Offshore wind energy: FOWTEC 2024

FOWTEC 2024: Evento de energía eólica offshore


22 April 2024


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10:00 am - 6:00 pm



Floating Offshore Wind Technical Symposium (FOWTEC) 2024: the offshore wind energy event in Getxo

The Floating Offshore Wind Technical Symposium (FOWTEC) 2024 is a scientific event that will take place at Getxo Marina on April 22, 2024. This symposium will bring together experts, innovators and stakeholders from the floating offshore wind industry to discuss developments, share knowledge and explore the future of this renewable energy sector.

The event's agenda will take an in-depth look at a wide range of technical topics covering the entire floating platform design cycle.


At the end of the event there will be a visit to BiMEP (Biscay Marine Energy Platform), an infrastructure in real sea conditions designed to research, demonstrate and exploit marine energy harvesting devices.

This visit will provide an opportunity to learn more about these two projects:

  • DemoSATH: a full-scale prototype of a 2 MW wind turbine.
  • HarshLab: an advanced floating laboratory for validating and testing materials, components and equipment in a real marine environment.

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10:00 am - 10:10 am

Opening speeches

TECNALIA and Saitec

10:10 am - 10:40 am

Inaugural speech

Jason Jonkman, NREL

10:40 am - 11:40 am

Session 1: FCA innovations and application of control strategies to floating offshore wind energy

Javier López-Queija/Research Scientist from the Offshore Renewable Energies Department/Tecnalia, Josu Jugo/Assistant Professor at the Department of Electricity and Electronics/UPV and Adrien Hirvoas/Research Engineer/France Energies Marines.

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee Break

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Session 2: advanced methods for proof of concept in wave tanks

Miren Sánchez Lara/Senior Researcher in Marine Renewable Energies/Tecnalia, Raúl Guanche/Civil Engineer/ IH Cantabria, Julio Oria Escuredo/R&D Technician/CEHIPAR and Mareike Leimeister/Associate Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES/Fraunhofer IWES

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Case study - DemoSATH, from numerical models to the operational offshore prototype - Saitec Offshore

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Industry talk

José I. Hormaeche

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Closing speech


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lunch – networking

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Offshore visit to BiMEP