Programm 6th Annual Offshore Symposium 2020


25th February 2020, Presenter: Petra Neftel, Location: Fa. Liebherr, Rostock


08:30 to 09:30 - Come together

09:30 to 10:00 - Greetings

Mr. Volker H. Seibert, ISC Training & Assembly GmbH

Greetings of the host Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock

Mr. Andree Iffländer, Wind Energy Network e. V.

Mr. Ralf Svoboda, WM Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

10:00 to 10:45 - Experiences from 10 years of hoist training - Bad Tölz

Mr. Tobias Seidl, AMST Systemtechnik GmbH

10:45 to 11:45 - 10 years of offshore grid connections in the Baltic Sea

Dr. Henrich Quick, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH

11.45 to 12:30 - Adaption and recognition of the DGUV regulations to current GWO standards

Dr. Gerhard Kraus, GWO and DGUV Working group member

12:30 to 13:30 - Lunch and Networking

13:30 to 14:30 - Wind energy – in a crisis? What opportunities does a change offer?

Ms. Maria von Stein, Hebewerk Consulting Hamburg

Ms. Meike Siemen, Hebewerk Consulting Hamburg

14:30 to 15:15 - Ocean Technology Campus (OTC) Project, Rostock

Presentation of the Campus Project, the Fraunhofer Digital

Ocean Lab (DOL) & the underwater and wind test field

Prof. Dr. Uwe Freiherr von Lukas,

Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD

15:15 to 16:00 - On-Site-Training OSS WIKINGER

Mr. Michael Pett, ISC Training & Assembly GmbH



26th February 2020, Presenter: Petra Neftel // Location: Fa. Liebherr, Rostock


08:00 to 09:00 - Come together

10:00 to 10:30 - The Energy Transition in Norway

Mr. Frank Emil Moen, Energy Innovation Norway

10:30 to 11:00 - Evidence based safety training for offshore

Mr. Kjetil Torgeirsen, SAFER Norway

11:00 to 12:30 - Panel discussion (Presenter: Alexander Lukow)

Dr. Mignon Schwenke
2. vice president state parliament M-V, Die Linke

Mr. Andreas Wagner
Managing Director Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE

Dr. Joachim Krüger
Managing Director Solarlite CSP Technology GmbH

Mr. Thomas Lambusch
Präsident Nordmetall e. V.

Mr. Christian Dahlke
Head of energy department, EM MV

Mr. Holger Matthäus
Senator for Building and Enviroment Hansestadt Rostock

13:00 to 13:15 - Closing

13:30 to 15:00 - Factory tour Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock

Guided tour in German and English language

Registration on the first day of the symposium on site


General event information

The 6th Offshore Symposium will take place in February 2020 in the conference rooms of Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH. The address of the venue is:

Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH
Liebherrstraße 1, 18147 Rostock

Please note that spaces are limited. Spaces will be awarded according to the order of registration. All participants of the symposium may bring rollups and other promotional materials free of charge. Please contact Mr. Stefan Boelck (, +49 381 20268904 or +49 152 54921693) with requests or for further information. Without prior agreement, it will not be possible to bring such materials.

For the duration of the Symposium (24.02. – 26.02.), we have booked a contingent of 30 (non-smoking) rooms at the Motel One Rostock hotel. The address and contact details are:

Motel One Rostock
Schröderplatz 2, 18057 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 666919-0
Fax: +49 381 666919-10

Single rooms are priced at €59.00 per night, and doubles at €74.00 per night. Prices do not include breakfast. Breakfast can be booked for an additional price of €11.50 per person per day. Free WLAN is available at the hotel. A credit card is required for booking and rooms can be cancelled without fee up to 3 days before arrival. Check-in is from 3pm. For bookings, please use the code: ISC Symposium 2020.

Based on the plans of the Norwegian government, offshore wind energy in Norway will gain in future industrial policy, but it also has an increasing energy economic importance. Therefore, we intend to organize a platform for contact and exchange with Norwegian companies in parallel to this year’s Symposium. More information on this will follow.


Afternoon events 25.02.2020 (17:00 - 19:00)

On the first evening of the Symposium, three engaging evening events will be scheduled. All three events will begin from the at the harbour in Rostock, either at the entrance of the Lokschuppen or on the quay directly in front of it. We will provide all participants with hot drinks during the events.

Boat trip on the “MS Jan Maat”
As is tradition every year, we are pleased to be able to offer 20 people the opportunity to take a trip on the “MS Jan Maat”. Experience the special flair of this historical ship built from noble wood on the Warnow river. The allocation of the spaces follows the order of receipt of the registrations. Please consider bringing weatherproof/warm clothing.

“Marienkirche“ Sightseeing
The “Marienkirche” is the Protestant-Lutheran central church of Rostock and a fine example of the north German gothic-brick style of construction. A very special tour has been organised for you! You will get to see the corners of the church that normally remain hidden from visitors. In addition to the ascent of the approximately 86m-high tower and a look into the mechanics of the Astronomical Clock, a tour of the vaults will also be included. The tour will take place in two groups, each with a maximum of 15 people.

Guided “Hangman” tour through Rostock
Learn more about Rostock's history from a different perspective and take the “Hangman” tour of the spots in Rostock where he used to work. The “hangman”, also called an executioner, was referred to as one of the "dishonest" professions during the Middle Ages and was therefore isolated from many parts of social life. However, hangmen were actually quite wealthy people since work was always abundant. The hangman will be able to tell you all about exciting crime stories from Rostock and give you entertaining and curious information about his multifaceted tasks: What was the “sparrow tax”, the “dog beating” or the "spending the Priveten", and why must the "hair [get] off the streets"? And have you ever noticed how many words relating to medieval torture and death are used in our language today without us even being aware of it? You will be amazed!


Evening event 25.02.2020 from 19:30, Location: Lokschuppen, Rostock Harbour

The evening event of the 6th Offshore Symposium will take place in the lovingly restored engine shed in the Rostock city harbour. Its timber frame reminds of the former purpose of the traditional building and guarantees a special, cosy atmosphere for the evening programme. The band “Weekenders” will also be back this year to provide musical entertainment.The address of the Lokschuppen is:

Lokschuppen im Rostocker Stadthafen
Am Strande
18055 Rostock