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Season 2, Episode 2: Friday 5 November 11am GMT

What are the fabrication challenges facing Offshore wind in the next decade?

The industry is going big. XXL big.

With this, the size of the challenge in fabricating new designs, is also increasing. It’s not just a simple matter of larger diameter. There are a number of other factors in play from tolerances, to output rate and factory restrictions.

In this session we will be looking at the fabricators’ world in Offshore wind. From D/T, to flanges and alternative connection technologies. Featuring Nick Howard from Empire Engineering, Michel Kurtsjens from Sif and other special guests to be confirmed very soon.


Nick Howard (Empire Engineering), Michael Kurtjens (Sif) and others TBA.


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September speakers for How to get into Offshore wind

Season 2, Episode 1:

How to get into Offshore Wind

As the industry races to expand, is recruiting causing bottlenecks in projects? Is this impacting the climate crisis? What are the solutions?

In this first session, to kick off our second season, Empire Engineering’s Managing Director will be joined by a panel from around the industry discussing how the demand for skills could be what is holding the industry back both now and in the foreseeable future. 


Karl Davis (Empire Engineering), Dafydd Roberts (RWE), George Jamieson (Clarehill Associates), Irina Cortizo (Scottish Power), and Claire Lohan (COP).


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February webinar speakers

Season 1, Episode 6:

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.


Sally Shenton, Morten Tobias Lind, Lars Lønstrup Nicolaisen, Karl Davis

November speakers

Season 1, Episode 5:

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.


Marc Siedel, Colin Schroder and Nick Howard

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Season 1, Episode 4:

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

Season 1, Episode 3:

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

Season 1, Episode 2:

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

Season 1, Episode 1:

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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