Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Marine Renewable Energy Seminar: Offshore Wind, Tidal and Wave Energy

Boussinesqweg 1, Delft, The Netherlands
Date 21 April 2015
Time 08:30 - 18:00
Event open to everybody
Registry fee $ Free
Event organizer (reg. email) Tim.Raaijmakers@Deltares.nl



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During the Marine Renewable Energy Seminar and Forum interesting lectures are given on the topics of technical challenges in offshore wind development and new developments in wave and tidal energy are presented. The lectures are interspersed with matchmaking events and pitches for new research ideas and joint industry projects. You can still sign up to give a pitch! Use the button in the menu on the top of this page.

Please see this event's full schedule for all names and topics.

Schedule - 21 April 2015

Time Event
08:30 - 09:00 Reception
Please join us for coffee at the Delta Plaza.
09:00 - 09:10 Word of Welcome
Wiel Tilmans, Director Hydraulic Engineering
09:00 - 09:10 Chairs: Jos Beurskens & Jan van der Tempel
Jos Beurskens headed the Renewable Energy and Wind Energy Units of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) from 1989 to 2005 and was a scientific advisor at ECN from 2005 to 2012. At present he has his own consultancy SET Analysis. He was scientific director of the national offshore wind R&D programme “We@Sea” (2004-2010).

Jan van der Tempel has been working in offshore wind for the last 15 years. He holds a PhD in the Design of Support Structures for Offshore wind turbines. He is inventor and founder of Ampelmann, the global leader in motion compensated gangways. He has recently embarked on 2 new developments: “De Oude Bibliotheek”, an offshore energy education institute for the industry in the former TU Delft library building. And he is working on a radically new offshore wind turbine replacing the standard generator with a sea water pump: the Delft Offshore Turbine. In his new role he combines his passions for the Sea, Teaching and Technology.
09:10 - 10:35 Session I
Offshore Wind, research, subsidy schemes and technical challenges.
09:10 - 09:30 European Academy of Wind Energy on the developments and challenges in European offshore wind research
Michiel Zaaijer - Scientific Director TKI-WOZ (also DUWIND / TU Delft)
European Academy of Wind Energy on the developments and challenges in European offshore wind research Wind turbines are the largest rotating machines on earth. We have built wind farms offshore with as many as 175 turbines, adding up to 630 MW installed capacity. The first full scale floating wind turbine was installed in 220 m water depth. All signs indicate that we have mastered the trick and from now on it’ll only be learning-by-doing to get the costs down. Or are there still some fundamental questions that need to be answered?
09:30 - 09:50 Comparison of subsidy schemes in the Netherlands and the UK to stimulate innovation, including DemoWind
Jan Matthiesen - Director Carbon Trust and Bob Meijer - Program Manager Offshore Wind Research TKI-WOZ
09:50 - 10:10 Research and innovation in offshore wind from a certifier's perspective
Luca Vita - Senior Engineer DNV GL
DNV GL has been involved in verification and certification of offshore wind farms for more than 20 years. The recent developments and innovation in the offshore industry has brought new challenges in the certification process, addressing the need for new standards and recommended practice. The presentation will give an overview on how DNV GL is working together with the industry to overcome these challenges and on our view for a safe and completive development of offshore wind industry
10:10 - 10:35 5min. pitches
Promising ideas for new Joint Industry Projects, research projects and innovative products will be pitched.
10:35 - 11:05 Morning break
Please join us for coffee at the Delta Plaza.
11:05 - 12:30 Session II
Turbines, Offshore HVDC platforms and tidal energy
11:05 - 11:25 Technical challenges from a turbine manufacturer’s viewpoint
David Molenaar - Country Division Head Wind Power Siemens
11:25 - 11:45 Offshore HVDC-platforms: the technical challenges and lessons learnt for application in Dutch waters
Rik Stapel - Platform Project Manager TENNET
11:45 - 12:05 Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay
Ton Fijen - Engineering Director Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay
Tidal Lagoon Power is developing a tidal lagoon near Swansea Bay. This 11.5 km2 lagoon will benefit from the large tidal range present at Swansea and will generate about 320MW of renewable energy by means of tidal turbines. Contrary to the present tidal barriers, the turbines in this tidal lagoon will generate energy both during ebb and flood. This project is a first in a row of tidal lagoon projects for Tidal Lagoon Power that is aiming to work towards a power production of 8% of the UK electricity demand.
12:05 - 12:30 5min. pitches
Promising ideas for new Joint Industry Projects, research projects and innovative products will be pitched.
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
Lunch will be served at the Delta Plaza.
13:30 - 15:00 Session III
Suction bucket foundations, pile installation techniques and wave and tidal energy.
13:30 - 13:50 Experiences with Suction Bucket Foundations for Offshore Wind
Oene Jeljer Dijkstra - Engineering Manager SPT Offshore
Suction pile foundations have long been regarded as one of the most promising technologies for the installation of large scale wind farms. During this presentation a brief history of this technique will be shown in relation to the offshore wind industry. The latest installation successes will be shared as well as an outlook for the near future. Technical opportunities for further design optimization will be identified.
13:50 - 14:10 VIBRO - The Cuxhaven Project: recent innovations in pile installation techniques
Benjamin Matlock - Project Leader VIBRO-project Cuxhaven
Vibratory driving of monopiles to end depth can substantially reduce installation time, noise emission and cost. Axial load tests have shown that impact driving leads to higher compaction rates below the pile toe when compared to vibration driving. However, monopile design for OWT are governed by lateral loads with axial load capacities exceeding design loads by a large margin. It was unclear whether the existing design rules could be used or if these would need modification. Therefore a large scale lateral load tests were undertaken to compare impact driven with vibratory driven piles and investigate the lateral load behaviour.
14:10 - 14:30 TKI Wind op Zee - a roadmap for wave & tidal energy
Peter Scheijgrond and Bob Meijer - TKI Wind op Zee
14:30 - 14:55 5min. pitches
Promising ideas for new Joint Industry Projects, research projects and innovative products will be pitched.
14:55 - 15:00 Explanation of the Matchmaking events
A short explanation will be given of the Matchmaking events to be held after the break.
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon break
Please join us for coffee at the Delta Plaza.
15:30 - 18:00 Open session
15:30 - 16:00 Matchmaking - Round 1
Round 1: matchmaking in break-out sessions in small meeting rooms
16:00 - 16:30 Matchmaking - Round 2
Round 2: matchmaking in break-out sessions in small meeting rooms
16:30 - 18:00 Drinks & Networking
Please join us for drinks at the Delta Plaza.
16:30 - 18:00 Visit Deltares' physical modelling facilities
Visit the Deltares' physical modelling facilities in small groups. For more information or to sign up, please find this event in the main programme on this site.
16:30 - 18:00 Discuss new JIP inititives
Conference rooms will be made available to discuss new JIP initiatives.


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