This year a new feature to the experience has been added by organising a post-OEEC company visits program for international delegates on Thursday 10 October focusing on the offshore wind industry in The Netherlands.
The programme consists of four tracks that focus on a specific theme:
Track 01 - Offshore Wind Foundations & Installation:
This track includes a boat tour in Rotterdam harbour with sightseeing of Haliade-X 12 MW test site construction and wind installation vessel Aeolus. After the boat tour we will visit an installation & piling specialist, including a yard tour. Hosting companies include: Pondera Development, SIF Offshore Foundations, GE Renewable Energy, Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam and IHC IQIP.
Track 02 - Offshore Wind Ports & Logistics
This track includes a visit to Eemshaven (in the North of the Netherlands), highlighting activities of this port in their role as major offshore wind hub for this part of the North Sea. The visit includes sightseeing of landmarks in the region, such as the recently opened Heliport and logistics service and O&M companies in the region. Hosting companies include: Groningen Seaports
Offshore Wind Research & Development
This track includes an interactive programme with visits and input from different renowned innovative & research organisations including a site tour at the testing facilities of a research institute and a presentation on the Slip Joint Offshore Research (SJOR )project. Hosting companies include: DOB Academy (De Oude Bibliotheek), DOT (Delft Offshore Turbine), Deltares and Primo Marine
Track 04 - Offshore Wind – Offshore Grid
This track includes site visits to various companies who are involved in offshore grid issues, such as risk management and quality assurance services company and a maritime research institute, followed by a site visit including tour on board of a cable installation vessel involved in the grid connection of the Borssele wind farm project. Hosting companies include: DNV GL, MARIN and Boskalis
The programme is free of charge and includes lunch and transport to/from all locations (start and end at location RAI Amsterdam). The program is for international delegates only. Departure time from RAI Amsterdam start 8 AM, return in Amsterdam approx. 6 PM. Maximum number of participants for each track: 50.