OWE 2017 | Making Floating Wind Energy Commercially Competitive

Session description:
This session will look at on ongoing and planned projects in floating offshore wind, from the perspective of project developers, technology developers and suppliers. Delegates will get a better understanding of the status of ongoing and planned projects, the market potential and cost reductions.

Learning objectives:

Delegates will be able to:

  • explain the current market situation and project status for floating wind;
  • identify key differences between a floating wind project compared with a bottom-fixed one; and
  • understand the future market potential of floating wind.

Session chair:
Stephen Bull, Head of Wind and CCS, Statoil

Speakers:
Ole Stobbe, Business developer for Northern Europe, IDEOL, France
Go where the wind blows, not where the water is shallow:Reducing generation cost in offshore wind by making high wind resource areas accessible with floating offshore wind

Sabrina Dankelmann, Senior project manager, MECAL
TELWIND – Innovative floating concept and fully coupled modelling

Jesper Moeller, Head of offshore concepts & solutions, Siemens Wind Power, Denmark
What is driving the development of floating foundations from an OEM’s point of view?

Sebastian Bringsærd, Head of Hywind development, Statoil, Norway
Hywind – taking floating wind from R&D to commercial application