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The Hamburg Offshore Wind (HOW) Conference - Germany's premier offshore wind conference - is fast approaching. It will be held on 20-21 February 2013.

Please visit the HOW 2013 Conference website for up-to-date conference programme information.

The key topics to be discussed at the eleventh HOW Conference include:

Offshore wind projects in Germany
Obtain up-to-date information about the first projects built in German waters. Learn first-hand from project developers about the challenges and technical solutions related to major projects and find out how operation and construction plans are proceeding at the first German offshore wind farms. Confirmed speakers: Jürgen Ruge (GL Noble Denton), Udo Christiansen (EnBW)

Offshore market and regulations
Participate in lively discussions with German offshore decision makers. Listen to the opinions of German wind associations, politicians, utilities and others, as they discuss the market environment, infrastructure issues, legal frameworks and perspectives for the offshore industry. Confirmed speakers: Dirk Briese (Trend Research), Wilfried Breuer (TenneT), Dr. Gernot Blanke (wpd), Jan Rispens (Renewable Energy Cluster Hamburg), Norbert Giese (Repower)

Finance, banks and investors
Where will all the money for projects come from and are there investors willing to participate in a very young industry? Key banks and investors will discuss their views on the maturity of German offshore projects. Confirmed speakers: Eriks Atvars (UniCredit), Jérôme Guillet (Green Giraffe Energy Bankers), Dr. Thomas Meerpohl (Stadtwerke München), Michael Suppan (Deutsche Bank). 

Offshore installation risks
Learn about the success factors in offshore installation campaigns. Listen to speakers discussing the technology and design of the next generation of wind turbine installation vessels and new installation strategies. Understand how risks are managed in multi-contractual projects and the new insurance products that are available. Confirmed speakers: Tobias Rosenbaum (GL Noble Denton), Claus Christensen (DONG), Hans Schneider (A2Sea), Martin Rahtge (Hochtief), Dr. Mathias Hoermann (Munich RE), Dr. Michael Bellmann (itap), Carsten Rogge (BLG Logistics).

Operational trends
Discuss operational trends with stakeholders from the shipping industry, who provide crew and service boats, as well as those involved in the installation of the first operational projects in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Confirmed speakers: Jan Schreiber (Germanischer Lloyd), Carsten König (BARD Offshore), Olav Kjetil Opheim (Fjellstrand)

Turbine technology
Fast advancing technical innovation is at the heart of all offshore projects. What will the next-generation turbines look like? What is the turbine supplier's point of view on the integrated systems for wind farm design that the utilities and developers look for? Confirmed speakers: Jan Giese (aerodyn), Jean Huby (AREVA), José Antonio Malumbres (Gamesa Eólica), Mitsubishi.

Venue: Hotel Hafen Hamburg, Hamburg
Contact: GL Garrad Hassan Deutschland GmbH.
Phone: +49 (0)40 36149-8407
how@gl-group.com, www.gl-garradhassan.com/HOW2013

GL Garrad Hassan Deutschland GmbH
Kerstin Haßlinger

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