O&M activities make up almost a quarter of the lifetime costs of an offshore wind farm and provide a huge opportunity for cost reduction through innovation of products and services.
Our first online virtual event will deliver three sessions in areas that will play a key role in supporting the success and vision of O&M: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR); O&M Decarbonisation; Next Generation Operations and Control.
ORE Catapult’s O&M specialists will be joined by industry guests for the latest insights, as well as opening the floor to discussion.
Introducing the OMCE and our new Port of Grimsby facility
The O&M Centre of Excellence (OMCE) is ORE Catapult’s national hub for enhancing the UK’s world leading position in offshore wind performance. It is a catalyst for innovation, technology, cross-sector collaboration and best practice to enhance safety, reduce cost and support the growth of UK O&M.
To coincide with the virtual event, we are officially opening our Port of Grimsby facility, located at the heart of offshore wind O&M. From our new space, we will be able to engage and collaborate with industry, supporting their key challenges by accelerating technology innovation from across the UK supply chain.
Full session agendas and speakers will be sent out following registration:
10am – Welcome and Introduction to the OMCE
Ben George, General Manager – Humber, Katharine York, OMCE Manager
10.30am – Inspection, Maintenance and Repair
– Revolutionising asset integrity management – Introduction to the ORCA Hub
David Lane, Heriot Watt University
– Fast track energy transition – Introduction to the OGTC
Rebecca Allison, Oil and Gas, Technology Centre
– Dull, dirty, dangerous, demanding, distant and distributed – Introduction to the OLTER project
David McKinnon, Technology Advisor, TLB
• Q & A panel discussion on the offshore wind O&M market
1:00 p.m. O&M Decarbonisation
– The Clean Maritime challenge and the OSW opportunity
o Kerrie Forster, WA
o Panel discussions
Kerrie Forster, WA, Ken Coughlan, SGRE, Bryn Smyth , HST
– Solution Providers and the UK Supply Chain Potential
o Leo Hambro, Tidal Transit
o Rob Osborne, Bibby MS
o Paul Cairns, MJR
Rob Stewart, AMC
– UK as a global leader in the clean maritime industry: How did industry and government collaborate to enable this?
o Carolina Escudero Concha, Ports (Vattenfall Networks)
2.30 p.m. Next Generation Operations and Control
Digital Maturity – Digital support to predictive maintenance and condition monitoring
Ty Burridge-Oakland – Cognitive Business
Weather Forecasting 2050 – Improving operational forecasting and maximising generation yields for the next 25 years
Jeremy Plester – MetDesk
Predictive Maintenance through ML techniques – Actual examples using AI and ML predictive maintenance in the wind sector
Joshua Greeslade – ONYX Insight
4.30 p.m. Wrap up and Close
At the end of each presentation you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speaker using the chat function.
Please note that this session will be recorded.