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Online Offshore Wind for Professionals for Japan (English)

2 day course (9:00 - 12:30 +1 GMT)

Online Offshore Wind for Professionals for Japan (English)

Schedule: Offshore Wind For Professionals

During our new DOB-online training course, you will learn the first about the basics of the history and societal impact of wind turbines and analyse the basic components of a wind turbine. In the second day you will learn about the basic concepts involving design, installation, operation and maintenance of a wind farm and their latest technologies.


Offshore Wind for Professionals: Introduction
In this one day course participants will learn the first principles of the offshore wind energy industry.

Course Level: Introduction
Time: 9:00-12:30 (Dutch time) // 17:00-20:30 (Japanese time)
Platform: ZOOM
Simultaneous translator from English to Japanese: Available

Academic Discount (25%): Available (limited seats)

After the course, participants will be provided with their own online learning environment that contains all the course slides, calculation sheets and other additional study materials.

Ken Kitazato

Please contact us for further information about our planning.

€845 (equivalent to +/- 100.000 JPY)


For the Japanese version of the website / 日本語のウエブサイトはこちらで:


This course is supported by:



Japan has the world’s eighth-largest exclusive economic zone, with abundant seabed resources and wind available. This potential is largely unused. Japan wishes to utilise this potential as part of the nation’s growth strategy. Therefore, Japan aims to increase the number of offshore engineers to 10.000 by 2030 to serve a 50 trillion yen market. Currently, only 2.200 offshore engineers work in this sector, because of the shortcoming in knowledge and education in the offshore industry. To realise this increase in engineers, the Ocean Innovation Consortium was launched in 2016, cultivating human resources involved in offshore development. One of the vehicles to address this challange is by providing professional engineering courses. With its experience in Europe and expertise on topics ranging from EPC contracting, transport & logistics, design of windturbine foundations and floating foundations, DOB-Academy is well-prepared to educate and motivate the (young) professionals in Japan.



This course has been developed for newcomers in the offshore wind industry such as young professionals or workers who recently started working in the offshore wind industry and others interested in the sector. No background knowledge or technical education is required.



At the DOB-Academy, we believe that the inevitable transition to renewable sources of energy can only be successfully achieved with properly trained and driven people. We believe that with the right tools, we can empower others to make this transition. We are confident that by creating clear and compelling courses, we can empower engineering excellence.

DOB Academy houses its own wind experts, whom are trained to create and give lectures. Our graphical department guarantees a visually compelling story, supported by video and animation designed and produced by our in-house studio. The knowledge that is not available in-house, is acquired by our well spread network in the North Sea area, creating the right environment to experience the world of offshore wind.



day 1

  • Introduction to societal and political aspects of the offshore wind industry
  • Wind turbine components and how can a wind turbine can generate power
  • Different types of support structures and the electrical infrastructure within an offshore wind farm

day 2

  • Design and installation aspects of offshore wind farms
  • Operation and maintenance of wind turbines offshore
  • Future technologies: where is the offshore wind industry heading?


Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Become familiar with all the components within an offshore wind farm and their functionalities.
  • Gain insight into the life cycle of a typical wind farm
  • Become familiar with typical installation strategies and vessels required for an offshore wind farm
  • Learn about common operation and maintenance considerations during the lifetime of an offshore wind farm
  • Keep up to speed with the latest developments surrounding offshore wind




“DOB-Academy has a very good overview of the engineering aspect necessary for offshore WTGs. Japanese engineers are not familiar with it, which makes the courses insightful and suitable for guidance for our start-ups. Furthermore, there is good coverage of what is necessary for offshore WTGs. Not only the engineering aspect, but they also explain contractual aspects, project management tools, and other factors that are necessary when working with European contractors. DOB-Academy’s way of teaching allows every participant to be involved, I really liked the quiz in the beginning of the seminar as well as the group work during it. It allowed the exchanging of ideas with others and offered much inspiration.”
H. Shimizu (Kajima Corporation)

“As a civil engineer with the main responsibility within JGC Cooperation as construction manager for oil and gas plants, I was hesitant to touch upon the (electrical) engineering aspects regarding offshore wind energy. However, thanks to the course DOB-Academy offered, I now comprehend the basis of the designing phase to such a degree that I am able to communicate with my colleagues on it. Besides that, the courses are interesting and enjoyable to participate in!”

T. Yamamoto (JGC Corporation, Construction Technical Manager, Wind Power Project Office)

“The DOB Academy led introduction to offshore wind course – and various related follow-up sessions – are extremely value adding for introducing new team member to the ever-expanding offshore wind industry. The courses are structured along the wind value chain and held by various experts in sub-topics. The interactive nature of most of the sessions are another differentiator – gamification makes things lively and helps to retain knowledge!”

J. Veldhoven (CP Manager Wind, Shell New Energies)

“Well experienced teachers from Green Giraffe” – Anna Diedrichkeit (Product Mgm. Center of Excellence GE)

“Agenda based on demands of the audience instead of curriculum; very knowledgeable speakers; Dynamic course.” – Michèl Spiering (Tender manager van Oord)

“The course provides valuable insights in the financial aspects of offshore wind energy projects and is delivered in an dynamic and interactive way. I would recommend this course to anyone that wants to increase their understanding of the financial aspects of offshore energy projects.” – Frank Koopman (Director Marine Site Characterisation Fugro)