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The pandemic has dominated the world news over the last ten months and has put the topic of climate change a bit more to the background. This doesn’t mean the necessity of fighting climate change has become less important. In Europe, the offshore wind market has been expanding more rapidly than ever over the past years; China and Taiwan are following closely. With President Biden having rejoined the Paris climate agreement, the road for offshore wind in the US lies open.
Wind farms are moving to deeper locations and capacity of turbines is becoming larger. This means the design of the turbine components needs to be improved at a rapid pace. The larger and heavier foundations and turbines also drive the investments in larger installation vessels and the need in developing different, more efficient installation methods.
This event will provide insights in offshore wind farm siting, the section of the renewables market and the growth potential in the world. The speakers will also turn their attention to different design aspects and installation methods from the contractor’s perspective.
Please note the start time: 18.30 hours, Central European Time; 17.30 hours, UK time.
This webinar will be in English.
Erik is an experienced Chartered Engineer and a registered International Professional Engineer who holds engineering degrees from the Universities of Antwerp, Liverpool and Plymouth. He has amassed over 20 years of international civil engineering and construction experience. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a CEDR-accredited mediator as well as a fully accredited mediator in civil and commercial matters by the Federal Mediation Commission of the Belgian Ministry of Justice. He works as a freelance independent expert, arbitrator and mediator at Maverick Enterprise. As the ICE Country Representative for Belgium & Luxembourg he will provide a brief introduction at the event and talk about offshore wind farm siting.
Annelies graduated from the University of Leuven with a Master of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering in 2008. She spent six months at the University of Navarra in San Sebastian working on her master thesis about noise and vibrations in railway tracks. The last 13 years, she has worked for DEME Offshore in various roles on projects in the renewables business. Through various professional development trainings on negotiation skills, finance and project management she evolved towards the role of Operations Manager. As Operations Manager at DEME Offshore she will provide the necessary insights on the exciting renewables market, the rapidly expanding offshore installation market associated with it and the position of DEME offshore.
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