Deep Water Wind Farms Seminar – London

December 4, 2013 by No Comments | Category Marine Directorate Science, Marine Renewables

© Deep Water Seminar

David Bova from the MS Licensing Operations Team attended a Deep water wind farms seminar focusing on the technical and commercial viability of deep water offshore wind. The event was organised by IBC Energy as part of their Offshore Wind Series of seminars and conferences; and was held at Dexter House, Royal Mint Court, London.

The seminar was well attended, with a range of delegates present from insurers, financiers, survey companies, foundation suppliers, O&M vessel suppliers, regulators, bankers, risk management advisors, Carbon Trust representatives, and lawyers.

The programme covered the spectrum of UK Round 3 project issues with presentations on: financing, project risk management, the Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, Electricity Market Review, supply chain, foundation design and solution types, and environmental issues.

Discussion sessions focussed on possible constraints to delivery of UK Round 3 projects, in-particular: financing, supply chain and fabrication limitations in the current UK infrastructure, delivery of the 2020 target for electricity production, implications of moving from Renewables Obligations to the proposed Electricity Market Reform structure, the context of deep water factors on foundation design, and the environmental footprints of arrays.

A selection of interesting presentation can be found below:

  • Offshore Wind Acceleration program – Emilie Reeve of Carbon Trust
  • Selecting the appropriate foundations – Joaquim Moio of Offshore Wind Ramboll
  • Due Diligence – Marco Pipparelli of Natural Power
  • Assessment of the environmental impacts of concrete foundations being used for  deep water projects (Round 3 locations) – Ian Reach of MarineSpace
  • Developing technologies for deep water wind farms :examining the WindFloat – Joshua Weinstein of principal  Power
  • Maintenance strategies for structures in deep water – Ton Geul of Visser and Smit Marine Contracting
  • UK Turbine design developments and requirements for deep water projects – Ranjit Mene of Repower

Article by David Bova


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