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15th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference

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Empire Riverside Hotel
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97
20359 Hamburg, Germany

from 10 April 2018, 5.30 p.m. 
until 11 April 2018, 5.00 p.m. 
Registration starts at 5.00 p.m. 
Empire Riverside Hotel

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Laura Duensing

Laura Duensing

Senior Project Manager

To join the event

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Conference agenda

Part 1 

Day 1, 10 April 2018



Opening by the hosts DNV GL and the Cluster Renewable Energy

Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President, DNV GL will guide you through the evening programme.


Jan Rispens

Managing Director, Renewable Energy Hamburg

Ditlev Engel

CEO, DNV GL - Energy

Keynote of the wind industry

Offshore Wind in Europe: the political framework today, tomorrow


Giles Dickson

CEO Wind Europe

Keynote: Role of offshore wind in the German "Energiewende"


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt Rohrig

Deputy director, Fraunhofer IEE

Times are changing! - The new role for offshore wind energy?

Panel discussion on the political framework international context.

  • Giles Dickson, CEO, Wind Europe
  • Prof. Kurt Rohrig, Fraunhofer IWES
  • Andreas Nauen, CEO Offshore, Siemens Gamesa Renewables
  • Andreas Wagner, Managing Director, Foundation Offshore Wind Energy
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CHAIR: Darius Snieckus

Editor-in-Chief, Recharge


Part 2 

Day 2, 11 April 2018


Registration and welcome coffee

Morning greeting by the hosts

Jan Rispens, Managing Director, Renewable Energy Hamburg

Welcome words by the City of Hamburg


Dr Torsten Sevecke

State council, Hamburg Ministry of Economy, Traffic and Innovation

Keynote presentation


Torben Hvid Larsen

CTO MHI Vestas

Same same but different… New technologies and their impact on offshore wind

Short presentations and Q&A

  • Rajnish Sharma, Technology Director - wind & low carbon solutions, Statoil - “What will the future require of technology in offshore wind”
  • Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Offshore Technology, Siemens Gamesa Renewables - “New technologies will reduce the LCoE for Offshore wind”
  • Cornelius Drücker, Vice President Offshore, Senvion - “Offshore wind technology in the next decade”
  • Lutz Dröge, Deputy General Manager German Subsidiaries, DEME Group - "INNOVATION (+) IN MOTION, Floating solutions for offshore wind – leaving the stable ground but broaden the capabilities"


CHAIR: Jan Rispens

Managing Director, Renewable Energy Hamburg

Coffee break

Love it or hate it…! Offshore wind and the dependency on the power market

Opening presentation
Power market developments and its impact on offshore wind
Claas Hülsen, Business Development Director, Advisory CEMED, DNV GL

Panel discussion with: 

  • Dr. Felix Christian Matthes, Research Coordinator for Energy & Climate policy Energy & Climate, Öko Institut
  • Catrin Jung-Draschil, Head of Market Development Offshore, Vattenfall
  • Roland Schmidt, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital
  • Jürgen Blume, Managing Director, IBERDROLA Renovables


CHAIR: Claas Hülsen

Business Development Director, Advisory CEMED, DNV GL


With North Sea experience into the wider world….?

Different perspectives on international market developments, short presentations and Q&A:

  • Opening: A Global Perspective: the international market developments in offshore wind
    Steve Saywer, Secretary General, GWEC 
  • Offshore Wind Market USA:
    Liz Burdock, Executive Director,  Business Network for Offshore Wind 
  • Offshore Wind Market Taiwan:
    Achim Berge Olsen, CEO, wpd offshore GmbH
  • Offshore Wind Market in the Netherlands:
    Geert Harm Boerhave; RVO (The Netherlands Enterprise Agency)


CHAIR: Peter Frohböse

Principal Engineer, Renewables Advisory, DNV GL - Energy

Coffee break

How fast visions will become reality?! Two outstanding & Inspiring Seal-Up Keynotes.

Offshore wind: A visionary outlook from a TSO perspective

TenneT die Insel in der Nordsee


Wilfried Breuer

CEO, TenneT

Offshore 2025 and beyond

Products and technology


Henrik Stiesdal

Wind Power Pioneer with 40 years of experience at Vestas, Bonus and Siemens Wind Power, Associate Professor at Danish Technical University (DTU)


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