Can Wea Supply Chain Final June 10, 2010

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The Supply Chain – The Demand Side Wolfe Island Shoals A Case Study in Offshore Wind Farm Requirements There Are No Insurmountable Problems That Are Not Golden Opportunities Presented by: Uwe Roeper / Andrew Chant

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Can Wea Supply Chain Final June 10, 2010

  1. 1. The Supply Chain – The Demand Side Wolfe Island Shoals A Case Study in Offshore Wind Farm Requirements There Are No Insurmountable Problems That Are Not Golden Opportunities Presented by: Uwe Roeper / Andrew Chant CanWEA Supply Chain Conference June 9 - 10, 2010 Toronto, Ontario
  2. 2. What is Wolfe Island Shoals? <ul><li>300 MW Offshore Wind Facility under development by Windstream Energy Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximate capital cost $1.5 Billion </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded PPA under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program </li></ul><ul><li>Located eastern end of Lake Ontario, south of Kingston, west of Wolfe Island </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled Mandatory Commercial Operations Date – June 2014 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location of Wolfe Island Shoals
  4. 4. Highlights <ul><li>300 MW off-shore wind project with PPA, land & grid connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raising $25 million in development financing for permitting & design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total Projected CapEx = $1.5 Billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permitting & design in 2010 / 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction in 2012 / 2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Ontario, Canada </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ORTECH’s Role <ul><li>Who is ORTECH? </li></ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary renewable energy and environmental consulting firm </li></ul><ul><li>Active in renewable energy directly and through affiliates for over 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30 years of experience in atmospheric sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Through a related company, the original developer of Wolfe Island Wind facility completed by Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc., now TransAlta </li></ul><ul><li>Client base consists of financial institutions, infrastructure investors and private developers </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed Project Manager for Wolfe Island Shoals in May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Strong emphasis on advanced wind resource assessment, permitting, O & M planning and costs, financial and economic analysis </li></ul>
  6. 6. Special Problems of Offshore Wind <ul><li>Permitting </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Turbine Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>O & M </li></ul><ul><li>Crew Training </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial Content </li></ul><ul><li>Financing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Permitting – More than the Usual Suspects <ul><li>Federal Ministries & Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Transport Canada </li></ul><ul><li>St Lawrence Seaway Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Coast Guard </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries & Oceans Canada </li></ul><ul><li>RCMP </li></ul><ul><li>CBC </li></ul><ul><li>NRCan </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency </li></ul>
  8. 8. Permitting – More than the Usual Suspects - Continued <ul><li>Provincial Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>MNR </li></ul><ul><li>MOE </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Transport </li></ul>
  9. 9. Engineering <ul><li>Soil Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Wind Data Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Design & Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Collector Systems & Underwater Cabling </li></ul><ul><li>Transformer Station Location </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Importance of Soil Testing Photo Courtesy of Advanced Offshore Solution
  11. 11. Conventional Off-shore Design <ul><li>Conventional Turbine (eg. Siemens 2.3/93, GE 3.6/107 or Vestas V90/3MW) </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfe Island shoals: 5m (15’) to 20m (60’) water depth (2 km to 10 km from shoreline) similar to existing projects </li></ul><ul><li>Limestone rock bottom suitable for proven foundation design: Drilled monopile (tentative) </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional underwater cable (34.5 kW) with substation and on-shore grid connection (230 kW) </li></ul><ul><li>Proven Technology: Existing 200 MW Wolfe Island on-shore wind farm also uses underwater cable (230 kW) to go from island to grid on mainland (installed 2009). Underwater cables common for islands in Lake Ontario. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Turbine Selection </li></ul><ul><li>WTG Nameplate Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of Port Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation to Port </li></ul><ul><li>Access to On Shore Cranes </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Size of Laydown Area </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Facilities </li></ul>
  13. 13. Required Port Facilities Photo Courtesy of Advanced Offshore Solutions
  14. 14. <ul><li>O &M </li></ul><ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Waterborne Access to Turbines </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Turbine Performance Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Parts and Component Inventories </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Marine Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of Special Purpose Vessels </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Crane Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation of Partially Assembled WTGs </li></ul>
  16. 16. Marine Transport Photo Courtesy of Advanced Offshore Solutions
  17. 17. <ul><li>Crew Training </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Inclement Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Subcontractors </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial Content </li></ul><ul><li>European Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Turbine Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Underwater Cabling </li></ul>
  18. 18. Financing <ul><li>Comparison to On Shore </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Costs </li></ul><ul><li>PPA Pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Financing </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Tax Benefits </li></ul>
  19. 19. Summary <ul><li>Difficult but not impossible </li></ul><ul><li>Requires careful planning and execution </li></ul><ul><li>Special problems give rise to market opportunities for Ontario businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Possible opportunity to supply services to neighbouring Great Lakes states </li></ul><ul><li>There are no insurmountable problems that are not opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yes we can!” </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank You for Your Attention

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