EUSEW session: How R&I in Offshore Wind Technologies contributes towards climate neutrality by 2050?

When: Wednesday 13 October, 12.00-13.30

The EU is already a world leader in offshore renewable energy production and technologies. And there is potential for further development cost-effectively. The purpose of this session is to explain how research and innovation technologies on Offshore Wind Power can contribute to the reshaping that needs the European Energy System to achieve 55% net reductions by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

To help meet this EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the EC presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy. The Strategy proposes to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050 (in the EU-27). During the EUSEW, the session hosts will present and discuss the state of the art technologies of Offshore Wind Power focused on the R&D collaborative and most innovative projects funded by the H2020 Programme. All of them are emblematic initiatives with pilots/demos in different European areas: ROMEO develops advanced technological solutions that enable offshore wind power facilities’ operation and maintenance costs to be reduced. FLAGSHIP will design and fabricate the first 10 MW Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) assembled on a floating semi-submersible concrete structure in the Norwegian North Sea. The aim is to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) for floating offshore wind to 40-60 €/MWh by 2030. ELICAN (Cost-effective and groundbreaking) uses a gravity-based foundation configured to act as a buoyant platform that integrates an auto lift telescopic tower with the complete wind turbine).

The session will be a meeting point to showcase and discuss the most innovative solutions in the offshore playground and how key players of the value chain and Technological Platforms collaborate to accelerate the development of the offshore capacity. We plan to gather audience inputs (via Sli.do real-time surveys and Q&A sessions) about issues raised

Full programme

 

12.00-12.05

Welcome

  • Vasiliki Klonari, ETIPWind – Senior Analyst System Integration and digitalisation, WindEurope
12.05-12.15

Keynote presentation

  • Carlos Eduardo Lima da Cunha, Policy Officer, DG RTD, European Commission
12.15-13.00

Panel discussion

Moderator: Vasiliki Klonari, ETIPWind – Senior Analyst System Integration and digitalisation, WindEurope

  • ROMEO Project
    César Yánes, ROMEO Project coordinator, Iberdrola Renovables
  • FLAGSHIP Project
    Ellen Grete Andersen, Project Manager (EPCI) FLAGSHIP project, Aker solutions
  • ELICAN Project
    Carlos García Acón, Board Member and Managing Director, ESTEYCO
13.00-13.10

Q&A-Slido

Moderator: Vasiliki Klonari, ETIPWind – Senior Analyst System Integration and digitalisation, WindEurope

13.10-13.30

Wrap up and conclusions

  • Carlos Eduardo Lima da Cunha, Policy Officer, DG RTD, European Commission

 

Register to join the event!

Deadline for registration: 8th October 2021