Conference Day One

9:00 am - 9:40 am Registration and welcome coffee

9:40 am - 9:50 am Chairman's opening

9:50 am - 10:20 am Offshore subsurface investigation

Luis Costa - Lead Geotechnical Engineer, ScottishPower Renewables
  • Subsurface conditions: Geotechnical investigation
  • Standards for wind farm site investigations - Certification CDNV
  • Learning from oil and gas industry: CPT’s and PCPT’s for offshore geotechnical investigations
  • Adaption to different soil conditions

Luis Costa

Lead Geotechnical Engineer
ScottishPower Renewables

  • Geophysical site investigation
  • 3D seismic
  • Synthetic CPT

Daniel Bartminn

Team Leader Civil Engineering Wind Offshore
Innogy SE


Volker Herwig

Geotechnical Expert
Innogy SE

10:50 am - 11:20 am Speed Networking

Maximize your networking outcome at this event by participating in these fast-paced 1-to-1 meetings. Get to know the other attendees and exchange your business cards.

11:20 am - 11:50 am Refreshmend break and networking

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Advanced geotechnical design methods for monopiles

Prof. Byron Byrne - Prof. of Engineering Science, Oxford University
  • Overview and application of the PISA design model
  • Development of new design framework for cyclic loading
  • Current research activities that explore cyclic loading behaviour

Prof. Byron Byrne

Prof. of Engineering Science
Oxford University

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Interactive forum: Site investigation

Volker Herwig - Geotechnical Expert, Innogy SE
Ask your questions on a topic in an open discussion hosted by an expert

Volker Herwig

Geotechnical Expert
Innogy SE

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm Detailed design of monopile foundation for wind turbine in the Baltic Sea with PISA approach

Alessio Saviano - Geotechnical Engineer, COWI
  • Calibration and Validation of SSI PISA springs with 3D FE models
  • Impact of layered stratigraphy
  • Impact on design of adopting PISA approach

Alessio Saviano

Geotechnical Engineer

1:20 pm - 2:50 pm Networking luncheon

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Exploring design trends for cost-efficient and safe foundations: Project Hi5Jack - new node concepts for offshore jacket foundations

Ronny Refstrup Pedersen - Senior Engineer, Ramboll Offshore Wind
  • Reducing weight and cost of jacket foundations for offshore wind turbines
  • A novel node design using HIgh strength steel for JACKet structures’ (Hi5Jack) with focus on:
  - Using a special high strength steel solution and moving the welds from the most critical positions,
  - Optimizing fabrication

Ronny Refstrup Pedersen

Senior Engineer
Ramboll Offshore Wind

  • How to ensure a better cooperation between the various partners?
  • Transparent specifications for foundations
  • Are the current (5-6 years old) standards outdated? Do we need new standards?
  • Next steps for cost optimization in installation

Daniel Bartminn

Team Leader Civil Engineering Wind Offshore
Innogy SE


Christian Jensen

Senior Structural Engineer


Pablo Alberto González _

Offshore Installation Manager
EDP Renewables

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Refreshment break and networking

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Riding the waves and exceeding expectations: operational return on experience of the Floatgen demonstrator (Use Case)

Ole Stobbe - Business Development Manager Northern Europe, Ideol Offshore
  • Analysis of sensor data vs. modelled data
  • Power performance and power curve 
  • O&M accessibility

Ole Stobbe

Business Development Manager Northern Europe
Ideol Offshore

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm BlueSATH & DemoSATH, step towards the future of floating

Luis Gonzalez-Pinto - Chief Operations Officer, Saitec Offshore Technologies
  • The floating platform SATH (Swinging Around Twin Hull) is prestressed composed of two cylindrical shells and horizontal concrete with conical ends interconnected by bar structures in sections
  • The BlueSATH project involves validation SATH platform by installing in the Spring 2020, a 1:6 reduce scale model of a 10 MW turbine in Santander Bay
  • The DemoSATH consist on a full scale 2 MW turbine to be installed in the Basque Coast for several years and to be commissioned in summer 2021.
  • Learnings from both projects
  • Challenges facing on its commercial projects employing 10-14 MW WTG and the proposed solutions

Luis Gonzalez-Pinto

Chief Operations Officer
Saitec Offshore Technologies

  • Current systems can monitor the whole structure – technology is available
  • Is it really necessary to monitor the whole structure?
  • What is the cost ratio for monitoring – what are the limits? 

Prof. Feargal Brennan

Director of the Offshore Engineering Institute
University of Strathclyde

5:50 pm - 6:20 pm Towards a realistic assessment of friction in transition pieces and the influence of data

  • Methods of measuring: Calculations are dry and clear, but are they realistic?

6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Chairperson's closing remarks

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Evening Get-together

IQPC invites you to a relaxing evening get-together. Take this opportunity to network and make new business contacts, or just relax and round off your first conference day.