Designing and optimization of foundations
19th May 2021 (10.00 – 12.00 CET)
Foundation costs account for approx. 20% of the total CAPEX of the offshore wind project. The key dilemma is therefore how to optimize CAPEX for foundations. During this workshop, our speakers will be presenting best practices and brand new innovations in designing and construction of foundations as well as innovative methods of installation.
UK experience and commercial offer in offshore wind are rich and diverse throughout all project development phases: consenting (permitting processes), development (feasibility and seabed studies), construction (cable, substations, towers, blades, and foundations) up to operation and maintenance.
Automation and Advanced Technique for Foundation Design.
3D High-Resolution Sub-Seabed Acoustic Surveys to Aid Foundation Design
Chris is a senior member of the PanGeo Subsea commercial team with over 10 years’ experience in the global offshore energy markets including O&G, marine civil engineering, offshore renewables and submarine transmission cables. At PanGeo Subsea his role is focussed on the use of 3D acoustic data to mitigate risks to foundation and cable/pipeline installations.
Integrated Design of Foundations for Serial Production.
Eric Finé studied business law at the University of Antwerp. After a short career at sea, Eric gained more than 30 years experience in shipbuilding: civil ships as well as naval ships and oil & gas structures. As from 2009, Eric is engaged in the offshore wind industry as project and business manager. Eric has contributed to the construction of installation vessels, offshore substations and offshore foundations. Today, Eric works on the realisation of various projects in Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia and The United States. Eric is also involved in developing innovative offshore wind foundation designs. Eric proudly serves as a Commander (OF-3) in the Belgian Navy Reserve.
Grouting services for offshore wind constructions.
Andy began his career as a mechanical engineering apprentice with British Rail Engineering Limited in the 1980s. After completing his apprenticeship, he specialised in CNC machining and, later, CNC tooling design. In 2003, Andy relocated to Switzerland to work within a division of one of the world’s largest and most diversified speciality metals producers as European Sales Administration Manager before being promoted to European Marketing Manager. As Sales Director, Andy is responsible for FoundOcean’s business development in both the oil & gas and renewable energy sectors, as well as being responsible for the organisation’s marketing and communications policies. Andy has a degree in engineering design and change management from the Open University.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) promotes British businesses worldwide. DIT is an international trade department, responsible for:
- Bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed;
- Promoting British trade and investment across the world;
- Building the global appetite for British goods and services.
DIT is looking to attract inward investors into the UK while at the same time making sure that companies in the UK can export their goods to the wider world.
The UK has a very enviable record in the installation of offshore wind. The UK has been driving this market for a number of years now and is the single largest country with the installed base for offshore wind with over 10 GW of installed capacity in UK waters.
UK strengths in clean industries:
- The UK is the world leader in low carbon and the statement on net zero by 2050 was announced recently. This will act as an accelerant for the transition to low carbon economy.
- We have made sizeable steps in the decarbonising our electricity – we are world leaders in offshore wind with above 10GW of installed capacity and committed to 40GW by 2030.
- We have driven the cost reduction in offshore wind as well as in solar – enabling cost competitive renewables across the world.
- Because of the experience gained from installing large number of wind farms (over 30) we have expertise in operation, maintenance and marine services. The UK has engineering and project management expertise that is essential in the successful delivery of offshore wind farms.
- The UK has developed a strong and stable regulatory framework to drive investments in the clean growth sectors.
- The huge scale of the UK industry has led to a growing and innovating offshore wind supply chain capability across the wind farm life-cycle, from surveys and feasibility, to manufacture and supply, installation, operation and maintenance, and related financial and professional services.
Scottish Development International is Scotland’s trade and foreign direct investment agency.
Scottish Development International is Scotland’s trade and foreign direct investment agency. Its aim is to encourage more overseas businesses to set up a location here, invest in Scottish businesses or buy Scottish products. We do this by providing information, partnering with businesses and investors who want to set up or invest here, and helping businesses find the connections they need.
We can also help businesses around the world access the huge range of high quality products and services offered in Scotland. Whether you’re looking to import our top-quality products – from whisky and salmon to cutting-edge tech – access our professional services or use our specialised expertise for your project, we can help you find the suppliers you need.