OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY
14 - 17 March 2017 - Boston
The course guides delegates through the realities of the offshore wind market; building on case studies and analysis derived from the experience gained through developing and operating over 9 GW of wind generation projects. Based upon real world examples, the course will show how the next generation of project developers can learn from and build upon the hard-won lessons learned by early developers in the UK and Europe. Delegates will also be given the tools necessary to identify development sites, mitigate risks, take projects through towards financial close and examine ongoing operations and maintenance implications for the company’s bottom line.
• Learn how to consent, build and operate in the offshore environment
• Identify and incorporate new technologies such as floating machines and integrated projects
• Maximise social impacts and encourage a supply chain
• Successfully navigate project planning requirements for a bankable consent
• Successfully deal with and manage the realities of offshore wind development
• Effectively evaluate suitable project opportunities across the globe and across regions
• Maximize energy yield of wind turbine assets across a project lifespan
• Identify and mitigate against financial risks
• Energy markets & trends
• Renewable energy concepts, myths & realities
• Energy policies and support
• Turbine technology trends
• Selecting the right technology for optimization
• Viability, construction,
• Handling phased developments
• Cabling - The Achilles heel of early projects
• Grid permitting and stakeholder concerns
• Grid permitting, connectivity
• Lessons learned from the UK and Europe: regulations, planning and stakeholder concerns
• Developers’ requirements for maintenance
• Key operational issues and
• Offshore wind farm
• Structural integrity
• Preparing a decommissioning
Charlie Rattan gained consent for the £26m Hunterston national offshore turbine test facility, giving SSE a world leading centre for the testing of next generation machines. Charlie led the £4bn 690MW Islay offshore wind farm, steering the team through a successful hearing process to gain a critical consent.
"I'm passionate about renewable energy and as a respected industry professional with a reputation for managing projects that are delivered on time, safely and within budget, I understand the potential problems and pitfalls as well as the opportunities offered by a scheme. I offer an unrivalled range of skills, knowledge and expertise, rare within the industry and gained through extensive successful experience of the whole of a project life-cycle from inception to construction.
With many years' senior level experience within the on and offshore wind energy industry, I have been instrumental in gaining consent for over 100 MW of wind energy assets. Known for my ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment, I am a skilled project manager; adept negotiator and innovative problem-solver with extensive technical knowledge, outstanding communication skills and an exceptional understanding of client and stakeholder needs."