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Offshore wind basics

1 day course

Offshore wind basics

This course is organised in cooperation with IRO and NWEA. In this course, participants will learn the basics of the offshore wind energy industry.

21 September 2021
1 and 2 December 2021
€ 525,00 excl. VAT

Why this training course is of interest to you:

  • Get to know all the basics of the offshore wind industry in just one day
  • Understand the rapid growth and development of the offshore wind energy industry
  • Acquire knowledge about the effect of both policy and societal needs on the development of offshore wind energy
  • Understand how wind is converted into electricity, how this electricity is transported to consumers and how a business case can be built for this
  • Gain insight into the life cycle of a typical wind farm, including its design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance
  • Learn from the best: this training course is organized in cooperation with IRO and NWEA, the two biggest professional associations in the oil, gas and wind energy sector

Course content

During this ‘Offshore Wind Basics’ training course, you will learn the basics of the offshore wind energy industry and identify possible opportunities for your company. The inspiring lectures will contribute to your understanding of the rapid growth of this sector and will be accompanied by two practical cases, so that you can immediately put the knowledge you have gained into practice.

To stay up to date with the latest developments in the offshore wind sector, participation in this training is essential. The offshore wind industry has undergone a massive change in the past five years, both in the size and number of these projects, that has even surprised the companies in the sector itself. Therefore, in order to keep their competitive edge, companies and personnel need to keep up with this rapid pace. With this training, you can!

This course is organized in close collaboration with IRO and NWEA, the two biggest professional associations in the oil, gas and wind energy sector, in order to combine the networks and enhance the sharing of knowledge throughout the entire offshore energy industry.

Watch the video below for more information about the ‘Offshore Wind Basics’ training course:


The ‘Offshore Wind Basics’ 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.

In collaboration with IRO and NWEA

Target audience

This course has been developed for newcomers in the offshore wind industry and others interested in the sector. No background knowledge or technical education is required.

Schedule (Offshore Wind Basics):

  • 9&10 March two morning online sessions (enrollment closed)
  • 2 June full day hybrid session (enrollment closed)
  • 21 September full day hybrid session (fully booked – please contact post@dob-academy.nl for our back-up list)
  • 1 & 2 December two morning sessions



  • The societal and political aspects of the offshore wind industry
  • The production and distribution of energy from wind


  • The life cycle of an offshore wind farm
  • Install a miniature wind farm in DOB’s Experience Lab
  • An inspiring wind farm business case
  • Future technologies
  • Exam; test your knowledge!

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 serve 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.

COVID-19 Update

At DOB-Academy we care about the safety and health of our guests and employees. That is why we have implemented an entrance protocol during events (including training courses). During these days, we use the official Dutch CoronaCheck app to allow access to our building. Only people with a valid Coronavirus pass are allowed entrance, this includes our own staff as wellYou can read more about our protocol and the CoronaCheck app on our homepage: https://www.dob-academy.nl.


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For more information please contact Laura Domenech at laura@dob-academy.nl or +31 15 24 00 555

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
  • 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed
  • All our training courses can be provided on a tailor-made basis