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World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) is the world’s only organization 100% focused on promoting offshore wind energy on a global scale. WFO is registered as a non-profit organization (e.V.) in Germany, with offices in Hamburg, Tokyo, Taipei and New York. WFO’s international members represent the complete offshore wind value chain including utility companies, manufacturers, service firms as well as other non-profit orga- nizations. WFO’s unique global profile facilitates access to governmental and international forums in order to open new offshore wind markets and to advocate for global offshore wind growth.

Non-profit

organisation founded in 2018

Focus

100% offshore wind

60+ global

member organisations

Global setup

offices in Hamburg and Singapore

Core activities

Information / Events / Advisory

Activities

Information

Weekly newsletters, reports and other publications provide our members and the public with key information on industry developments. Our Information activities also serve as an opportunity for collaboration with members on joint publications.
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Events

WFO organizes events for its members and the public in order to share knowledge on offshore wind, foster expert discussions on key issues in the industry, and provide networking opportunities. Be sure to check out our calendar for information on upcoming webinars, workshops, and other events.
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Advisory

As more and more countries announce their plans for developing offshore wind energy, WFO leverages its unique global profile to help open up new markets and advocate for global offshore wind growth.
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Team

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Martin
Skiba
Chairman
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Richard
Sandford
Board Member (RWE)
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David
Timm
Board Member (Northland Power)
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Gunnar
Herzig
Managing Director
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Bruno
Geschier
Chairman Floating Offshore Wind Committee
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Manfred
Dittmer
Executive Vice President
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Ilya
Karnaukhov
Development Manager
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Louise
Efthimiou
Offshore Wind Analyst
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Christian
Knütel
General Counsel
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Yulin
Lou
Offshore Wind Analyst Intern
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David
Chiang
Representative Taiwan
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Mike
Matthews
Representative USA
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Robert
Speht
Representative Uk
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Elena
Falaleyeva
Representative Spain
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Joseph
Deng
Representative China

Events

15.09.2021
Offshore Wind Technology Updates
Webinar

Committee

Webinar

Workshop

Other

Floating

FOWC

The Floating Offshore Wind Committee (FOWC) is a forum dedicated to identifying the questions and answers required for bringing floating wind technology to commercial scale. Chaired by Bruno Geschier (BW Ideol) and Clément Weber (Green Giraffe), the FOWC holds quarterly meetings in which members can learn and provide input on advancements in the industry.

The FOWC also consists of three Subcommittees focused on three key areas of floating wind: Insurance, Moorings, and Operations & Maintenance. They are chaired respectively by Ralf Skowronnek (Skowronnek & Bechnak), David Timmington (Griffin-Woodhouse Ltd.) and Matti Scheu (PEAK Wind). Within the Subcommittees, experienced technical and commercial experts from the floating offshore wind industry pool personal lessons learned on a monthly basis. These fruitful exchanges help identify hot topics for the industry based on practical experience, feed into existing research & development efforts, and ultimately bring the industry forward.

Education, advocacy and policymaking

Cost reductions and commercial-scale deployment

Promote the highest health and safety standards

Engage with environmental stakeholders and maritime space users

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in WFO’s Floating Offshore Wind Committee

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at global offshore wind events

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industry publications together with WFO

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