Final Event – WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2019 in Bilbao

Final event - LIFES50+

The European H2020-funded project LIFES50+ was 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 concluded in April 2019.

LIFES50+ hosted this final event where highlights and key findings from the research project were presented. The half day programme included a mixture of industrial and scientific presentations. The presentations are linked from the topics in the programme below (PDF-format).

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
10.15-10.35 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
11.10-11.40 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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