Classroom Dates
11 - 15 Dec 2023 Dubai $5,950
24 - 28 Jun 2024 London $5,950
09 - 13 Dec 2024 Dubai $5,950

This is a technical training course that will guide you through everything you need to know to make sense of the challenges and opportunities within the offshore wind energy world. Starting with the basics and gradually diving into the more complex technical topics related to offshore wind farms.

Participants will gain a detailed understanding of the fundamental principles and components of offshore wind energy systems, as well as the skills required to design them. The delegates of Offshore Wind Energy Deep Dive training course will also learn to identify and manage risks associated with offshore wind energy projects, as well as identify mitigation measures to minimize those risks.

This Energy Training Centre training course will highlight:

  • Measuring the offshore wind: meteorological platforms and floating LiDAR systems
  • Offshore wind turbine technology: fixed-bottom and floating turbines
  • Metocean and seabed data assessment
  • Offshore wind farm layout design and optimization
  • Offshore wind farm economics and financing
  • Risk assessment and mitigation measures for offshore wind energy systems

By the end of this Offshore Wind Energy Deep Dive training course, participants will learn to:

  • Select adequate offshore wind measurement equipment for each site
  • Determine the appropriate wind turbine technology
  • Estimate CAPEX and LCoE for offshore new wind farm project
  • Develop optimal offshore wind farm layouts
  • Acquire and analyze metocean and seabed data

During the training course, the participants will benefit from a range of effective teaching methods. Each training section will commence with an introduction to the topic, followed by an overview of the critical technical concepts. The training course will encompass the use of PowerPoint presentations, videos, illustrations, practical case studies, and interactive exercises. To conclude each section, a collective conversation and Q&A moment will take place.

Sending employees to this training course on offshore wind energy can provide organizations with benefits such as improved technical expertise, enhanced project planning and execution, better risk management, improved health and safety, and increased innovation. Participants can gain knowledge about fundamental principles and components of offshore wind energy systems, site selection, resource assessment, environmental impact assessment, and risks and mitigation measures. These skills can be applied to projects undertaken by the organization, leading to better decision-making, increased efficiency, and reduced risk.

Participants will be able to plan and execute offshore wind energy projects in a cost-effective and timely manner, while ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards. In addition to that, they will be able to stimulate innovation within their organizations by gaining exposure to emerging trends in offshore wind energy technology and research.

This Offshore Wind Energy Deep Dive training course is appropriate for various professionals, but it is particularly advantageous for the following:

  • Individuals who are involved in the primary stages of new offshore wind farm projects
  • Executives or decision-makers who require a comprehensive understanding of the offshore wind market
  • Engineers who intend to enter the offshore renewable energy sector
  • Professionals who already have ties to the onshore wind farms industry

Day One: Introduction and Fundamentals of Offshore Wind Energy 

  • Overview of the current state of offshore wind energy
  • Comparison of offshore wind energy with other energy sources
  • Accumulated global offshore wind capacity evolution over time
  • Where are the offshore wind farms located?
  • Introduction to the main components of offshore wind energy systems
  • The basic components of offshore wind turbines
  • Highest still water level (HSWL), maximum individual wave height (Hmax50) and additional water levels definitions 

Day Two: Offshore Wind Data, Metocean Data, and Measurement Systems 

  • Offshore wind resource measurement platforms (FINO 2 success case)
  • Floating light detection and ranging systems (FLiDAR or FLS)
  • Global bathymetry data and seabed data
  • Mesoscale offshore wind resource grids from numerical weather predictions (NWP)
  • Techniques for measuring and analyzing offshore wind energy resources
  • The importance of accurate resource assessment for successful offshore wind projects
  • Data collection and interpretation techniques for offshore wind energy 

Day Three: Offshore Wind Turbines, Wind Farm Design and Energy Production Assessment 

  • Fixed-bottom vs floating wind turbine technologies
  • Turbine blades, rotors, gearboxes, generators, and other components
  • Installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines
  • Site selection and characterization for offshore wind farms
  • The processes of designing and optimizing offshore wind farm layouts
  • Long cluster-to-cluster offshore wakes
  • Annual energy production (AEP) calculation
  • Uncertainty factors and exceedance probabilities related to the energy production forecasts 

Day Four: Environmental Impacts, Operations and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Farms 

  • Offshore wind farm economics and financing
  • Calculating the levelized cost of energy (LCoE)
  • Environmental impact assessment and mitigation measures
  • Overview of offshore wind farm operations and maintenance
  • Types of maintenance and inspection procedures for offshore wind turbines and components
  • Risk assessment and mitigation measures for offshore wind energy systems
  • Health and safety considerations for offshore wind farm workers 

Day Five: Advanced Topics in Offshore Wind Energy and Conclusion 

  • Emerging trends in offshore wind energy technology and research
  • Future prospects for offshore wind energy development
  • Where will the wind farms of tomorrow be located?
  • Successful offshore wind projects
  • Discussion of future directions in offshore wind energy