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4th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit

Date: 27th September 2017 - 28th September 2017 Location: Hamburg - Germany

ACI’s 4th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit will be taking place in Hamburg, Germany, on 27th — 28th September 2017. The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the offshore wind farm maintenance and wind farm service vessel operations industry.

The demand for renewable energy forms keeps growing. European market is constantly investing in a variety of renewable energy forms including offshore wind energy. The investments into the industry support the growth of windfarms and wind turbines. The increase in size of wind farms, size of turbines and support structures calls for a specialised fleet of vessels to install and service these wind farms. The need to transfer both equipment and manpower in a safe and efficient manner has led to demand for tougher health & safety guidelines and industry wide debate on how best to operate to increase ROI for wind vessel operators.

4th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Conference will give in-depth analysis on operational techniques used within this specialised area, give detail on developments in safety management for the vessels and CTVs, provide direct feedback from the vessel operators and the windfarm developers on projects, as well as key insights into design features and equipment for operations, maintenance, installation and construction of wind farms.


27th September 2017
28th September 2017
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Timothy Rowley-Evans – Delegate Sales
+44 20 3141 0614
Rohan Baryah – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 48 (0)61 646 7022
Jean Jacques Hermans – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0)203 141 0608
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640
Mikhail Kryukov – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0649


Novotel Hamburg City Alster
Luebecker Strasse 3
Hamburg, 22087 Germany
+ Google Map
+ 49 40 39190
  • European Offshore Wind Market Trends
  • Vessel Technological Advancements & Innovations
  • Efficient Vessel Design For Optimal Vessel Performance
  • Offshore Wind Farm Service & Maintenance Case Studies
  • Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV)
  • Heavy Lift, Installation & Construction Vessels
  • Regulatory Aspects Of Offshore Wind Support Vessel Operations
  • Staying Above The Competition—Smart Investments
  • Crewing & Safety Practices

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Kerrie Forster, Operations Coordinator/QHSSE Officer, Acta Marine

Stephen Reid, HSSEQ Director, Gulf Marine Services

Andrew Readyhough, Senior Business Development Manager, DeepOcean

Jorrit-Jan Serraris, Senior Project Manager, MARIN

Alex Gauntt, Business Development Manager, Siem Offshore Contractors

Marcel Roelofs, General Manager, Chevalier Floatels

Jan Schroeter, Implementation & Asset Manager, Siemens Wind Power A/S

Gijsbert De Jong, Marine Marketing & Sales Director, Bureau Veritas

Karel Roozen, Co-Founder, Next Ocean BV

Ole Ditlev Nielsen, Business Development Manager, Esvagt

Bent Thambo Jensen, Chief Commercial Officer, ZITON A/S

Ulrich Malchow, Managing Director, Port Feeder Barge

Eivind Nordal, Business Development Director, WindPartner

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Mikhail Kryukov

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0649

Email: mkryukov@acieu.net

  • Wind vessel owners and operators
  • Windfarm developers
  • Heavy lift & engineering vessel owners and contractors
  • Equipment, technology and service providers

Next Ocean offers a new predictive wave motion technology to expand operational boundaries.

Waves play a major role during most offshore operations. Unfortunately, sea waves behave in an irregular and unpredictable way. We know that waves occasionally exceed certain operational limits but we do not know when such waves occur. Till now…

Next Ocean’s prediction system has changed this: it predicts the actual time traces of waves approaching the ship and the resulting ship motion response. Real time, on-board and up to minutes in advance.

Common practice is to take a statistical approach to operability: just a very low probability that a limiting wave event occurs is accepted. As a consequence the waves and resulting ship motions are well below the critical value during operation most of the time, leaving a huge gap in workability to gain.

Predicting when and where high waves occur enables offshore operators to choose an optimal time window free of high waves for the most critical phase of their operation rather than wait for better conditions or ‘hope’ for the best.

The main input for Next Ocean’s wave prediction system comes from the ship’s navigation radar. An additional dedicated radar antenna is therefore not required. The system can be installed and tested within one day.

The system is currently undergoing operational tests on the North Sea. Test results are expected by the end of 2017. The Next Ocean wave prediction system is targeted for market entry in 2018.”



WindPartner main focus is owning and operating a fleet of state-of-the art SES Daughter Crafts and CTVs , combined with extended wind turbine and consultancy services. In addition WindPartner provides independent Client-integrated tasks and stand-alone projects for the offshore wind industry, defining strategies and attacking technical and operational challenges with an innovative and solution oriented mindset. The company is involved with technology development and utilization of smart solutions for clients, covering both installation, operation and maintenance segments.

WindPartner was established in Kristiansand, Norway in 2015 and the founders have on average 25+ years of experience from complex maritime, oil & gas and offshore wind projects with focus on newbuilding projects and Operation & Maintenance projects. The founders have performed worldwide operations with proud legacy from harsh environment operations in the North Sea (UKCS and NCS), operating under the most stringent requirements under UK Safety Case and Norway’s Acknowledgement of Compliance regulations.

WindPartner is networking and cooperating with complementary companies to enable delivery of larger packages and complex solutions.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Jean-Jacques Hermans

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0608

Email: jmanning@acieu.net

Project Cargo Network (PCN) was formed in August 2010, as an organisation dedicated to the world’s top project cargo and heavy lift specialists who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. The network is now an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association with over 235 Members located in 105+ countries.


Ship Technology Global: Ship Technology Global is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the shipping industry, bringing you the latest news and analysis in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this bi-monthly magazine brings together insights into key market and investment trends, policy changes affecting the industry as well as new technological developments. Keeping a finger on the pulse of the global shipping industry, we take a look at the latest in shipbuilding and engineering, cruise operations and commercial shipping as well as environmental and safety considerations across the shipping sector.

Future Power Technology: Future Power Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the power industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine brings together in-depth analysis of key issues affecting the energy industry – from energy policy to market trends – and the latest technological developments from all areas of power generation and distribution, including fossil fuels and nuclear power, established and experimental renewable power sources, as well as transmission, energy storage and smart grids.

World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 265+ independent freight forwarders in 120 countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world’s top importers and exporters. www.worldfreightnetwork.com

Energy Insight is an independent web journal focused on renewable energy in every form including solar, wind, biofuel, hydrokinetic, and geothermal power.

Wherever you stand on the issue of climate change or global warming, one thing is certain: Humans are polluting their environment with devastating consequences. We’ve spent centuries perfecting ways of turning non-renewable resources — petroleum, coal, and more recently uranium — into energy. But these are far too valuable to simply be burned as fuel.

It’s time we focused on tapping into the renewable sources of energy with which Earth has been blessed.

Contact us at: contact@energyinsight.info

UAE Ports & Shipping Directory

UAE Ports & Shipping Directory is the most comprehensive directory for marine, shipping, offshore industry and ports.


Launched in April 2009, MONTHLY KORSHIP which marks 7th anniversary this year is dedicated to shipbuilding & offshore industries. KORSHIP has approximately 50,000 online and offline subscribers in domestic/overseas shipbuilding industries. In the shipbuilding & offshore industries, about 2,000 companies and employees related to marine equipment, offshore plant facility, equipment, etc., have signed up to receive the issues of KORSHIP, including major domestic shipyards.

In particular, KORSHIP was selected as media partner of world’s leading exhibitions such as KORMARINE, Gastech, SMM, etc., increasing the reliability as a magazine with strong focus on shipbuilding and offshore industries. KORSHIP is the only publication both at home and abroad serving as official media partner of KORMARINE.

The Harbours Review project of the Baltic Press publishing house stands for a completely free regularly updated on-line European ports database as well as E-zines distributed to over 15,000+ subscribers with expert views on the most important issues for Europe’s port sector.

Each E-zine contains a featured article tackling one of the most burning questions for the EU port industry, coupled with comments of the sector’s representatives and top national & EU officials.


Rimbach Publishing Company was established in 1968 by Richard Rimbach Sr., the former Owner/Publisher of Instruments and Control Systems Magazine. Mr. Rimbach Sr. graduated from MIT with an engineering degree. He was the first executive secretary of the Instrument Society of America. He saw with the passing of the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act a need for more informational outlets concerning environmental pollution control and abatement technologies. In 1970, Richard Rimbach Jr. returned to work with his father to expand the company to include the Pollution Equipment News and Industrial Hygiene  News titles. The company is now run by Richard Rimbach Jr.’s three children, Raquel Rimbach, Managing Editor, Renee Dickinson, Exec. Treasurer, and Andrew Rimbach in the Sales Department.

Visit us at http://www.rimbach.com/

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide provides news on shipping and maritime trade, as well as shipbuilding, ports, marine insurance, shipping law, freights and commodities, energy-oil and of course stock markets and the global economy. This makes it a “one-stop-shop” for everybody interested in shipping and all aspects affecting its course.

Furthermore, a free daily newsletter with the most important news is delivered to thousands of listed recipients from more than 165 countries worldwide.

Job Portal for Shipping Marine Maritime Offshore Oil & Gas Jobs

www.globalshippingcareers.com list vacancies from prominent companies, leading recruitment organizations & crewing companies around the world.

Job seekers

Whether it is in a vibrant maritime hub such as Singapore, London, Hong Kong & Oslo or sailing in a super yacht in Mediterranean find your dream job 24/7 ease of a click.


Maritime recruiters can source talent around the globe at ease of a click by advertising vacancies with us.

Whether it is a Technical Superintendent in Singapore, Terminal operations manager in Dubai or Marine Engineer in Brazil, we connect them all.

Join the elite recruiters and find the ideal candidate swiftly, to get a FREE trial account contact us.

EBR (Energy Business Review) is a well established online knowledge portal for the entire energy community. It has an audience of over one million hits a year in addition to more than 150,000 registered, opt-in subscribers across the group. Each industry sector has its own landing page with homepages and network sites drilling down into the relevant subsectors, providing you with the latest industry news, whitepapers, feature articles, suppliers directory, newsletters, and more. For the latest biofuels and biomass news and technical papers or to sign up to our free newsletter visit: http://bit.ly/2rx4LWN

A cooperative alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders who work together to grow their businesses and serve their clients worldwide. In a market dominated by the multinationals, The Cooperative vision is to link together like-minded independent forwarders from all over the world in a freight forwarder network that will give them the tools necessary to compete on a global scale. To learn how The Cooperative works, please follow the link below.


Conqueror Freight Network (CQR) is a group of carefully-selected freight forwarders in each major sea/airport which cooperate reciprocally and securely to expand their businesses, reduce costs and risks, and compete on more equal terms against the largest international companies.

Because CQR only accepts 1 agent per city the selection process is rigorous. An external auditor  (COFACE) checks every potential agent (CQR is the only network in the world to do this).

Every CQR membership should be productive with members seeing significant inward business and this is monitored through a quarterly survey.

Carefully selected members coupled with disciplined cooperation provide the trust needed to form long-term business relationships.


Globalia Logistics Network is an exclusive network of the highest calibre freight forwarders in each key air/seaport worldwide who actively co-operate to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses together through mutual cooperation to beat the leading multinationals.


Offshore WIND is the powerful communication platform in the offshore wind industry with a strong global reach. With this cross-media concept of print, online and event products there is always a solution at hand that fits your company’s marketing strategy requirements. Products within this platform are: Offshore WIND Magazine, Offshore WIND International Business Guide, Offshore WIND Vessel Directory and the Offshore WIND Conference. The Offshore WIND products are produced by Navingo BV.
www.offshorewind.biz | vessels.offshorewind.biz | businessguide.offshorewind.biz |  www.navingo.com

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