VirtualWind IV

About this Event

ORE Catapult is teaming up with Fraunhofer IWES, to host the VirtualWind IV online conference focusing on the current challenges for offshore wind energy in the North Sea. With sessions on rotorblade manufacturing, join us on the 1st of July to hear from a wide range of experts.

At the end of each presentation you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speaker using the chat function. Please note that this session will be recorded. Technical responsibility: ORE Catapult.

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Event timings are in British Standard Time (BST) / Central European Summer Time (CEST)

9.00 a.m. (BST) / 10.00 a.m. (CEST)
Welcome: Prof. Andreas Reuter, Managing Director, Fraunhofer IWES and Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive, ORE Catapult 
Keynote: Going offshore - challenges for blade production 
Prof. Carsten Burchardt, Head of Research & Strategic Business Consulting Siemens Digital Industries Software GmbH


Rotor blade manufacturing

Chaired by Dr.-Ing. Steffen Czichon, Head of Department Rotor Blades, Fraunhofer IWES


09:30 a.m. (BST) / 10:30 a.m. (CEST) 
Laser projection for more process reliability and higher quality for wind turbine blades

Marie Hooper, Sales Manager, LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen

09:50 a.m. (BST) / 10:50 a.m. (CEST) 
Industrializing Rotor Blade Manufacturing – Large Scale Research

Heiko Rosemann, Research associate, Fraunhofer IWES        

10:10 a.m. (BST) / 11:10 a.m. (CEST) 
Use of a digital machine twin along a multi-process chain for manufacturing support of large wind power components

Lars Windels, CEO, SWMS Systemtechnik Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

10:30 a.m. (BST) / 11:30 a.m. (CEST) 
Additive Manufacturing of Wind Turbine Blade Core Materials

Dr. Peter Greaves, Research Engineer, ORE Catapult

10:50 a.m (BST) / 11:50 a.m. (CEST) Short Break

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (BST) / 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (CEST) 
Panel discussion with all participants

Optional: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (BST) / 12:45 p.m. – 13:45 p.m. (CEST) 

Break out session

Expert session with Heiko Rosemann, Reasearch associate Fraunhofer IWES: interactive Q&A and virtual tour of IWES' BladeMaker Demo Center in Bremerhaven, Germany.



Previous sessions:

VirtualWind III




VirtualWind I