Offshore Wind conference, Bristol UK, 10 May 2022

Foundation Ex 2022

Explore innovation. Exchange ideas. Expand minds.

A focus on how to scale, optimise and deliver in offshore windfarm foundations

 

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Foundation Ex is different.
Properly technical. Radically innovative.

Foundation Ex took place on 10 May 2022.

Thank you to everyone who took part and enjoyed a series of dynamic keynote talks and workshops.

What went down

A day sharing knowledge and celebrating success in the offshore wind industry

Foundation Ex took a closer look at how this is the decade that will see acceleration in offshore wind.

Thank you for attending Foundation Ex message

The theme of the day

It’s time to scale, optimise and deliver

Now is the time to look to scale, optimise and deliver projects with lasting impact. On the day we had a high level of technical content from this niche specialism.

What made this special

Learning from the experts

Our delegates heard from expert speakers who shared their specialist knowledge. We promoted discussion and debate around the upcoming challenges in the industry with the view to enabling collaborative problem solving.

WHO SAID WHAT

Agenda

Many of our delegates and presenters arrived on Monday 9th May and joinedus for a sponsored drinks, nibbles and networking event at Harbour House Bar & Restaurant in central Bristol.

9:00am – 9:30am
ARRIVALS

Registration and Coffee

9:30am – 9:45am
INTRO AND WELCOME : KARL DAVIS, EMPIRE ENGINEERING

Are we actually heading to ‘Accelerate, Chaos, Madness’?

9:45am – 10:00am
FRAN PITKIN : OFFSHORE WIND CONSULTANTS

The impact of ‘Scaling Up’ on foundation supply chains

10:00am – 10:15am
JULIAN GARNSEY : TRITON KNOLL OFFSHORE WIND FARM

The PISA R&D journey: From idea to implementation on Triton Knoll

10:15am – 10:30am
CAROL JOHNSTON : TWI
Reduced vacuum Electron Beam welding for monopiles
10:30am – 10:45am
ANA VEGA KURSON : ARUP
Supporting large scale offshore wind deployment
10:45am – 11:00am
JASPER WINKES : C1 CONNECTIONS
Benefits of the C1 Wedge Connection
11:00am – 11:20am
BREAK

Coffee and Cake

11:20am – 12:00pm
BREAK OUT ONE
RICHARD PIKE
MARTIJN SCHOLS
DICK VAN WIJNGAARDEN
NICOLAS MOSCOSCO

Will we be seeing more of Vibrohammers?

BREAK OUT TWO
NICK ELDERFIELD
THOR UGELVIG PETERSEN
DAVID LAMBKIN
WEI-TING HSU

Scour and Seabed mobility

BREAK OUT THREE
NICK HOWARD
ERIC DEGAND
JACK GILES

When does the TP-Less Monopile make sense?

12:05pm – 12:20pm
COLIN SCHRODER : ITH BOLTING

First experience with large diameter bolts such as M80 / M90 / M100

12:20pm – 12:35pm
ELENI MINGA : EMPIRE ENGINEERING

Statistical approaches to structural reliability

12:35pm – 12:50pm
FLORENT GUINOT : WOOD THILSTED

Metocean inputs to foundation design

13:00pm – 14:00pm
BREAK

Lunch

14:00pm – 14:15pm
PETE ANDREWS : ECHO BOLT

Hitting a shrinking target: achieving and maintaining preload in bolted connections

14:15pm – 14:30pm
ERIC FINE : SMULDERS

Special session on all things fabrication supply chain

14:30pm – 14:45pm
CANDICE TIAN : KENT

Maximising energy yield from floating wind farms through asymmetric mooring design

14:45pm – 15:00pm
MIGUEL MANANES NEGRO : RAMBOLL

Design challenges for monopile WTG foundations in the US market

15:00pm – 15:15pm
HIEU LE : WORLEY

Lessons learnt from FEED studies of  FOWT Demonstration Projects

15:15pm – 15:35pm
BREAK

More Coffee and Cake

15:35pm – 16:15pm
BREAK OUT FOUR
MARTIN ØSTERGAARD
ALICE MAYNARD
MARK FINCH
SIMONE SCHMIEDER

Geotechnical Data – How much is enough?

BREAK OUT FIVE
KARL DAVIS
CAROL JOHNSTON
BECCIE DRAKE
URSULA SMOLKA

 

Digital Twins – Structural revolution or marketing spin?

BREAK OUT SIX
NICK HOWARD
JOSU ORTEGO
SØREN KELLENBERGER

Focus on Flanges

16:20pm – 16:35pm
AARON DU : EMPIRE ENGINEERING

Fabrication challenges of WTG Jackets

16:35pm – 16:50pm
EIVIND JOHNSEN : ENTRION

Benefits of an FRP Monopile

16:50pm – 17:05pm
MARTIN KILSGAARD ØSTERGAARD : COWI

Confessions of a Geotechnical Engineer

17:05pm – 17:10pm
KARL DAVIS : EMPIRE ENGINEERING

Closing remarks

17:10pm till late
OUTRO

Networking drinks

Who was on stage?

Speakers and Moderators

Karl Davis

Karl Davis

Empire Engineering

Carol Johnston

Carol Johnston

TWI

Eric Finé

Eric Finé

Smulders

Fran Pitkin

Fran Pitkin

OWC

Julian Garnsey

Julian Garnsey

Triton Knoll

Alan Marson

Alan Marson

Empire Engineering

Ana Vega Kurson

Ana Vega Kurson

Arup

Alice Maynard

Alice Maynard

DNV GL

Pete Andrews

Pete Andrews

EchoBolt

Martin Kilsgaard Østergaard

Martin Kilsgaard Østergaard

COWI

Colin Schroder

Colin Schroder

ITH Bolting Technology

Søren Kellenberger

Søren Kellenberger

CNC Onsite

Mark Finch

Mark Finch

Ternan Energy

Nick Howard

Nick Howard

Empire Engineering

Simone Schmieder

Simone Schmieder

Wood Thilsted

Dr Eleni Minga

Dr Eleni Minga

Empire Engineering

Josu Ortego

Josu Ortego

Euskal Forging Group

Miguel Mananes Negro

Miguel Mananes Negro

Ramboll

Florent Guinot

Florent Guinot

Wood Thilsted

Jasper Winkes

Jasper Winkes

C1 Connections

Kevin Black

Kevin Black

Partrac

Nick Elderfield

Nick Elderfield

DHI Water Environments UK

Eivind Johnsen

Eivind Johnsen

Entrion

Hieu Le

Hieu Le

Worley

Aaron Du

Aaron Du

Empire Engineering

Jack Giles

Jack Giles

RWE

Thor Ugelvig Petersen

Thor Ugelvig Petersen

DHI

Eric Degand

Eric Degand

Parkwind

Dick van Wijngaarden

Dick van Wijngaarden

CAPE Holland

Stuart Pringle

Stuart Pringle

Make the Break

Beccie Drake

Beccie Drake

Arup

Richard Pike

Richard Pike

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions

Nicolás Moscoso

Nicolás Moscoso

Allnamics

Martijn Schols

Martijn Schols

Dieseko

David Lambkin

David Lambkin

ABPmer

Ursula Smolka

Ursula Smolka

Ramboll

Wei-Ting Hsu

Wei-Ting Hsu

Empire Engineering

The environment on the day

Networking and collaboration

Foundation Ex harnessed cross-disciplinary understanding, networking and collaboration in an energetic environment, promoting the sharing of new ideas, all with the aim to facilitate the smooth transition to renewable energy.

Conference venue

Location

M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN, UK
The M Shed, a former 1950s transit shed, is situated on Bristol’s harbourside in the centre of the city. It is the history museum that tells the story of Bristol with its rich engineering past. Bristol Temple Meads train station is only a short walk away, and there is easy access to Bristol airport.

Our supporters

Empire Engineering logo

Party sponsor

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Event sponsor

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Event sponsor

Our partners

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Event producers

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Media partner

Make the Break logo for Foundation Ex

Media partner

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Production partner