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Henrik Stiesdal

Keynote Speaker: Henrik Stiesdal

Title: Innovation in Floating Offshore Wind Power

Biography: Henrik Stiesdal is one of the pioneers of the modern wind industry. He built his first wind turbine in 1976 and in 1978 designed one of the first commercial wind turbines, licensed by Vestas in 1979. Stiesdal worked with Vestas until 1986 and joined Bonus Energy, later Siemens Wind Power in 1987. In 1988 he was appointed Technical Manager and in 2000 Chief Technology Officer. During his 40 years in the wind industry, Stiesdal has worked with all aspects of wind turbine technology and has been instrumental for the development of offshore wind power, including the world’s first offshore wind farm in 1991 and the world’s floating offshore wind turbine in 2009. Following his retirement from Siemens in 2014, Stiesdal has continue working industrialised wind turbine foundations, energy storage and carbon-negative fuels.