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Event Organiser: Wind Engineering Society

Wind Engineering Society: Scruton Lecture 2019 - Offshore wind energy potential, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 13 November 2019
  • 18:45 - 20:00
Wind Engineering Society: Scruton Lecture 2019 - Offshore wind energy potential, London

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An overview of activities carried out within some large EC funded projects over the last decade will provide a good mixture of technical and non‐technical information, making explicit reference to most recent developments in offshore wind energy technology and implementations: wind farms under design or construction, included the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean sea.

Main learning points:

  • Offshore wind energy harvesting potential
  • Interaction of wind and wave on offshore structures
  • Modeling of full interaction phenomena
  • Challenges in designing offshore WES
  • First offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean area (harbor bay of Taranto, Southern Italy)


18:30 Registration and refreshments

19:00 Chair’s opening remarks

19:05 Lecture

19:55 Q&A and discussion

20:10 Closing remarks

20:15 Event closes

The Scruton Lecture is part of ICE’s prestige event series and is held in honour of Christopher ‘Kit’ Scruton, a British industrial dynamics engineer. The topic contributes to ICE's Energy, Resilience and Climate Change campaign.


Dott. Ing. Claudio Borri

Professor of Structural Mechanics & Chair of Computational Mechanics of Structures, University of Florence

Prof Borri

Prof. Borri has edited 9 books (3 textbooks and 6 proceedings of international conferences) and authored more than 340 scientific publications (more than 110 in refereed journals; h‐index: 15; citation index: 458).

As a professional consultant and chartered Structural Engineer involved in Statics and Dynamics of Structures, Prof. Borri has dealt, with several major structural engineering designs and projects over his 35 year career. Main topics of concern are: wind effects on large buildings and structures (like TV towers and antennas, large roofs, tall buildings, bridges and footbridges), large wind turbines, off‐shore wind energy structures, etc., at national and international level. In June 2010, till the end of 2012, Prof. Borri was appointed by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures as a Member of the Higher Advisory Board (Scientific Committee) of the “Stretto di Messina” Spa for the design and construction of the ever largest suspension bridge (3,300 m) across the strait of Messina (Calabria‐Sicily).

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Gabriella Lai

e: [email protected]