Offshore sees opportunities in disruption
At the offshoreenergy.dk annual meeting in Odense, disruption was at the top of the agenda with a call for cooperation and courageous innovation among the major Danish actors in the field. Over 200 participated in the annual meeting.
The many participants came from all branches of offshore wind, oil and gas, and had come to an agenda of disruption, and how the offshore industry can cope with and create change by creating innovation through cooperation and synergy.
"There are 30,000 sensors on a drilling rig. We spend about 1 percent of the amount of data they generate. We need to utilize the data and dare to think differently," explained Anders Hvid from DareDissrupt and Singularity University.
The use of big data, drones and talking offshore turbines was among the topics of the day, and increased cooperation and common innovation were both a focus area and a pronounced wish. For example, Peter Rindebæk of Bladt Industries was completely ready in his call to the assembly when, in a panel debate, he called for increased innovation cooperation:
"We should shake hands on the fact that we band together to develop the innovation we need in the future," he said from the stage - something the wind giants Siemens Gamesa, Vestas and MHI Vestas later picked up when they officially launched a new strong Wind Partnership, which precisely brings together the wind industry and collaborates on innovation.
Source: Offshoreenergy.dk / Maritime Denmark