Agenda expanded for Wind & Ocean Energy Seminar

New speakers at the 2011 Wind & Ocean Energy Seminar (April 13-14) will address wind blade design and manufacturing, the Maine Tidal Energy Project, offshore wind farms, and structure of a wind turbine supply chain.

CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, has announced that the agenda has been expanded for its 2011 Wind & Ocean Energy Seminar, April 13-14 at the Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel in South Portland, Maine, USA.

Organized in association with the Maine Composites Alliance, the seminar will explore the market and opportunities in wind blade and ocean energy and will include speaker topics on technology, design and manufacturing, installation and repair.

New speakers include: Dan Radomski, co-founder of Kinetic Partners (Berkley, Mich., USA), who will discuss market drivers for wind blade design and manufacturing; Patrick Fullenkamp, director technical services at Great Lakes Wind Network (Cleveland, Ohio, USA), who will discuss structure of a wind turbine supply chain; John Ferland, vice president product development at Ocean Renewable Power Co. (Porland, Maine, USA), who will discuss composites use in the Maine Tidal Energy Project; and professors Jochen Grossmann and Frank Dahlhaus from GICON (Dresden, Germany), who will discuss their experience with offshore wind farms, including the large European Alpha Ventus project.

Other speakers include Chris Red, vice president, Composite Market Reports; Stephen Nolet, principal engineer, TPI Composites; Chris Campbell, executive director, Ocean Renewable Energy Group; Kurt Thomsen, CEO, Advanced Offshore Solutions; and more.

Agenda topics include composites in wind blades, floating platforms for offshore wind systems, tidal turbine technology, small and community wind, wind blade repair, government initiatives, and an outlook of the wind energy market.

For more information, visit or contact CompositesWorld's conference director Scott Stephenson at, or +1 207-221- 6602; alternatively, contact Maine Composite Alliance's Stephen Von Vogt at or +1 207-828-1414.