Floating Wind Europe Conference

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Floating wind farms are very innovative and can be a crucial part of the energy mix of the future

Floating offshore wind technology is an emerging option for generating power in deeper water further offshore than wind turbines fixed on the seafloor. While there are relatively few large-scale floating wind farms in operation, experts hope floating turbines could greatly expand the scope of offshore wind, generating power more efficiently where winds are stronger, and where turbines are less visible from land.

The Floating Wind Europe is gearing up to provide attendees with seminal insights for successful operations within a digitally shifted green energy landscape. The forum will bring together leaders within the Wind and Offshore industries enabling accelerated adoption of floating wind technology globally and will offer the ideal space for networking with industry players; senior managers, decision-makers, and practitioners operating in the industries and making the most of floating wind technologies.

Join us as we gather these experts, practitioners, stakeholders, and leaders from Europe and the rest of the world to discuss the how to achieve cost reduction, explore opportunities for the supply chain, examine the role of innovations and advancement in infrastructure. In addition, various aspects of floating wind will be presented and discussed in several sessions: From market developments to financing possibilities, technical challenges and, policies & legislative actions as well as best practices.

As the floating wind technology continues to develop, the industry is beginning to follow. While one could say that Europe is expected to be the key growth driver within the next 5-10 years, Asia is quickly recognising the potential of floating wind power. With ambitions of becoming an exporter of floating wind technology and services, the Asian governments are looking into leveraging the advantages of renewable floating offshore wind to address the climate crisis and at the same time meet their contribution to reaching the world’s carbon reduction goals. Since Asia is surrounded by deep oceans, countries in this area are potentially big markets for floating wind turbine deployment. According to industry estimates, the technical potential for floating wind power is around 7,000 GW for Europe, the US and Japan combined. Among the high potential markets, Japan has set a target of 4 GW to be installed by 2030, followed by around 2 GW in France, US and UK, and 1 GW in Taiwan. There are currently four substructure designs for floating offshore wind: barge, semi-submersible, spar buoy and tension leg platform. The first three are loosely moored to the seabed, allowing for easier installation, while the tension leg platform is more firmly connected to the seabed. This allows for a more stable structure.

Floating offshore wind is up on the ladder to become commercially competitive with other forms of electricity generation sources and a dependable source of power. The challenge for the industry is to reduce costs to move from expensive demonstrators to a commercially viable commercial model. Further, economies of scale will be necessary to drive the costs down. Floating foundations have already been proven in harsh operating environments; a number of models have been built and used to project the cost parity that floating wind can achieve with fixed-bottom. The results from the floating wind demonstration projects are encouraging and have drawn the attention of governments and industry towards the development of floating offshore wind prospects through investment and operating aid.

Floating offshore wind is a fast evolving technology with the potential for less foundation material, shortened installation cycle and decommissioning, and additional wind power generation at water depths exceeding 50 metres to 60 metres. This technology involves an offshore wind turbine mounted on a floating structure, that allows the turbine to generate electricity in water depths where bottom-mounted structures are not feasible.

Reasons to attend

  • Expand your network of top-level business contacts
  • Hear from enthusiastic speakers with powerful presentation
  • Use this exceptional platform for discussions and debates about then industry challenges
  • Benefit from our matchmaking and 1:1 meeting
  • Join our panel discussions, world cafe, interactive workshops, networking, strategic meetings and round tables discussion

Areas of responsibility:

  • Floating platform
  • Technical
  • Wind
  • Renewable
  • Performance
  • Monitoring
  • Operations
  • R&D
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Asset
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • EPC
  • Maintenance
Representatives Invited:
  • Vice Presidents
  • Directors,
  • Heads
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Managing Director
  • Commercial Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Offshore Operation Specialist
  • Business Development Manager
  • O&M Engineer
  • R&D Project Manager
  • Service Specialist
Industry participating
  • Offshore Wind Farm Operators
  • Technological Solutions Providers
  • Service Providers
  • Turbine Manufacturer
  • EPC Contractors
  • R&D
  • Oil & Gas


  • Benoit Chasse, PRINCIPIA, Floating Wind Business Lead / Project Manager
  • Ricardo Rocha, BayWa r.e. Projects España S.L.U., Offshore Wind Technical Director
  • Alan Mortimer, Wood., Director of Innovation
  • Cian Conroy, Principle Power, Senior Business Development Manager
  • Paula Pinho, European Commission
  • Simon Brett, Port of Tyne, Commercial Director ? Port Services
  • Magnus Ebbesen, DNV GL, Business Lead Floating Wind / Principal Consultant
  • Colin McKinnon, Wood., Technical Director
  • Jesper Møller, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Head of Offshore BoP Innovations
  • Vasilis Marketselis, The Renewables Consulting Group, Associate
  • Dan Kyle Spearman, The Renewables Consulting Group, Associate Director; Global Lead, Floating Wind
  • Frank Adam, University Rostock, Groupleader Offshore Wind
  • Jan Bachmann, RWE Renewables, Offshore Construction and Vessel Manager
  • Kate Johannesen, Xodus Group, Renewables Consultant Engineer
  • Lutz Weidtke, Codan Forsikring A/S, Senior Underwriter
  • Elena Ocenic, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Associate Programme Officer – Innovation Networks
  • Christoph Harwood, Simply Blue Energy, Director of Policy & Strategy
  • Rick Campbell, Natural Power, Head of Offshore Markets
  • Jaime Dominguez, Iberdrola Renewables, Floating Wind Package Manager
  • Corentin Thepaut, Mott MacDonald, Offshore Wind Project Manager
  • Mareike Leimeister, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, Research Associate
  • Walt Musial, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Principal Engineer, Offshore Wind Lead
  • Imogen Brown, BloombergNEF, Wind Energy Analyst
  • Jerica Nolte, EnBW North America, Inc., Floating Technology Manager
  • Luis González-Pinto Barrenetxea, Saitec Offshore Technologies, Chief Operations Officer
  • Alexander Dobrowen Fløtre, Rystad Energy, Vice President and Product Manager Offshore Wind      
  • Daniele Caruso, Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd, Subsea Cable Project Manager

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Organizer :Leadvent
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Online Event
Reference :ASDE-22661