Offshore wind – meeting the challenges, Norwich

16 March, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:00

Constructing Offshore Wind Turbines From Jack Up Rig, Andrew Nicholls.
Constructing Offshore Wind Turbines From Jack Up Rig, Andrew Nicholls.

About this event

The UK has committed to generating at least 15% of all its energy from renewable sources by 2020 and offshore wind is set to play a prominent role in achieving this goal.

Since the first offshore wind farm in the UK started operating in 2000, the industry has grown dramatically and now has a total installed capacity in excess of 4GW. However, the Round 3 portfolio of next generation wind farms will be constructed further from land and in deeper water, which poses considerable new challenges for the industry.

In this talk Rob and James will provide an overview of the current state of the industry and will talk specifically about the crucial role that civil engineers play in tackling current and future challenges.

Event Cancelled

Regrettably the speaker has pulled out so I'm sorry we've had to cancel this event. We have tried to find an alternative speaker on this topic of Offshore Wind Engineering but unfortunately were unable to do so in the time available.

If you are interested in hearing talks on this general topic, there are several recordings of past events available on the ICE website under in the Events Archive. I would draw your attention to the 'Vernon Harcourt Lecture' on 8 February 2016, which covers the topic of marine renewable energy, and 'Offshore windfarm foundations' recorded on 10 January 2015. You can also search the archive using Offshore Structures or Offshore Engineering to find other recordings which may also be of interest.