2nd edition of the FWP Atlantic Forum, An immersive experience into the floating wind power

October 2nd & 3rd, 2017 in Saint-Nazaire / October 4th, 2017 in Lorient, France

Saint-Nazaire, France, July 10th 2017 - The International FWP (Floating Wind Power) Atlantic Forum will take place from October 2nd to 4th 2017. Organized by two regions in Western France known for their MRE capabilities - Pays de la Loire and Bretagne - this industry-led event is designed to be a focal point for floating wind power, engaging directly with stakeholders across the sector.


This second edition of the FWP Atlantic Forum will offer an immersive experience into the world of floating wind power, delivering concrete feedback and real-world insights. It comes at a time when the SEM-REV test site is installing the first Floatgen floating turbine off the coast at Le Croisic.

Building on the success of its first edition, the FWP Atlantic Forum will be held at two compelling venues: Saint-Nazaire where a number of industrial and port developments are underway, and Lorient which lies opposite the future pilot array at Groix-Belle-Ile in France. This years agenda will feature:

 Monday, October 2nd, on-site interactive technical workshops for stakeholders to engage with industry experts about how to unlock innovation and address the technical challenges ahead.
 GE Renewable Energy: «Operations and Maintenance »
 STX Europe Offshore Energy: « Sub-stations and grid connections »
 SEM-REV Floatgen (Idéol, Bouygues TP, Centrale Nantes): « SEM-REV test site and Floatgen demonstrator»
 Tuesday, October 3rd, innovative and complementary sessions about floating wind power in France and the world with emphasis on financing, port facilities, cost reduction and progress on pilot arrays.
 Plenary sessions,
 Flash pitches,
 Project reviews,
 Matchmaking organized by Enterprise Europe Network.


 Wednesday, October 4th in Lorient, technical visits: port offering, local contractors, Eolfis pilot floating array planned for 2020...


About the FWP Atlantic Forum: This international event is organized by the Pays de la Loire and Bretagne regions in Western France and is dedicated to the development of the floating wind power sector. Over 3 days, it gathers stakeholders and industry experts to exchange about and support this emerging industry in France and the world. The first edition of the FWP Atlantic Forum took place in October 2016 attracting 300 delegates including 15% from abroad, and 50 international speakers from 11 countries.

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