The Conference is addressing the challenges the Industry deals with and further potential for the upcoming decade, technology improvements, innovations for cost leverage, cross-sectoral and industrial partnering, and practical experience with the very first FOW in Europe. The Conference gathers in one place the prominent industry market players from Europe, FOW developers and operators, constructions, turbine blades producers, WOF Industry maintenance and supply chain decision-makers, tech innovators, and impeccable players to address and discuss future challenges and opportunities for the industry.
Two important parameters are arising on the horizon. First, Europe must continue building up its floating project pipeline. Second, technological innovation must address key challenges in designing floating offshore wind turbines. Building from European technological and industrial know-how and harnessing the natural resources of the different sea basins, there is an opportunity to leverage these conditions into technological leadership while supporting the goal of climate neutrality. It is expected this technology to be mature in 10 years’ time.
- Significant challenges Floating Offshore Wind is meeting up and have to face in the upcoming progressive decade for the Industry;
- Technological innovation must address key challenges in designing floating offshore wind turbines. Floating wind turbines pave the way for more competition as countries with deep water can enter the market;
- Floating offshore wind design platforms: Possible solutions for turbine support structures;
- Electrical infrastructure: Assembly, installation and Operations, and maintenance take huge focus in FOW, as well, Mooring lines and anchors;
- Many current innovations are transforming the offshore wind industry and contributing to the development of offshore wind;
- Taking advantage of construction and assembly to reduce costs, is an opportunity for Europe to leverage European technological and industrial know-how into technological leadership while supporting the goal of climate neutrality with Cross-sectoral Industrial partnerships;
- Dedicated large-scale floating offshore wind to hydrogen. The process is set for producing green hydrogen from offshore wind and desalinated seawater;
- Supply chain and logistic operations to improve the process of producing electricity from Wind in deep sea waters.
Our expert panel at the Floating Wind Farms conference:
DEEP WIND OFFSHORE is a Norwegian company that provides sustainable solutions in the offshore wind industry. The organization is working on various offshore wind projects, including architecture optimization and more cost-effective floating wind farm design development.
ACCIONA WINDPOWER is a company that designs and manufactures 1.5 and 3MW wind turbines. Its mission is to contribute to the decarbonization of the planet. Acciona is participating in several wind projects, including the development of a green hydrogen plant powered by floating wind and PV technologies at sea.
ENGIE is a global electric utility company that designs, constructs, and operates power plants that generate energy mainly from natural gas and renewables, accompanied by low carbon emissions. The company is involved in an 870MW floating wind energy project in South Korea.
IBERDROLA RENEWABLES is the world’s largest owner-operator of wind farms and the world’s leader in renewable energy. Iberdrola invests in a variety of R&D initiatives involving floating technology. The company is now leading the Flagship project, which intends to demonstrate the viability and profitability of installing 10 MW+ wind turbines on floating platforms.
WPD FRANCE develops, finances, constructs, and operates onshore and offshore wind farms, as well as photovoltaic farms. WPD has installed over 2200 wind turbines across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The cumulative power of its wind farms exceeds 4.4 GW.
RWE RENEWABLES is a key player in electricity generation from renewable energy sources. RWE owns and operates offshore wind turbines around Europe with a total of 2.4 GW. RWE is involved in several complex offshore projects. The wind farms Kaskasi (342 MW) and Sofia1 (1,400 MW) are among the largest RWE construction projects.