Bringing together some of the key players from academia and industry, this event will open a discussion that addresses how Ireland and the UK prepare in anticipation of this booming industry.
Ireland and the UK share very similar wind resource levels. Each hosts a highly-developed technical workforce with strong skillsets relevant to large structural fabrications and to floating wind generally. A special relationship has existed between the two countries for a very long time and will continue notwithstanding BREXIT.
The primary motivation for this Ireland-UK event is to explore what benefits might attach to collaborations at the fundamental (low-TRL) levels of development. Possibly those benefits could justify some subsequent collaborative initiatives so that both countries prosper maximally from floating wind. That added prosperity should run beyond simply accessing the indigenous natural wind resource. It should include high added-value contributions to being delivered locally and some potential for export.
Speakers & Participants include:
- Walt Musial - Principal Engineer at NREL on Floating Wind
- Prof. Deborah Greaves - University of Plymouth
- Prof. Jimmy Murphy - University of Cork
- Kate Freeman - BVG Associates
- Adrian Connaire - Wood Group
- Representatives from EPSRC, SFI & Enterprise Ireland
- Representatives from OREC & SEAI
- Matt Hodson - Cornwall Development Company
- Una Brosnan – MainstreamRP
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