Study day on Reliability and Efficiency in Renewable Energy (Focus offshore wind energy)


The Belgian Society of Testing and Environmental Engineering (BSTEE), The Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-lab) and Sirris invite you on a study day on Reliability and Efficiency in Renewable Energy Sources with a focus on offshore wind energy applications on Friday, February 22th, 2013.

The ‘Offshore Wind Infrastructure Lab’ (OWI-Lab) is a research and development initiative which aims to initiate and support innovation projects concerning offshore wind energy in Belgium. The project itself aims to increase the reliability and efficiency of offshore wind farms by investing in testing and monitoring equipment that can help the industry in reaching these goals. Our local companies and other European companies still miss access now to test infrastructure and relevant datasets to support and accelerate their innovation process. OWI will help these local and European companies in reaching there goals.


Grand Hotel Casselbergh, Hoogstraat 6, 8000 Brugge


09.00h - 09.05h: Welcome Word – Harri, President of BSTEE

09.05-09.30h: "The use of a large climate chamber for extreme temperature testing & turbine component validation" – Nikolaas Van Riet, Project leader Sustainability Sirris/OWI-Lab

09.30-09.55h: "Longterm monitoring of resonant frequencies and damping values of an offshore wind turbine on a monopile foundation" – ir. Gert De Sitter, Researcher VUB

09.55-10.20h: "Continuous measurement of the corrosion state of offshore monopile foundations" – Prof. Dr. ir.Yves Van Ingelgem, VUB

10.20h-10.35h: Coffee Break

10.35h-11.00h: "Performance Monitoring of Offshore Wind Farms" – Kristoff Van Rattinghe, Business development, 3E

11.00h-11.25h: "Challenges in monitoring of offshore wind turbine drive trains" – Dr. ir. Jan Helsen, KU Leuven

11.30h-12.15h: "Energy Efficiency and Ecodesign in Europe" – Michael Bennet, European Commission Policy Officer 


Participation Fee:

Members BSTEE/ CEEES: free
Non-members: 50 € on FORTIS BE54 2100 9618 9797 (invoice on demand)

Please confirm your participation before February 14th, 2013  by mail to

More information:

Nikolaas Van Riet (Sirris/ OWI-Lab)