European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR) workshop:

European support to the installation of the first large-scale wind farms in deep waters far from shore.

Tuesday 5 February 2013, 10:00 – 12:00
Messe Wien, Business Suites 1 & 2, 1st floor

European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR)

This workshop will present projects that have been supported through the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR). The EEPR was launched in 2009 and through this programme the European Union committed 565 million EUR to the offshore wind sector.

All presented projects relate to the offshore installation of multimegawatt turbines (5 – 6 MW) on various types of substructures in deep waters (40 – 50 m) far from shore (50 to 100 km).

The presentations will give a state of play of these projects, the main lessons learnt so far in the manufacturing and installation phase, and first indications of operational experience. The presentations will be followed by a discussion on how these project experiences can contribute to the cost-efficient implementation of future large scale offshore wind farms.


Introduction on the EEPR
M. Craye, Project Officer, European Commission DG ENER

The Thornton Bank project – successes, hurdles, experiences
G. Dewaele, Chief Operating Officer, C-Power

The construction of Bard I – learning on logistics and installation
D. Brickwell, Head of Sales and Project Development, BARD Engineering GmbH

Nordsee Ost – Adapting to an evolving regulatory environment
M. Neumann, Head of Offshore Wind Development Germany, RWE Innogy GmbH

Borkum West II – How to handle the complexity of a project-financed multi-contracting offshore windfarm
A. Spitzy, Senior Commercial Manager, Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co. KG

Gravity Foundations – A concept to reduce complexity through serial manufacturing and onshore assembly
G. Zangl, Managing Director, Strabag Offshore Wind GmbH

Moderated by Allan MacAskill, Director, MacAskill Associates

M. Craye, Project Officer, European Commission DG ENER

Attendance to the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR) workshop is free of charge for all EWEA 2013 conference delegates, exhibition visitors and exhibitors.