Welcome to the Floating Energy Research Forum website.

FPSOforum.com is now FERforum.com.

Please scroll down for information.

Upcoming meetings

3rd FER JIP week: 3-7 June 2024 |

Host: SINTEF | Trondheim

4th FER JIP week: 18-22 November 2024

Host: Principia

Welcome to the Floating Energy Research Forum website.

FPSOforum.com is now FERforum.com.

Please scroll down for information.

Upcoming meetings

52nd FER JIP week: 3-7 June 2024 |

Host: SINTEF | Trondheim

53rd FER JIP week: 18-22 November 2024 |

Host: Principia

Welcome to the FER Forum (previously FPSO forum) website

In this Research Forum, Energy companies such as FPSO operators, Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) operators, contractors, yards, research institutes and safety authorities share their experience in offshore Floating Energy production. The Forum represents the complete lifecycle from concept development to operation and new research topics and challenges are discussed in an open setting.

This forum started more than 25 years ago and over time we have built a strong worldwide network of offshore experts with various backgrounds. Discussions at the forum typically lead to Joint Industry Project initiatives that contribute to safe and reliable offshore designs and operations. After 25 years the time has come to focus on a wider application than just FPSOs and we include floating renewable energy systems as well. With these projects we keep improving monitoring, inspection and regulation of energy structures such as FPSOs, FOWT and floating solar systems. We do this by developing knowledge that leads to innovations with the objective to de-risks floating energy technology development. 

The Forum was initiated by the participants in the FPSO Integrity JIP in 1998 and has been meeting twice a year since. The Forum’s open meetings now form a part of the Floating Energy Research JIP week in which Joint Industry Projects related to floating energy R&D have their progress meetings. The FER JIP week and Forum meetings are hosted by one of the participating companies.

 

For the upcoming meeting SINTEF has kindly volunteered to host the meeting in Trondheim. Please save the date of June 5th for the Floating Energy Research forum. There will be an opportunity to pitch new JIP initiatives, both for FPSOs and new floating energy challenges such as floating wind and solar. The theme of the FER Forum will be:

Innovative Floating energy systems – drive towards industrialization