Time:
11:20 AM - 12:55 PM
Date:
17 September 2020

Offshore Wind Energy Development Challenges and Opportunities for Engineers

Offshore wind is a growing part of the energy supply in the U.S. and around the world. This session will examine the challenges civil engineers face in designing offshore wind facilities and explore the opportunities for innovation and progress. Topics discussed in the presentations will be: COPRI MRE MOP as it Applies to Offshore Wind; Bottom Founded Wind Turbines; Floating Wind Turbines; US Port Infrastructure and Logistics. The session includes a 25-minute panel discussion and audience Q&A session following the presentations.

Moderators

  • William Pratt (Bil) Stewart, C.Eng, D.OE, M.ASCE, Stewart Technology Associates, Houston, TX, Chair, COPRI Marine Renewable Energy Committee
  • James (Scott) Chitwood, P.E., M.ASCE, Shell International, Ltd., Houston, TX

Speakers

  • William Pratt (Bil) Stewart, C.Eng, D.OE, M.ASCE, Stewart Technology Associates, Houston, TX, Chair, COPRI Marine Renewable Energy Committee
  • Robert Francis (Bob) Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE Senior Technical Manager, Fugro-McClelland Marine Geosciences, Inc.
  • James (Scott) Chitwood, P.E., M.ASCE, Shell International, Ltd., Houston, TX
  • Lars Samuelsson, Manager – Global Offshore Renewables, ABS, Spring, TX
  • Brent D. Cooper, P.E., M.ASCE, Project Manager, COWI North America, Inc.