Sessions at Offshore Wind Power Development Asia 2012 on Wednesday 7th March

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  • Conference day two

    0815 Registration & Welcome Coffee
    0900 Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Opportunities and Challenges – Asia’s Offshore Market

    0910 Building a Secure and Clean Energy Future for China: Insights into China’s Industrial Regulation
    •Assessing the offshore wind resources in China to understand the potential
    •Developing cost effective foundation design concepts to improve the ROI of offshore projects
    •Understanding the <Offshore Wind Development, Construction and Management Guideline> and its impacts for industry

    0950 CASE STUDY: Getting it Right at the Beginning: A Case Study of the Wind Monitoring Station
    •Understanding the role of accurate assessment of offshore wind resources
    •Examining the challenges you might come across during construction of the wind monitoring station
    •Sharing the case study of the HK wind monitoring station
    Gong XueCheng, Wind Development Manager, Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC)

    1030 Morning Refreshment & Networking Break

    1100 CASE STUDY: Understanding the Logistical and Vessel Requirements of Future Offshore Wind Foundations
    •Are foundations in different designs going to change installation set-up?
    •Is feeding of foundations offshore an option?
    •Is floating installation an option?
    •Will installation of different/more vessels on one location save costs?
    •Is year-round installation an option?

    1140 Turbine Technology Panel Discussion: Improving Offshore Wind Turbine Reliability
    •Better understanding reliability by measuring the failure rate and downtime of existing machine designs at operational wind farms
    •Develop common standards and rigorous, structured methods
    •New techniques of reliability and their application to offshore wind farms
    •Identifying risks by onshore experience
    •Reliability assessment and improvement through arm modelling
    Panellists Include:
    Jose Antonio Malumbres, Chief Technology Officer, Gamesa
    Ken Xu, Vice President, Vestas China
    Tao Gang, Senior Vice President, Sinovel Wind Group Co., Ltd

    1220 Networking Luncheon

    1320 Generating Electricity from the Power of Waves: Exploring Tidal and Wave Power Technologies
    •Analysing the status of international offshore wave and tidal farm development
    •Understanding the resources and challenges for China’s project development
    •Exploring available technologies for tidal/wave power development
    •Learning from the international best practices: a case study of the Wave Hub project
    •Solving the grid integration challenges
    Mao Yuan, Maritime Manager, Halcrow China

    1400 PANEL DISCUSSION: Forecasting the Future Opportunities for Offshore Wind Projects in Asia
    •Discussing current technological challenges facing offshore wind power development in Asia
    •Collecting perspectives from manufacturers, investors, operators and policy makers
    •What are the necessary steps to be taken to boost offshore wind segment: Investment environment, Incentive policies or R&D Development?
    •What’s in the market for Chinese EPC and OEM companies in the Asia offshore wind market?

    Panellists Include:
    Mi Shuhua, Deputy General Manager, CHINA LONGYUAN POWER GROUP
    Lars Hansen, Project Manager, COWI

    1440 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break

    Grid Integration of Offshore Wind Power

    1520 Achieving Effective Grid Connection – Meeting the Procedural and Technical Challenges
    •Evaluating grid operator requirements in ensuring safe and reliable connections of wind farms to the network
    •Understanding upgrade and access requirements in connecting to the network
    •Successful integration design – what developers and contractors should be focusing on to ensure grid operator connection compliance
    •Addressing network upgrade costs and requirements
    Chi Yongning, Deputy Chief Engineer, Renewable Energy Department, China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI)

    1600 Chair’s Summary and Q&A
    1615 End of Main Conference

    At 8:00am to 5:00pm, Wednesday 7th March