Floating offshore wind, a sector to which Akselos is deeply committed, holds immense potential to drive the global transition to a sustainable, low-carbon energy future. To further the commitment, from the 25th to the 27th of April, 2023, Akselos representatives attended the Wind Europe Annual Conference in Copenhagen.
The event provided a valuable opportunity to strengthen partnerships and foster collaborations with key industry stakeholders, such as leading EPCs, asset owners and floater designers.
As a leader in digital twin technology, we were eager to share our insights and explore ways to enhance the design of floating offshore wind infrastructure and jackets and ensure structural integrity monitoring of offshore wind assets.
What was on the Agenda at Wind Europe 2023?
This year’s conference had a much stronger focus on offshore wind than previous years, particularly on floating offshore wind technology.
Industry experts at the conference noted that GWEC Market Intelligence had upgraded its global floating wind forecast, predicting substantial growth in the sector. By 2030, it is estimated that 18.9 GW of floating wind capacity will be built globally, with Europe leading the charge at 11 GW. Asia is expected to follow with 5.5 GW, while the remaining capacity will be developed in North America. This heightened interest in offshore wind technology highlights the sector’s increasing importance in the global renewable energy landscape.
Where Does Akselos Fit In?
Akselos’ RB-FEA technology is a game-changer in the design of floating offshore wind floaters, offering significant advantages such as quicker design workflows and enhanced structural optimization. This state-of-the-art technology builds upon FEA to empower floater designers to deploy new, accelerated workflows, which facilitate the development of more efficient and optimized designs that still adhere to stringent safety standards.
RB-FEA’s fast, modular process allows for the swift creation and updating of designs, allowing designers to rapidly iterate and refine their concepts in response to evolving industry requirements and environmental conditions. This agility translates into a more streamlined design process, reduced project timelines, and cost savings, resulting in increased competitiveness for floating offshore wind projects.
Wind Europe 2023: A Pivotal Gathering for Floating Offshore Wind Innovation
Akselos’ presence at the event reaffirmed our commitment to driving innovation and offering cutting-edge solutions that enhance the design process and contribute to the global shift towards a sustainable, low-carbon energy future.
If you would like to learn more about Akselos’ game-changing RB-FEA technology and how it can help accelerate the design and optimization of floating offshore wind infrastructure, we invite you to contact one of our experts for more information. Together, we can drive the growth of this vital sector and contribute to a cleaner, greener future for all.