In this two-day course, you will gain insight into the complete offshore wind energy playing field. You will learn to speak a common language and gain an understanding of every aspect of this rapidly growing industry. This is of great importance for a fruitful and economically viable future.
Therefore, the course will cover the political and social influences on wind energy technology, as well as focus on the technical and engineering aspects.
The lectures will focus on theory, industry practice and the lessons that have been learned from experts in this field. These lectures will be accompanied by four practical cases in which knowledge gained from the course will immediately be put into practice. These cases include calculating the energy yield of a wind turbine, creating a simple monopile design, building a small-scale wind turbine and constructing a complete offshore wind farm in our lab.
This course has been developed for professionals working in the offshore wind industry for 0-3 years with a BSc diploma or a higher education. It is also very suitable for professionals with 5 years of relevant experience in similar industries. The ‘Introduction to Offshore Wind’ training course enables junior technology specialists who work in a single competence field to obtain an overview of the entire scope of offshore wind. Furthermore, generalists from a banking, insurance and environmental background who successfully complete this course gain valuable insights into the technology behind offshore wind.
Comprehend what wind is and how it can be used to generate electricity.
Understand the effect of policy and societal needs on the development of offshore wind energy.
Calculate the energy yield of a wind turbine at an arbitrary location.
Understand the principles and parameters used in the design of an offshore wind turbine support structure.
Gain insight into the life cycle of a typical wind farm, including its design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance.
Put the knowledge you have gained directly into practice with four realistic cases.
Efficient learning; this training course only takes two day.