WINDFORCE Baltic Sea 2019: 13th & 14th of February in Gdansk

The WINDFORCE Baltic Sea offers a unique focus on the challenges in the Baltic Sea region. The two day conference targets on experiences and questions concerning offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea region. The conference will be continued every two years, each time in another country.

WINDFORCE Baltic Sea Program 13 & 14 February

Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
Długi Targ 19, 80-828 Gdansk, Poland

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We kindly inform you that we cannot make any bookings for you.

Arrival and guided city tour in the town of Gdansk (7.00 p.m.) 

Start 9.30 a.m. (Opening Speeches / Words of Welcome)

  • Andreas Wellbrock, CEO of WAB, Germany
  • Mariusz Witonski, President of Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society, Poland
  • Andreas Wagner, CEO of Foundation Offshore Wind Energy, Germany, „Baltic Sea Declaration Offshore Wind"

Presentation of the Study:„Global Offshore Wind Energy: Market, Development, Opportunities and Challenges” (Dirk Briese, wind:research, Germany)

  • Martin Risum Bøndergaard, Head of Policy of Danish Wind Industry Association, Denmark
  • Mariusz Witonski, President of Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society, Poland
  • Andreas Wagner, CEO of Foundation Offshore Wind Energy, Germany: “Status and Prospects for Offshore Wind Energy in Germany”

Lunch break

  • Dr. Dominik Thumfart, Managing Director of Deutsche Bank, Infrastructure and Energy Finance, Germany: “Latest financing developments in the global offshore
  • Udo Schneider, Green Giraffe (GGEB), Germany

Coffee break

  • Calle Richardsen, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore und Consulting, Germany: „What Quality survey during preassembly and commissioning means"
  • Maik Rienecker, Steel Inspect, Germany: „Scope of an optimized fabrication monitoring for wind farm offshore foundations – lessons learnt out of ifferent projects”
  • Robert Hörmann, AeroEnterprise, Austria: „AUTOMATIZATION IN WIND TURBINE INSPECTION - Intelligent use of Drones with Software based Analysis and Reporting System“
  • Dr. Johannes Trost, LEBUHN & PUCHTA Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Solicitor, Germany: „Autonomous Offshore Operation – De we need to change the maritime liability regime to cope with the new technologies?”

7.00 p.m. WINDFORCE Dinner

Start 9.30 a.m.

  • Holger Matthiesen, E.ON Climate & Renewables Services, Germany, „Arkona – experience from construction and early operation of the largest Offshore windfarm in the Baltic Sea“
  • Mattias Wärn, Svea Vind Offshore, Sweden, „Potential for Offshore Wind in the Swedish Baltic Sea – Synergies between Offshore Wind and Hydrogen”

Coffee break

  • Henrik Kolberg, ONP Management, Germany: “Concrete in Offshore Wind – the better alternative?”
  • Eyk-Uwe Pap und Jan Kölbel, Baltic Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock, Germany: "UXO-clearance under maritime environment"

Lunch break

  • Dr. Berit Tennbakk, partner at THEMA Consulting, Norway:“Potentials and barriers for coordinated offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea”
  • Thilo Krupp, Project Manager of German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation, Germany „Integrated Baltic Offshore Wind Electricity Grid Development (Baltic InteGrid)”


  • Andreas Wellbrock, WAB e.V., Germany
  • Andreas Wagner, Foundation Offshore Wind Energy, Germany

In order to receive an official name badge, you have to register by the 22nd of January. If you register after the 22nd of January, you will not receive a name badge, which is connected to the program book.

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