27 February - 1 March, 2018
Crowne Plaza London Docklands,London, UK

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4th International Conference Substructures for UK Offshore Wind 2018

Case studies, new research and technical advances will be presented in order to increase cost-efficiency and commercial competitiveness in the UK market.

Reports & Studies


The UK remains the single largest market for offshore wind in the world. Find out more about investments and substructures in UK and download the report for free here.

Design Approaches for Monopiles

Chapter 2, Part 1 of the paper by Siemens Wind Power's Marc Seidel, Sven Voormeeren, and Jan-Bart van den Steen, "State-of-the-Art Design Processes for Offshore Wind Turbine Support Structures," originally published in Stahlbau, Volume 85 (9/2016)

Design Approaches for Jackets

Part 2 of the paper "State-of-the-Art Design Processes for Offshore Wind Turbine Support Structures" by Siemens Wind Power's Marc Seidel, Sven Voormeeren, and Jan-Bart van den Steen, originally published in Stahlbau, Volume 85 (9/2016)

Improvement and Optimisation of Offshore Substructures

Dr. Magdalena Kurkowska shares a brief overview of research into next generation drive trains, corrosion protection, and the improvements on jacket foundation design, manufacturing, and installation.

Interview with IDEOL's Ole Stobbe

In IQPC's exclusive interview with IDEOL's Ole Stobbe, we discuss floating foundations as a viable solution to the challenges of wind parks moving further offshore, the limitations of the technology, and when it will be competitive with bottom-fixed foundations.

Innovative Foundation Monitoring Solutions for Windfarm-Wide Lifetime Assessment

This OWI Lab report goes into detail on what specific monitoring techniques of existing wind farm substructures are necessary to gain insights into fatigue life for design optimisation of future wind farms

Design Optimisation for Offshore Wind Substructures

Marc Seidel, Sven Voormeeren, Jan-Bart van der Steen of Siemens Wind Power share their findings from a paper originally published in Stahlbau Volume 85 on how to approach the design phase of offshore foundations. Download the report to learn more about the differences in approach to jackets and monopiles through every design phase.


Technical and Supply Chain Criteria for Gravity Base Foundations

This presentation by Gordon Jackson of Arup covers:

  • Technology Review
  • Technical Acceptance for GBS designs for deeper applications
  • Fabrication and installation requirements for newer GBS concepts
  • Commercial viability for various project specifications
  • Procurement considerations to stimulate wider adoption of GBSs

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