Foundation Design for Offshore Windfarms in India

Foundation Design For Offshore Windfarms In India


20 March, 2018, 10:30 am till 20 March, 2018, 3:00 pm

FOWPI Project Management Team

The FOWPI Project Management Team organized a one day workshop on "Foundation Design for Offshore Windfarms in India" at the premises of National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 20th March 2018. The key findings and assessments related to the Offshore Wind Foundation Designs for the 200 MW demonstration project were presented through an interactive session.

Workshop Agenda


Time Slot



10:30 - 10:35

 Opening Remarks

 Dr. Rajesh Katyal, NIWE

10:35 - 10:50

 Offshore Wind in EU

 Cecile Leemans, EU   delegation to India

10:50 - 11:10

 FOWPI Status Update

 Gabriel Zetouni, FOWPI

11:10 - 11:15

 Questions & Answers

11:15 - 11:55

 NIWE activities and Research and Testing Facility in   Tamil Nadu for Offshore wind

 Dr. Rajesh Katyal, NIWE

11:55 - 12:00

 Questions & Answers

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

 FOWPI Foundation Design

 Dr. Martin Kelm, FOWPI

14:00 - 14:15

 Questions & Answers

14:15 - 14:30

 Offshore Foundation Installation

 Aditya Sinha, DEME

14:30 - 14:55

 Questions & Answers

14:55 - 15:00

 Closing Remarks and Group Photo


Speaker Profiles

Dr. Rajesh Katyal (Deputy Director General, NIWE)

Dr. Katayal has done his Ph.D. in "Wind Variability Analysis and Shape Optimization in Wind Sensitive Structures" and Masters in Stress and Vibration Analysis, Machinery and Structures, from Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal. His core areas of expertise include Design & Analysis of lattice and tubular towers, performance enhancement of wind turbine components and sub-assemblies, hybrid systems for remote rural applications and Testing of Small Wind Turbines. Presently he is looking after the development of offshore activities in India.

Cecile Leemans (In charge, Foreign Policy Instrument projects in the EU Delegation to India)

Ms. Leemans is responsible for the successful implementation of cooperation projects between EU and India in the sectors of water, clean energies, climate change, resource efficiency and urbanisation. She is based at the European Union Delegation to India, in New Delhi. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and has over 15 years working experience in management of projects in various countries such as France, Sudan, Bangladesh, Malawi and India

Mr. Gabriel Zeitouni (Project Manager and Energy Specialist, COWI Denmark)

Gabriel Zeitouni has been assisting the project head of FOWPI and is responsible for monitoring the various work packages within the FOWPI’s scope. Gabriel has a master degree in wind energy from DTU Denmark and has been working for COWI in both project manager and specialist roles.

Dr. Martin Kelm (Regional Manager and Technical Director, COWI Germany)

As Technical Director in COWI's Hamburg office, Dr Kelm is COWI's key expert in the design of monopile foundations for offshore wind. Dr Kelm's extensive experience includes multiple offshore wind farms at both mature and new offshore wind markets, including: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Taiwan and UK.

Mr. Aditya Sinha (Business Development, GeoSea, DEME Group)

Mr. Sinha is currently working as the Manager-Business Development at GeoSea, DEME Group.


The presentations delivered by the above speakers during the workshop could be found at the following link.