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Tuesday 26th February
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and Light Breakfast
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair’s opening remarks
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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Offshore Renewables 101

Test your knowledge, break the ice and meet fellow attendees by joining in with our team quiz.

09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
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Offshore Wind Industry Timeline
  • Dirk Briese - Managing Director, wind:research

With the world's first offshore wind farm now fully dismantled, we ground our two days of conversation by mapping out the likely asset life cycles of installations and subsequent development of the offshore wind decommissioning market.

10:00 - 10:45 45 mins
Keynote: Regulatory Overview
  • Mandy King - Team Leader - Environment and Decommissioning Energy Infrastructure Planning, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
Coffee
11:15 - 12:15 60 mins
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Panel: What’s it going to cost? The challenge of accurate estimation
  • Dirk Briese - Managing Director, wind:research
  • Christopher Robert Lloyd - Consultant, Petromall
  • Pete Tipler - Renewables Director, Xodus

A BEIS report published July 2019 estimated the collective cost of decommissioning UK wind farms at £3 billion. But a high level of uncertainty over the costs for individual projects remains, as they will depend on a wide range of variables.
- What are the key cost drivers for offshore wind decommissioning?
- How can the experience of oil and gas decommissioning inform estimations?
- What innovations might create crucial cost reductions?

12:15 - 13:15 60 mins
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Contracting to avoid disputes - lessons learnt from oil and gas
  • Klint Klingberg-Jensen - Partner and Attorney, Kammeradvokaten Poul Schmith
  • Kirsti Olson - Partner, Dentons

This session will unpack the issue of liability, exploring proper contractual provision for dispute resolution.
- Possible pitfalls of decommissioning contracts
- Are existing contracts fit for purpose, or a useful starting point; LOGIC vs FIDEC?

13:15 - 14:15 60 mins
Networking Lunch
14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
Insurance Requirements for Offshore Wind Decommissioning
  • William Blumson - Director, Lime Risk Agency Ltd.
14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
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Decommissioning Offshore Wind Farms – Learning from the Mistakes of the Petroleum Industry
  • Christopher Robert Lloyd - Consultant, Petromall

The UK has a long history of extracting energy resources from the North Sea but the next key challenges is how to solve the problem of dismantling, removing and disposing of the installations in compliance with tough legal obligations.
While the oil industry has been operating in the North Sea since the 1960s, it also has relatively limited experience of decommissioning. Whilst there have been some notable examples of decommissioning projects, these have been the exception rather than the rule.

15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
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Synergies with oil and gas
  • Pete Tipler - Renewables Director, Xodus

A series of 3 case studies to examine best practise and lessons learnt; from permitting and planning, to on site engineering challenges.

15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
Coffee
16:15 - 16:45 30 mins
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Offshore Wind Farms - First Movers

A series of 3 case studies to examine best practise and lessons learnt; from permitting and planning, to on site engineering challenges.

16:45 - 17:00 15 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks