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GL Garrad Hassan Deutschland GmbH - Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference 2013

20 - 21 February 2013 / Hotel Hafen Hamburg – “Elbkuppel” conference room / Join us for GL’s flagship offshore wind event. Now in its eleventh year, this key industry event is widely recognised for the technical quality of its content and the significant

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Welcome to the Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference 2013. These web pages aim to provide you with all the information that you will need to arrange your attendance and will be updated regularly.

Hamburg Offshore wind provides a unique opportunity to gain current insight into the global offshore wind industry as a whole, with a detailed focus on the status of German offshore wind projects. As well as providing a high quality networking platform, it differs from most other industry events in that it is put together and hosted by an organisation that has significant real lifecycle experience of offshore projects. The breadth and depth of technical understanding, both within GL Garrad Hassan and across the GL Group, guarantee that the programme 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 for the German Bight area
  • Listen to the major stakeholders in the German industry discuss the market environment from their perspective
  • Hear current investment and finance opinion about smart offshore wind investment
  • Understand how the supply chain is prepared to handle the offshore specific technical challenges and the high workload over the coming years
  • Learn about future turbine technologies and the associated technical requirements
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network face-to-face with participants and speakers during the conference dinner
Key topics:
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 related to major projects and find out how operation and construction plans are proceeding at the first German offshore wind farms. See the technical solutions which are under development to overcome specific challenges in German waters.

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.

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.

Offshore Installation Risks
Learn about the success factors in offshore installation campaigns. Listen to ship owners speak about 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.

Latest Developments in Offshore 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?

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.

General Information:


Conference: from 20 February 2013, 9.00 a.m. until 21 February 2013, 5.00 p.m.

Hotel Hafen Hamburg – “Elbkuppel” conference room
Seewartenstrasse 9, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)40 31113-0 • Fax: +49 (0)40 31113-70601
Email: info@hotel-hamburg.dewww.hotel-hamburg.de
GL Garrad Hassan Deutschland GmbH
Posted by Trevor Sievert, Online Editorial Journalist / By by GL Garrad Hassan Deutschland GmbH Staff

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