4th annual future offshore foundations forum

Forum Day One: 22nd October 2014 
08:30  Registration And Morning Refreshments 

Chair's Opening Remarks 

Exploring The Bankability Of New Innovative Foundations Types 


Developer Case Study: The PISA Project- 'Saving Steel' 

  • Assessing the need for better understanding within the indusrty of pile soil interaction and the application in the design of laterally loaded piles
  • An introduction to the PISA project under the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) including project set-up 
  • Current status of the PISA Project 
  • PISA goals and milestones including academic tasks and large scale testing with laterally loaded piles

Jesper Skov Gretlund, Project Manager, Wind Power R&D, DONG Energy 


Foundations From An OEM's Perspective: Cost Comparison Between Monopiles And Jackets 

  • Examining the cost implications involved in the design, fabrication and installation of monopiles versus jackets
  • What are the benefits of early supply chain engagement

Jeroen Hesen, Offshore Programme Development Manager, Gamesa 

10:30 Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

Are Gravity-Based Support Structures Really Great Value For Money?

  • Why don't we have any large windfarms on gravity bases yet?
  • Which is more critical: seabed interfaces or onshore logistics?
  • How to estimate and mitigate scour effects to ensure long-term integrity 

Danny Bonnett, Lead Structural Engineer, RES Offshore 


Suction Pile Foundations: Are They The Future For Offshore Foundations?

  • To what extent will suction pile foundations reduce installation costs?
  • The benefits of acheiving levelling during the installation process
  • What effect will suction pile foundations have on noise emissions?
  • The benefits of easy decommisioning 

Mark Reimers, Managing Director, SPT Offshore 


Networking Lunch


How Will OWA Support Structures Be Adapted For Use Of WTG Support?

  • Introduction to the keystone IBGS (Twisted Jacket) concept and the Universal Foundation concept
  • An update from the other OWA R&D projects related to OW foundations, including the suction bucket jacket and GBF 

Marc Costa Ros, Manager - Offshore Wind, The Carbon Trust 


Case Study: Lessons Learned From The First Crane-free Foundation For Offshore Wind?

  • Lessons learnt for the design and construction phases
  • Why are crane-free ('floated') GBS foundations often preferred for >30m water depths
  • The pre ITT stage: planning a crane free GBS project 

Petter J. Karal, Chief Executive Officer, Seatower 


Mitigating The Installation And Logistics Challenges Of XXL Monopiles For Multi-Megwatt Turbines In Far shore Sites 

  • What effect will XXL monopiles have on vessel capacity and the manufacture of installation equipment 
  • Optimising vessel cost for the installation of XXL monopiles using floating transport 

Edwin Van De Brug, Commercial Manager, Ballast Nedam Offshore 


Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

The Latest Foundation Design Approaches For Material Optimisation And Cost Of Energy Reductions 


Predicting And Verifying Axial Pile Resistance 

  • The EC7 and German context for offshore pile design 
  • How to dimension a pile for subsequent verification by dynamic testing 
  • How can setup be relied upon
  • Correlation factors
  • Pile resistance databases 

David Cathie, Managing Director, Cathie Associates 


The SLIC Project: Towards New Fatigue Design Guidance And Standards For Offshore Wind 

  • The aims and objective for the Structural Lifecycle Industry Collaboration (SLIC) project 
  • The SLIC consortium and structure
  • The shortcomings of current fatigue design guidance 
  • The SLIC work programme 
  • Preliminary results and observations 

Porfessor Fergal Brennan, Head Of Cranfield Renewable Energy And Power, 

Isaac Tavares, Project Manager, Centrica Energy 


Using Long-term Measurement Data For Improved Fatigue Life Assessment Of Offshore Wind Structures

  • An overview of different approaches for assessing site specific loads
  • How can continuously monitored fatigue data be used and what are the challenges?
  • Case study for processing long-term data sets for more accurate fatigue life calculations 

Ursula Smolka, Project Engineer, Ramboll Wind 


Driving Down The Cost Of Wind Foundations Grouting

  • Reducing the grout mixing process through the development of new innovative mixing technology
  • How are the next generation of grout mixers making offshore wind a viable source of energy for the future?
  • What effect is this new technology having on the safety of personnel
  • The future of the offshore wind industry including a discussion on the new large-scale offshore turbines 

Jim Bell, Managing Director,  FoundOcean 


Utilizing Specialised Equipment For Grouting Offshore To Achieve Cost-Effective Installation 

  • Lessons learned and improved solutions for grouted connection
  • Grout experience – challenges and room for improvement

  • Practical examples from current projects

  • New ways to improve reliability and reduce installation cost

Peter Gorlitz, Business Development Manager - Europe,  ITW WindGroup


Chair's Closing Remarks


Drinks Reception


Hotel Hamburg Grand Elysée

Rothenbaumchaussee 10
20148 Hamburg