Internal events

(open to consortium members only)

Annual Innovation Forum 2023

When: 6-7 December
Location Day 1: Quality Hotel Prinsen, Kongens gate 30, Trondheim

Location Day 2: Both the Quality Hotel Prinsen, Kongens gate 30, Trondheim (meeting rooms Bakklandet, Lerkendal and Heimdal) and Statens Hus, Prinsensgate 1A, Trondheim (entrance from Tinghusgata), meeting rooms Orkland, Heim and Hitra.

NorthWind is holding its third annual Innovation Forum for project partners. Due to popular demand, this will be a two-day event this year.

Registration deadline: 24 November

Need accomodation? The Quality Hotel Prinsen has a few rooms left at NOK 1780 per night. Contact Randi Aukan for assistance with booking. There are also other options right across the street.

6 December (main programme)

    • 09:30 – Registration and mingling

    • 10:00 – Opening: NorthWind status and progress
        • Birgit Hernes, Research Council of Norway
        • Elling Rishoff, DNV
        • John Olav Tande, SINTEF & NorthWind

    • 10:30 – Invited keynotes on offshore wind development
        • Global offshore wind market development, K. Udesen, NORWEP
        • North sea offshore grid development, Carl Erik Hillesund, Statnett
        • Floating wind programme, O. Gärdeman & M. Sandbakk, ENOVA
    • 12:00 – Lunch

    • 13:00 – NorthWind selected results
        • Opening by session chair
        • Material failures in offshore wind, Magnus Eriksson, SINTEF
        • Establishing a database for North Sea sands, Sparsha Sinduri Nagula, NGI
        • Challenging vessel operations in floating wind farms, Henning Braaten and Martin Gutsch, SINTEF
        • 132 kV inter-array cable network, Andrzej Holdyk, SINTEF, and Jalal Khodaparast, Mainstream
        • Digital twin technology, Adil Rasheed, NTNU
        • Societal challenges of offshore wind in the North Sea, Rita V. D’Oliveira Bouman, NTNU

    • 14:30 – Break

    • 14:45 – Presentations & discussions (cont.)
        • Technology transfer, Inger Marie Malvik, SINTEF
        • Scientific collaboration, Trond Kvamsdal, NTNU
        • Research needs assessment, Ana Page, NGI
        • Closing remarks, John Olav Tande, SINTEF & NorthWind

    • 15:30 – Break

    • 15:45 – General Assembly with election of board

    • 16:30 – Reception and poster session

    • 19:00 – Dinner

7 December (workshops)

    • 09:00-12:00 – Board meeting
    • 09:00-10:30 – Three parallel workshops 
      • Workshop 1 – Prinsen Hotel, room Lerkendal: Analysing SDG interlinkages with offshore wind (Nikki Luttikhuis, SINTEF, WP5)​
      • Workshop 2 – Statens Hus, room Orkland: How to succeed with Aluminium in offshore wind and how to get there? (Vigdis Olden, WP1; Marte Gammelsæter, WP3; Henning Braaten, WP2)
      • Workshop 3 – Prinsen Hotel, room Heimdal: Market integration of offshore wind (Magnus Korpås, Harald Svendsen, Asgeir Tomasgaard – WP3)
    • 10:30-11:00 – Break
    • 11:00-13:00 – Three parallel workshops
      • Workshop 4 – Statens Hus, room Orkland: Norwegian subsea technology: From oil and gas to offshore wind (Marte Gammelsæter, WP3; Henning Braaten, WP2; Ana Page WP1)
      • Workshop 5 – Prinsen Hotel, room Heimdal: From trade-offs to solutions: actions needed for sustainable implementation of offshore wind (Rita Bouman, WP5; Nikki Luttikhuis,WP5)
      • Workshop 6 – Prinsen Hotel, room Lerkendal: Optimised windfarm design (Idar Barstad, Norconsult; Balram Panjwani, Kjetil Andre Johannessen, Adil Rasheed, SINTEF)
    • 13:00-14:00 – Lunch (at Prinsen Hotel)
Trondheim in the winter


Did you miss the registration deadline? Please contact Randi Aukan to see if there are available spots left.

Note that the event is open only to members of FME NorthWind partner organisations.

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