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Future Meetings

SEATTLE - SNAME Technical Meeting

Bill Hurley & Ben Ackers will present:

PelaStar Deep-water, Floating Wind Turbine Foundation—The Development of a Promising Technology

Bill Hurley, PelaStar Development Director, and Ben Ackers, Engineering Director, will summarize the technical development of the PelaStar offshore wind turbine foundation.  The presentation will include an overview of the global floating turbine technology development race that is well underway.


Bill Hurley has served the marine industry for over 38 years, specializing in commercial vessel design and construction.  He served as President of Glosten from 2001 through 2010, and is currently serving as Chairman of the Board.

Ben Ackers has led Glosten’s Ocean Engineering & Analysis group since 2010, and specializes in transportation system modeling and analysis, dynamic loads analysis, and finite element analysis.

Date: Wednesday, 11 November, 2015

Location: The Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant
1201 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
Social Hour: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Presentation: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Students: $10.00
Members: $20.00
Non-members: $40.00

Registration Info:
Registration now goes through the SNAME website.  Please click on this link:  Registration  or go to, select "Events" at the top, and click on the PNW event.  

We appreciate your patience as we transition to the new registration system.  SNAME membership is not required to create a login or to register for a meeting.

Please contact Samantha Griswold at or Phone: (206) 623-2635 if you have any registration questions.