo - Advantages - Challenges


Jörg Philp

Vice President Offshore, Senvion

Dr Fabian Vorpahl

Leading Expert Offshore & Loads, Senvion

Tenders in a merchant environment

Format: Dialogue / Panel Discussion

  • Sven Utermöhlen, COO and Member of the Board, E.On Climate & Renewables
  • Ruud de Bruijne, Project Manager offshore wind energy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
  • Dr Markus Böhme, Advocate, Taylor Wessing


CHAIR: Daniel Münter

Science Journalist


End of the conference.