introduction to offshore wind
The Introduction to Offshore Wind is the first course of its kind which shall give participants a 360-degree view of offshore wind projects covering topics such as the UK wind market, major players, farm identification, ownership, contracting, foundations, floating wind, construction, insurance and hydrogen production.
**March 2022: With only a number of weeks to go until the course commences, there are a small number of remaining tickets available. Confirmed delegates range across energy companies, Tier 1 contractors, insurers, lawyers and consultants. Companies attending therefore include BP, ESB, Bluewater, Colebrook Offshore, Standard Club, Chubb, AON, Matheson, FTI Consulting, Howdens Speciality and many more. Please monitor our News section (in our Partners tab) for our upcoming announcements on speakers and course itinerary's. We look forward to welcoming you all to Teesside in June. **.
7-10 June 2022
This is the first course in the UK which is specifically targeted at educating industry professionals involved in renewable energy about offshore wind and hydrogen.
The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals. It shall give participants an introductory level understanding to every area of the sector. The course is also applicable to those who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.
On the final day of the course, delegates will visit an offshore wind fabrication yard and travel on a vessel to see an offshore wind farm in operation. For many, this course day trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
All of the courses are taught by industry experts who have been directly involved in the development, delivery and operation of some of the largest offshore wind farm projects around the world and hydrogen projects in the UK.
The course will also identify and analyse emerging technologies, policy, economy and finance considerations and the management of offshore projects.
Course objectives and benefits
- Understand the offshore wind business environment and its economics
- Understand how hydrogen is produced, stored and transported
- Develop in-depth knowledge of the life cycle of an offshore wind project, including design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning
- Explore the technical and environmental challenges of constructing and operating an offshore wind farm
- Daily group activities to increase participant knowledge and networking
- Meet other like-minded industry professionals in advance of the course through private social media groups
- Earn a Teesside University Renewable Academy certificate of completion
This course offers delegates an unmatchable insight into the offshore wind market, how an offshore wind farm site is located, obtains the relevant consents, constructed, funded, operated and decommissioned. The course will also consider the future for offshore wind and how floating wind and hydrogen will become important elements in future offshore projects.
The following modules will be presented:
• The Renewable Market – the UK wind market, structure & key players
• Offshore wind farm inception – location, inception stages, consenting, ownership & commercial drivers
• Fixed Turbine foundations – types, processes, difficulties offshore, manufacturing
• Floating Wind – developments, differences, markets, issues
• Contractor involvement – EPCI, T&I, subcontracting, balance of plant
• Wind farm commissioning and O&M
• Cabling – types of cables, issues encountered to date, repairs
• Hydrogen – types of hydrogen, production and transportation
• Wind farm insurance
• Legal issues and case studies
On the final day, participants will tour:
1) An offshore wind fabrication yard; and
2) A vessel that transports crew to the offshore wind turbines.
Participants will then transit to an offshore wind farm on a vessel to see an offshore wind farm in operation*.
The programme will be taught in English. Applicants should have a suitable level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
All of the offshore wind and hydrogen modules are taught by industry experts who have been directly involved in the development, delivery and operation of some of the largest offshore wind farm projects around the world and hydrogen projects in the UK. Our net zero speakers will discuss their strategies for transitioning global companies to net zero by 2050 or sooner. The course will also identify and analyse emerging technologies, policy, economy and finance considerations and the management of offshore projects. Our confirmed speakers are from the following companies:
Collaborative environment Advisors (CEA)
Protium Green Solutions
*Stay tuned for our final speaker announcements over the next number of weeks.
entry requirements - who should attend
This programme will suit those who work in the offshore energy and renewables industry, in both an onshore and offshore offer environment, and who have a strong interest in obtaining a deeper understanding of each stage of the lifecycle of an offshore wind project.
This programme is also an ideal opportunity for delegates to meet like-minded professionals who are involved in different parts of the offshore wind sector.
Also recommended for:
- Insurance brokers, underwriters, and claims handlers
- Lawyers and in-house legal
- Finance personnel
Upon completion of the course, delegates will be awarded a Teesside University Renewable Academy certificate of completion.
The course will qualify as Continuing Professional Development for (i) members of professional engineering institutions, (ii) Chartered Insurance Institute and Personal Finance Society qualified members (structured or unstructured) and (iii) accounting professionals (verifiable).
programme fee and other costs
The programme fees for the 2022 course are £2,000 + VAT per delegate.
The programme fee covers:
1) Course materials;
2) Catered lunch daily;
3) Beverages and snacks daily;
4) Dinner on each day of the course;
5) Transport to and from all evening events; and
6) Transport to and from (i) offshore wind fabrication yard and (ii) offshore windfarm.
If you apply to attend and are successfully selected before 14 January 2021, you will receive a £250 discount and the programme fees shall be £1,750 + VAT.
Fabrication Yard and Offshore Wind Farm Tour
The tour of the fabrication yard is not subject to weather conditions. Please note however that the tour of the vessel and transit to the offshore wind farm are weather dependent. Due to the vessel booking, the tour cost is non-refundable.
While most costs are covered in the programme and tour fee, participants will have to arrange their own travel to and from Teesside and accommodation in Teesside for the duration of the programme.
The closest train station is Middlesbrough Station. Middlesbrough Station | Train Times and Info - Northern (northernrailway.co.uk). Teesside University and Jury's Inn hotel are within walking distance of the train station.
The closest airport is Teesside International Airport Home - Teesside International Airport
Teesside Airport has flights to and from Dublin, Belfast, Amsterdam, London, Southampton, Bristol and Aberdeen.
Jury's Inn are offering delegates of the Renewable Academy a 10% discount on accommodation.
Subject to availability, single occupancy rooms are £90 per night. Please contact Jury's Inn directly to make the booking and benefit from their discount.
If you have successfully applied and purchased your ticket, you can cancel your ticket at any time by notifying info@UKRA.co.uk.
Your entitlement to a refund of your ticket price will be as follows:
100% refund of ticket price: If cancelled within 21 days of ticket purchase
60% refund of ticket price: If cancelled between 21 days of ticket purchase and before 18 February 2022
40% refund of ticket price: If cancelled between 18 February 2022 and before 1 April 2022, or
0% refund of ticket price: If cancelled after 1 April 2022
If you do not want to cancel your ticket, but wish to transfer it to a colleague within your company, please contact us at info@UKRA.co.uk.