Belgian Offshore Days 2020

B2B Fair for the Offshore Industry

Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 November 2020 Ostend, Belgium

A lot of opportunities for Belgian companies

The sixth edition of Belgian Offshore Days (25 & 26 November 2020) will be hosted by Belgian Offshore Cluster at the historical Wellington Racetrack in Ostend.
Belgium remains a pioneer in offshore wind energy in Europe. The Belgian Offshore Days celebrates its 6th anniversary and will surprise its visitors with a fascinating program.

The fair gives the Offshore Wind industry a forum and encourages the collaboration between Belgian and International companies.

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation in the offshore windfarm lifecycle”. Next to the conference a B2B meeting will enable participants to establish relations with new business partners across the entire offshore wind supply chain.

Belgian Offshore Days is initiated by Belgian Offshore Cluster www.belgianoffshorecluster.be.

A lot of opportunities for Belgian companies

The sixth edition of Belgian Offshore Days (25 & 26 November 2020) will be hosted by Belgian Offshore Cluster at the historical Wellington Racetrack in Ostend.
Belgium remains a pioneer in offshore wind energy in Europe. The Belgian Offshore Days celebrates its 6th anniversary and will surprise its visitors with a fascinating program.

The fair gives the Offshore Wind industry a forum and encourages the collaboration between Belgian and International companies.

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation in the offshore windfarm lifecycle”. Next to the conference a B2B meeting will enable participants to establish relations with new business partners across the entire offshore wind supply chain.

Belgian Offshore Days is initiated by Belgian Offshore Cluster www.belgianoffshorecluster.be.

Conference Program 25 November

Conference Opening

10:15 Welcome

Caroline Verstraete (moderator)

10:25 Opening Speech

Christophe Dhaene (Belgian Offshore Cluster)

10:40 Intro technical sessions

Pieter Jan Jordaens (OWI-lab)

Part I Conference Speakers

10:50 Exploring the sub-bottom

Maarten Vandaele (GEOxyz)

11:10 Geotechnical data for offshore structures - Getting to know the unknown

Bruno Stuyts (VUB)

10:40 Intro technical sessions

Pieter Jan Jordaens (OWI-lab)

11:30 Grout and grouted connections and its applications in offshore wind

Nathalie Gunst (Thorgun)

11:50 Smart underwater noise management – go beyond compliance

Marc Huygens (DEME)

12:10 Lunch Break
12:50 Added Value of distributed acoustic sensing

Roel Vanthillo (Marlinks)

13:10 Human data meets Machine data

Ronny Dewaele (e-BO)

13:30 Design validation and data-driven life-time assessment of offshore foundations

Christof De Vriendt (24Sea)

Part II Panel Discussion

14:00 Introduction of all panel members

Tiemen Maebe (Otary)
Dirk Dewettinck (Parkwind)
Dirk Magnus (C-Power)
Thierry Aelens (Norther)

14:10 Debat: What value brings all this data to concessions owners and business developers?

Caroline Verstraete (moderator)

14:40 Conclusions

Caroline Verstraete (moderator)

Part III Special Awards

14:45 Special thanks and awarding from and to IBN Offshore Energy and Blue Bluster

Pieter Jan Jordaens & Caroline Ven

B2B Program 26 November

Seminar Opening

10:00 Welcome

Erwin Leys (Belgian Offshore Cluster)

10:05 Opening Speech

Caroline Ven (Blue Cluster)

Part I Internationalisation Seminar

10:15 Introduction

Ann Overmeire (Blue Cluster) & Erwin Leys (Belgian Offshore Cluster)

10:20 Support for doing business in the North Sea Region

Stefaan Mensaert (Blue Cluster)

10:40 Market information and business opportunities outside Europe

Marcos Suarez Garcia (Basque Energy Cluster)

11:00 Offshore wind international agenda for 2020-2021

Stefaan Mensaert (Blue Cluster) & Erwin Leys (Belgian Offshore Cluster)

11:10 Q&A and poll

Part II B2B Inn2Power Matchmaking

11:30 Face to face meetings - the way to successful business!

The B2B Matchmaking Event, organised by the Inn2POWER project partners during the Belgian Offshore Days fair, brings together companies and stakeholders of the offshore wind industry (buyers as well as suppliers, research institutions, ..) from a large number of European countries. This is a unique opportunity to generate new business contacts and contracts!

11:45 Bilateral meetings - morning session
12:45 Networking lunch
13:30 Bilateral meetings - afternoon session
15:00 Closing

Part III Inauguration Blue Accelerator

16:00 Official Launch Blue Accelerator

Jean de Bethune (POM West-Flanders)

Keynote Speech

Dirk Declerck (Port of Ostend)

Closing Speech

Christophe Dhaene (Belgian Offshore Cluster)

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