Date: Wednesday 10 April 2013 - Thursday 11 April 2013

Location: Edinburgh, UK

Join us at  Wind Farm Development: European Offshore 2013 and hear presentations and take part in interactive discussions lead by senior representatives from the leading companies operating in the offshore wind sector. Meet with the key industry players and decision makers to discuss the development and future of this significant renewable energy source. Enhance your network and gain contacts from within the leading organisations making a difference in the offshore wind industry with two days of networking and open interactive discussions.

Confirmed Speakers

 Peter Flower, Principle Engineer, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

Pierre Bernard, Head of Business Development, Bernard EnergyAdvocacy

Martin Sandgren, Head of Legal, Siemens

Felix Gschnell, Commercial Manager, RWE Innogy

Thomas Karst, Director & Partner, MAKE Consulting

Alan Rae-Smith, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Scott Love, Wind Project Manager, Mott MacDonald

Colin Morgan, Global Head Offshore Wind, GL Garrad Hassan

Dirk Briese, Managing Director, Wind: Research

Niels Erdmann, Managing Director, Deutsche WindGuard Offshore GmbH

Herman Ali Hinder, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Matthew Knight, Business Development Director - Round 3, Siemens

Chris Anderson, CEO, 4C Offshore Limited

Grant Hunter, Chief Officer Legal and Contractual Affairs, BIMCO

Alla Weinstein, BCEO & President, Principle Power

Mike Boden, HVDC Technical Manager, Alstom Grid

Bruce Valpy, Director, BVG Associates

Peter Macdonald, R&D Manager, Gamesa

Richard Boddington, Project Manager, SgurrEnergy

David Seaton, Operations Manager, Skanska SMIT MP Grontmij Consortium

Coos Battjes, Partner, eRisk Group

Key Topics 


  • Growth markets for offshore wind in Europe
  • UK Update: Offshore wind policy & regulation
  • Project finance & investment: Availability & securing funding
  • infrastructure requirements for offshore wind installation: Harbour & port activity
  • Installation challenges and opportunities
  • Onshore connectivity & grid integration
  • European offshore wind projects: case study examples
  • Advancements in blade and turbine technologies
  • Heading further offshore: Challenges & opportunities

Who will attend

Senior management from within the industry including: wind farm developers, wind farm operators, turbine manufacturers, engineers, consultants, ports and harbours, offshore shipping companies, energy analysts and lawyers.

For further information or to register your attendance contact 

Sherine Whittle

Tel: +44 207 981 9800


Opportunities to meet your target audience

Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference. For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Nandita Shrestha

Tel: +44 (0) 207 981 2505



Conference Sponsor


Media Partners

Confirmed Venue

The Carlton Hotel

North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD