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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.

28 June 2019
11 September 2019
22 November 2019
€ 495,00 excl. VAT

Course content

The offshore wind industry has undergone a massive change in the past five years. Projects are increasing both in numbers and size in such a rapid pace, that even the companies in the sector itself might have found themselves surprised. In order to keep their competitive edge, companies need to keep up with this pace.

In this course participants will learn the basics of the offshore wind energy industry in inspiring lectures, which will contribute to understanding this rapid growth and identifying possible opportunities for the company. The lectures will be accompanied by two practical cases in which the gained knowledge will immediately be put into practice.

This course is organised in collaboration with the two biggest professional associations in the oil and gas and wind energy sector, resp. IRO and NWEA, to bundle the networks and enhance sharing knowledge throughout the entire offshore energy industry.

This course and its material are written and given entirely in English, however if all participants are Dutch, it is possible to give the lectures in Dutch. 

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the rapid growth and development of the offshore wind energy industry
  • Acquiring knowledge about the effect of policy and societal needs in the development of offshore wind energy
  • Understanding how wind is converted into electricity, how this electricity is transported to consumers and how a business case can be built for this
  • Gaining insight into the life cycle of a typical wind farm including design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance


Target audience

This course has been developed for newcomers in the offshore wind industry and others interested in the sector. Background knowledge or a technical education is not required.






In the morning, the societal and political aspects of the offshore wind industry will be discussed. After that, the production and distribution of energy from wind will be explained.


After the lunch, the life cycle of an offshore wind farm will be addressed and this knowledge will be brought to life by installing a miniature wind farm in our lab. This will be followed by a short introduction in the business case of a wind farm. The day will close with a peek into future technologies and an exam.


In collaboration with IRO and NWEA