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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.
[Introduction] Course 1: 22 June 2020
Lecture: History of offshore wind & Offshore wind numbers
Lecture: Wind to Power
Lecture: Design and installation
Lecture: Support structure and electrical infrastructure
Lecture: Operation and maintenance
Lecture: Future technologies and Q&A
Workshop: Design your own rotor
Workshop: Operation and mainenance
Get to know all the basics of the offshore wind industry in just one day
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
Gain insight into the life cycle of a typical wind farm, including its design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance
“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)