Conference Day 1

Financial Overview – making projects possible, reassure quality and safety

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 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.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Chairman's Opening

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Bankability of innovations

Jaco Korbjin, Contract Manager, Green Giraffe BV
· Offshore wind project finance
· Contracting as part of the bigger picture
· Bankability


Jaco Korbjin

Contract Manager
Green Giraffe BV

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 Certifications approved by regulators

· Certifications of 66kV implementation for wind turbines and components
· 66kV cable certification
· Standards already established
· Milestones to achieve fully compliance of wind farm certifications
· Technical challenges to consider when applying 66kV certifications

66kV technology overview, understanding the network and surrounding systems

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Panel discussion - 66kV technology, stakeholders ready to go

- Cabling industry getting last certifications and testing
- Electrical suppliers gaps in experience with the technology
- Transferring onshore experience to offshore market
- Offshore logistic companies waiting for developers to start installation

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Lunch Break

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM 66kV Cable arrays for offshore wind farms, future standard in the industry? Building up confidence for the market

Luigi Colla, System Development Manager, Prysmian PowerLink s.r.l.
· Technical options for 66kV cable arrays and future development
· Expected demand from the market and how to cope with it (plans to increase production line)
· Amount of cabling necessary for a specific project
· Benefits of implementing 66kV


Luigi Colla

System Development Manager
Prysmian PowerLink s.r.l.

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Substation and components changes

Toon Houwen, Business Development Manager, CG Holdings Belgium
• Transformers for the turbines and the platforms
• Footprints: impact on platform (equipment, cabling, bending radius)
• Loss reduction
• Distributed platform redundancies

Toon Houwen

Business Development Manager
CG Holdings Belgium

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Refreshment break and networking

4:15 PM - 4:45 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

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM Resonances in 66 kV collection grids of OWPPs

Andrzej Holdyk, Research Scientist, SINTEF Energy Research
• Typical resonance frequencies in 33 kV collection grids
• How the resonance frequencies change when we go up to 66 kV?
• Main resonance frequency – what does it depend on?
• Possible implications for harmonic and transient behaviour


Andrzej Holdyk

Research Scientist
SINTEF Energy Research

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Closing remarks by Chairman

Evening Event

6:00 PM - 0:00 AM Evening Event

Join us for an informal evening get-together! This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet the other attendees and make new business contacts