Conference Day One

09:15 AM - 09:50 AM Registration and welcome coffee

Who is Who

Discover who else is participating in the conference. The matchmaking picture wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference. In cooperation with FUJIFILM.


Bart Verbeeck

Package Manager Offshore Substation/SCADA
Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH

Market overview – upcoming projects, market readiness and regualtions

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Offshore wind and European regulatory framework: making projects bankable

Pierre Bernard, CEO, Friends of the Supergrid
  • Current regulatory framework: the missing links”;

  • Ensure a harmonized regulatory framework;

  • Simplify the permitting environment;

  • Financing: avoid stranded assets

  • Do’s and don’t do’s


Pierre Bernard

Friends of the Supergrid

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Speed Networking

Get in touch with the other conference guests in quick paced 1-1 meetings – make sure you bring a stack of business cards.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Refreshment break and networking

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Bringing 66kV windfarm array cables from cradle to market

Tobias Verfuß, Manager, The Carbon Trust
  • Offshore Wind Accelerator project successfully removed market barrier

  • Four different cable designs developed, tested and fully qualified

  • First offshore projects in the pipeline

  • 1.5% LCOE reduction expected


Tobias Verfuß

The Carbon Trust

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Borssele OWF site: Challenges for the grid connection from the step towards 66 kV

Frank Wester, Manager Asset Management Offshore NL, TenneT
  • Grid connection design

  • HV component choice

  • Reactive power compensation

  • Grid earthing system


Frank Wester

Manager Asset Management Offshore NL

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM Networking luncheon

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM 66 kV inter-array and export cable system for Blyth offshore wind farm

Matthias Kirchner, Director MV Submarine Cables, Nexans Deutschland GmbH
  • Layout of the Blyth offshore wind farm e.g. turbines, foundation etc.
  • Cable and accessories design
  • Qualification, test program
  • Specifics for the installation, burial, termination etc.


    Matthias Kirchner

    Director MV Submarine Cables
    Nexans Deutschland GmbH

    2:45 PM - 3:15 PM 66 kV seen from a EPCI contractor’s point of view: 66kV cable installation engineering

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    • Route engineering

    • Cable installation vessels

    • Workability on site

    Changes for turbine components- technology readiness and product availability

    3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Innovative GIS for 66 kV offshore wind turbines

    Ismail Cem Buetuener, Product Manager, Siemens AG
    • F-gas free & non-toxic insulating technology
    • Vacuum switching technology
    • Technical data, layout and components


    Ismail Cem Buetuener

    Product Manager
    Siemens AG

    4:15 PM - 3:45 PM 66 kV Deep Dive - Impact on turbine design and system integration

    Choose your main discussion topic and deepen your knowledge in close dialogue with experts by pointed questions:

    • Handling turbine components for higher voltage level

    • Performance considerations for 66 kV turbines

    • Integration of 66 kV subsystems into the wind turbine

    Deep Dive recap

    The intensive discussions in the working groups are followed by a short wrap up to summarize the discussion outcomes in plenum

    3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Refreshment break and networking

    How to deal with reactive power compensation

    5:15 PM - 5:45 PM Reactive power compensation for offshore wind farms

    Sivananda Ramagiri, Senior Engineer, Power Networks, Energy, Atkins Global
    • Need for reactive compensation

    • Methods of reactive power compensation – fixed and dynamic compensation techniques

    • Considerations for offshore wind

    • Practice so far and additional requirements for 66kV offshore arrays

    • Limitations on ratings/ size of equipment

    • Challenges going forward


    Sivananda Ramagiri

    Senior Engineer, Power Networks, Energy
    Atkins Global


    Bart Verbeeck

    Package Manager Offshore Substation/SCADA
    Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH

    6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Evening event

    Join us at the restaurant “Friesenhof” for an evening get-together with dinner and drinks. Take this opportunity to network and make new business contacts.