Presentation 1: Head of Offshore Wind at Chair of Wind Energy Technology
Presented by: Dr.-Ing. Frank Adam, GICON
Presentation Title: Multipurpose Platform Design for floating offshore Wind O&M and AC/DC topsides
This webinar will present the final design of a cost-effective and energy self-sufficient offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) platform incl. adaptations for a transformer topside. Means the topside itself will be presented, the way of design as well as considering the different demand for such a multipurpose topside. E.g. for O&M services, accommodation facilities for service staffs, renewable energy extraction and smart storage system, and housing of spare parts need to be considered for the design. A special focus is put on the development of a modular and standardized system, which can be easily adapted to different climates/usages.
Presentation 2: Offshore Multi-Purpose Platforms – exploiting the synergies between aquaculture and offshore renewables
Presented by: Professor Maurizio Collu, Strathclyde University
Presentation Title: Offshore Multi-Purpose Platforms – exploiting the synergies between aquaculture and offshore renewables
A multi-purpose platform is an offshore system designed to serve the purposes of more than one offshore industry. Indeed, a number of industries have expanded, or are expanding, from onshore to offshore locations, to extract energy (conventional or renewable) or useful materials (deep mining), to produce food (aquaculture), nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals (blue biotechnology), to expand the urban areas, or to simply develop the local tourism, to name a few. This process starts to appear like, and has the potential to become, a further “agricultural/industrial revolution”. The aquaculture-wind-wave offshore multipurpose platform developed in the EU project “The Blue Growth Farm” is presented, tested (at 1:15 scale) off the coast of Italy.