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Multipurpose Platform and Co-location of Aquaculture & Wind Farms
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.

Apr 21, 2021 04:00 PM in Hobart

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Dr.-Ing. Frank Adam
Head of Offshore Wind Division @GICON
Frank Adam is a graduate of Technical University Dresden, Germany within the field of mechanical engineering. His PhD thesis was finalized in 2015 at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg with the grade SUMMA CUM LAUDE. Since October 2015, Frank leads the Wind Energy Engineering division at GICON. Besides his employment at GICON, he has a contract with the University of Rostock (Germany) to lead a young researcher group with 4 PhDs within the field of floating offshore wind. As the head of the Offshore division, he is involved in commercial engineering projects for several contractors and also involved in several research projects, e.g. Space@Sea (EU H2020 funded), NuLIMAS (MarTERA program), FLOAWER (MC M2020) as a leader, coordinator or WP leader. Furthermore, Frank is a member of the ISSC V.4 and the IEC61400-3-2 committees. Additionally, Frank is involved in the DNV-GL JIP with regard to simulation methods for floating offshore wind.
Professor Maurizio Collu
Reader in Offshore Renewable Energy Systems @Strathclyde University
Dr Maurizio Collu (PI) is Reader (Associate Professor) in Offshore Renewable Energy Systems at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. MRINA, CEng, he is member of the ITTC Hydrodynamic Modelling of Marine Renewable Energy Devices Committee (2017-20). His research has focused on the coupled dynamics of offshore renewable energy devices since 2009, with more than 60 international peer-reviewed papers, and four book chapters on this topic. Among others, Maurizio was Principal Investigator of the INNO-MP project, a UK-China project focusing on the development of offshore multi-purpose platforms for small communities, and is WP leader in the EU H2020 project The Blue Growth Farm (EU H2020 Grant no. 774426), developing and testing an aquaculture-wind-wave multipurpose platform. https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/collumauriziodr/
Professor Chien Ming Wang
RP1 Program Leader/Professor @Blue Economy CRC/University of Queensland
Professor Chien Ming Wang is the Program Leader for Research Program 1 – Offshore Engineering & Technology. C.M. Wang joined the School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ) in January 2017 as the Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Chair Professor of Structural Engineering. He graduated from Monash University in Civil Engineering with a First Class Honours in 1978 and was awarded a M.Eng.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree from the same university in 1980 and 1982, respectively. Prior to joining UQ, Professor Wang held the positions as the Director for the Engineering Science Programme and the Director for the Global Engineering Programme, at the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Singapore. Additionally, he was the Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Programmes of NUS Faculty of Engineering and the Associate Director of the Centre for Development in Teaching and Learning, NUS. He is also the Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia