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What next for floating offshore wind? Lessons learned and challenges to be solved

21. March 2024, 14:00 - 16:30

Bilbao, Spain

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Hywind Tampen turbines at Wergeland Base.
Hywind Tampen turbines at Wergeland Base.

Floating offshore wind opens new possibilities for wind power locations and will contribute significantly to an increase in offshore wind power worldwide, but there are still challenges to be solved to bring down costs and scale up solutions.

In this workshop we will build on experiences and learnings from the world’s first floating wind parks, address challenges and showcase Norwegian solutions to address them.


14:00 – Soft start and networking
14:10 – Session 1 – Chaired by GCE Ocean Technology

  • Welcome and short introduction 5 minutes.
  • Floating Wind Market overview, Gareth Lewis, ERM
  • Keynote: Floating Wind - Experiences from operations and maintenance, challenges, learnings, areas for improvement Sindre R. Knutsen, Equinor
  • Keynote: Jesus Lopez-Tafall Martinez, Saitec
  • Open discussion - Challenges to be solved.

15:05 – Coffee break
15:15 – Session 2 – Chaired by NORWEP

  • Keynote: Tiago Duarte, Ocean Winds
  • Keynote: Knut Vassbotn, DeepWind Offshore
  • Keynote: Nicolas Voyez, EDF Renewables
  • Innovative Norwegian Floating Wind Solutions:
    • Arill Smaaland Hagland, OneSubsea
    • Rasa Morgan, Geoprovider
    • Donal Butler, DOF
    • Christine Roche, PGS
    • Andrés Escalante, Odfjell Oceanwind
    • Erik Hveding, Aker Solutions
  • Keynote: Laurent Verdier, BW Ideol
  • Open discussion - Challenges to be solved.
  • Closing remarks: What next for floating offshore wind,
    Raúl Guanche, IHCantabri

16:30 – Soft landing and networking at the Norwegian Pavilion


Secure your ticket to this workshop when signing up for the Norwegian delegation.

If you would like to participate in the workshop but are not taking part in the Norwegian delegation, please contact Karianne Kojen Andersen in GCE Ocean Technology to secure your seat.

Contact Information

Karianne Kojen Andersen

Innovation Manager

Karianne Kojen Andersen

Kai Stoltz

Business Development Manager

Kai Stoltz


Team Norway will yet again organise a Norway Pavilion, networking functions, and meeting activities with major offshore wind players at WindEurope’s 2024 Annual Event in Bilbao, 19-22 March 2024.

Learn morea about this and how you can join the delegation.