Offshore Wind: Smart Design and Fabrication with Digital Twins

Sponsored by: Akselos

Focused on:

  • Offshore Wind
  • Sustainable Development

Date: 23 June


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

How simulation is optimizing the design process to lower LCOE

The global offshore wind market grew 30% each year from 2010 – 2018, thanks to widespread technology adoption in Europe. Today’s offshore wind market is not fulfilling it’s potential, with the International Energy Agency concluding that the sector must accelerate growth considerably to meet desired sustainable development scenarios. One of the key challenges in achieving global deployment is lowering LCOE to a level that competes with fossil fuels. While there are many contributing factors to a high LCOE, smart design and fabrication have a significant role to play.

In this webinar, you’ll hear about the collaboration between Lamprell and Akselos to fully optimize the end to end design process of each of the components in a wind turbine through constructible designs and structural digital twins. The partners aim to achieve a reduction in CAPEX, improved future design and optimized operations through Risk Based Inspection when the turbines / foundations are operational.

You’ll hear about the emerging technology that makes the holistic design of large structural and mechanical assets possible, and the results of using a digital twin in the design of a turbine foundation for one of Lamprell’s customers. In addition, attendees will also learn lessons from Lamprell’s business-wide digitalization strategy, and other projects that are being transformed in partnership with Akselos.

Register now to hear how digital twins applied at the design stage will lower LCOE for offshore wind.

Presented by

John Bell,

Senior VP

John Bell is Senior VP of Akselos, a digital transformation company born out of MIT in 2012. Akselos combines the world’s most advanced engineering simulation technology with sensors, data analytics and machine learning to create Predictive Digital Twins.

John has over 30 years’ experience in technology for oil & gas, power and utilities, seismic data management, IT infrastructure and solution software. Prior to joining Akselos in 2017, he held a number of senior leadership and C-Suite roles including CEO of INOVx Solutions Inc, Global Director, Energy (EMEA) for EMC, and Senior Vice President (EMEA) for Aspen Technologies.

Hani El Kurd,

Chief Operating Officer

Hani El Kurd is Chief Operating Officer for Lamprell, a provider of integrated EPC solutions to the renewables and oil and gas sectors. Hani’s career began in the oilfield services sector almost two decades ago and since joining the organisation in 2006 he has managed multiple business units, before progressing to run projects and operations across the Group in 2017. With innovation at the heart of Lamprell’s future direction, Hani is leading the organisation’s digital transformation strategy; critical to which is the development of key, transformational partnerships. Hani has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Dr Sabih Laham,

VP of Engineering

Dr Sabih Laham has been VP of engineering for Lamprell since May 2012. He has over 37 years’ experience in both technical and leadership roles. Sabih has led EPCI projects across the UK, Holland, France, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, the Caspian Sea area and the Far East. Prior to joining Lamprell, Sabih held senior roles for McDermott International, Petrofac and NPCC. He has completed many major EPCI projects for leading engineering consultants and EPCI companies specializing in offshore energy, defense and nuclear. Sabih is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and has a BSc (Hons) in Civil & Structural Engineering, an MSc in Structural Engineering, and a PhD in Fracture Mechanics applications relating to offshore platforms.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand new design techniques that can fully optimize the design of turbines and foundations to lower CAPEX
  • Learn about new structural digital twin technology that can create holistic models of large, complex assets without the need for simplification or sub-modelling
  • Hear about real-life results from a foundation design project


  • Structural Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Offshore Wind Project Manager
  • Project Manager Structural Design
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Principal Design Engineer
  • Structural Technical Authority
  • Construction Engineer
  • Principal Engineer Offshore Wind
  • Chief Structural Engineer
  • Digital Transformation Manager
  • Naval Architect