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Foundation Ex,
The Tech Sessions

A series of six free live webinars featuring industry experts discussing the hot topics in offshore wind foundations 

Properly technical briefings. 

By Engineers, for Engineers.

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 2020-2021, we have kept the conversation going, this time delivered over a series of six live webinars.

What went down

A regular series of 20-30 minute offshore wind webinars 

Each month, we tackled a different hot topic in offshore wind. These offshore wind webinars were all recorded live and regularly featured guest expert speakers. The series is now all available to watch on demand. 

The six sessions

Watch on demand

February webinar speakers

February session:

The future of Offshore Wind

The season finale. Are we at the start of a Golden Age for Offshore Wind? What could the next 10 years look like? With such an interesting topic and impressive line-up we can assure you this is a discussion not to be missed. We put your questions to the panel of assembled experts who joined us from all around the globe to share their views.

SPEAKERS
Sally Shenton, Morten Tobias Lind, Lars Lønstrup Nicolaisen, Karl Davis
November speakers

December session:

Big Bolted Connections

For our last Tech Session in 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.

SPEAKERS
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…

SPEAKERS
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.

SPEAKERS
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.

SPEAKERS
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.

SPEAKERS
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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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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