Wind Energy Technology Summit, Day 2 - Emerging Offshore Technologies: Production of green electrons & molecules at sea
The aim of the seminar is to inform and inspire companies and other organisations about emerging technological developments in the (offshore) wind energy sector.
The increasing generation of offshore wind energy in Europe, in addition to other forms of offshore energy production still being vigorously developed, offer many opportunities to combine and integrate electrolysis. The use of hydrogen will gradually be introduced in various industrial sectors, including the offshore sector. We are also looking at how green hydrogen can be used as an energy source on installation- and maintenance vessels deployed in the offshore wind sector.
Several Belgian and international speakers will describe the state of the art, new market insights and the latest innovation trends around this emerging theme.
Visit to Coastal & Ocean Basin (COB)
The visit to the brand-new test facility Coastal & Ocean Basin (COB) is fully booked!
The COB has a wave tank with unique features which can be relevant to the floating offshore wind sector, located in Ostend. Managed by a consortium composed of Ghent University, KU Leuven and Flanders Hydraulics Research, it is designed to study the effects of waves and currents on coastal and offshore structures, the generation of freak waves and the hydrodynamic and structural behaviour of devices for marine renewable energy. With basin dimensions of 30 m x 30 m, a variable water depth up to 1.4 m and wave-current interaction in any relative direction, the infrastructure offers excellent test conditions for coastal to near offshore applications related to coastal defence plans, offshore/floating structures and renewable energy technologies. A central pit of up to 4.5 m deep allows for testing of mooring applications. Scale models may be subjected to waves as well as currents and wind. Various wave paddles allow a multi-directional wave climate to be created in combination with maximum currents of 0.4 m/s. Wind loads up to a maximum speed of 70 km/h can also be applied.
The COB welcomes users from academia, industry and governmental institutions, with the opportunity to develop and test innovative designs for coastal protection, offshore structures and marine renewable energy devices. The basin can be utilised in a wide range of fields and markets such as wave and tidal power, offshore engineering, coastal engineering or wave/current-vegetation interactions.
The COB is supported by a number of strategic key partners, including OWI-Lab.
|Morning||Visit to Coastal & Ocean Basin (COB) and wave tank testing facility - separate registration|
|12h30||Registration & welcome coffee|
|13h00||Opening words & setting the scene ‘Offshore wind & hydrogen production’||Pieter Jan Jordaens, Sirris|
|13h10||Market & policy perspectives linked to offshore hydrogen production||Daniel Fraile, Hydrogen Europe|
|13h30||Test & demonstration insights of hydrogen production in offshore conditions||Adriaan van Hoeken, Lhyfe|
|13h50||Hydrogen Directly from the Offshore Wind Turbine – DOHP||Thomas Schwabe, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy|
|14h10||Coffee & networking break|
|14h30||'Demonstration of hydrogen bunkering facility for hydrogen powered offshore'||Jochem Vermeir, Parkwind|
|14h50||'Ambition, Realisation and Status Quo of the project'||Robert Seehawer, AquaVentus|
|15h10||'The HBr Flow Battery: integration of power storage and hydrogen production'||Guido Dalessi, Elestor|
|15h30||Coffee & networking break|
|15h50||'Demonstrating & Scaling key enabling technologies for offshore electrons and hydrogen'||Chris Dhulst, Bekaert|
|16h10||Panel discussion offshore wind & H2 perspectives||
The target audience consists of established companies from the energy sector and its suppliers as well as newcomers aiming to move into offshore wind energy in the coming years. Everyone who wants to gain new insights and knowledge about this growth sector is welcome. It is also an excellent opportunity to network within the industry.
Thanks to the support provided by Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) under the Industry Partnership, the participation fee for this thematic event is only € 105 (excl. VAT) for companies established in Flanders. Participants from outside Flanders pay € 349.
This thematic event is organised under the 'Industry partnership’ programme.
De Grote Post
Hendrik Serruyslaan 18A