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.
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.
WHO SAID WHAT
Download the slide decks
Our speakers have kindly shared their slides decks and made them available to download.
Supporting large scale offshore wind deployment
An expert look at the trade-offs involved in achieving low-cost offshore wind generation.
Ana Vega Kurson
All things fabrication supply chain
Looking at a Fabricator’s Perspective on Innovation in Offshore Wind.
Maximising energy yield through asymmetric mooring design
An innovative design study for floating wind farms using asymmetrical mooring systems to maximise energy production.
Design challenges for monopile WTG foundations in the US
A look at the challenges and opportunities in the US market.
Confessions of a geotechnical engineer
A reflection on the industry over the last decade, both good and bad experiences.
Reduced vacuum electron beam welding for monopiles
A session focused on the reduced vacuum electron beam welding for monopiles.
Benefits of an FRP monopile
Exploring the technology behind the FRP and the benefits it brings to offshore wind projects.
Achieving and maintaining preload in bolted conncections
A discussion centred around the impacts of tightening strategies, causes of preload loss and O&M best practices.
Specialized equipment for flange milling
A focus on flanges including high precision onsite machining.
Vibratory hammer offshore wind foundation solutions
Redefining the future of XXL monopile installation.
Dick Van Wijngaarden
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.