The 3rd Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Conference took place Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March in Marseille at the Palais de la Bourse and was moderated by B. Geschier (Ideol).
With an audience of 330 specialists from 15 different countries this conference has become the world’s biggest event dedicated to this growing sector. The Phoenician city, the Mediterranean region and more broadly France itself confirmed their position as Europe’s leader in the floating offshore wind turbine sector.The high attendance rate – which even led to organisers having to close registrations early – and the high quality of the participants from Scotland, Japan, Norway, Great Britain, Canada, Portugal and Denmark brought a multinational dimension to the conference whose objective was to highlight the many challenges this emerging sector faces and particularly its role in the competitiveness of the offshore turbine sector in addition to that of fixed offshore wind turbines.
More than 20 specialists shared their approach to key problems in the floating offshore wind turbine sector discussing financial models for industrial technical solutions as well as giving feedback and considering the management of environmental challenges.
The Pôle Mer Mediterranée and the Marseille Provence CCI have been charged with supporting businesses to assess the market, maximise their expertise and facilitate relationships with industrial and commercial partners in order to seize the opportunities and contribute to the creation of a sector of excellence.