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Offshore wind transport and logistics

2 day course

Offshore wind transport and logistics

In this course, the lectures will focus on pinpointing the possible weak links in the offshore wind transport and logistics chain and provide knowledge on industry practices from professionals in the sector.

20 and 21 November 2019
€ 1.500,00 excl. VAT

Course Content

Offshore wind farm development is a popular topic today. A large offshore wind farm houses around 150 wind turbines and the nacelle of a single wind turbine can already contain up to 65,000 individual parts. All these parts must be transported from the supplier to the offshore wind farm in a complex time-critical logistics chain. This chain consists of many areas of expertise and stakeholders which have to cooperate closely to prevent project delays.
In this two-day course participants will be introduced in this vast network of interconnecting relations. The lectures will focus on the weak links and challenges in this chain and provide knowledge on industry practices from professionals in the sector. The scope of the course will range from technical to legal aspects, and from the production of the smallest part to the operation and maintenance of a complete wind farm. These lectures will be enhanced with practical cases covering the installation and planning process amongst others. In this manner, participants will gain awareness on the complexity of this topic.

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 course is developed for professionals wishing to develop and expand their skills on transport and logistics in the offshore wind industry.


Learning Objectives

  • Comprehending all the components and processes in the logistics of the installation, operation and maintenance of an offshore wind farm
  • Gaining awareness of all the challenges and possible weak links in the logistics chain
  • Gaining insight into the optimization of the installation and operation and maintenance process from a logistical point of view for a typical offshore wind farm.



For more information please contact Elena Stroo-Moredo
at Elena@DOB-Academy.nl or + 31 6 42 24 98 52


Day one: transport

After a brief introduction to the offshore wind industry, the supply chain of all components of a wind turbine will be adressed. After a small break, all means of offshore transport are discussed as well as all tools needed for this transport. In a practical case, participants will be challenged to design and test their own sea fastening. The afternoon programme covers onshore transport and ports. The newly gained knowledge is then applied in an assignment where participants will make an onshore transport planning. The day is closed with a lecture on heavy lifting and transport.

Day two: logistics

Day two starts with a lecture on planning and strategy. Secondly, two lectures on contracting and insurance will address the legal aspects of transport and logistics will. In a modelling case, participants will practice their planning skills. Subsequently, health, safety and environment are discussed. In the final practical session, participants will have to install a miniature windfarm. The course will end with a preview on future technologies and an exam to test the acquired knowledge.