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In 2019 we launched the Foundation Ex conference and brought together a global audience for a day of dynamic keynote talks and workshops in Bristol, UK.

In 2020 we went virtual with a series of live webinars which became known as The Tech Sessions.

For 2021, The Tech Sessions are back.

The Tech Sessions Season 2

Coming to your screens in September 2021


Watch the whole of Season 1 on demand

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

Cover for October Webinar

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

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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