FLAGSHIP Project’s solutions will be presented in an online session the 13th of October as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week’s programme of 2021
It will be a meeting point to showcase and discuss the most innovative solutions in the offshore playground
The registrations to the event are open until the 8th of October
How can offshore wind technologies help to achieve the climate goals established by the European Union and the European Commission by 2050? The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), an annual initiative with the mission of encouraging the cooperation and interaction between different innovation projects, will address some information to this question with a virtual meeting organized by innovative initiatives in this field such as FLAGSHIP.
The project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme will gather virtually the 13th of October together with the ROMEO and the ELICAN initiatives to discuss and analyse how research and innovation (R&I) in Offshore Wind Technologies can contribute towards climate neutrality by 2050. The registrations to the event will be open until the 8th of October.
It 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.
“The European Union 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”, says the organization of this encounter.
EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy
To help meet this EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission has presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy. This strategy proposes to increase the European Union’s offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050.
During the session of the EUSEW, some of the R&D collaborative and most innovative projects funded by the H2020 Programme such as FLAGSHIP will be presented. Ellen Grete Andersen, Aker Solutions Project Manager and FLAGSHIP’s Work Package 4, 5 and 6 leader, will introduce the design and fabrication of 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.
In addition, two other initiatives with demo sites located in different European areas will be presented at the event: César Yánes, coordinator of ROMEO Project, will show the development of advanced technological solutions that enable offshore wind power facilities’ operation and maintenance costs to be reduced; and Carlos García Acón, managing director of ELICAN, will explain the use of a gravity-based foundation configured to act as a buoyant platform that integrates an auto lift telescopic tower with the complete wind turbine).
The event will start with opening remarks by the ETIPWind Senior Analyst System Integration and digitalisation, Vasiliki Klonari. The welcome words will be followed by a keynote speech made by Carlos Eduardo Lima da Cunha, Policy Officer DG RTD with the European Commission. It is planned to gather audience inputs (via Sli.do real-time surveys and Q&A sessions) about issues raised as well.
You can see here the full programme of the session:
- 12.00-12.05 – Welcome by Vasiliki Klonari (ETIPWind – Senior Analyst System Integration and digitalisation, WindEurope)
- 12.05-12.15 – Keynote presentation by Carlos Eduardo Lima da Cunha (Policy Officer, DG RTD, European Commission)
- 12.15-13:00 – Panel discussion moderated by Vasiliki Klonari (ETIPWind – Senior Analyst System Integration and digitalisation, WindEurope)
- César Yánes, ROMEO Project coordinator, Iberdrola Renovables
- Isabel Victorero, Contract Manager FLAGSHIP project, Iberdrola
- Carlos García Acón, Board Member and Managing Director, ESTEYCO
- 13.00-13.10 – Q&A-Slido moderated by Vasiliki Klonari (ETIPWind – Senior Analyst System Integration and digitalisation, WindEurope)
- 13.10-13.30 – Wrap up and conclusions by Carlos Eduardo Lima da Cunha (Policy Officer, DG RTD, European Commission)
FLAGSHIP project is a Horizon 2020 initiative that will build a robust and innovative semi-submersible concrete floating platform that includes an easy-to-install anchorage design, innovative mooring designs and configurations, as well as new cable designs with optimised installation and life management procedures. Among its missions are the engagement with other R&D European projects in events like these.
The initiaitive’s consortium, led by Iberdrola, includes companies and institutions from several European countries: Spain (Core-Marine, CENER, IHCantabria, Zabala Innovation), Norway (Olav Olsen, Aker Solutions, UNITECH Offshore AS, Met Centre), France (EDF), Denmark (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet) and Germany (DNV-GL).