EERA DeepWind'18, Trondheim, 17 - 19 January 2018

DeepWind'18: Can we make Offshore Wind profitable without subsidies?

Offshore wind is the fastest growing renewable sector today. Germany, Denmark and the UK is in front, installing new turbines every summer. But so far, this growth has been built on the back of governmental subsidies.

Now the game is changing, and the first bid for an offshore wind park without subsidies is a fact.

What development has made this efficiency possible and what future innovations lay in the pipeline for increased profitability?

At the opening session of EERA Deepwind'18 we will gather high-level leaders from the project developers, supply industry the R&D community to explore this very question.

EERA DeepWind'18 speakers include:

  • Alexandra Bech Gjørv, CEO, SINTEF

  • Jørn Scharling Holm, Technology Partnerships Manager, Ørsted

  • Aidan Cronin, Chair ETIPwind

  • Matthijs Soede, Research Programme Officer, European Commission

  • Hanne Wigum, Manager Renewable Technology, Statoil

  • Nils Røkke, Chair, European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).

  • Panel debate: the role of R&I to maximize the economic attractiveness of offshore wind. Moderator: Johan Hustad, Director of NTNU Energy

EERA DeepWind'18 will be held in Trondheim for the 15th time 17-19 January 2018. It is a must attend event for everyone working with R&D on offshore wind in Europa. The three day event expect more than 200 attendees.

Hywind Scotland 5 turbines at Buchan Deep, August 2017. (Photo: Øyvind Gravås_Woldcam)
Hywind Scotland 5 turbines at Buchan Deep, August 2017. (Photo: Øyvind Gravås_Woldcam)

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Pictures from the 2017 conference, see #SINTEFenergyblog

The EERA Deep wind conference combines serious offshore wind research, offshore science and offshore engineering in a matter of fact form. Participation puts those at the event at the cusp of offshore research in progress and while showing the solutions needed to drive the further development of offshore wind. It is the intellectual equivalent of a good tough skiing holiday. Aidan Cronin, Siemens/Chair ETIPwind

15th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D conference, Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim, Norway

This international event aims at presenting the best on-going R&D on deep sea offshore wind farms, with bottom fixed and floating. The conference is hosted by SINTEF and NTNU and organized in cooperation with the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) joint programme on wind energy.

The conference has been developing every year since 2004, and is established as an important venue on deep sea offshore wind R&D. The conference is organized in association with the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) joint programme on wind energy, and has since 2014 been extended to a three day event giving more time for presentations and networking. The aim is to present the latest and best on-going R&D on deep sea offshore wind farms.

The programme will include a mix of plenary presentations with broad appeal and presentations in parallel sessions and posters on specific science and technology themes.

There is a poster award for best content and presentation, respectively. The winners will be announced during the closing session of the conference. The selection will be done by a review committee. The committee will consider relevance, originality, scientific content and presentation. The award on best content is selected among the posters that are accompanied with a full paper, whereas the award on presentation is open for all posters.