09:30 – 9:45am (GMT)

Welcome Remarks & Explanation of Key Features of Digital Platform

REGIONAL DEEP DIVE
An update from Europe’s thought leaders

09:45 – 10:15am GMT

Stats and Facts: Where is the European Wind Power Market? And Where is it going?
Daniel Liu, Principal Analysts, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

10:15 – 10:45am GMT

Panel Discussion: Beyond Lip Service: What do owner-operators need to be able to grow the wind power sector to the targets set out by the European Commission and National Governments?
  • Repowering vs. New Site: With ageing turbines across Europe is it best to repower or simply start on a new site?
  • What are the needs that are not being met and whose role is it to change that? Government? OEMs? 
  • Looking at O&M specifically: is the idea that people can retrain and become wind power engineers missing out the years of training and experience needed? And if so, how can we fill that skills gap?
  • How has covid-19 changed the cost of O&M? Has this changed translated into changed budgets?
  • What is next for the European O&M industry?
Mathias Reding, Asset Manager, HOFOR
Harriet Green, Operations Manager – Empire Wind, Equinor

EUROPE & ASIA INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES

11:15 – 12:15pm GMT

ROUNDTABLES

These roundtables will provide you with the same experience as meeting and chatting to someone new during the coffee break of a live conference. Only we are also providing an ice-breaker in the form of the topic for the table as well as a table leader to drive the conversation. So no excuses to not get networking!

All you have to do is:

  1. Click on a topic table
  2. Choose whether you want to share audio and visual 
  3. Jump into the conversation
  4. Move on to a different table when you are ready or after 25 minutes so that someone else can join in as tables will be limited to 15 people
Offshore Challenges
Leading Edge Erosion
Chrtistian Bak
Finding A Replacement Blade
Diego Keiffer
General Networking

GLOBAL KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

1:15 – 1:40pm GMT

The Big Interview: What does ‘The Man Who Caught the Wind’ think about the future of the wind turbine and blades?
Henrik Stiesdal, Wind Power Pioneer & Former CTO of Siemens

The Wind Power Market & The World: Growth, Development and The Future

1:45 – 2:15pm GMT

The Data Behind the Trends: Developments in Leading Erosion and what this means for the future
Rasmus Konge Johansen, Lead Specialist, PolyTech

2:20 – 3:10pm GMT

O&M Leaders Panel Discussion:  A Trend Analysis of the Blade O&M Market and What does this mean for the future?
  • What has been the impact of covid-19 on the next O&M season? Will this have a lasting impact?
  • Shifting towards a predictive strategy: Where and what are the latest O&M cost saving and efficiency gains being made?
  • What are most common blade damages being observed and how can the industry mitigate against these damages?
Berith Klug, Head of Operations,, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Teemu Vekkeli, O&M Technical Manager, Asset Management, Eurus Energy
Tom Sulzer, Co-Founder, Sulzer Schmid
Arnold Wilmink, Head of Technical Support and Engineering North America, RWE

Design Innovations & Is Bigger Better?

3:15 – 3:35pm GMT 

Presentation: The Owner-Operator Experience – What are the Opportunities and Risks of Newer Larger Blades Versus Older Blades?
  • What AEP gains can you expect from recently designed blades?
  • What are the O&M risks associated with using newer blades with less data on failure trends? 
  • Where do you need to update your O&M strategy accordingly?
Nicolas Quiévy, Senior Wind Technology Manager, Engie

3:40 – 4:05pm GMT

Presentation: Preserving value: What strategies and new materials will facilitate the supply chain for recycling blades and lead to a sustainable future for blade design and manufacture?
  • How are the composites industry embedding circularity at the heart of future turbines?
  • How can the industry use more sustainable materials in the manufacturing process of blades?
  • What are the latest processes and most innovative processes based on circular economy principles?
Dr. Jonathan Fuller,Research Engineer, National Composites Centre

4:10 – 4:40pm GMT

Beyond the Theoretical : A Live Demonstration of How You Can Prevent Future Failure Through Innovation & Big Data
This live demonstration will show you how you can turn each bit of data into better outcomes to enable the right decision making and optimizing your blade maintenance strategy. Join this session for a live demonstration on Visual Based Asset Integrity (VBAI), Siemens Gamesa platform designed to help you make the most of your data in the most efficient way.
Afshin Tafazzoli, Sales Enablement Manager, Siemens Gamesa
Lars Holm Nielsen, Chief Engineer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

TRANSATLANTIC ROUNDTABLES
Dealing with day to day damages & extreme weather

5:00 – 5:45pm GMT

Roundtables
These roundtables will provide you with the same experience as meeting and chatting to someone new during the coffee break of a live conference. Only we are also providing an ice-breaker in the form of the topic for the table as well as a table leader to drive the conversation and provide you with actionable learnings to take away from the conversation. So no excuses to not get networking! All you have to do is:
  1. Click on a topic table
  2. Choose whether you want to share audio and visual 
  3. Jump into the conversation
  4. Move on to a different table when you are ready or after 25 minutes so that someone else can join in as tables will be limited to 15 people
Leading Edge Erosion
 
Nils Leseberg, Polytech
Lightning Damage
Billy Martin, Lightning Expert Consultant, Ducommun Inc.
General Networking
General Networking

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
Collaboration, Partnership, Standardisation & Transparency

6:15 – 6:35pm GMT

(1:15 – 1:35pm ET)

Presentation: Identifying Contractual Responsibility – What is Under Warranty?
  • How do you identify who is contractually responsible to pay for what?
  • Force majeure or a quantifiable risk: Who should be responsible for lightning damages?
  • Warranty claims: What can we learn from recent success stories?
  • How will the industry benefit from the shift towards standardised warranty contracts?
Tomas Konvalina, CEO, Carr Renewables

6:40 – 7:15pm GMT

(1:40 – 2:15pm ET)

Panel Discussion: Using One Language- How Can the Industry Align to Standardise Blade Category Damage?
  • What threats does lack of standardisation pose to owner-operators?
  • What is the onus on solution providers to standardise damage categorisation?
  • How are owner-operators mitigating the lack of standardisation?
  • Is availability of benchmark data the lynchpin for standardisation? If so how can this be created in a confidential and secure way?
Nicolas Quiévy, Senior Wind Technology Manager, Engie
Diego Kieffer, Turbine Maintenance Manager, RES
Amilcar Quispitupa, Chief Engineer Blades, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Stanton Peterson, Wind Turbine Engineer, SGRE

7:20pm – 7:50pm GMT

(2:20 – 2:50pm ET)

Debate: Should Owner-Operators Take Their Inspections In-House?
With the rise of autonomous drones and concerns over technician availability, should Owner-Operators begin to look to take their inspections in house? This session will explore the current opportunities around in-house inspection and evaluate their pros and cons.  At the start of the session we will poll the audience  for whether they agree or disagree that owner-operators should take their inspections in-house. We will then run the poll again at the end of the session to see who has won.
Tihomir Krtalic, Senior Blade Engineer, Enel Green Power
Thibault Gouache,Co-Founder & CEO, Cornis
Bob Baughman,CEO, HUVR

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

7:55  – 8:25pm GMT

(2:55 – 3:25pm ET)

Presentation: Data Download: Stats and Facts: Where is the Global Wind Power Market? And Where can you save money?
  • Is development keeping up to replace ageing turbines?
  • How has the recent push to green energy helped grow the sector? What does this mean in real money terms?
  • A cost benefit analysis of when and how to you should make repairs
Phillip Tatoro, CEO & Founder, IntelStor
REGIONAL DEEP DIVE 
An update from North America’s thought leaders

8:30 – 8:55pm GMT

(3:30 – 3:55pm ET)

Panel Discussion: How Can You Ensure Your O&M Budget Factors in Technicians’ Experiences and Field Requirements?
  • What are the largest logistical and technical challenges that need to be factored into budgets for successful repair campaigns?
  • In the context of covid-19, how do you balance budget, time and safety?
  • What are the primary challenges repair technicians see in the field that you need to consider?
  • What is the key information engineers require from owner-operators to carry out quick and effective repairs that minimises downtime?
Josh Paquette, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia
Bob Gallaher, Structural Engineer, Wind Fleet Blades & Structures, NextEra Energy
Katelyn Reynolds, Mechanical Engineer, Invenergy

Close of day 1

REGIONAL DEEP DIVE
An update from Asia’s thought leaders

7:30 – 7:55am GMT
(3:30 – 3:55pm SST)

Presentation: Data Download: Stats and Facts: Where is the Offshore Wind Power Market? And Where is it going?
Phillip Tatoro, CEO & Founder, IntelStor

8:00 – 8:40am GMT
(4:00 – 4:40pm SST)

Panel Discussion: The many challenges of O&M for Offshore – How do you stick to budgets? Is it easier with newer turbines?
Jay Choi, CEO, NearthLab
Martin Leong, Head of Programs, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Harriet Green, Operations Manager – Empire Wind, Equinor
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP INSIGHT

8:45 – 9:15am GMT

Presentation: Case Study: Industrial Recycling of Wind Rotor Blades made From Recyclable Epoxy Systems
Chandan Kumar Singh, Head-Scale Up & process Technology, Aditya Birla Chemicals – Advanced Materials

9:20 – 9:50am GMT

Interview & Podcast Session: Will supply chains be forever changed after the impact of covid-19? And How is this change going to affect your O&M strategy and budget?
  • Localisation of Production: what are the benefits vs. costs?
  • The Green Question: Is it more environmentally friendly to have production near to the site and therefore should production be more localised?
  • How has the ‘bigger better’ trend changed transportation and the logistics of delivery? Is it worth it?
Jan de Groof, Head of Asset Management & Procurement, Engie

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHTS

10:30 – 11:45am GMT

Presentation
6 slides. 6 minutes. 4 innovations to help you protect, maintain or repair your blades from the environment.  Each presenter will only have 6 minutes and 6 slides to demonstrate their innovation.  Once all have presented the audience will anonymously vote for which one they think is the best.
Divya Thumsi, Business Development Manager, LM WindPower
Clare McDermott, Business Development Director for Wind Energy, Teknos
Axel Ringhandt, Senior Project Manager, Bachmann
Olav Davis, Leader R&D, Tartler
Lasse Hietikko, Business Development Manager, Wicetec
Martin Rath, Head of Sales & Business Development, Ventus Group

TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS

The Latest & Best Practice Inspection, Detection & Condition Monitoring Methods 

12:00 – 12:25am GMT

Presentation: Presentation: Autonomous Drones for Optimizing Offshore Blade Inspection
  • With the number of offshore wind farms growing, the need for efficient inspection and maintenance workflow is also on the rise. Nearthlab introduces autonomous drones to meet the demands of offshore wind farms 
  • What do these methods look like and where is the current ROI?
  • How can autonomous drones make an impact on offshore inspections?
Jay Choi, CEO, NearthLab

12:30 – 12:55pm GMT

Presentation:How Can you Quantify the Influence of Monitored Blade Erosion on the Aerodynamic Performance?
Christian Bak, Senior Scientist, DTU

Blowing Hot & Cold: Dealing with Extreme Weather Conditions 

2:00 – 2:30pm GMT

Presentation:  Protect by Design and Retrofitting- How Can Lightning Damage to Blades be Mitigated?
  • What opportunities are there to improve lightning protection at the design stage?
  • How can retrofitting help protect your blades currently in use?
  • What are the lessons to be learned from the aviation industry?
Billy Martin, Lightning Expert Consultant, Ducommun Inc

2:35 – 2:55pm GMT

Presentation: How is Big Data Being Used to Predict Blade Degradation from Extreme Weather?
  • How do extreme weather conditions impact the life expectancy of blades and the cost of repairs over the blades’ lifetime?
  • What can data tell you about the risk and severity of blade of blade damage that might occur from different extreme weather conditions?
Ben Schmuhl, VP, Product, HUVR

‘You can run but you can’t hide’: Leading Edge Erosion

3:00 – 4:10pm GMT

Quick Fire Presentations
Each presentation will be 15 minutes of key insights to help you prevent, monitor and repair leading edge erosion.  The speakers will then join together to form a panel discussion and answer your questions as a collective. Preventing Leading Edge Erosion Monitoring & Deciding When to Repair  Procedures and best practice for Repairing Leading Edge Erosion
Leon Mishnaevsky Jr., Sr. Researcher, Technical University of Denmark 
Josh Paquette, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia
Marc Hoffman, Speciality Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Sulzer Schmid

A Sustainable End Of Life for the Blade: Repurposing, Recycling & Reuse 

4:15 – 4:50pm GMT

New Materials to Enable Recyclable-by-Design
Derek Berry, Senior Wind Technology Engineer, NREL

4:50 – 5:30pm GMT

Panel Discussion: Addressing The Pictures of Landfills: What are Opportunities for Blade Recycling and Reusability?
  • What options is the industry exploring for the reusability or recycling of current wind turbine blades?
  • How might OEMs achieve the production of ‘zero waste’ wind turbines? 
  • Should this be a commercial opportunity for the OEMs or should this be a standard with every turbine irrelevant of cost?
Dr. Jonathan Fuller, Research Engineer, National Composites Centre
Derek Berry, Director, NREL
John Korsgaard, Senior Director, Engineering Excellence, LM Wind Power
Dr. Lawrence Bank, Research Faculty, Re-Wind Principal Investigator, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
An Update from South America’s Thought Leaders

5:35 – 6:00pm GMT
(12:35 – 1:00pm ET)

Interview & Podcast Session: An Insight into the Brazillian Market Needs and Developments

In house Inspections
Predictive maintenance
Availability of Repair Equipment
Land Ownership

Raphael Panizzi, Engineering & Maintenance Coordinator, Rio Energy
Robson Liger, WTG Maintenance Manager, Cubico Sustainable Investments

Close of event 

The agenda is split into sections: regional spotlights, technical workshops, global networking roundtables. We aim to create a space for you to contribute and gain insights, as we recognise that whilst some challenges are specific to each region, the industry can only benefit from sharing technical solutions and intelligence.

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