27 February - 1 March 2018

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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

UK OFFSHORE MARKET REPORT

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.

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.

Reducing Cost and Risk in Floating Offshore Wind - A Buoyant Future

Technological advances in floating wind will open up opportunities to exploit the abundant wind resource in deeper water sites where it is currently not possible to deploy fixed-bottom foundations, making this an important area of research for the offshore wind industry. This article, written by By Robert Proskovics and Gavin Smart, ORE Catapult,  analyses the costs and risks of the three most common types of floating wind structure and compares them to those of a fixed-bottom monopile wind farm.

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

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Article

Deep Water Solutions And Cost Reduction In UK Offshore Wind

In order to increase energy production capability, the industry will need to conquer deep water sites. The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator and the Floatgen project may both be instructive in the future of the UK market. Read more in the article here.

Interview

Interview with Gavin Gerrard, Operations Manager at BAM Nuttall

Gavin Gerrard, Operations Manager at BAM Nuttall in UK, discusses float and submerge gravity base foundations on the interview given prior to the event. Find out more here.

Presentations

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

Carbon Trust's presentation on Offshore Wind Accelerator

Michael Stephenson from Offshore Wind Associate, The Carbon Trust in UK, presented at the 2017 Offshore Foundations conference an update on the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).
Read the full presentation here and find out more about ongoing projects as well as future plans.

LIC Energy presentation on advanced methodology for monopiles

Danny Bonnett, Managing Director at LIC Energy, presented at last year’s conference “Substructures for UK Offshore Wind” on advanced methodology for monopiles and transfer of latest innovations into commercial projects.