Delivering Offshore Wind projects in Europe

28 June 2012

The seminar will address the critical issues arising from offshore wind projects, in the context of delivery and supply chain management. The Bird & Bird team's experience in these projects will give you an insight to the approaches being taken to increase efficiency, reduce costs and manage the risks inherent in these projects.

For further information, or to register to attend future seminars please contact the Events Team at or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.

We will also be holding this seminar in Hamburg on 14 June - more information here.

13.00 - 13.30

Registration and refreshments

13.30 - 13.40

Welcome and introduction
Andrew Renton, Partner, Bird & Bird London

13.40 - 14.10

Offshore networks and operators - regulatory issues
Peter Willis, Partner, Bird & Bird London

14.10 - 14.40

Supply Chain Contracts: How to analyse, understand and provide for management of risk and get protection within the contract structure
Christian Kessel, Partner, Bird & Bird Frankfurt

14.40 - 15.00

Environment: The steps to protecting against current and future environment risk and liability
Helen Loose, Senior European Consultant, Bird & Bird London

15.00 - 15.30

Break and refreshments               

15.30 - 16.00

Port Facilities: Arrangements for supporting the projects from the quayside and the onshore fabrication and manufacturing issues
Richard Lucas, Partner, Bird & Bird London

16.00 - 16.30

Funding: Can the financial industry manage the need for funding of the pre-construction and construction risk and what do they expect in return
Dr Michael Juenemann, Senior European Consultant, Bird & Bird Frankfurt

16.30 - 17.00

Joint Ventures: How to make offshore wind investments pension grade
Dr Wolfgang Hess, Partner, Bird & Bird Frankfurt

17.00 - 17.30

European policy and regulation: An insight from Dr Kindler's experience in advising on energy policy and a glimpse of the future
Johannes Kindler, Of-Counsel, Bird & Bird Dusseldorf

17.30 - 18.30

Networking drinks and canapés