Iv-Offshore & Energy has been at the front end of the wind industry, and was involved in many developments. We know how to develop the right concept for offshore wind farm HVAC/DC substations, and are pleased to share this knowledge at the IQPC Offshore Windpower Substation Congress. Topics such as key design drivers, layout, transport and installation aspects, and how to deal with the local rules and regulation will be addressed during Paul Heijkoop’s presentation ‘Essential front end design decisions in substation design’, given on Tuesday, 21 August. On Wednesday, 22 August, Mark Bloemsma will lead round table discussions on all aspects of offshore wind projects. And on Thursday, 23 August, Paul and Mark will entertain a workshop ‘Substation design: Innovative ideas and possible cost reductions’.