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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. 

Friday 27 NOVEMBER | 11.00am GMT / 12.00pm CET

Next session:

Big Bolted Connections

This month we’re going to be looking at Big Bolted Connections and asking the question, is the industry ready? Nick Howard from Empire Engineering will be joined by Marc Seidel from Siemens Gamesa and Colin Schroder from ITH Bolting Technology for a what will no doubt be a lively debate.


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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

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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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