09 - 11 July, 2019
Dorint City-Hotel Bremen, Germany
Dr. Wout Weijtjens, Research and development engineer at OWI Lab
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Dr. Wout Weijtjens

Research and development engineer

Conference day 1

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

2:15 PM Towards smart offshore foundations, how measurements help understand offshore wind turbines

OWI-lab is a Flemish research initiative between universities, Sirris and the (offshore) wind industry.
At the VUB (University of Brussels) OWI-lab has targeted the development of measurement
solutions suited for the offshore environment. We target particular questions, provided by
operators and developers, using state of the art monitoring hardware.
In recent years OWI-lab/VUB has conducted measurements at all Belgian offshore wind farms and
derived methodologies to tackle questions such as soil-structure interaction, structural health
monitoring and residual life assessments. In this presentation we will focus on the recent
developments at the VUB on how monitoring can be used to the benefit of operators and show an
outlook of which direction monitoring hardware is evolving.

Conference day 2

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

3:00 PM Roundtable Session

Table A | Extreme loads and fatigue
Table B | Corrosion fatigue
Table C | Structural health monitoring
Table D | Future of monitoring hardware