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Brochure 2011

Nov 29, 2014




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The largest and most in-depth meeting point for the offshore wind installation industry globally back for its 3rd blockbusting year ...attracting over 450 delegates in 2011!

Exceptional opportunity to connect with market participants working to make offshore wind a viable industry in the UK Gregg Egen, Managing Director, Espirito Santo Investment Bank

3rd Annual

OffshOre Wind COnstruCtiOn, installatiOn and COmmissiOning COnferenCe4-6 October 2011, London UK

Overcome farshore contract and construction challenges to successfully start early revenue generation from your wind farm WHATWORKISCOMINGUP?Where is the potential for the greatest long term contracts? Which sites are suited to offshore wind installation R&D? Find out from the experts themselves! CASESTUDIESONTHEWORLDSLARGESTOFFSHOREWINDFARMSLondon Array, Greater Gabbard, Ormonde and Thanet OVERVIEWONTHECABLECHALLENGESARISINGINOFFSHOREWINDFARMSCover all ranging challenges between laying telephonic communications, fibre optic and HVDC/ HVAC cables FOUNDATIONOPTIONS,DESIGNSANDINSTALLATIONTECHNIQUESIn depth discussion from the established players alongside the new comers on structural integrity issues can grout alone be the long term solution STATEOFTHEARTOFFSHORETURBINETECHNOLOGYGet the inside track on whats available for use in the Round 3 boom TRANSPORTANDLOGISTICSOFTHEMAJORCOMPONENTSFrom the factory to point of installation heres what you need to consider RISKASSESSMENTANDFINANCIALOPTIONSFORTHEOFFSHOREWINDINDUSTRY Risk and finance go hand in hand in offshore wind projects; Hear how 65 different projects have been brought through the consent phase CONTRACTINGMETHODSANDSTRUCTUREclient and project bundling options laid bare

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All New Features for 2011 Expert Led Offshore Wind Opportunities Workshop Contact Structuring Workshop Operators Group MeetingLEAD EXHIBITORS

Larger Exhibitors Area & Increased Networking Time Keynote Presentation Day Twice As Many Technology Presentations

Join 450 Offshore Wind Industry Colleagues For Three Business Critical Days of Analysis, Information Sharing and Business Development at the Largest Industry Gathering Worldwide

ExclusiveEuropeanOffshoreWindInstallationAnalysisHowtoPlanandExecuteSuccessfulEuropeanOffshoreWindProjectsJoin 450+ industry professionals at the landmark event that will help you improve offshore wind project installation, overcome farshore transport and logistics challenges, understand the best methods for foundation installation and cable lay through the latest project experience, technology innovation and information updatesDear Colleague,Since the last Offshore Wind Construction, Installation and Commissioning conference (OWCIC) in October, landmark changes have impacted offshore wind installation in Europe In the past four to five years, several larger, second-generation projects (including the UKs Round 2), entered the construction phase, delivering a significant increase in operational installed capacity. Statistics point to a rapidly growing offshore industry. The biggest increase in offshore capacity occurred in 2010. European capacity increased by 883MW compared with 582MW added in 2009. The UK contribution to the 2010 increase was 562MW, which included Thanet (300MW), the largest operational wind farm to date. Europe is unquestionably the epicentre of the market with 2.9 GW of the 3GW total installed wind energy capacity based in Europe and accounting for 88% of 2010 new capacity. Over the next decade it is estimated by EWEA that by 2020, total European offshore installed capacity will be 40GW. The UKs contribution to that total is estimated at 25GW. The main centre for offshore construction looks set to remain in northern Europe. Through a combination of the sheer volume of demand for contractor services, coupled with potential raw material price spikes, project managers are facing upward pressure on prices and hitting timely deadlines. It is therefore crucial that owner/operators have a water tight strategy in place to deal with their installation liability. Contractors need to ensure they are positioned to corner off a share of this multi-million pound industry with cost effective, safe service offerings or face being left behind by their counterparts. Installing offshore wind farms is costly, technically challenging and potentially hazardous both to the workforce and a companys global image. If costs are to be reduced then careful planning is required and common sense strategies must be put in place. In order to do that some of the following challenges must be faced: GroutingtheTransitionPiece PloughingCableTrenchesat Depth WorkingwithHVAC/HVDCCables EHSOffshore ProjectPlanning&Management SupplyChainManagement CostReduction FarshoreTransport&Logistics WeatherWindows Workingwith5MW+Turbines

Project Managers: Whats Your Exposure?The cost of installation is significant and something that needs to be planned for and then back-up plans created! Looking at the trends in wind farm project costs below can you work out your exposure? How much will offshore wind installation activity cost you in the next 5 years? Figure 1 - Trends in wind farm project costs3.5 3.0

Cost per MW installed (m/MW)

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Source: Carbon Trust/Emerging Energy Research (2009)

The OWCIC conference will equip you with all the planning information and technological tools to tackle your installation liability in the most proactive, cost effective way. Dont get caught out, start planning now by attending the conference

Contractors: Offshore Wind Installation is on the RiseCAPEX costs for wind farms completed in 2009/10 have edged toward 3m / MW, some 50 -100% above costs of wind farms in the period up to 2006. Considering there are still 32,200 MW of wind energy to be harnessed from the UK Round 3 zones this translates into a 96.9 million market. Wind Farm Moray Firth Firth of Forth Dogger Bank Hornsea Norfolk Bank Hastings West of Isle of Wight Bristol Channel Atlantic Array Irish Sea TOTAL Region Scotland Scotland North Sea North Sea Southern North Sea South South South West Irish Sea MW Capacity 1300 3500 9000 4000 7200 600 900 1500 4200 32200

The 3rd Annual Offshore Wind Construction, Installation and Commissioning conference will supply your business with the critical intelligence and tools you need to build a cost effective, time efficient installation strategy. Delivered by the best in the industry, youll be able to take away key lessons and real world action points that you can implement to save millions of GBP. Now in its third year, OWCIC will be bringing together 450 offshore wind installation experts for three days of business critical intelligence, unrivalled networking and stimulating discussion. With senior level representatives from major & independent operators, lead contractors, specialist service companies and the major European land governing body can you afford to miss out? I look forward to seeing you in London in October. All the best,

Are you positioned to take advantage of this?Attend OWCIC 2011 and youll have the opportunity to not only receive all the market forecast you need to accurately set out your business plans for 2011 and beyond but also well put you in front of the top project owners. Fill your order book in 3 days by attending this conference.

Tom Evans Head of Sector, Wind Energy Update

Tel: +44(0)2073757247 Email: [email protected] Wind Energy Update:


Conference at a GlancemorNING aftErNooN EVENING

Pre-Conference Day

October 4

Exhibition Set Up

Registration & Exhibition Opens Opportunities in Offshore Wind Workshop Structuring Contracts for Offshore Wind Workshop Project Management & Planning Risk Assessment & Mitigation Supply Chain Management

Networking Drinks Reception

Key Note Presentation Day

October 5

Conference Opens Market Analysis Cost Estimation Installation Case Studies NewWindTurbineTechnology+ Construction Techniques Foundation Installation

Networking Reception

Multi Track Technology Analysis

October 6

Cable Installation Transport and Logistics of Major Components

Who will you meet?Meet, hear and do business with the cutting edge players in the Offshore Wind Installation space. This is a high-level exclusive event it's not just a tradeshow expo. There will be a select number of key decision makers who have all paid money to hear about this exact topic - how to install wind farms farshore on time and on budget To get the inside track on building and growing a presence in the Offshore Wind business you need to be meeting and hearing from the very best brains in the business, experts in the latest thinking, new technologies and evangelists on the path we need to take. Fortunately OWCIC does this for you by bringing together the very best the Offshore Wind industry has to offer, including key players from: Round3zoneprojectmanagers TriedandTestedLeadinstallation contractors Financialanalysts,