A new event to be held in Brest, France, will focus on the floating wind turbine industry from October 12 to 14.

The event called the Floating Wind Power (FWP) Atlantic Forum will be held during the tenth edition of the Sea Tech Week, a week focusing on marine sciences and technologies.

Highlights of the FWP Atlantic Forum will include a look at the global outlook for FWP development, with talks from the University of Maine (USA), Hitachi (Japan), EDPR (Portugal), Statoil (Norway), SDI (Scotland) and Taipei (Taiwan).

There will also be an international project review, with a focus on three projects from Norway, Portugal and Japan accompanied by questions from experts from Ifremer, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France Energies Marines, ADEME, Ecole Centrale de Marseille, and Innosea.

The programme will be complimented by technical outings which includes a visit to the floating wind turbine demonstrator (Floatgen) in Saint-Nazaire and Nantes Bouguenais.

More info from www.fwp-atlanticforum.fr

By Anne-Marie Causer