Free

Floating Wind – The next step in offshore wind?

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Lancaster University

InfoLab21

C60b/c

Bailrigg, England LA1 4WA

Event description

Description

Floating Wind – The next step in offshore wind?

Energy Seminar, Friday 2nd February 11.30-13.00, Infolab21 C60b/c

Alec Beardsell (Loads Analysis Engineer, DNV GL Energy Advisory – Turbine Engineering)

Up to now, offshore wind development has been limited to the shallow seas of northern Europe, with water depths of 40-50m a practical limit for fixed offshore structures. Floating turbines are the next logical step in offshore wind development, with the potential to unlock the vast energy resource of offshore wind with seas depths >40m. Floating structures bring new technological and practical challenges, but the pace of development is high and operational floating wind farms are now becoming reality. Can this new industry hope to match the recent extraordinary cost reductions of its fixed offshore stablemates? This talk will discuss the challenges of delivering utility scale floating wind generation, and will examine the practical and financial realities of implementing this exciting new technology.

For further details please contact Harry Hoster.

The presenter

Alec Beardsell is a Senior Loads Analysis Engineer in the Loads and Control department of DNV GL Energy. His work involves using Bladed software to perform load calculations and performance assessments for wind turbine designers and manufacturers around the world. As well as contributing to the design of onshore, offshore, floating and tidal turbines, he is also engaged with the development of Bladed from both a commercial and technical perspective. Alec also regularly provides lectures, training material and resources to support undergraduate and masters level engineering courses at a range of universities including Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff and Cranfield. Alec holds a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and is a member of the Institute of Physics. He also has an MSc (with distinction) in Renewable Energy Systems Technology from Loughborough University, where he was awarded the Professor Leon Freris prize for his thesis on Non-Linear Wind Turbine Blade Modelling. Before working in engineering, Alec enjoyed a successful career in teaching. He has a PGCE from Cambridge University and has worked in four different schools in three different countries.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Lancaster University

InfoLab21

C60b/c

Bailrigg, England LA1 4WA

Save This Event

Event Saved