Masterclass – Supportive technologies for offshore wind energy

Website visit Address Virtual Event Start June 4, 2021 - 9:30 am End June 4, 2021 -1:00 pm

According to the Green Deal, the European Union must become climate-neutral by 2050. Wind energy will play an essential role in this. The technology for generating wind energy and optimally managing and maintaining wind turbines is becoming crucial. Massive investments will follow. So lots of material for a fascinating masterclass! 

In these three days you’ll receive an extensive overview of the latest developments in supporting technology for the optimal management and maintenance of wind turbines. The big challenge will be combining efficiency improvement with cost reduction. Innovative technological applications will therefore make the difference in achieving these goals.

And that’s what this whole masterclass is built around. What about the evolutions in CMS, SHM, AI and big data? How to use digital twin technology? What will future generations of wind turbines look like? Various experts will be happy to show you the rapid progress and opportunities in the high-tech industry.

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Day 1 (4 June 2021, 9:00-13:00)

  • Speaker 1 – Overview of 20 years of wind energy technology evolution – Pieter Jan Jordaens, Sirris/OWI-Lab
  • Speaker 2 – State-of-the-art in condition monitoring – Jan Helsen, VUB/OWI-Lab
  • Speaker 3 – State-of-the-art in structural health monitoring – Christof Devriendt, VUB/OWI-Lab
  • Speaker 4 – State-of-the art in corrosion monitoring – Jeroen Tacq, Sirris/OWI-Lab

Day 2 (11 June 2021, 9:00-13:00)

  • Speaker 5 – Blade performance and degradation monitoring technologies – Ozlem Ceyhan Yilmaz, Sirris/OWI-Lab
  • Speaker 6 – Lifetime evaluation strategies & methods – Wout Weijtjens (VUB/OWI-Lab)
  • Speaker 7 – AI in wind energy O&M explained (1 – Performance monitoring) – Tom Tourwé, Sirris/EluciDatalab
  • Speaker 8 – AI in wind energy O&M explained (2 – Predictive maintenance) – Timothy Verstraeten, VUB/OWI-Lab

Day 3 (18 June 2021, 9:00-13:00)

  • Speaker 9 – Digital twin technology in wind energy explained (1) – Tommaso Tamarozzi (Siemens Digital Industries Software)
  • Speaker 10 – Digital twin technology in wind energy explained (2) – Moritz Werther Häckell (Ramboll)
  • Speaker 11 – Robotics and Autonomous systems (RAS) in (offshore) wind O&M services – Dan Sumner (ORE Catapult)
  • Speaker 12 – Potential of autonomous legged robots for inspection purpose – Hanspeter Fässler (Anybotics)
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