4th annual future offshore foundations forum

Forum Day One: 22nd October 2014 
08:30  Registration And Morning Refreshments 
09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks 

09:15

Financial Keynote: The Future Of Foundation Innovation: Exploring The Bankability Of New Foundation Types 

  • Assessing the level of investment currently available to bring the latest developments in foundation design to market 
  • Exploring the bankability of XXL and gravity based monopile designs
  • Comparing the  bankabilty of monopiles versus jacket foundation designs 

Nick Gardiner, Senior Director - Project Finance, BNP Paribas 

Exploring The Bankability Of New Innovative Foundations Types 

09:50

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 

10:30

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 

11:00 Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 
11:30

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 

12:00

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 

12:40

Networking Lunch

13:40 

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 

14:10 

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 

14:50 

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 

15:20

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

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

15:50

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 

16:30

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 

17:00

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 

17:30 

Chair's Closing Remarks 

Venue

Hotel Hamburg Grand Elysée

Rothenbaumchaussee 10
20148 Hamburg