Detailed conference program



JUNE 20, 2019

Fisheries and Maritime Museum (FIMUS), Tarphagevej 2, 6710 Esbjerg V

8.30 - 9.30

Registration and coffee

Pick up your badge and network with the other guests at the venue, FIMUS.

9.30 - 12:00

Technical visits

As a conference guest, you can start the day with selected technical visits, to give an insight in the supply chain of the offshore wind industry. Esbjerg is one of the ports in the North Seas, which is being used for assembly, installation and maintenance of offshore wind parks.

9.30 Busses will drive the conference guests to technical visits at the port of Esbjerg.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

We will visit the MHI Vestas Offshore Wind assembly factory where the Power Converter Modules are being integrated with the tower section before preparing for installation from the quay side.

Siemens Gamesa Neptune Site 

From the Neptune site at the port of Esbjerg, Siemens Gamesa has installed numerous GW of offshore wind, and the site has played a crucial part in the big development of offshore wind technology and logistic as we see it today. You will get an insight in the complex environment of handling large offshore wind projects.

Vattenfall Surveillance Center 

Vattenfall is located with a surveillance center in Esbjerg, from which they monitor their offshore wind parks. Besides surveillance, the office plans maintenance for their Danish and German offshore wind parks. Hear the exiting story of the issues regarding cross-border management maintenance.

11.30 - 12.30


(for newly arrived participants)

12.00 - 13.00


Lunch with local specialities from the Wadden Sea

13.00 - 13.30

Joint coffee break

- between ministers and conference guests

13.30 - 15.30

Conference - The future industry for offshore wind

Key speakers from the offshore wind industry will give the input on how the industry will be sustainable and compatible for the next decade to secure the vision for the North Seas.


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Glenda Napier // CEO Energy Innovation Cluster

Jan Hylleberg // CEO Wind Denmark

Susanne Nordenbæk // CEO Business Esbjerg

Troels Ranis //

Director DI Energy


Presentation by Michael Simmelsgaard

Michael Simmelsgaard // Head of Offshore Wind in Vattenfall & Country Manager for Denmark

Presentation by Stephen Bull

Stephen Bull // Senior Vice President for Wind & Low Carbon Development, Equinor

Presentation by Michiel Muller

Michiel Muller // Program manager North Sea Wind Power Hub, TenneT

Presentation by Steen Brødbæk

Steen Brødbæk // President and CEO, Semco Maritime

Presentation by Thomas Rand

Thomas Rand // Managing Director, Rambøll Energy

Presentation by Kristian Ravn

Kristian Ravn // Managing Director Universal Foundation

15.30 - 15.45

Coffee break and network

15.45 - 17.00

High Level Speaker Panel with key speakers and selected energy ministers

We bring together the industry influencers and the political decisionmakers to discuss the future of offshore wind in the North Seas. How can we cooperate to fulfil the goal for offshore wind in the North Seas?

Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer,

Wind Europe

Introductory speaker

Jan Hylleberg, CEO,

Wind Denmark



Thyge Boserup,

SVP, Head of development, Regulatory and Markets


Andreas Nauen,


Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit

Philippe Kavafyan,


MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Claus Madsen,

Managing Director


Philippe Kavafyan is the CEO at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, joining the company in 2018. Prior to joining MHI Vestas, he was the Chairman of the Board of Adwen Offshore. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of key positions at Électricité de France, General Electric and AREVA. His experience in the energy sector spans power generation, gas, nuclear and wind. A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris, he now lives in Denmark with his wife and two children.

Claude Turmes,

Minister for Energy and Spatial Planning, Luxembourg

Morten Bæk,

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark

Andreas Feicht,

Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

17.00 - 17.30

Small Break and relaxing before reception, possibility to see the seals having dinner

17.00 - 17.30

Press Briefing

17.30 - 19.00

Afternoon reception

The mayor of Esbjerg, Jesper Frost Rasmussen is hosting the afternoon reception. Explore the Fisheries and Maritime Museum exhibition “Energy at Sea” or see the marine mammals while enjoying a drink and buffet. Or simply network with the other conference guests. 


Ending of the North Seas Energy Days Conference and ministerial meeting


SE Energi & Klima is one of the North Seas Energy Days sponsors.


Business Esbjerg is one of the North Seas Energy Days organizers. Business Esbjerg creates the best possible conditions for conducting business, living, studying and holidaying throughout the municipalities of Esbjerg and Fanø. Together with the business community, we inspire companies and citizens with new opportunities to develop and grow.
The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate is one of the North Seas Energy Days organizers. The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate is responsible for national and international efforts to prevent climate change, as well as energy issues, national geological surveys in Denmark and Greenland, meteorology and buildings.
Energy Metropolis Esbjerg is one of the North Seas Energy Days organizers. Energy Metropolis Esbjerg markets Esbjerg Municipality as a great place to drive your business, study, work and live.
Energy Innovation Cluster is one of the North Seas Energy Days organizers. Energy Innovation Cluster is a danish cluster organization and innovation network for energy production.
The Danish Wind Industry Association is one of the North Seas Energy Days organizers. The Danish Wind Industry Association represents companies in Denmark and beyond with an interest in wind energy.
DI Energi is one of the North Seas Energy Days organizers.

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