Offshore wind energy - a vision for the future

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Energy Technologies Research Institute Lecture

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Our invited lecturer, Feargal Brennan of the University of Strathclyde will speak on the topic of offshore wind, explaining how it has developed over the past 20 years and exploring what the next 20 years may hold.

Offshore Wind in Northern Europe has to date been a tremendous success surpassing most commercial and technical expectations. The success has buoyed investor confidence and led to ambitious targets, including a detailed Sector Deal committed to 30GW of electric power with 60% local content by 2030 representing a major component of UK strategic electricity policy.

The development to date has not been without challenges and there are still many unresolved technical matters. The lecture will explain the context and developments in Offshore Wind over the past twenty years and will present a vision for the coming twenty years making reference to technical achievements and challenges including floating wind and non-grid connected potential.

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Feargal Brennan is Professor of Offshore Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and Director of its Offshore Engineering Institute. His expertise is in structural integrity and its application to ships, offshore renewables and the Oil & Gas sector.

Professor Brennan leads the UK delegation to the ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress), he has published over two hundred papers in peer reviewed technical journals and conferences and sits on numerous national and international committees concerning structural integrity and offshore renewable energy. He is also director of the Cranfield-Oxford-Strathclyde Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) Centre for Doctoral Training and is Research Director of the Strathclyde-Edinburgh-Oxford Wind and Marine Systems & Structures CDT. In addition to leading a number of large industry research programmes, he leads the Offshore Wind research component of the EPSRC Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy.

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This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, but is delivered completely free of charge. For more information about the programme, please contact energy@nottingham.ac.uk

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