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.

Tickets are now available to buy 

Foundation Ex will bring together experts from across the world in a series of dynamic keynote talks and workshops, sharing knowledge on cutting edge technical innovation in offshore wind turbine foundations.

What to expect

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

Taking place on 10th May 2022 at We The Curious on Bristol’s historic harbourside, Foundation Ex will take 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. Expect a high level of technical content from this niche specialism.

What makes this special

Learn from the experts

We will share progressive innovation and specialist knowledge from leaders in the industry, moving through each major stage of the project. We’ll promote discussion and debate around the upcoming challenges in the industry with the view to enabling collaborative problem solving.

Who will be talking?

Speakers and Moderators

A series of concise 15 minute technical presentations will be punctuated with breakout sessions and workshops to enhance the experience. We will have more than 30 speakers on the day and they will be added to the agenda as they confirm.

Karl Davis

Karl Davis

Empire Engineering

Eric Fine

Eric Fine


Julian Garnsey

Julian Garnsey

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

The environment on the day

Networking and collaboration

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

With this in mind we’re planning a sponsored drinks/food/networking event on the evening prior, follow by informal drinks on the evening of the conference.

Conference venue


We The Curious, 1 Millennium Square, Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5DB

We The Curious is a venue like no other. Situated on the historic Bristol harbourside, it is a bit like an indoor festival, with all sorts of different experiences, where you can interact with exhibits and take part in experiments.

It’s where boundaries are removed between science, art, people and ideas


We’ve intentionally kept the cost of attendance low to ensure the event is accessible to a cross section of our industry, providing an unrivalled opportunity to learn, make connections and share knowledge. 

Standard ticket

Includes entry to all talks, lunch and refreshments.

Academic ticket

Exclusive price for the academic community, including entry to all talks,
lunch and refreshments. Limited availability.

Our supporters

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Event sponsor

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