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Floating offshore wind

Turbine Technology (on- and offshore)

When: Thursday, 30 November 2017, 14:00 - 15:15
Where: Emerald

Session description

Fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind are highly complementary. Floating foundations concepts allow to operate wind farms in deep sites or improper areas for fixed-bottom. Therefore a major research and development effort is underway to develop and commercialize novel floating wind turbine concepts, after the launch of several pilot farms, especially in France, Portugal and Scotland. This sessions presents some of the recent advantages in this field, with a focus on the remaining challenges and opportunities. The exciting developments in France will be particularly highlighted, in cooperation with the French Wind Energy association - France Energie Eolienne (FEE)

Learning objectives

  1. Gain insight into the challenges for large-scale commercial deployment of floating wind farms
  2. Assess the performance of an actual floating wind farm operating for 5 years
  3. Realize the advances made in computer simulation of innovative floating wind turbine concepts
  4. Reflect on the possibility of load reduction for vertical axis wind turbines by advanced control algorithms

Session chair

Matthieu Monnier
Head of industry and offshore wind, France Energie Eolienne


Update on Hywind floating offshore wind farm

Sebastian Bringsværd
Head of Hywind development, Statoil

A floating future? Challenges and opportunities for the commercialisation of floating offshore wind

Rhodri James
Manager, The Carbon Trust

Floating wind turbines: the path to large scale commercial deployment

Miguel Vega
Offshore Wind Business Development Director – France, EDPR

What is Driving the Development of Floating Foundations? An OEM’s Point of View

Jesper Moeller
Head of Offshore Concepts & Solutions, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Update on French and international projects & key impacting parameters of tomorrow’s commercial-scale floating wind farms

Bruno Geschier
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Ideol, France, / Chairman, WindEurope’s Floating Offshore Wind Task Force

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