International Offshore Wind Technical Conference

Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California

November 4-7, 2018



It is our pleasure to announce the Keynote speakers of the inaugural International Offshore Wind Technical Conference. The Keynote Plenary takes place on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 8:30 – 10:30.

David Hochschild

Keynote 1: Sunrise from the West: How California is building a clean energy future

Speaker: David Hochschild, California Energy Commission

Commissioner Hochschild will provide an overview of California’s progress in building a clean energy future, including the new mandate to achieve 100% clean electric grid by 2045, and where offshore wind fits in. 

Paul Sclavounos

Keynote 2: Floating Wind Turbines: Analysis and Design

Speaker: Prof. Prof. Paul D. Sclavounos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The offshore wind energy sector is expected to enjoy rapid growth over the next decade. This lecture will review the analysis and design principles underlying the development of multi-megawatt floating wind turbines. The attributes of various floating wind turbine structures will be discussed along with the modeling of the coupled dynamics of the floater, mooring system and the wind turbine. The mitigation of the wind and wave loads in severe weather environments will be addressed by the optimum selection of the design parameters of the floating wind turbine system and its damping mechanisms.

Tuesday Lunch Plenary Session

Join us for a special plenary lecture on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 13:00 – 13:45

Torgeir Moan

Plenary: Recent Advances in the Response Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbines in a Reliability Perspective 

Speaker: Prof. Torgeir Moan, Director, Center For Ships & Ocean Structures

Wind energy is starting to count, with a price of wind power being increasingly competitive. Offshore wind turbines with a monopile support structure fixed to the sea bed in shallow water, have already been industrialized, while fixed turbines in deeper water and floating wind turbines for deeper water are emerging. Various floating concepts have been proposed for offshore wind application. For design purposes, design criteria with reference to serviceability and safety, and methods to predict the dynamic behavior of these concepts under wind and wave action for turbines in intact and fault conditions, are required. This presentation briefly touches upon recent developments of concepts, design criteria and focuses on methods for integrated dynamic analysis to determine the response in different sub-systems, as well as illustrates typical features of their behavior through numerical studies.