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Jee Star Logo Introduction to the offshore wind industry

Introduction to the offshore wind industry

About the course

If you are new to the offshore wind industry and need to know how it all works, this is the course for you.

This course covers the whole offshore wind project lifecycle and the industry’s history from its origins and the principles of power generation, through to the design, construction and operation of a modern day offshore wind farm.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the offshore wind market and current industry climate
  • Appreciate the principles of engineering used for an offshore wind project
  • Explain how offshore wind farms are designed, built, operated and maintained
  • Discuss future trends and developments in the industry
  • Use industry terms and acronyms


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Offshore wind market overview

  • Market sectors –  “The Energy Mix”
  • Market drivers
  • History of offshore wind market
  • Offshore wind market
  • Main players – supply chain


  • Wind farm site location
  • Planning, consents and EIA
  • Feasibility studies
  • Configuration and layout
  • Surveys
  • Wind turbine generators
  • Substation, met-masts and auxiliary equipment
  • Cables and routing



  • Fabrication and supply of components
  • Marine operations and vessels overview
  • Foundation construction
  • Tower/structure erection and turbine installation
  • Substation, met-masts and array cables
  • Export cable laying and grid connection
  • Commissioning and certification
  • Typical challenges

Operations and maintenance

  • O&M process
  • O&M organisation and supply framework
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Turbine IMR equipment
  • Cable IMR equipment
  • Spares and storage
  • O&M supply chain


Future trends

  • The need
  • Larger wind farms
  • Deeper waters and further offshore
  • New turbines and components
  • New offshore technology/ approaches
  • New grid integration
  • New strategic interconnection
  • Improved O&M and plant performance
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