VirtualWind II

About this Event

ORE Catapult is teaming up with Fraunhofer IWES, to host the VirtualWind II online conference focusing on the current challenges for offshore wind energy in the North Sea. With sessions on site surveys for foundation design and monitoring and O&M optimisation, join us on the 8th 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.

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All event timings are in British Summer Time

9:00 a.m. Welcome: Prof. Andreas Reuter, Managing Director Fraunhofer IWES and Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive ORE Catapult

9:15 a.m. Keynote: Paula Segelken, Operations Senior Project Lead/ Operations Development Projects Offshore, Ørsted
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Block I: Site surveys for foundation design and monitoring

Chaired by Dr. Bernhard Lange, Division Manager Wind Farm Development, Fraunhofer IWES

10:00 a.m. - Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in operation
Atlas Elektronik GmbH, Tommy Kaltofen, Vice President Sales Unmaned Systems

10:45 a.m. - Advanced methods for geophysical and geotechnical soil investigation for the offshore wind industry
Dr. Stefan Wenau, Senior Scientist, Department of Subsurface Investigations, Fraunhofer IWES
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11:30 a.m. - From research to reality – An overview of the marine survey and inspection challenges faced by offshore wind in the North Sea and how technology is evolving from research to reality to address these
Tony Fong, Operational Performance Engineering ManagerORE Catapult
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Block II: O&M concept optimisation

Chaired by Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, ORE Catapult

1:00 p.m. - Leveraging the value of autonomous & remote systems for Offshore Wind O&M – The EDF Experience
Tariq Dawood, Lead Engineer / R&D Expert, EDF Renewables

1:45 p.m. - The use of AI/Machine Learning techniques in powertrain condition monitoring solutions
Hyunjoo Lee, Knowledge Area Leader, Drivetrains
Chunjiang Jia, Senior Research Engineer, Power Conversion – ORE Catapult
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2:30 p.m. - Simulation of logistics concepts for O&M of offshore wind farms
Jonas Kaczenski, Research associate Fraunhofer IWES
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3:15 End