Webinar Series: Supporting the evolution of offshore wind in the Americas

Offshore wind turbine foundation and analysis with Sesam software for offshore wind

Learn how DNV GL’s success and expertise in Europe and Asia can help the Americas evolve in this fast growing market.

According to DNV GL’s 2020 Energy Transition Report, global wind capacity has been growing steadily since the early installations in the 1980s. Installed capacity reached 729 GW in the beginning of 2020. We forecast 1 TW in 2023, 2 TW in 2031, 4 TW in 2041, and 6.2 TW in 2050, of which 1.3 TW will be offshore. These developments are thanks to larger turbines, mega-sized projects, and a more dedicated offshore supply-chain. 

In addition, the 2020s will see floating wind progress to full-scale demonstration projects and on to commercial-scale deployments. We predict that floating offshore wind projects will have 255 GW of installed capacity by 2050. 

Join our webinar series as we showcase how DNV GL can support your organization as you look to transition into offshore wind – from applying standards to turbine analysis. You will also hear from a number of our European clients over the series on how they have managed wind projects supported by DNV GL’s offshore structural analysis software, Sesam and Bladed. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from their successes and increase you knowledge to position yourself for the present and future projects.

Webinar 1 

Hosted on September 23 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

During the first webinar of the series, Laurens Albas, will present Sesam, starting with preliminary design of fixed offshore wind turbine foundations along with Wangwen Zaho, Chief Structural Engineer on the application of Sesam for offshore structural design. By using Sesam for fixed offshore wind, the wind turbine support structure can be designed. A natural frequency analysis can be performed to make sure that there will be no resonance in the structure due to the wind turbine. Fatigue analysis can be performed using waves as well as using damage equivalent loads based on the wind turbine. Extreme loading checks are performed based on site conditions and extreme loads representing the wind turbine. The goal of these analyses is to end up with a support structure as input to the detailed design process. We will also hear from Lasse

Agenda:  

  • Preliminary design of offshore wind turbine foundations 
  • Jacket modelling in loads calculations 
  • Application of Sesam for Offshore Structural Design 

Webinar 2 

October 7 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

During the second webinar of the series, Kristian Freng Svendsen, Lead Structural Designer at COWI will present a use case on they use Sesam on offshore wind foundation design. We will also showcase detailed design of fixed offshore wind turbine foundations and how both can be applied in Sesam and Bladed. Nick Prokopuk with DNV GL - Maritime will also join us to share an overview and market forecast of US Offshore Wind developments along with development of floating offshore wind rules. 

Agenda

  • Sesam and Bladed for fixed offshore wind 
  • How COWI uses SESAM on offshore wind foundation design: an overview of workflow with relevant SESAM modules and notes on cloud usage
  • Overview and forecast of US OW developments, vessels operating in OW space and development of floating offshore wind rules


About the Speakers: 

Wangwen Zhao, Chief Structural Engineer, ODE, A Doris Group Company - Wangwen is a versatile engineer with  over 23 years of experience, working  with leading design contractors (KBR, AMEC), Risk consultancy (Vectra, and ABS Consulting), and research institutes (Imperial College). Currently Chief Structural Engineer for ODE, Wangwen has been highly successful in Offshore Wind Foundations, using Sesam as his main engineering tool.

Kristian Freng Svendsen, Lead Structural Designer, COWI - Leading structural designer and daily SESAM user in COWI on offshore wind bottom-fixed foundation design projects. He has worked closely with DNVGL with testing of new functionality in SESAM and been involved in several detailed design projects with SESAM as the main analysis tool.

Laurens Albas, Product Manager, Offshore Wind, DNV GL – Digital Solutions - Laurens has been working in DNV GL at Høvik, Norway, since 2012 and has a background in aerospace engineering and wind energy. He is product manager for the Sesam software for strength assessment of offshore wind structures, and further improving and optimizing the way strength assessment software is being used in the offshore wind industry. 

Nick Prokopuk, Business Development Manager - DNV GL - Maritime - Nick Prokopuk is the Business Development Manager for DNV GL Maritime based in Houston and is responsible for the Special Ships and Offshore Wind segments within North America.Nick has worked in the Maritime, Oil & Gas, and Petrochemical industries since 2000. Since then, he has held a variety of positions in engineering, management, and business development.  A graduate of the University of Houston, Nick holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and joined DNV GL in 2012.

Lasse Sahlberg-Nielsen, Senior Engineer, DNV GL – Energy 

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According to DNV GL’s 2020 Energy Transition Report, global wind capacity has been growing steadily since the early installations in the 1980s. Installed capacity reached 729 GW in the beginning of 2020. We forecast 1 TW in 2023, 2 TW in 2031, 4 TW in 2041, and 6.2 TW in 2050, of which 1.3 TW will be offshore. These developments are thanks to larger turbines, mega-sized projects, and a more dedicated offshore supply-chain. 

In addition, the 2020s will see floating wind progress to full-scale demonstration projects and on to commercial-scale deployments. We predict that floating offshore wind projects will have 255 GW of installed capacity by 2050. 

Join our webinar series as we showcase how DNV GL can support your organization as you look to transition into offshore wind – from applying standards to turbine analysis. You will also hear from a number of our European clients over the series on how they have managed wind projects supported by DNV GL’s offshore structural analysis software, Sesam and Bladed. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from their successes and increase you knowledge to position yourself for the present and future projects.

Webinar 1 

Hosted on September 23 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

During the first webinar of the series, Laurens Albas, will present Sesam, starting with preliminary design of fixed offshore wind turbine foundations along with Wangwen Zaho, Chief Structural Engineer on the application of Sesam for offshore structural design. By using Sesam for fixed offshore wind, the wind turbine support structure can be designed. A natural frequency analysis can be performed to make sure that there will be no resonance in the structure due to the wind turbine. Fatigue analysis can be performed using waves as well as using damage equivalent loads based on the wind turbine. Extreme loading checks are performed based on site conditions and extreme loads representing the wind turbine. The goal of these analyses is to end up with a support structure as input to the detailed design process. We will also hear from Lasse

Agenda:  

  • Preliminary design of offshore wind turbine foundations 
  • Jacket modelling in loads calculations 
  • Application of Sesam for Offshore Structural Design 

Webinar 2 

October 7 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

During the second webinar of the series, Kristian Freng Svendsen, Lead Structural Designer at COWI will present a use case on they use Sesam on offshore wind foundation design. We will also showcase detailed design of fixed offshore wind turbine foundations and how both can be applied in Sesam and Bladed. Nick Prokopuk with DNV GL - Maritime will also join us to share an overview and market forecast of US Offshore Wind developments along with development of floating offshore wind rules. 

Agenda

  • Sesam and Bladed for fixed offshore wind 
  • How COWI uses SESAM on offshore wind foundation design: an overview of workflow with relevant SESAM modules and notes on cloud usage
  • Overview and forecast of US OW developments, vessels operating in OW space and development of floating offshore wind rules


About the Speakers: 

Wangwen Zhao, Chief Structural Engineer, ODE, A Doris Group Company - Wangwen is a versatile engineer with  over 23 years of experience, working  with leading design contractors (KBR, AMEC), Risk consultancy (Vectra, and ABS Consulting), and research institutes (Imperial College). Currently Chief Structural Engineer for ODE, Wangwen has been highly successful in Offshore Wind Foundations, using Sesam as his main engineering tool.

Kristian Freng Svendsen, Lead Structural Designer, COWI - Leading structural designer and daily SESAM user in COWI on offshore wind bottom-fixed foundation design projects. He has worked closely with DNVGL with testing of new functionality in SESAM and been involved in several detailed design projects with SESAM as the main analysis tool.

Laurens Albas, Product Manager, Offshore Wind, DNV GL – Digital Solutions - Laurens has been working in DNV GL at Høvik, Norway, since 2012 and has a background in aerospace engineering and wind energy. He is product manager for the Sesam software for strength assessment of offshore wind structures, and further improving and optimizing the way strength assessment software is being used in the offshore wind industry. 

Nick Prokopuk, Business Development Manager - DNV GL - Maritime - Nick Prokopuk is the Business Development Manager for DNV GL Maritime based in Houston and is responsible for the Special Ships and Offshore Wind segments within North America.Nick has worked in the Maritime, Oil & Gas, and Petrochemical industries since 2000. Since then, he has held a variety of positions in engineering, management, and business development.  A graduate of the University of Houston, Nick holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and joined DNV GL in 2012.

Lasse Sahlberg-Nielsen, Senior Engineer, DNV GL – Energy