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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.

15, 16 May, 3, 4 July, 11 and 12 September 2019
€ 4.500,00 excl. VAT

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. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding all the different aspects encountered when designing a typical wind farm
  • Gaining insight into working or leading a team in the development of an offshore wind farm


The six-day course is divided in two-day blocks. The first two days will be focussed on the site selection, data analysis and (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 windfarm and the completion of the preliminary design of the wind farm participants and their team design during the course.


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