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Offshore Wind 3-Day Interactive Online Training Course

AGENDA

Offshore Wind

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Event Information: 

Date: Tuesday, September 29 – Thursday, October 1 
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
Cost: $2,395 USD
Platform: Online Course, Microsoft Teams

This interactive and intensive 3-day online training course will be led by our experts and cover topics across the offshore wind project lifecycle including:

  • Project Development
  • Design and Construction
  • Operations, Monitoring and Decommissioning


Please view the full daily schedule below.

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Contact us:

Victoria Richardson

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Marketing Communications Advisor

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Agenda

Offshore Wind 3-Day Interactive Online Training Course

Tuesday, September 29 

Day 1: Project Development

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (short breaks every hour)  

1. Offshore Wind Farm Elements and Technology

1-1. Introduction to the course 

- Introductions by the DNV GL team 

- Introductions by the attendees 

- Overview of the training program

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America

1-2. Industry status

- Brief history of offshore wind, current and projected status

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America

1-3. Elements of an offshore wind farm

An overview focusing on the latest technical developments - Turbines, Foundations, Cables and offshore substation

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

1-4. Siting and site characterization I

- Geophysical and geotechnical surveys and implications

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

1-5. Siting and site characterization II

- Wind resource assessment

- Met-ocean studies (water levels and waves)

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America

1-6. Leasing

- Determination of zones

- Size of zone/phased development

- Typical lease conditions

- Case study (NY bight lease areas)

Speaker

Sarah Aftergood

Senior Environmental and Permitting Project Manager

1-7. Permitting

- Use of design envelopes

- Examples of deviations and iterations during permitting process

- Stakeholder/regulatory agency engagement

- Typical consenting conditions

Speaker

Sarah Aftergood

Senior Environmental and Permitting Project Manager

1-8. Detailed project design I

- Design process overview

- Key design drivers

- Discussion of holistic approach

- Level of project design in consent application

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

1-9. Roundup, discussion and close

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

Wednesday, September 30 

Day 2: Design and Construction

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (short breaks every hour)  

Morning Overview

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

2-1. Detailed project design II

- Design selection and their drivers (e.g. foundation types, micro-siting)

- Structural design, detailed design for manufacture

- Trends and innovations in foundation and turbine design

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Win Analyst

2-2. Construction logistics and management

- Factors involved

- Installation vessels

- Typical logistics for different types of OWF and locations

- Construction strategies and planning, key delay factors

- Coping with uncertainties

- Discussion of case studies

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America

2-3. Electrical balance of plant and transmission

- Electrical balance of plant configurations

- Offshore transmission strategies and challenges

- Grid interconnection and brief discussion of RTOs/ISOs

- Future trends including energy storage

Speaker

Mohsen Zadeh

Senior Electrical Engineer

2-4. Cabling

- Cable route selection

- Burial methods

- External protection

- Sand waves

- Cable installation & Pull in

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

2-5. Financing

- Financing mechanisms

- Debt v Equity

- Players within project financing

- Financing timeline

- Evaluating risks for project financing

- Similarities/differences to onshore wind financing

- Key lessons learned (Europe and US)

Speaker

Chris Elkinton

Senior Project Manager and Offshore Technical Lead

2-6. Ports and vessels

- Overview of port requirements 

- Vessels – considerations for design, construction, and operations

- Vessels for US offshore wind farms

- Vessels trends and innovations

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America

2-8. Roundup, discussion and close

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America

Thursday, October 1 

Day 3: Operations, Monitoring and Decommissioning

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (short breaks every hour)  

Morning Overview

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

3-1. Procurement strategies

- Scope of contracts

- Advantages and disadvantages of contractual strategies

- Major players

Speaker

Sarah Aftergood

Senior Environmental and Permitting Project Manager

3-2. European regulatory frameworks overview

- Compare/contrast different regimes in Europe/US

- Regulatory lessons learned

- Recent changes and trends

Speaker

Sarah Aftergood

Senior Environmental and Permitting Project Manager

3-3. Safety, compliance and statutory training

- Safety features/safety designs

- Inspection/compliance verification

- Statutory training

- Compare/contrast different regimes in Europe/US

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

3-4. Operations I – O&M Strategies

- Overview of operations and maintenance (O&M) activities

- O&M strategy development: key factors

- Outcomes of O&M optimization modelling

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America

3-5. Operations II – Vessels & Access Solutions

Latest developments in vessels for all aspects of O&M (crew transfer vessels, motherships, helicopters & jack-ups)

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America

3-6.Monitoring

- What is monitored and why (e.g. continuous SCADA and CM, surveys, scour, NDT, visual inspections)

- Environmental monitoring

- Compliance with consent and leasing conditions

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

3-7. Decommissioning

- Overview of regulations worldwide

- Decommissioning processes and logistics 

- Decommissioning costs 

- Key challenges

Speaker

Katherine Diaz

Offshore Wind Analyst

3-8. Offshore wind in the US

- Key challenges to building an industry

- Lessons learned from Europe

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America

3-9. Roundup, discussion and close

Speaker

Alana Duerr

Director, Offshore Wind North America