Final Event – WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2019 in Bilbao

Final event - LIFES50+

The European H2020-funded project LIFES50+ has been set to drive forward the development of innovative substructure technology for large (10MW) floating wind turbines.

The objective of the project has been to optimize and qualify floating substructure concepts for 10MW turbines to TRL 5 and develop a streamlined and KPI-based methodology for the design and qualification process, focusing on technical, economical, and industrial aspects. The project, involving 12 partners from eight countries and led by SINTEF Ocean, was kicked off June 2015 and is due to conclude in April 2019.

LIFES50+ is hosting this final event to present highlights and key findings from the research project. The half day programme includes a mixture of industrial and scientific presentations that will appeal to all audience, so please remember to add this event to your calendar.

WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2019, Bilbao Spain 03.04.2019

Conference website (external link)

Dates: 3th April 2019
Venue: Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) – Bilbao

Azkue Kalea 1
48902 Barakaldo
Bizkaia, Spain


Location: BEC – Room 4, Level 5

Time Session Topic Speaker
08.30-09.00 Registration Tea/Coffee
09.00-09.15 Introduction Welcome and introduction to LIFES50+ Petter Andreas Berthelsen – SINTEF Ocean
09.15-09.35 Floating substructure design OO-Star Wind Floater Håkon Andersen -Dr.techn. Olav Olsen
09.35-09.55 Nautilus steel semisubmersible Raúl Rodríguez –
09.55-10.15 IDEOL concrete floater Thomas Choisnet – IDEOL
William Jones – IDEOL
Industrialization of floating wind
Uncertainty and risk management Roberts Proskovics – Ore Catapult
10.35-10.55 Large scale manufacturing Friedemann Borisade – Ramboll
10.55-11.10 BREAK
Laboratory experiment and numerical analysis supporting design
Hybrid testing in ocean basin and wind tunnel for FOWT Maxime Thys – SINTEF Ocean
Marco Belloli – Polimi
11.40-12.00 Numerical optimization Henrik Bredmose – DTU
Frank Lemmer – USTUTT
12.00-12.30 LCOE evaluation Concept evaluation and expected LCOE for floating wind Markus Lerch – IREC
12.30-13.00 Innovation and research needs Future topics of applied FOWT research Kolja Mueller – USTUTT
Kimon Argyriadis –


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