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Introduction offshore wind

2 day course

Introduction offshore wind

In this two-day course participants will gain insight into the complete offshore wind energy playing field, from technical engineering aspects to the political and societal context.

3 and 4 November 2021
€ 1595,00 excl. VAT

Why this training course is of interest to you:

  • 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

Course Content

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.

Watch the video  for more information about the ‘Introduction to Offshore Wind’ training course:


The ‘Introduction to Offshore Wind’ 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 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.


This training course will be given several times in 2021. The list below shows the dates and the corresponding format in which they are scheduled.

  • 3 & 4 November two full day hybrid sessions


Day 1, Central theme: Aerodynamics & Society

  • Introduction to societal and political aspects of the offshore wind industry
  • Aerodynamics of the wind turbine and the process behind the production of energy from wind
  • Practical cases; calculate the annual energy yield of an arbitrary turbine at an arbitrary location and the assemblage
  • Test a miniature wind turbine

Day 2, Central theme: Support Structures and Life Cycle

  • The methodology behind keeping the turbine in place
  • Introduction to the design of a wind turbine support structure
  • Our experts elaborate on the life cycle of a wind turbine and wind farm
  • Practical cases in the DOB-Academy Lab – find out more about the design of a wind turbine support structure and the construction of a miniature wind farm

Hybrid sessions

Until further notice all training courses will be given in either online or hybrid format. Both hybrid and online training courses consist of live-streaming sessions with continuous interaction between the teachers and all participants. The difference between these formats is that during hybrid sessions a small number of participants can attend physically in our building in Delft, while others attend simultaneously via live-streaming. The content of the lectures and cases during a hybrid session is equal for both physical and online participants. All participants receive a DOB-box beforehand containing all materials required for both online and physical participation.

The maximum number of participants allowed at our training courses will depend on the Dutch COVID-19 regulations and may vary over time. Allotting the available physical seats will be done based on the ‘first come first served’ principle.

If necessary, or if we deem fit, we can and will switch from hybrid to online format to safeguard the health of our clients and colleagues. This implies that also the physical participants will have to attend via the live-streaming session online. We do not advise to wait for a next session to attend physically, as we cannot guarantee safe participation at our building months or even weeks ahead of time. DOB-Academy reserves the right to switch from a hybrid to an online format up to 24 hours before the start of the training course.

Registration closes a week before the training course in order to send all training materials on time.


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For more information please contact Laura Domenech Garrido at Laura@DOB-Academy.nl or +31 15 24 00 555

Online version

Are you interested in an online version of this Introduction Offshore Wind Training course? There are four modules to follow:

  1. Wind Essentials
  2. Introduction to Electricity and Power Generation
  3. Introduction to Offshore Wind Support Structures
  4. Basic Installation, O&M and Future Technologies

Together these four modules are equivalent to the regular (physical) Introduction Offshore Wind training course.

Why you should choose Dob-Academy:

  • You will always be trained by experts with years of experience
  • We offer everything from introductory to advanced offshore energy courses
  • Expand your network as you learn
  • All our training courses can be provided on a tailor-made basis