16 Nov SELKIE Webinar – Foundations & Mooring Systems for Marine Energy
The third webinar in the Selkie supply chain series will focus on Foundations and Mooring Systems for the tidal stream and wave energy sectors.
Thursday 26th November – 2pm to 3.30pm. Register here
This webinar aims to:
– Engage with companies who use foundation and mooring design tools for wave and tidal energy devices which help to produce a safe design at the lowest cost.
– Promote the Selkie tools which we are developing to improve foundation and mooring designs.
– Receive industry input to the design and hear what results companies would find most useful.
– Listen to developers who have successfully installed marine renewable energy devices and how they chose the optimum design.
Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), Dublin, are leading this workpackage along with University College Cork ( UCC ) and DP Energy Ireland.
Chair: Jay Sheppard, Marine Energy Wales
2:00: TJ Horgan, Selkie Project
Title: Introduction to the Selkie Project
2:05: Dr Paul Bonar, Offshore Research Engineer, Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd
Title: Foundation and mooring system design in the marine energy sector
Bio: Paul holds a BE with first class honours in Civil Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway, an MSc with distinction in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in Marine Renewable Energy also from the University of Edinburgh. He completed postdoctoral research projects on tidal stream power and extreme wave statistics at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, respectively, before joining specialist geotechnical engineering consultancy Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd (GDG) as an Offshore Research Engineer. Paul is now coordinating GDG’s efforts on the Interreg-funded Selkie project to develop a new open source tool for marine energy foundation and mooring system design.
2:15: Dr Majid Hussain, Postdoctoral Researcher, MaREI Centre, University College Cork
Title: Design tools for foundations and mooring systems
Bio: Majid holds a B.Tech (first class) in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, India, and a PhD in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India. He worked as a Senior Research Fellow at IIT Gandhinagar on numerous geotechnical engineering projects, most notably on the design and testing of a foundation system for a large solar power plant, before joining University College Cork’s MaREI Centre as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Majid is also working on the Interreg-funded Selkie project’s new foundation and mooring system design tool.
2:20: Kate Dineen, Research Masters Student, MaREI Centre, University College Cork
Title: Assessment of mooring and foundation design practices for ocean energy converters
Bio: Kate holds a BEng with first class honours in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering from University College Cork. Kate joined University College Cork’s MaREI Centre as a Research Masters student and is also working on the Interreg-funded Selkie project’s open-source foundation and mooring system design tool.
2:25: Sara Armstrong, DP Energy
Title: Selkie Foundation and Moorings Tools: A Project Developer Perspective
Bio: Sara is an Electrical Development Engineer with DP Energy. She joined in January 2016 as part of the Science Foundation Ireland Industrial Fellowship Programme from UCC on a part-time basis, and joined the DP team full time in 2018. She holds a BE in Electronic Engineering, and PhD in Photovoltaics from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Previous research roles included ocean energy power system modelling tools, power take off testing and design, and power quality. Sara is responsible for leading on all grid work for the various DP Energy renewable energy projects in Ireland and internationally.
2:35 Mattias Lynch & Pierrick Del Belizal, INNOSEA
Title: PREDIN & STATIONIS: Predesign tools for Bottom fixed and Floating Wind
Bio: Mattias Lynch is a marine Engineer currently Engineering Manager for the INNOSEA’s Office based in Nantes / France.
Mattias has 18 years experience in the Offshore Industry for Consultancy services and Installation Contractors in the Oil & Gas and Renewables industry.
Pierrick De Belizal has Eight-year experience in Offshore Wind, Marine Renewables and Oil & Gas industry as a Structural Engineer. He is in charge of INNOSEA’s structural team and leading structural analysis of steel and concrete offshore wind substructures: offshore wind turbine tower, monopile, jacket.
2:50: Sophie Crouch, Selkie Project
Title: The Selkie network