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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

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Craig Harwood

EDF Energy Renewables and the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator

25th January 2017, 18:00 to 20:00, Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Craig Harwood

EDF Energy Renewables is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies. It is focussed on the development, construction and operation of onshore and offshore wind farms and already operates just under 600 MW of wind farms (including the Teesside offshore wind farm off the coast of Redcar), with another 300 MW under construction and more than 1000 MW of consented projects in planning and development. EDF Energy Renewables (EDF-ER) is a 50:50 Joint Venture between EDF Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles, the renewable arm of the EDF Group. It combines its parent companies’ renewable energy development skills, expertise and resources in one place to lead EDF Group’s renewables development activities in the UK.

This talk will provide an overview of EDF Energy Renewables activity in the UK, focusing on the development and delivery of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator, an innovative offshore wind project that aims to demonstrate new technologies that could reduce the future cost of offshore wind. The five wind turbine project will use “float and sink” concrete gravity base foundations, a first for the industry in the UK, is currently under construction and will be installed off the coast of Blyth during 2017.

Craig Harwood is the Asset Owner for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator at EDF Energy Renewables. Within his role he owns the project business case and certain commercial steering activities related to the development and delivery of the project. Craig has a background in the renewable energy industry and offshore wind in particular. During this time he has worked on many projects and across a number of organisations including The Crown Estate and RWE Innogy.

The lecture will be followed by a networking drinks reception. Free parking is available on campus after 5pm.

To book a place at this lecture, please visit EventBrite to register. Registration is essential for catering purposes.

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Contact dei.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.