09 - 11 July, 2019
Dorint City-Hotel Bremen, Germany

Workshop Day


7:45 am - 8:15 am Registration and welcome coffee

8:15 am - 10:15 am Ready for the challenge: How to maintain offshore wind competitive and on top of innovation?

Get a chance to meet with your peers for a focused and highly interactive workshop: You are encouraging to exchange and brainstorm about the current challenges that offshore wind is facing, especially towards offshore foundations.
We will be discussing the similarities of the off-shore oil and gas industry, the inherent risks and strategies to address these, as well as business case sensitivities and how innovation can play a role in this regard.
Matt Bleasdale, Director at Offshore Wind Logistics & Construction (OWLC)

Matt Bleasdale

Offshore Wind Logistics & Construction (OWLC)

10:15 am - 10:45 am Refreshment break and networking

10:45 am - 12:45 pm XL Monopiles: Challenges, limitations, and future considerations

Large-diameter monopile foundations are one of the most promising options for high capacity
offshore wind turbines. Their increasing size comes with many challenges of practical nature as
well as related to design/analysis methods.
• Which are the main knowledge gaps for a better understanding of XL monopile responses?
• Which are the current modelling and analysis methods for ULS-FLS design and how they can
be improved?
• Could manufacturing/installation limitations be a driving factor now or in the future?
Meet, discuss and share your knowledge and experience with your peers in a dynamic and
interactive workshop.
George Katsikogiannis, Research Associate at Norwegian University of Science  and Technology

George Katsikogiannis

Research Associate
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Michel Kurstjens, CCO at Sif Group

Michel Kurstjens

Sif Group

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking lunch

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm Bring forward your foundation design to become a game player in the asian offshore landscape

The Asian market is creating great opportunities for offshore wind development with China, Taiwan, Japan, and India leading the way. However, these regions are challenging our current knowledge and best practices toward an optimal foundation design due to extreme weather conditions and soil diversity.
After an Asian market overview, this workshop will cover the different aspects to take into consideration when designing foundations for Asia: occurrence of seismic activities and seismic loads, impact of extreme waves and typhoons, standards and load analysis, installation…
Walid Al Otaibi, Head of Offshore Design Department at J-B-O GmbH

Walid Al Otaibi

Head of Offshore Design Department
J-B-O GmbH