For the first time, technical consultant and certification service provider DNV GL and the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster are jointly organising the traditional leading conference “Hamburg Offshore Wind” (HOW). The conference takes place on 5 April 2017 at Hotel Hafen Hamburg and begins on the evening of 4 April with a keynote speech by high-ranking politicians and subsequent networking dinner. The conference will probably start directly after the first round of tenders for new offshore wind farms to be built after 2020 at the end of March 2017.
The conference is about what the role of offshore wind energy will be within the German and European energy supply under changed political conditions after 2020. Under the heading “Offshore Wind after 2020 – Tenders as a Way to Reduce Costs?!”, international managers and representatives of the offshore wind industry will meet to talk about the future of the industry with regard to coming and existing tender models.
On 4 April, Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL, Renewable Energy Hamburg Managing Director Jan Rispens and Enak Ferlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, will welcome the attendees. In the session on 5 April, Michael Hannibal, Siemens Wind Power; Wilfried Breuer, TenneT TSO; Sven Utermöhlen, E.ON Climate & Renewables; and Jörg Kuhbier, Stiftung Offshore Windenergie, will debate “The Role of Offshore Wind after 2020 in the Generation Portfolio”.
The second session is about “Project Development and Financing of Tender Procedures”. It will feature Gunnar Groebler, Vattenfall Europe GmbH; Peter Schäfer, KfW; Dr Ursula Prall, Becker Büttner Held; and Christoph Mertens, Sumitomo Deutschland.
In the third session, Volker Malmen, DONG Energy Wind Power Germany; Norbert Giese, Senvion SE; Stefan Kansy, EnBW; Jörg Kubitza, MHI Vestas; and Ralf Skowronnek, Marsh GmbH, will discuss new concepts for “Cost Reduction”. The speakers at the final session will answer questions on grid connection. They include: Alf Henryk Wulf, GE Power; Professor István Erlich, University Duisburg-Essen; Dr Peter Ahmels, Deutsche Umwelthilfe; and Dr Joachim Patt, Federal Network Agency.
The Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference is highly regarded both for the premium technical and political content and for exceptional networking opportunities. In recent years, the conference has welcomed 150 to 200 international participants each year.
The early-bird rebate of 500 euros per person (excl. VAT) applies until 20 January 2017.