Take a deep dive into offshore wind innovation projects working to deploy offshore wind faster, more responsibly, and at lower cost at the ASME 2023 5th International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (IOWTC2023), to be held December 18-19, 2023, at University of Exeter, Exeter, England.
The scale and speed of proposed offshore wind developments is unprecedented. In the next ten years 235GW of offshore wind energy will be built globally, with 16.5GW of floating installations (Global Wind Energy Council). The 2022 UK's Energy Security Strategy increased the offshore wind targets to 50 GW with 5 GW floating installations by 2030, signaling the urgency of the build-out. This conference will bring together relevant stakeholders, including researchers, site developers, policymakers, technology companies, investors and asset owners, presenting the state-of-the-art offshore wind technology developments and research in the UK, Europe and around the world.
Complimentary Full Conference Registrations are available through some of the sponsorship opportunities. For details please see Sponsor Prospectus.
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Early bird rate applicable up to and including the 18th October.
* Student ID required to collect the conference badge
Location – University of Plymouth, Plymouth (1h bus journey from the Streatham Campus, Exeter)
Summary - A tour of the COAST lab (a demonstration of the new UKFOWTT wind generator and physical modelling of a floating offshore wind concept), followed by a tour of the Babbage Engineering Building (a demonstration of the new wind tunnel, autonomous vehicles test laboratory, composite engineering laboratory etc). Lunch included.
Time – 10:00-13:00, 20th December 2023 (09:00 departure from the Streatham Campus, Exeter, 14:00 return to the campus)
2. Met Office
Location – Met Office, Exeter (tour start/end at Met Office reception)
Summary - The Met Office is the UK’s national meteorological service, and a global centre of excellence in weather and climate science. Since its foundation in 1854, the Met Office has pioneered the science of meteorology and its application. To this day, they continue to push the boundaries of both science and technology to meet the demands of today and the future, providing critical data, information and insights to help the public, policymakers and businesses make better decisions to stay safe and thrive. Headquartered in Exeter, this visit will provide participants with a tour of on-site facilities, such as the National Meteorological Library, Observations Research & Development Enclosure (weather permitting), Supercomputer Halls and Operations Centre, combined with a presentation on our ocean models and some of their most pioneering applications.
Required: Details of the names, affiliations and nationalities (including details of any dual nationalities, if held). On the day – passports required (photo ID for UK residents).
Time – 13:00-15:30, 20th December 2023 (minibus will leave the Streatham Campus at 12:30)
Location - A&P, Falmouth (2h bus journey from the Streatham Campus)
Summary – The trip will involve a visit to the Penryn Campus for a presentation by Professor Philipp Thies introducing the DMaC test facility, the different types of testing the rig is capable of, reliability testing, comparative testing, prototype/functional testing, validation/performance testing and relevant case studies on component testing. Followed by lunch at the beautiful Penryn Campus, before a trip down into the historic Falmouth Docks, gateway to the third deepest Natural Harbour in the world, where the DMaC test rig is located. At the facility, Ed Hartgill the DMaC Project Engineer will explain and show all aspects of the DMaC machine, participants will be able to see how and what size samples the machine can test, the range of movement, the flexibility of the control and datalogging systems, with two demonstrations, including the test to failure of a sample mooring line.
Time – 11:00-15:00, 20th December 2023 (09:00 departure from the Streatham Campus, Exeter, 17:00 return to the campus)
4. Centre for Future Clean Mobility
Location – Science Park, Exeter
Summary – The Centre for Future Clean Mobility focusses on zero emissions propulsion and has delivered novel clean propulsion systems in to new and retrofitted vessels for several clients. For example, the Prince Madog workboat (24m 400 tonne) operated by OS Energy GmbH, will be retrofitted with a zero-emissions propulsion system to sit alongside its existing 750kW diesel engines in late 2023, with at sea trials in 2024. The Centre can provide clean sheet innovation, assistance with prototype powertrain build and test (0.9 MW dynamometer), installation into OEM and retrofit vessels, and with cost forecasting.
Time – 10:00-11:00, 20th December 2023 (minibus will leave the Streatham Campus at 09:30)