The next phase of the energy transition demands committed implementation of new technologies. Floating offshore wind is opening new possibilities for wind power locations and will play a critical role in the transition to a cleaner energy supply, contributing significantly to an increase in offshore wind power. According to DNV, the technology is predicted to grow worldwide, rising from the around 100 MW today to more than 10 GW in 2030 and 250 GW in 2050.
Following first successful prototypes and demonstration projects, floating offshore wind is now taking the first steps in commercialization. It is estimated that the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) will come down to a global average of EUR 40 per MWh in 2050 if the technology overcomes its main challenges: costs and confidence. Faced with challenges coming from unknown territory, many new concept designs and market players, the industry needs reassurance that all possible steps have been taken to minimize risks and maximize the chances of a successful project.
Sharing knowledge to advance the industry
DNV is proud to be the Knowledge Partner of RenewableUK Floating Offshore Wind 2022 on 12-13 October.
Stefanie Bourne, Director of Offshore Wind and Renewables, DNV - Stefanie is the Director for Renewable Energy and Offshore Wind at DNV. In this role, Stefanie oversees DNV’s operations and competences related to renewable assets and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. Her remit includes onshore and offshore wind, solar and energy storage technologies. Leveraging over 12 years of experience, Stefanie connects DNV’s clients with technical experts to support the development of more competitive, efficient and future-proof projects. Stefanie has worked in all major global markets, including North & South America, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific – and has a strong technical background in both atmospheric science, techno-economic optimization, conceptual design, project due diligence and financing, site suitability and power performance testing. Prior to joining DNV, Stefanie worked as a teaching and graduate research assistant while completing her Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Tore Hordvik, Business Lead – Floating Wind, Northern Europe, DNV Tore Hordvik holds an M.Sc. in marine technology from NTNU and has been working at DNV since graduating in 2011. Through his career, he has mainly been focusing on global response and mooring of marine structures, and has been working with projects related to O&G, offshore fish farming, floating bridges, floating solar and floating wind. For several years, Tore was heading up DNV’s section for environmental loading & response. In the recent couple of years, Tore has been focusing fully on projects and business development within floating wind and floating solar. His current role is to act as Business Lead for Floating Wind in Northern Europe with responsibility to head up sales activities and to initiate and run R&D projects and to run commercial projects with DNV’s customers.
Fernando Sevilla, Senior Offshore Wind Engineer, DNV - Fernando currently leads DNV’s Offshore Wind O&M Global Excellence Hub. As part of this role, Fernando supports and drives the global services related to operations and maintenance of offshore wind projects and works towards the development of services, tools, procedures and expertise in this area.
Fernando has been a project engineer with the Offshore Projects team at DNV for over 10 years. He specializes in the area of offshore wind O&M and has experience in managing and supporting due diligence of various offshore wind projects around the world (Europe, Asia and USA). He has extensive experience in modelling and assessment of O&M strategies as he is regularly reviewing and analyzing both technical and commercial aspects of O&M logistics including the detailed review of operational expenditure of offshore wind projects. As part of his current role, Fernando has performed a variety of O&M and construction computer modelling using DNV’s in-house O2M and O2C models for developers, OEMs, newcomers, lenders and a variety of other stakeholders. Fernando has also experience on: offshore wind energy assessments, support on negotiation of offshore WTG O&M contracts, preparation of Employer’s Requirements documents, review of blade maintenance programmes, decommissioning studies and reviews as well as offshore wind turbine inspections and site visits to O&M facilities.
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