Conference Day 2

Registration and welcome coffee

8:30 am - 9:15 am Registration and coffee

9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening remarks by chairman

Latest developments in tower concepts: reducing costs

9:15 am - 9:45 am Reduction of LCoE by a smart tower solution for hub height of 160+ [m]

Different tower solutions and installation techniques are studied for a number of different local conditions. Each wind project with its local conditions is unique and has its own challenges and cost drivers.
Climbing crane solution for a precast concrete tower for hub height of 160 m will be presented as one option
Challenges and benefits of a climbing crane in the international market will be addressed

Smart solutions for load and vibration issues

9:45 am - 10:15 am Wind rose method

Tower fatigue damage assessment based on the sectional fatigue load
Reduce mass of tower which is controlled by fatigue load
Reduce the cost of wind turbine

10:15 am - 10:45 am New challenges in the development of „Soft Tower“ concepts

Will vibrationsstaycontrollable
Are thererisksthatare not widelyknownyet

10:45 am - 11:15 am Coffee break and networking

11:15 am - 11:45 am Interactive Q&A session

Latest developments in tower concepts: tall towers PART II

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Telescopic tower for the first crane-free installation of a fully assembled offshore wind turbine - ELISA technology

- telescopic tower design that has made a bottom fixed offshore wind turbine possible without installation vessel
- understand how autolift towers can provide decisive advantage  for scalable and low-cost solutions
- suitable for present and future +10MW offshore wind turbines

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Network luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Introduction to Gibraltar Structure - a modular steel tower concept

- Segmented tower technology
- Gibraltar Structures for tall towers applications
- Gibraltar Structures towers for emerging markets 

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Autolift telescopic towers for +160m hub heights

- get insight into the industrialized manufacturing of precast concrete panels towers, allowing for manufacturing and installation rates in excess of 2 towers per week proven by nearly 30.000 panels manufactured for wind farms around the world
- profit from Esteyco’s pioneer experience and lessons learned in the design of precast concrete wind towers, with a 14 year track record of over 1600 operating towers for 6 different OEMs  

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Closing remarks by chairman

3:45 pm - 6:15 pm Workshop A: Challenges of soft towers

This workshop will touch upon the topic of basics and boundary conditions and to find the optimum frequency to reduce the loads. Further vortex vibrations for the first and second eigenfrequency will be discussed and possible solutions for reducing unwanted vibrations will be looked at. Participants have the chance to discuss all these topics in an in-depth discussion.