Engineering, procurement, contracting and management of the offshore wind projects
15th June 2021 (10.00 – 12.00 CET)
Designing and engineering stage of each project is followed by contracting and procurement of several components of the wind farm. There are different ways to run construction projects such as EPC, EPCM, multi-contracting. Every approach has its pros and cons and different risks associated to it. During this workshop, we will try to address some of those topics.
UK experience and commercial offer in offshore wind are rich and diverse throughout all project development phases: consenting (permitting processes), development (feasibility and seabed studies), construction (cable, substations, towers, blades, and foundations) up to operation and maintenance.
Developing Offshore Wind in Poland – Key Considerations.
Alan Mortimer graduated from Glasgow University in 1987 with an Honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering. After four years at James Howden & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow, Alan joined ScottishPower, working in renewables development. His roles included Head of Wind Development where he developed the strategy for, and helped establish a 1,000MW onshore wind portfolio. In subsequent roles Alan was responsible for managing policy and strategic issues whilst maintaining responsibility for identifying new business opportunities in renewables, including SPR’s role in technology development programmes such as the Offshore Wind Accelerator, and marine renewables. Alan joined Wood Renewables in 2013 as Director of Innovation where his current role involves extending the company’s renewable energy activities in onshore wind, offshore wind (fixed and floating), solar, wave, tidal, hydrogen, heat and transport. His responsibilities also include developing and deploying the considerable resources of the Wood organisation on key decarbonisation challenges for all forms of energy.
Gap analysis and roll out of a service and product based QA/QC system for a major energy operator.
A proactive, creative and collaborative specialist in management systems, large EPC projects and strategic quality programmes. 25 years of experience designing, implementing, integrating and improving management systems and quality programmes.
As Principal Consultant and Director of Sandaig Engineering, our mission has been to deliver “Tailored QA/QC consultancy services to the oil, gas and renewables industries”.
Familiar with the needs and expectations of business sectors from energy to engineering, design to distribution working and living in Europe, The Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The first half of his career was spent working within QA/QC, engineering and supply chain in the electronics and dot com industry living and working in USA (Seattle and San Jose) and South East Asia. The second half of Robbie’s career has been in management positions within Energy service companies and operators based in Aberdeen but working globally.
An honours graduate in Manufacturing Engineering Robbie also holds an MSc in Quality Management both from the University of Paisley (1996). Robbie has significant experience working in all areas of Quality Assurance and Quality Control for over 25 years. He is an IRCA qualified lead auditor, a TickIT software auditor, holds the CQP MCQI accreditation and has held the Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation since 2007.
10:55 – 11:15
Offshore wind and Maritime Spatial Planning – a tale of two countries.
Rhona Fairgrieve is a Principal Environmental Consultant with Atkins, a global engineering company. She is currently working on the UK’s decarbonisation agenda and Floating Offshore Wind projects but has spent much of her career working with stakeholders, ensuring that there is good communication between those with an interest in how marine and coastal resources are used, planned for and managed. [In 2013, she was seconded from the Scottish Government to the European Commission to be part of the team that negotiated the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive, intended as a way of delivering sustainable development across economic, social and environmental aspects at local, regional, national and international levels. She has recently co-moderated the international 4th Baltic MSP Forum on behalf of the Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
11:15 - 11:20
Journey Through the Project Management - Key Considerations for the Offshore Wind Developments.
Łukasz Sikorski is the Country Manager of OWC in Poland. He is a MBA graduate and an engineer with a humanist soul, with almost 15 years of experience within the wind industry. Engaged in providing variety of services related to the project development and implementation, both on land and on sea. This includes tasks like the feasibility studies or technical reviews of the wind farms, due diligence processes for the projects’ financing or acquisition purposes, risk evaluations and assessments or advisory helping understood energy sector and local specifics. For offshore wind business Łukasz was engaged, among the others, in the project management and quality assurance activities, co-authored design specifications, tender documentation and project development management procedures, managed the delivery of the advisory and supervision services for wind measurements campaigns and project development activities, while also worked on the risk management and mitigation issues. Currently is actively delivering the advisory services to the Polish projects being at various development stages and providing support to some other developments within the global offshore market.
Łukasz was also engaged in the development of the Polish offshore wind sector, including regulatory guidance while taking active part in the branch work groups and cooperating closely with the market stakeholders. Having special interest in the cost reduction issues and place of the offshore wind in the future energy mix provided variety of thought leadership materials in form of articles, workshops, presentations and discussion panels.
Łukasz Sikorski leads as the country manager the Polish office of Offshore Wind Consultants in Warsaw which provides consultancy services to developers of and investors into offshore wind projects for their full life cycle. Prior to joining OWC, Łukasz led an advisory team at one of the technical consultancies providing engineering advice to the renewables sector, but also worked for a leading global developer constructing some of the major wind farms in Poland.
11:45 - 11:50
The Department for International Trade (DIT) promotes British businesses worldwide. DIT is an international trade department, responsible for:
- Bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed;
- Promoting British trade and investment across the world;
- Building the global appetite for British goods and services.
DIT is looking to attract inward investors into the UK while at the same time making sure that companies in the UK can export their goods to the wider world.
The UK has a very enviable record in the installation of offshore wind. The UK has been driving this market for a number of years now and is the single largest country with the installed base for offshore wind with over 10 GW of installed capacity in UK waters.
UK strengths in clean industries:
- The UK is the world leader in low carbon and the statement on net zero by 2050 was announced recently. This will act as an accelerant for the transition to low carbon economy.
- We have made sizeable steps in the decarbonising our electricity – we are world leaders in offshore wind with above 10GW of installed capacity and committed to 40GW by 2030.
- We have driven the cost reduction in offshore wind as well as in solar – enabling cost competitive renewables across the world.
- Because of the experience gained from installing large number of wind farms (over 30) we have expertise in operation, maintenance and marine services. The UK has engineering and project management expertise that is essential in the successful delivery of offshore wind farms.
- The UK has developed a strong and stable regulatory framework to drive investments in the clean growth sectors.
- The huge scale of the UK industry has led to a growing and innovating offshore wind supply chain capability across the wind farm life-cycle, from surveys and feasibility, to manufacture and supply, installation, operation and maintenance, and related financial and professional services.
Scottish Development International is Scotland’s trade and foreign direct investment agency.
Scottish Development International is Scotland’s trade and foreign direct investment agency. Its aim is to encourage more overseas businesses to set up a location here, invest in Scottish businesses or buy Scottish products. We do this by providing information, partnering with businesses and investors who want to set up or invest here, and helping businesses find the connections they need.
We can also help businesses around the world access the huge range of high quality products and services offered in Scotland. Whether you’re looking to import our top-quality products – from whisky and salmon to cutting-edge tech – access our professional services or use our specialised expertise for your project, we can help you find the suppliers you need.