Delft Offshore Turbine – Lunch LectureTuesday, June 13, 2017

The student association of EWEM, ASE-Aeolus, organizes a lunch lecture with Delft Offshore Turbine on June 16th at 12:45. The location is the 3mE faculty, room K. They will talk about the challenges of this industry and their experience so far in this interesting field. Don’t miss this event! Check out the Facebook event to enrol in this activity. Do not hesitate to contact Aeolus for further questions: info@ase-aeolus.com.

Siemens – Lunch LectureTuesday, June 13, 2017

 

 

The student association of EWEM, ASE-Aeolus, organizes a lunch lecture with Siemens on June 20th at 12:45. It will take place at the TU Delft Industrial Design faculty. You will hear about the latest and future developments of the biggest wind turbine manufacturer; as well as the challenges they are currently facing. Don’t miss this event! Check out the Facebook event to enrol in this activity. Do not hesitate to contact Aeolus for further questions: info@ase-aeolus.com.

EWEM at the Master Event & Master WeekTuesday, March 14, 2017

Thank you all to come by our stand during the Master Event 2017. It was great to see your enthusiasm and interest, not only in EWEM but also in science, technology and renewable energies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master EventTuesday, February 28, 2017

EWEM will be present in the Master Event happening next week Thursday 9th of March at the TU Delft. You are welcome to visit us from 15:00 in the second floor of the Aula building and get to know more about this Joint Educational MSc Programme. There will be a presentation held by Carlos Simao Ferreira (time 18.00-18.35).

 

 

 

 

Wind Europe Summit 2016Monday, October 10, 2016

EWEM went to Wind Europe Summit 2016 and it was great! 17 students had the chance to travel to Hamburg and live at first-hand the biggest wind energy congress in Europe. Three days of debate about the future of wind energy and how to make the transition to renewables work. EWEM was also present in a stand and in the recruitment day presenting the programme to students and the industry.
It was also noticeable the presence of the EWEM-alumni – Mareike Leimeister and Marthijn Bontekoning - both from the cohort 2014-16 Offshore Engineering track. Mareike (at the left hand side of the picture), presented a poster about the paper she wrote as a result of her MSc Thesis: ”Design Optimization and Upscaling of a Semi-Submersible Floating Platform”. Marthijn (at the right hand side of the picture), was present in the Dutch pavilion of the Wind Energy Hamburg exhibition presenting his new entrepreneur adventure ”Live Megawatt”. The startup, cofounded by him and his colleague and friend Jeppe Bijker, shows wind farm real time statistics that can be used by stake holders and may get wind energy closer to a new social perspective. We wish our brilliant students the best in their careers.
And year by year EWEM becomes bigger and better. Prove of that was the presence of the 5 existing cohorts in the event. In the following memorable picture we see EWEM-students from cohort 2013-15 to 2016-18; from left to right Nick G. C. Janssen, Marthijn Bontekoning, Jorge Mendoza and Ottelien Bossuyt.
It was a great experience and we would like to thank ASE Aeolus for the arrangements of the visit and Wind Europe and ABB for sponsoring the tickets.
by: Jorge Mendoza Espinosa
EWEM Student Assistant
EWEM OE track student (2015-17)

EWEM Summer School 2016Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The third EWEM Summer School was a very nice experience and opportunity for the EWEM students. It was held in The Netherlands during the days 15-16-17th of June 2016.

The first two days we went to the Dutch Wind Days in Rotterdam, where students could get insight in the state of the art of wind energy in Europe and have interesting conversations about the future of wind energy in the global market.

Economics and finances of wind energy were the keywords of the morning of the third day. We had two interesting lectures and a case study in a lecture hall of the Civil Engineering faculty of the TU Delft, by two companies that kindly visited us to share his experience and knowledge. Firstly we had a lecture given by Remco Verzijlbergh, cofounder of Whiffle, a startup based in the Yes!Delft building that aims to be able to improve weather forcasting and wind resource assessment. Their moto is Weather finecasting for a good reason. After the lecture they proposed a very interesting case study about market segmentation. Secondly, we had a lecture by Tobias van Baarsen from Green Giraffe about the importance of finances in the big offshore wind projects. Green Giraffe is a financial advisory company that has participated in many of the most important offshore wind energy projects in Europe.

In the evening we went to the Ijmuiden harbour with the purpose of going offshore to visit Egmond aan Zee windfarm. It was a very nice experience that we finalized having dinner in a small restaurant in the port.

It was very great to see you all and to share this valuable moments with see. The adventure continues in EWEM!

EWEM Summer School 2014Friday, June 20, 2014

The first EWEM Summer School was held successfully  in Delft on 12,13 and 14 June 2014! Thanks to all the guest lecturers and especially thanks to all the students is was a brilliant première!

Except from the lectures, students and guests participated in the networking fair, the vivid debate about wind energy costs and the exciting workshop which resulted in building a working wind turbine! On the last day of the Summer School, EWEM went offshore for a close-up of the Windpark Egmond aan Zee! A photo impression of the summer school is given below.

The entire Lecture Sessions of the first two days can be found on TU Delft’s Collegerama by following the respective links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Alternatively, the direct links for each lecture are listed below:

Day 1
Advancing Technology and Reducing Costs in Wind Energy Rotor Systems by Daniel Todd Griffith, Technical Lead for Sandia’s Offshore Wind Energy Program at Sandia National Laboratories

Cost Reduction trough Floating Wind Turbines by Andrea Eugster, Wind Analyst at Statoil

Flow-Induced Instabilities of Wind Turbine Blades by Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi, Associate professor at the University of Massachusetts

Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines by Tim Drummen, Geotechnical Engineer at Fugro

Day 2
Co-creation in Wind works by Giacomo Perfetti, Leader of development team for wind energy resins at DSM Composite Resins

European Wind Energy Technology Platform and Technology overview by Mauro Villanueva Monzón, Technology Development Director at Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica at TP Wind

Cost of Energy for Engineers by Ben Hendriks, DNV GL

R-evolution, making Wind Power competive by Hans Minnee, Chief Technology Office Specialist at Siemens Wind Power

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Summer School and we are looking forward to meeting you again next year!

 

1st EWEM Summer SchoolWednesday, May 28, 2014

Just 2 weeks from now (12-14 June) in Delft the 1st EWEM’s summer school takes place:

“ECONOMIES OF WIND SCALE”

 

With guests from Sandia, Statoil Hywind, DSM, Fugro, TP Wind, DNV GL, Siemens, Ballast-Nedam, University of Victoria, Havenbedrijf Rotterdam and more! They come to discuss about their views on the costs of wind energy and what developments are most promissing to achieve cost reductions.

If you are not EWEM student but interested to join, send us a message!

Wind Energy Association (EWEA) – WorkshopMonday, August 12, 2013

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) organises in association with Anemos Consortium a Technology Workshop on 3-4 December 2013, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It will focus on technical challenges related to wind power forecasting onshore and offshore.

The workshop will cover topics including:

  • The end users’ requirements
  • Numerical weather prediction models
  • Wind power forecasting models and operational systems
  • Integrating forecasts in business processes
  • How important will forecasting be at 200 GW?

Deadline for submitting your abstract: 9 September 2013

More information can be found on the website.

Master event 25 April @ TU DelftThursday, April 18, 2013

On the 25th of April the TU Delft organises an information on event on all available masters. EWEM will be present as well! Are you interested in starting with EWEM in September 2014 (registrations for 2013 have already closed) and do you still have some questions? Feel free to come and visit us at the Aerospace Faculty stand!

Info-stand: 15.15-20.15

EWEM presentation: 17.45.