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SESSION 6: U.K. Floating Offshore Wind Panel

September 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am EDT

The UK has embarked on one of the world’s most aggressive offshore wind plans, including plans for commercial floating wind. What are the UK plans for floating wind, and what R&D opportunities is the UK pursuing? How can the US and UK collaborate in the nascent floating offshore wind space?

Moderator: Carrie Hitt, Director, National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium

Opening remarks: Ronit Prawer, Director, Eastern USA , UK Science & Innovation Network,  British Consulate-General, Boston


Feargal Brennan, Director of the Renewable Energy Marine Structures Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) (Cranfield, Oxford and Strathclyde), Offshore Wind Champion for the EPSRC Flagship Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Programme; Wind to hydrogen.

Deborah Greaves, Director of Supergen ORE Hub, Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Director of the COAST Laboratory University of Plymouth

James Battensby, Head of Research Business Development at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult); industry organization; UK floating offshore wind Center of Excellence; key drivers to accerlerate floating wind in the UK; research challenges including dynamic cables; how the UK and US can collaborate.

Industry perspective, Supergen Advisory Board


September 9, 2021
10:00 am - 10:50 am EDT
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