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Offshore wind project development

2 day course

Offshore wind project development

Make a wind farm development plan during a two day interactive game. This course will focus on the most important decision-making moments when preparing a tender and will pay extra attention to the effect of covering risks on a wind farm profit.

17 and 18 April 2019
€ 1.500,00 excl. VAT

Course Content

This course consists of seven lectures and a continuous development game, which will be alternated throughout the course. In this game, participants will work on a development plan from the developer’s perspective. The course program will cover the different facets necessary when preparing a tender.

The goal of this course is for participants to get accustomed with the key points in the development plan to prepare for a tender. The course will focus on the most important decision-making moments in the different phases of tender preparation. It will highlight the risks and effects of these decisions with extra attention on the effect of covering risks on a wind farm profit. The course will review the different phases of the tender procedure: project setup, planning and financing, engineering, installation and maintenance. For each phase the stakeholders and external influences will be discussed, economic, legal and political influences.

At the end of the last course day, participants will test their own development plan with several scenarios to see the effects of their choices on the wind farm profit.

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

  • Acquiring knowledge about the tender preparation procedure
  • Understanding the effect that choices in the project preparation have on risks and wind farm efficiency
  • Understanding the effect that covering risks and other decisions have on profit
  • Gaining awareness of the stakeholders involved in different phases of the project preparation process
  • Comprehending the external influences on the different phases of offshore wind project development


Target Audience

This course is developed for professionals wishing to learn more about the different phases of offshore wind project preparation.



Day one: Site selection, engineering and fabrication

The day will start with an introduction to offshore wind energy. Subsequently, the development game that will be alternated throughout the course will be explained. In the next lecture, both site selection and subsidy structures will be discussed. After the lunch, the course will continue with a lecture on offshore wind farm design. Finally, the supply and installation of a wind farm will be explained.

Day 2: Installation, operation and maintenance and contracting 

The morning of the second day will focus on power price forecasting and contracting strategies, types and structures. Also, the development game of the first day will continue. The topic of the final lecture is operation and maintenance. After the lunch the results of the development game will be presented and discussed.


This course is created in cooperation with