Virtual Wind IV

Website visit Address Virtual Event Start July 1, 2021 - 9:00 am End July 1, 2021 -12:00 pm

ORE Catapult is teaming up with Fraunhofer IWES, to host the VirtualWind IV online conference focusing on the current challenges for offshore wind energy in the North Sea. With sessions on rotorblade manufacturing, join us on the 1st of July to hear from a wide range of experts.

Preliminary Agenda

Event timings are in British Standard Time (BST) / Central European Time (CEST)

9.00 a.m. (BST) / 10.00 a.m. (CEST)

Welcome: Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive, ORE Catapult & Prof. Andreas Reuter, Managing Director, Fraunhofer IWES

Keynote: Hon.- Prof. Dr.- Ing. Carsten Burchardt, Research Manager, Strategic Business Consulting, Siemens Digital Industries Software GmbH

Rotorblade manufacturing

Chaired by Dr.-Ing. Steffen Czichon, Head of Department Rotor Blades, Fraunhofer IWES

09:30 a.m. (BST) / 10:30 a.m. (CEST) 20 min


09:50 a.m. (BST) / 10:50 a.m. (CEST) 20 min

“Industrializing Rotor Blade Manufacturing – Large Scale Research”,

Heiko Rosemann, Research associate, Fraunhofer IWES

10:10 a.m. (BST) / 11:10 a.m. (CEST) 20 min

“Use of a digital machine twin along a multi-process chain for manufacturing support of large wind power components”,

Lars Windels, CEO, SWMS Systemtechnik Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

10:30 a.m. (BST) / 11:30 a.m. (CEST) 20 min

“Additive Manufacturing of Wind Turbine Blade Core Materials’”,

Dr. Peter Greaves, Research Engineer, ORE Catapult

10:50 a.m (BST) / 11:50 a.m. (CEST) Short Break

11.00 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. (BST) / 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (CEST) 45 min

Panel discussion with all participants

Optional: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (BST) / 12:45 p.m. – 13:45 p.m. (CEST) 60 min

Break out sessions

Expert session with Heiko Rosemann, Reasearch associate Fraunhofer IWES: interactive Q&A and virtual tour of IWES’ BladeMaker Demo Center in Bremerhaven, Germany


Register here