14th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference

Join this key industry event to discuss "Offshore wind after 2020 - Tenders as a way to reduce costs?"

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Event Information

This event is being organized by DNV GL in partnership with the Renewable Energy Cluster Hamburg 

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Offshore wind after 2020 - Tenders as a way to reduce costs?
The conference agenda will address the question of how the role of offshore wind power in the energy supply in Germany and Europe will look under changed political conditions after 2020. Meet international leaders and representatives of the offshore wind industry, to discuss the future of the industry with regard to coming and existing tendering models.

Hamburg Offshore Wind differs from most other industry events in that it is put together and hosted by an organisation that has significant real life-cycle experience of offshore projects. The breadth and depth of technical understanding across the DNV GL Group and the membership network of the Renewable Energy Cluster Hamburg (REH), guarantee that the program has been designed to deliver added-value to offshore stakeholders and that the external and internal speakers have been specifically selected for their depth of expertise and understanding.

Key benefits of the event

  • Gain a unique insight into the progress and future plans of German developers and their technical solutions and lessons learned for the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
  • Listen to the major stakeholders in the German industry discuss the market environment from their perspective.
  • Join the debate on how the young industry is progressing with respect to Maritime Safety, Occupational Safety and HSE matters?
  • Learn about turbine developments for cost of energy reduction.
  • Hear current investment and finance opinions about smart offshore wind investment.
  • Learn about new solutions and challenges in design, construction, installation and operation of platforms and cables.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network face-to-face with participants and speakers during the conference dinner.
  • Simultaneous German-English and English-German interpreting is available during all conference sessions.

Who will benefit?

  • Offshore wind project developers
  • Wind farm operators
  • Turbine manufacturers
  • Engineering and design companies
  • Offshore equipment suppliers
  • Banks and investors
  • Energy companies
  • Ship owners and operators
  • Ship managers
  • Shipyards
  • Insurance companies
  • Legal advisors
  • Consultants
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Do you want to become a sponsor of the HOW?
For receiving input on possibilities and for any questions related to this topic, please contact Astrid Dose:
T: +49 (0) 40 694573-12
E: astrid.dose@eehh.de

Conference language - Simultaneous translation available: German–English / English–German.
The conference language is German and English. A simultaneous translation German–English / English–German is available during all conference sessions.

Conference agenda (preliminary)

Day 1, 4 April 2017

  • Time
  • 17:30 -18:00

    Welcome and Registration

  • 18:00 -18:10

    Welcome speech by DNV GL & EEHH


    Ditlev Engel

    CEO, DNV GL - Energy

    Jan Rispens

    Managing Director, REH

  • 18:10 -18:20

    Welcome speech by the city of Hamburg


    Representative of the Hamburg Senat

  • 18:20 -18:40

    Keynote federal government


    Enak Ferlemann

    Secretary of State for Traffic and Digital Infrastructure

  • 18:40



Day 2, 5 April 2017

  • Time
  • 08:00 -09:00

    Registration and morning coffee

  • 09:00 -09:05

    Welcome speech by DNV GL and REH


    Jan Rispens

    Managing Director, REH

    Ditlev Engel

    CEO, DNV GL - Energy

  • 09:05 -09-30

    Opening keynote wind industry

    Offshore wind after 2020: Siemens` perspective on cost reduction and international market development.


    Michael Hannibal

    CEO Offshore, Siemens Wind Power

  • 09:30 -11:00

    Panel discussion: What will be the role of offshore wind after 2020 in the generation portfolio?

    Confirmed panel participants:

    1. Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore, Siemens Wind
    2. Wilfried Breuer, Excecutive Board, TenneT 
    3. Sven Utermöhlen, Director Offshore Wind, E.On Climate & Renewables Central Europe
    4. Jörg Kuhbier,  Chairman of the Executive Board of Stiftung Offshore Windenergie
    5. TBA


    CHAIR - Olaf Preuß

    Business editor of newspaper ‚Die Welt’

  • 11:00 -11:30

    Coffee break

  • 11:30 -13:00

    Session: Project development & financing in times of tendering procedures

    1. Ausschreibung Offshore-Windenergie in Deutschland – Wettbewerb und Kostensenkung aus Sicht des Betreibers 
      Gunnar Groebler, Vorstand Wind, Vattenfall
    2. Peter Schäfer, Team Head Wind Power – Director,  KfW IPEX-Bank 
    3. Das WindSeeG – ein neues Zeitalter für die Offshore-Windkraft. Eine Betrachtung aus rechtlicher Sicht
      Dr. Ursula Prall, Advocate / Partner, Becker Büttner Held
    4. Christoph Mertens, Executive Counsel, Pan-EU Renewable Energy Business Department, Sumitomo Deutschland
    5. Tender mechanisms, new technologies, certification and long term insurability – contradiction or just a challenge? 
      Ralf Skowronnek, Head of Renewable Energy Continental Europe, Marsh GmbH together with DNV GL

  • 13:00 -14:00


  • 14:00 -15:30

    Session: New concepts for cost reduction

    1. Key target for offshore-wind: cost reduction in a global context
      Volker Malmen, Managing Director, DONG Energy Germany
    2. Norbert Giese, Vice President Agency & Government Relations , Senvion
    3. Role of an utility in auction systems – what does make EnBW attractive for supply chain and co-investors?
      Stefan Kansy, Director New Projects (Power Generation), EnBW
    4. Turbine concept, O&M and other factors: the perspective of MHI Vestas on cost reduction in Offshore Wind
      MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (speaker to be announced)

  • 15:30 -16:00

    Coffee break

  • 16:00 -17:30

    Panel discussion: Offshore and Grid: „what are the possibilities and limitations?"

    1. Dr. Henrich Quick, Leiter Projekte Offshore, 50Hertz
    2. Alf Henryk Wulf, Chairman of the Executive Board, GE Power
    3. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. István Erlich, University Duisburg-Essen
    4. Dr. Peter Ahmels, Head of Renewable Energy, Deutsche Umwelthilfe
    5. Dr. Jochen Patt, Beisitzer Beschlusskammer 6, Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen, BNetzA



  • 17:30

    Get-together and end of conference