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

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.

Conference language
Simultaneous translation available: German–English / English–German. 

Thanks to all sponsoring companies for supporting our Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference! 

Premium Sponsor 

Main Sponsors
Deutsches Offshore IndustrieRhenus Cuxport

Basic Sponsors
DONG EnergyMARSHWindea OffshoreEEW SPC

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Conference agenda

Day 1, 4 April 2017

  • Hora
    Título de la ponencia
  • 17:30 -18:00

    Welcome and Registration

  • 18:00 -18:10

    Welcome speech by DNV GL & Cluster Renewable Energy Hamburg


    Ditlev Engel

    CEO, DNV GL - Energy

    Jan Rispens

    Managing Director, Cluster Renewable Energy Hamburg

  • 18:10 -18:20

    Welcome speech by the city of Hamburg


    Olaf Scholz

    First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

  • 18:20 -18:40

    Keynote federal government


    Reinhard Klingen

    Director General Waterways and Shipping of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Bonn

  • 18:40

    Dinner at Hotel Hafen, Hamburg


Day 2, 5 April 2017

  • Hora
    Título de la ponencia
  • 08:00 -09:00

    Registration and morning coffee

  • 09:00 -09:05

    Welcome speech by DNV GL & Cluster Renewable Energy Hamburg


    Jan Rispens

    Managing Director, Cluster Renewable Energy Hamburg

    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. Thorsten Falk, Department IIIB5 "Renewable energy in the electricity sector", Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy


    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. Tendering offshore wind energy in Germany – an operator's view on competition and cost reduction
      Gunnar Groebler, Vorstand Wind, Vattenfall
    2. Potential effects of auctions on financing structures for wind offshore projects
      Peter Schäfer, Team Head Wind Power – Director,  KfW IPEX-Bank 
    3. A new era for offshore wind power - a review from a legal point of view 
      Dr. Ursula Prall, Advocate / Partner, Becker Büttner Held
    4. The introduction of auctions - a step change in the offshore wind market 
      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 Miguel Roenes Bueno, Business Development Manager, 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. Very good progress in cost cutting for offshore wind: Everywhere?
      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. How to make the world’s most powerful wind turbine even more competitive? 
      Henrik Bæk Jørgensen, Chief Project Manager, Head of Product Management, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

  • 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, Head of Offshore Projects, 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


    CHAIR - Ilka Groenewold

    Presenter and independent journalist

  • 17:30 -17:40

    Closing remarks

  • 17:40

    Get-together and end of conference


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