Offshore Wind: a guide to its installation and potential hazards to shipping
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About the Event
The construction of an offshore wind farm is a complex and expensive process. It involves the
transportation of high value assets such as the wind turbines, foundations, sub-stations and subsea
cables using large vessels and barges. It is in the transportation and installation phases that there is
a risk of damage to assets and vessels which can be costly. It is therefore important to look at ways
to manage and mitigate these risks for all parties involved.
In this webinar we will provide insight into the Offshore Wind and Renewables Industry and its future
growth. It will consider the different types and sizes of turbines (fixed and floating), subsea array &
transmission cables, sea transportation of component parts, and types of installation and service
vessels. The potential hazards to shipping and cargo securing will be highlighted.
Presented by: Jeremy Panes, Director/Naval Architect & James Anderson, Naval Architect
Jeremy is a Naval Architect with extensive experience of offshore engineering,
including experience as a designer, consultant, and Marine Warranty Surveyor
for a wide range of projects including renewables, transportations, fixed and
He has worked as an engineer on numerous offshore projects for all areas of the
world, including the North Sea, Asia and the West of Africa and is familiar with
the management and execution of feasibility, design, construction, and
installation services as well as providing expert advice for legal investigations.
James is a Naval Architect with over 20 years’ experience working within the
marine, oil and gas and UK defence sectors. He has extensive knowledge of
offshore operations and experience of worldwide heavy lift transports and
expertise which includes large-scale marine and offshore design, construction,
complex logistics management, and marine consultancy, claims and warranty.
He has a broad range of experience in concept and detailed design, testing and
building of surface ships, submarines and offshore structures in the UK, Asia and central Europe.