Wind Turbine User Group 2021: Offshore Wind Infrastructure & Innovation Challenges

Wind Turbine User Group 2021: Offshore Wind Infrastructure & Innovation Challenges

2021-11-26T08:03:03+00:00November 26th, 2021|Wind Energy|



Offshore Wind is set to become the backbone of a decarbonised electricity system; during the Wind Turbine User Group held earlier in 2021, we heard from fellow industry participants the varied and world leading work currently being undertaken in the UK as well as some of the challenges facing the industrialisation of this exciting technology.
At the outset we aimed to create a network of engineers able to share information and experiences in a non-commercial environment. We were delighted with the high calibre content of this inaugural event and the open discussion it generated.

This webinar will be a summary of the key themes discussed during the inaugural ‘Wind Turbine User Group’ and outline what you should expect for the return of the conference next time.

It will provide an opportunity for you to become part of our growing community, to contribute to the discussion and exchange of information and perhaps most importantly to begin to shape the agenda for the next bigger and better event in 2023.

Attend this free webinar to:

Hear key outcomes from industry speakers on challenges across offshore wind engineering and current projects
Consider implications of different offshore environment of deployment of wind turbines
Outline innovative approaches to turbine design, asset management and blade manufacture
Exploiting the full potential of Offshore Wind in UK will require deployment of turbines in ever deeper waters and therefore use of floating as opposed to fixed bottom structures. What implications do these different applications have on yield assessment, load out and installation? What are the key considerations when designing an effective mooring system?

Innovation lies at the heart of any nation gaining competitive advantage – exciting developments in blade manufacture, turbine design, foundation design and cable protection systems are openly discussed by generators, manufacturers and academics.

Improvements in asset management will be essential to reduce the amount of manual intervention required in a harsh offshore environment – what contribution can be made by improvements to condition monitoring and data analytics, do robots and autonomous systems have a valuable role to play? How can processes and procedures be improved?

Rab McMillan
Global Head of Product Safety & Risk Management
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Tony Quinn
Test & Validation Director ORE Catapult

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