16th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference

“From "if" to "HOW”- Ready to Realise an Ambitious Renewables Road Map”

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Hamburg Offshore Wind 2019

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  • Where:

    Hamburg, Germany

  • Venue:

    Empire Riverside Hotel

  • When:
    02 April - 03 April 2019, 17:00
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Hamburg Offshore Wind 2019

On April 3, our Offshore Innovation Award will be awarded to an innovative idea for the offshore industry. Please take the opportunity to apply. Find further details here. In case of any questions, please send an email to: how.innovationaward@dnvgl.com.

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Day 1, 2 April 2019

  • Time
  • 16:00


    Welcome by Kim Mørk, your host of this day.

  • 17:00

    Opening by the hosts DNV GL and the Cluster Renewable Energy


    Ditlev Engel

    CEO, DNV GL- Energy

    Jan Rispens

    Managing Director, Renewable Energy Hamburg

  • 17:15

    Welcome by the city of Hamburg


    Dr Peter Tschentscher

    First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

  • 17:30

    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

  • 18:00

    Offshore Wind in Deutschland – vom Vorreiter zum Nachzügler!

    Format: Political Panel Discussion

    • Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Area Wind, 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

  • 19:00



Day 2, 3 April 2019

  • Time
  • 08:00

    Registration and welcome coffee

    Welcome by Andreas Schröter, your host of this day.

  • 09:00

    Morning greeting by the host

  • 09:10

    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‘

  • 09:45

    Das Stromnetz … Ein Schlüssel zum Erfolg?

    Format: Short presentations and Q&A

    • Ursula Prall, Chair of the Executive Board, German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation
    • Flächenentwicklungsplan, Anna Hunke, BSH
    • "Netzausbau nützt – und brauchen wir noch mehr?" - Dr Henrich Quick, Head of Offshore Projects, 50 Hertz

    CHAIR: Claas Hülsen

    Business Development Director, Advisory CEMED, DNV GL - Energy

  • 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:30

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

    Format: Short presentations and Q&A

    • Jean Huby, Managing Director, Ocean Breeze
    • Iris Stempfle, General Manager, Fred Olsen Wind Carrier
    • “How to manage large and international portfolios?” - Malte Hippe, Managing Director and Head of Operations for 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


  • 13:00


  • 14:00

    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. READ MORE (information will follow).

    Please apply now and present your brief concept live at HOW 2019! We will elect the winner after their successful performance. We are looking forward to your application!


    CHAIR: Peter Brun

    Segment Leader Offshore Wind, DNV GL

  • 15:00

    Coffee break

  • 15:30

    Floating Wind

    Format: Keynote

    • Jörg Philp, Vice President Offshore, Senvion and
    • Dr Fabian Vorpahl, Leading Expert Offshore & Loads, Senvion
  • 16:00

    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

  • 17:00


    End of the conference.