16th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference

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Hamburg Offshore Wind 2019

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  • Where:

    Hamburg, Germany

  • Venue:

    Empire Riverside Hotel

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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 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

  • 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

    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

  • 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:30

    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


  • 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.

    The application is closed now.


    CHAIR: Peter Brun

    Segment Leader Offshore Wind, DNV GL

  • 15:00

    Coffee break

  • 15:30

    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

  • 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.