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Foundation Ex,
The Tech Sessions

A regular series of 20-30 minute free live webinars featuring industry experts discussing the hot topics in offshore wind foundatons 

Properly technical briefings. 

By Engineers, for Engineers.

For 2020 Foundation Ex has gone virtual  

In 2019 we launched Foundation Ex and brought together experts from across the world in a series of dynamic keynote talks and workshops in Bristol, UK. For 2020, we have kept the conversation going, this time delivered over a series of monthly live webinars.

What to expect

A regular series of 20-30 minute offshore wind webinars 

After successfully testing the Crowdcast platform, we are using this to deliver talks, panel debates and virtual Q&A sessions. Each month, we will tackle a different hot topic in offshore wind. These offshore wind webinars will be live sessions and will regularly feature guest expert speakers. The series is free to attend live and then will be available on demand. 


Next session:

We will back in early 2021

Following the success of the Tech Sessions in 2020, we will be back in 2021. Join our mailing list to be the first to know. Our aim is to keep pushing the boundaries of technical discussion and provide the industry with a genuine forum for debate and knowledge sharing. And have a little bit of fun in the process.  We hope to see you in 2021.



Previous sessions

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November speakers

December session:

Big Bolted Connections

For our final Tech Session of 2020, we looked at Big Bolted Connections and asked the question, is the industry ready? Nick Howard from Empire Engineering was joined by Marc Seidel from Siemens Gamesa and Colin Schroder from ITH Bolting Technology. It was a lively debate and our best attended session to date.

Marc Siedel, Colin Schroder and Nick Howard
Cover for October Webinar

October session:

Developers vs Designers.

In October, the gloves were off as we pitch the developer vs the designer. A healthy debate from both sides of the table on how developers and designers can and should work together in offshore wind. Ding ding, seconds out…

Eric Degand, Carl Winkle and Nick Howard

August session:

Designing the Monopile without a transition piece: why, how and when? 

For this session we spoke with Andrew Hodgson from Empire Engineering and brought in Ed Crammond from Wood Thilsted Partners to give his expert view on what to consider regarding TP-less design.

Andrew Hodgson and Ed Crammond

July session:

How deep can the monopile go?


We welcome Morten Tobias Lind, Technical Director at COWI, who joins our resident experts to debate just how deep the Monopile can go. Topics include fabrication, installation and turbine specification.

Karl Davis, Dr Alan Marson and Morten Tobias Lind

June session:

An introduction to floating offshore wind.

Floating offshore wind is one of the hop topics for 2020. As the technology moves from concept towards the main stream, our experts give an overview of the need-to-know about all things floating.

Eric Paya and Aaron Zigeng Du

Tech Sessions Q&As

Answer the big technical questions

During the Tech Sessions the audience have got stuck in and helped generate excellent debate.

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It’s time to scale, optimise and deliver

Expect a high level of technical content in each of the offshore wind webinars from within 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

We will draw on our expert network built up through years of working in the industry and from connections made at our conference in 2019. Expect to see the following names among the featured speakers in upcoming briefings.

Karl Davis

Karl Davis

Empire Engineering

Morten Tobias Lind

Morten Tobias Lind


Ed Crammond

Ed Crammond

Wood Thilsted

Carl Winkle

Carl Winkle


Eric Degand

Eric Degand


Dr Alan Marson

Dr Alan Marson

Empire Engineering

We’ve made the series free for all attendees.

 We are keen to faciliate a technical conversation across the whole industry throughout the second half of 2020.

Our plans are to return to a running a conference in 2021 with sessions, networking and one serious party.

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previous years

2019 event

We loved our live event in 2019 and we can’t wait to do it again as soon as we can.

2019 Foundation Ex

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An action packed day full of talks and workshops.

2019 gallery

Photos from the day itself.

Shots of us and you doing what we love.