European OMWNDENERGY (Operation & Maintenance & Innovation) – Ocober 8 and 9/10, 2014 in Düsseldorf * with Vestas * GE Wind * Nordex * EDF Energies Nouvelles* W4F - Wind for Future * France Energie Eolienne (FEE) * REETEC * Enertrag * DNV GL * VDI * EnergieAgentur.NRW * ABO Wind * CGR Legal * seebaWind * AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe * Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung * STEAG Energy Services * GMA-Engineering * CFK-Valley Stade * Taylor Wessing * Hytorc-Seis * GreenGate * SCADA International * infor * Quantec Networks * Epp & Kühl * SAFETEE * HSE-Consulting…


European OMWINDENERGY 2014
(Operation & Maintenance & Innovation)

October 8 – 9/10, 2014 in Düsseldorf
(Partner country: France)

⇒Conference Program OMWINDENERGY Europe 2014 - Download


Wednesday, October 8, 2014:

(guided tour and / or wind energy excursions in North Rhine-Westphalia)

  • Two guided tours: 90 minutes
  • Reception: „Wind Energy meets Composites“ (Sponsor: COMPOSITES EUROPE / Reed Exhibitions Germany)

Registration required:

  • Guided Tour (1): 10.30 - 12.00 p.m.
  • Reception: 12.00 - 13.00 p.m.
  • Guided Tour (2): 13.00 - 14.30 p.m.

Alternative: Wind Energy Excursions in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Conference on Thursday, October 9, 2014

07.45 – 09.00 Registration / Exhibition
09.00 – 10.00

Opening session: International markets and trends

  • Welcoming words from windConsultant
  • Welcoming words from Dr. Günther Horzetzky, State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Welcoming words from Dr. Frank-Michael Baumann, Managing Director, EnergyAgency.NRW
  • Hélène Gelas, Partner, CGR LEGAL and NN, France Energie Eolienne (FEE)
  • Thierry Muller, Vice President Operation and Maintenance, EDF Energies Nouvelles
  • Carsten Bartholl, Partner, Taylor Wessing
10.00 – 11.30

German-French Panel Discussion: Wind energy & Wind services

  • Thierry Muller, Vice President Operation and Maintenance, EDF Energies Nouvelles
  • Manfred Bernegger, Director Service Sales Central Europe, Managing Director, Vestas (Austria)
  • Christophe Vincent, Head of Service France & Benelux, Nordex
  • Hélène Gelas, Partner, CGR LEGAL
  • Olivier Perot, France Energie Eolienne (FEE) and Senvion (France) (inquired)
  • Damien Limousin, Renewables / Wind Energy, Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung (France)
  • Emmanuel Schuddinck, Network Manager, W4F - Wind for Future
  • Mike Wöbbeking, Service Area Leader, Renewables Certification, DNV GL
  • Moderator: Larissa Wohlgemuth, Lawyer, Avocat au Barreau de Paris, Epp & Kühl
11.30 – 12.00 Questions & Answers
12.00 – 13.15 Lunch, networking, exhibition
13.15 – 15.00

Expert session and panel discussion

Operation & Maintenance & Innovation in the European Wind Industry

  • Ulrich Schulze Südhoff, Director Wind Service Central Europe, GE Wind Services
  • Manfred Bernegger, Director Service Sales Central Europe, Managing Director, Vestas (Austria)
  • Christoph Kleine, Service Sales Manager, Nordex
  • Jean Haeffs, Managing Director, VDI-Fachgesellschaft Produktion und Logistik (GPL) / Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. (VDI)
15.00 – 15.30 Questions & Answers
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break, networking, exhibition
16.00 – 17.30

Expert session: Innovation and new challenges

  • Lars Schnatbaum-Laumann, Wind Energy Network, EnergyAgency.NRW
  • Dr. Thomas Nietsch, New Energy Solutions, ABO Wind
  • Dr. Elmar Witten, Managing Director AVK - Federation of Reinforced Plastics
  • Dr. Gunnar Merz, Managing Director, CFK-Valley Stade
  • Thomas Korzeniewski, Department of Wind Energy, GMA-Engineering
  • Moderator: Katharina Garus, Editor, Sun & Wind Energy and Chemicals in Wind Industry
17.30 – 18.00 Exhibition
18.00 – 20.00 Networking & Reception

Conference on Friday, October 10, 2014

07.45 – 09.00 Registration / Exhibition
09.00 – 10.30

Spotlight: Operation & Logistics

  • Christian Draheim, Wind Onshore, Head of Technical Asset Management Germany/Netherlands, RWE Innogy
  • Christian Pagel, System Technologies, STEAG Energy Services
  • Alexander Gerdes, Managing Director, Quantec Networks
  • Jørgen Kjærsgaard, CSO, SCADA International
10.30 – 10.45 Questions & Answers
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break, networking, exhibition
11.15 – 12.45

Spotlight: Maintenance

  • Christelle Rouille, Business Development Manager, EDF EN Services and Dr. Malte Greve, Head of Sales, REETEC
  • Johannes Heidkamp, Managing Director, ENERTRAG Service
  • Pascal Collin, Manager Business Development Wind, MAINTENANCE PARTNERS a Mitsubishi Heavy Industry company
  • Jörg Fuchs, Head of Technical Services, seebaWind Service
  • Dennis Schiricke, Director, OutSmart
12.45 – 13.00 Questions & Answers
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch, networking, exhibition
14.00 – 15.00

Spotlight: Service Teams (Skills, Qualification, HSE)

  • Carsten Lind Andersen, Managing Director, Danish Wind Power Academy
  • Jürgen Esser, Managing Director, management consulting HSE
  • Marc Riegel, Managing Director and Jan Peukmann, Safety Project Coordinator, SAFETEE
  • Ulrich Oehms, Head of Technical Services, Hytorc-Seis
15.00 – 15.15 Questions & Answers
15.15 – 16.15

Spotlight: IT & Communication Technology

  • Thomas Zapp, Project Manager, GreenGate
  • Robert Urban, Sales Director (Germany-Austria-Switzerland), QOS Energy
  • Volker Schümann, Sales Manager, Infor
16.15 – 16.30 Questions & Answers
16.30 – 17.30 Exhibition
17.30 End of the conference


OMWINDENERGY germany 2013 -
October 8 and 9, 2013

The first edition of OMWINDENERGY germany, an international industry event with an exhibition and conference, will be held in Berlin this year. It will showcase the most important players and trends in the operation & maintenance sector of the globally booming wind industry.

The OMWINDENERGY germany 2013‘s conference provides...

  • an opportunity for international discussions,
  • active and hands-on advanced training,
  • a platform for experts and newcomers,
  • an opportunity to explore strategically important markets and fields of activities,
  • assistance in finding new business contacts and strategic partnerships,
  • insights into innovations and research in the O & M sector,
  • a space for discussing cost-efficient O & M concepts from around the world,
  • practical examples of the benefits of new and innovative training tools for national and international teams,
  • networking and more.

Conference Highlights:

  • European Wind Service Study 2012
    Carsten Bartholl, Taylor Wessing
  • Assessing and optimising repair and maintenance costs for international wind farm portfolios
    Matthias Henke, SgurrEnergy
  • Operation & maintenance in Germany
    Carlo Reeker, Bundesverband WindEnergie (BWE) e.V.
  • Operation & maintenance in France
    Nicolas Wolff, France Energie Eolienne (FEE)

Roundtable: Players (I) Manufacturers
Panel with Vestas, GE Wind, Nordex, REpower and Martina Beese, Engemann & Partner

Topics: Service concepts – Added value for customers with technical upgrades – Strategic interfaces in service – Mainte­nance contracts (legal requirements and trends) – Cost reduction and service optimization – R & D for success in service

  • Challenges for service companies arising from internationalization – Opportunities for rotor blade specialists (case study: WKA Service Fehmarn)
    Arkin Pariltan, GES Deutschland
  • Boosting performance and availability – what is possible and what makes sense?
    Matthias Brandt, Deutsche Windtechnik
  • Cluster strategies for the wind industry in France: fit for operation & maintenance
    Emmanuel Schuddinck, W4F Wind for Future
  • Condition monitoring systems and services: return on investment
    Mikael Hougs, Brüel & Kjaer Vibro
  • HSE in offshore wind farms: First aid requirements
    Dr. rer.nat. Nils Weinrich, Forschungsprojekt Rettungskette Offshore Wind (ROW), BUK Hamburg
  • Damage in German and international offshore projects
    Lutz Weidtke, Marsh
  • Leading the way: “A guide to UK offshore O&M”
    Oscar Fitch-Roy, GL Garrad Hassan
  • ECOWindS – Improving the offshore service market’s ability to innovate by interlinking European clusters
    Ronny Meyer, germanwind / WAB e. V.
  • O&M in the US
    Emily Williams, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA O & M Working Group)
  • Challenges and trends in the Chinese wind power market
    Feng Zhao, BTM – A part of Navigant

Taking place in Berlin, the two day agenda will analyse and evaluate the risks and rewards of different O&M contracts for onshore and offshore wind turbines. Key issues to be addressed on the agenda include:

  • Business opportunities
  • Best practice
  • New solutions
  • Stategic options in a booming service market.

Learn more – register now: Conference Program (PDF).

Let’s meet in Berlin.

Read more:

Call for Papers: OMWINDENERGY germany 2013

OMWINDENERGY 2013, the new industry forum, invites interested parties to submit papers with a focus on "professional solutions for operation and maintenance" in the international wind sector.

OMWINDENERGY germany will be held for the first time on October 8 and 9, 2013, in Berlin.


Trade Fair and Conference

The new specialist fair and conference will be conducted in German and English. OMWINDENERGY is managed by the Green Team, an advisory board of experts who contribute their ideas and expertise to the organization of the event.

The call for papers is an invitation for both new and experienced presenters from the operation and maintenance sector to get involved.

The presentations at the two-day conference will focus on the following topics:

  • Market development
  • Operation
  • Management
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Basic and advanced training, qualifications
  • Personnel recruitment and retention
  • In-house professionalization and efficiency increases
  • IT and communication technology in practice
  • International markets
  • Onshore and offshore

Proposals in the form of abstracts can be submitted until June 15, 2013.