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Offshore wind farm design

6 day course

Offshore wind farm design

This course provides both teams and individuals with the chance to get a complete overview of all aspects regarding the design and installation of offshore wind farms.

27, 28 September, 28, 29 October, 22 and 23 November 2021
€ 4.725,00 excl. VAT

Learning objectives: Offshore wind farm design training course

Why this training course is of interest to you:

  • Become an offshore wind farm design expert: get a complete overview of all aspects regarding the design and installation
  • Learn how to cite, design & develop an offshore wind farm
  • Gain insight into wind turbine and monopile dynamics
  • Learn about wind turbine yield calculation and foundation design
  • Learn how to make an installation and commissioning plan
  • Get all the answers to your challenges in private sessions with experts
  • This training course is very suitable for a.o. Developers (energy companies), Marine Contractors, Investors, Insurance (brokers) and EPC(I) Contractors

Course Content

The list of technical disciplines involved in the design, installation and operation of an offshore wind farm is virtually unprecedented. These different skills are rarely readily available within a single company, let alone a single person. It is nevertheless the integration of these factors that is crucial in the optimisation of an offshore wind farm.

The course ‘Offshore wind farm design’ gives both teams and individuals the chance to get a complete overview of all aspects regarding the design and installation of an offshore wind farm. This six-day course will mainly consist of lectures on both theory and practice in the morning hours. In the afternoon, participants will work in teams and get hands-on experience in the different fields.

During these afternoons, experts in these sectors will be present to assist with the preliminary design of the main assignment. Participants will work with industry design tools and data sets to develop their project. Aside from these sessions, experts will also be available in two private sessions to answer specific questions. These questions can be in regards to the course project or about real-world problems participants or their companies encounter and for which more insight or even a solution is required.

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. 

Target audience

This Offshore wind farm design training course has been specially developed for: Developers (energy companies), Marine Contractors, Investors, Insurance (brokers), EPC(I) Contractors, as well as professionals working for suppliers for offshore wind, technical suppliers, service suppliers, turbine manufacturers (medium level) and (semi-)government and other legislative bodies.


The first two days will be focused on site selection, data analysis and the (grid) layout of the wind farm. The third and fourth day will be mainly concerned with the wind turbine selection and support structure design. The final two days will delve into the installation and operations of the wind farm, as well as the completion of the preliminary design of the wind farm participants and their team design during the course.

Subjects day 1 & 2 (9:00 – 17:30):

  • Data collection
  • Site investigation
  • Data processing
  • Soil analysis
  • Wind turbine yield calculation
  • Turbine selection
  • Wake effect
  • Wind farm layout

Subjects day 3 & 4 (9:00 – 17:30):

  • Support structures
  • Wind turbine and monopile dynamics
  • Load calculations
  • Foundation design
  • Ultimate and fatigue limit states
  • Offshore power networks and their design
  • Logistics and installation
  • Installation plan

Subjects day 5 & 6 (9:00 – 17:30):

  • Installation and commissioning plan
  • Operation & maintenance plan
  • Costs & income
  • LCoE calculations
  • Tender process
  • Final presentation on your wind farm design


For more information please contact Thijs Kamphuis at Thijs@DOB-Academy.nl or +31 6 48 76 06 84.