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EWEA Activities, BB200703

The European Offshore Wind Conference – call for abstracts

06.03.2007

4-6 December 2007, Berlin, Germany. At the end of 2007, Germany will host the first European conference dedicated to offshore wind energy, which will then rotate between markets with significant offshore potential.

The call for abstracts is now open. You have until 31 May 2007 to submit an abstract, share your experience and present your products and services to the international wind and offshore sectors.

Accepted abstracts will be presented in plenary, parallel or poster sessions and be published in the proceedings. All authors will be notified by the end of September 2007 of the Programme Committee’s decision.

All abstracts must be submitted online before 31 May 2007.

Call for abstracts topics:

Project, market and industry development

- Economics – investments/finance/insurance
- EU and national policies and programmes
- Risk management and project certification
- Environmental impact and social acceptance
- Concession tendering, permits and requirements
- Case studies and good practice: lessons learnt from planning to operation
- Supply chain issues

Installation, operation and maintenance

- Transportation and logistics
- Installation – concepts and risks
- Operation and maintenance - concepts and strategies
- Health & safety issues
- Tender forms and contract management

Technology and grids

- Technology transfer from oil and gas offshore industries
- Research programmes and test facilities
- Large turbine technology: reliability, safety, innovative solutions
- Resource assessment
- Standards, certification, design conditions and methods
- New concepts in wind turbine and offshore technology
- Foundation concepts – series production
- Wind power plant operation on the network
- Concepts and technologies for grid connection and transnational offshore grids
- Balancing of offshore wind power

During the conference, issues of major importance for offshore markets, in the areas of technology, grids, development, installation, operation and maintenance will be discussed, drawing on leading experience from all over Europe.

The event is aimed at encouraging an international exchange of experience on policy, planning, finance and technical developments, and to be a showcase for the latest technologies.

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