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Design & Operation of Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels

28-29 January 2015, London, UK 


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Europe can now boast of having some of the largest and most developed Offshore Wind Farms in the world. And with new sites being developed in Asia and the USA the transfer of knowledge and experience is as important as ever. Building on the success of last year’s conference, RINA returns to the subject to investigate the impact of new standards, regulations brought into force, and new developments made within the industry.
With more global construction, an increasing numbers of wind farm developments are in more distant, more hostile, and deeper environments. And as the first near shore wind farm developments move from construction to the operational phase, maintenance management is playing a larger role. 
Therefore the vessels required to serve offshore wind farms are becoming more diverse and are now staying on station for longer periods much further from shore than before. This continues to raise the issue of the safe transfer of crew and technicians between shore and turbine, and vessel and turbine. And the standards expected in terms of comfort and facilities for the technicians, who may be required to be stay on board for longer periods and in higher sea states, are also increasing. A number of innovative designs have begun to leave the drawing board, and regulation has started to catch up.

Conference ProgrammeWind Farm Support Vessel Conference Programme

Click here to download the conference programme.

A list of some of the papers being presented at the conference include:

  • CREW TRANSFER VESSEL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, S.Phillips, IB.Shin, C.Armstrong and I.Hudman, Seaspeed Marine Consulting Ltd, UK
  • THE INFLUENCE OF MULTIPLE WORKING SHIFTS FOR OFFSHORE WIND FARM O&M ACTIVITIES ­ STRATHOW-OM TOOL, Yalcin Dalgic, Iain Dinwoodie, Iraklis Lazakis, David McMillan, Matthew Revie, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • WFSV - 12 PASSENGERS? Andy Page, Thomas Partington, Alicat, UK
  • PLANNING FOR IMO TIER 3 ENGINE ROOM DESIGN, Matthew Lis, MAN Engines & Components, UK
  • DESIGN-DRIVEN INNOVATION: AN OSV PLATFORM WFSV MOTHERSHIP FOR NORTH SEA OPERATIONS, S McCartan and T Thompson, EBDIG-IRC, Coventry University, UK.B Verheijden, Academy Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands. C Anderberg and H Pahlm, Division of Maritime Operations, Chalmers University Of Technology, Sweden. D Boote and T Colaianni, DITEN, Genoa University, Italy. 

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 29/12/2014 After 29/12/2014
RINA members £560+VAT = £672 £660+VAT = £792
Non-members £660+VAT = £792 £760+VAT = £912
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £330+VAT = £396 £330+VAT = £396
Principcal Author £125+VAT = £150 £125+VAT = £150
Additional Author £560+VAT = £672 £560+VAT = £672

Register by 29th December and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact Billy Allen, Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 

Registration and Payment methods

1: Register and pay online using a secure link

2: Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.


Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.

VenuePark Plaza County Hall

The conference will be held at the Millennium & Battersea Suite (first floor) Park Plaza County Hall Hotel.

1 Addington Street
United Kingdom.


The nearest Underground stations are Waterloo, and Westminster which is across the river. 

Park Plaza County Hall Map





Park Plaza County Hall

The rates provided below is valid only for 3 days.

Check in date

28th January 2015

Check out date

30th January 2015

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Run of House category includes range of different room levels and types, such as Doubles, Twins and Accessible Rooms.

Rates quoted are per room, per night and include service and English breakfast.

Rates exclude 20% VAT

Terms & Conditions

General Condition

  • Rates quoted are per room, per night and include service and English breakfast.
  • Rates exclude 20% VAT.
  • The VAT on this contract is set at the current VAT rate of 20%. Any change in the current rate of VAT will be reflected in a change to the rates offered.
  • If rates have been set for groups with an arrival date of more than 18 months from this contract date, we reserve the right to increase the rates.
  • All bookings made individually by the guests must be guaranteed with a  valid credit card

Terms of Payment

Guest to settle own accounts on departure.
Each guest will provide Individual Reservation Department with credit card number to secure his/her booking.

Allocation Release - Any unsold rooms will be released 45 days prior to arrival. Any reservation request after will be subject to availability.

Cancellation and No Show Policy

Individual cancellations made 7 days prior to the arrival will not be charged.
In the event of an individual cancellation made within 7 days of arrival, full cancellation fees will apply.
In case of a no show, the full reservation value will be charged.

Check In and Check Out Times

Check In           16:00 hrs

Check Out        12:00 hrs (noon)

Additional charges per person:

Porterage:                                £1.50 per bag per way.

Please let us know at least 7 days in advance if you need porterage to be organised


Club Quarters

Club Quarters

Conference delegates may take advantage of the Institution’s membership of Club Quarters to stay at its Trafalgar Square Hotel, situated at 8 Northumberland Avenue ­ less than one minute’s walk from RINA Headquarters.

The Institution’s membership provides a fixed lowest rate of £159 per room which is always available to conference delegates, regardless of the varying higher rates throughout the year for non members.  An even lower rate is available only for conference delegates at weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) and holidays (£69). 

Other benefits include access to the Club Living Room with complimentary refreshments, WiFi and unlimited chilled, purified bottled water, and a Rewards Programme offering a “Night on the House” after just one stay.

Conference delegates may find details of the facilities offered by Club Quarters Trafalgar Square or book online at  using the login “RINA” (without the quotes) on their first visit and selecting Trafalgar Square from the choice of hotels.

Conference delegates who wish to take advantage of the lower rate at weekends, which is not shown online, should contact ClubQuarters at +44 (0)20 7451 5800

Delegates of past conferences who may be visiting London on business or pleasure may continue to use the Institution’s membership of ClubQuarters and enjoy the benefits.


Hotels Combined

The RINA conference department does not get involved with booking delegate accommodation, however, if you need any accommodation during your stay in London,, the worlds largest hotel price comparison website, is offering support to participants of this conference. An exclusive 10% rebate is given to hotels booked via their website for all attendees.

Check and book hotels in the surrounding area

For more information on the rebate program visit:



Sponsor and Exhibitors

RINA events provide the perfect opportunity for effective and highly targeted marketing. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities exist for all of our conferences. For more information please follow the link or contact John Payten (RINA Group Sales Director) Tel: +44(0)20 7235 4622 Ext 400 or e-mail:  to discuss tailored options or availability.

Past Conferences

The most recent Wind Farm conference took place in London, UK, 29-30 January 2014

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Attendance at the Wind Farm Vessels conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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