There is an offshore wind summit coming up in a few days:
AUGUST 9 - 10, 2017 | HOUSTON, TX
Norris Conference Centers Houston/CityCentre
There’s a couple topics which could probably teach seasteaders some things.
Adapting Oil and Gas Design Technology to Offshore Wind Platforms
Some of the most innovative technological advancements have come from the offshore and marine environments. This session will cover the latest advances in offshore wind turbine technology and the automated tools available to determine environmental and mechanical loading responses, predicting fatigue and analyzing structural integrity for safe operations. The session will also touch on the human element by looking at the transfer of engineering skills needed to analyze wind turbines offshore, compared to oil & gas platforms.
Zach Finucane, General Manager, Offshore Renewables, Keystone Engineering Inc.
Phil Christensen, Vice President, Analytical Modeling, Bentley
Parvinder Jhita, Senior Product Manager, Bentley
Successful Operation and Maintenance: Maximizing the Life of an Offshore Wind Farm
The lifetime of an offshore wind farm can be up to 20 years and as more offshore assets are built in the US, the technical and commercial challenges of operating these projects will be increasingly important. In Europe, O&M related activities can account for 25% of the lifetime cost of an offshore wind farm. Innovations in technology including drones, sensors, monitoring and data analytics are just some of the tools that can help to create efficiencies and reduce costs. This session explores key software, hardware and skill sets needed to ensure maximum system availability and ROI for developers and owner/operators.
Jason Folsom, Siemens Gamesa
Anna Hilden, Global Industry Manager Offshore Wind, StormGeo
John O’Keeffe, Manager, Operations & Maintenance and Marine Affars, Deepwater Wind
Phillippe Herve, Vice President of Solutions, SparkCognition
Jennifer Delony, Associate Editor, Renewable Energy World