Challenges of offshore wind energy
Dr Gillian Smith, DNV GL
Venue: Bristol University
Tuesday September 9th, 2014
The presentation will give an overview of offshore wind energy development and then focus on two major challenges:
- Construction out at sea – the evolution of specialised vessels
- Access for maintenance – transferring technicians in wild and windy conditions
Dr Gillian Smith is Senior Engineer, Offshore Wind Energy Group at DNV GL Renewables Advisory division in Bristol. She has over 20 years’ experience in wind energy: onshore and offshore analysis, consultancy and training. Gillian has a first degree and PhD in metallurgy and materials science, though her interests in renewable energy have taken her in directions beyond these fields.
The talk will be followed by a discussion and buffet.
Members and non-members are welcome.