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Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines

2 day course

Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines

Engineering and soil-structure considerations of monopile foundations.

Acquire in-depth geotechnical knowledge relevant optimisation of foundation systems during this training course. This practical twoday training course is in cooperation with PAOTM.

29 and 30 November 2021
€ 1.250,00 excl. VAT

Course Content

Optimise foundation systems: from design to implementation

The offshore wind sector is skyrocketing worldwide, with a steady trend towards installations in deeper waters and harsher environments. This course addresses one of the main challenges posed by such a trend: the optimisation of foundation systems.

The course covers geotechnical knowledge relevant to the design of wind turbine foundations, with focus on large-diameter monopiles. Core contents include soil behaviour and site characterisation, monopile installation and performance during operations (lateral capacity, stiffness, cyclic response, scour protection).

Geotechnical concepts and design approaches are linked to the engineering of wind turbine structures, with an open window on the latest R&D developments made in Delft (Delft University of Technology and Deltares). Each day includes practical sessions and offers room for lively interaction between lecturers and attendees.


The ‘Foundation for Offshore Wind Turbines’ training course and its materials are written and given entirely in English. However, it will be possible to give the lectures in Dutch if all the participants are Dutch.

Target Audience

This course is meant for a wide range of professionals involved in the design, construction and management of offshore wind farms. Participants with a background in engineering – not limited to geotechnical – will make the most of this course in which fundamental understanding and practical application are equally prioritised.

Learning objectives

By the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognise pros and cons of different foundation systems for offshore wind turbines;
  • Describe site selection drivers and strategies for site/laboratory soil characterisation;
  • Identify site conditions (un)favourable to monopile installation (driveability analysis);
  • Estimate lateral capacity/stiffness of monopiles;
  • Understand the implications of environmental cyclic loading on the operational performance of monopiles;
  • Link foundation response to wind turbine performance;
  • Describe the mechanisms of seabed scour around monopiles and common countermeasures (scour protection).


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