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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. 

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"Great course, superbly run." ESB

"A unique course which opened my eyes to the true nature of the offshore wind industry" Axis Capital

“I travelled over to UKRA from Dublin and found the mixture of specialised technical, commercial and practical know-how highly beneficial for lawyers who need to understand the broader context of the projects on which they advise. The networking elements were relaxed and enjoyable.” Matheson Representative

"The UK Renewables Academy provided a wide-ranging and interesting look at the renewables industry, and attracted speakers with a high level of expertise in their fields who were passionate about their subjects and happy to share their knowledge. That coupled with the rare opportunity to see yards and offshore windfarms in action up-close on the practical visit made it a highly valuable and worthwhile course.” Allianz

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Course objectives and benefits

This is the first course in the UK which is specifically targeted at educating energy industry professionals involved in renewable energy about offshore wind and hydrogen. 

The course has been specifically designed and developed alongside leading industry professionals. Throughout each session depending on the topic, participants shall get an introductory level and/or a technical understanding to every area of the sector. The course is  therefore also applicable to participants who are experienced in one particular area and want to have a better understanding of the wider industry.

 

Delegates on our 2022 course had ranging experience from 3 to 15 years and also came from several sectors, for example developers, contractors, financiers, insurance, lawyers and consultants.  

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. 

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programme details

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*.  

 

PROGRAMME LANGUAGE

The programme will be taught in English. Applicants should have a suitable level of proficiency in the use of the English language.

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programme speakers

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. The course will also identify and analyse emerging technologies, policy, economy and finance considerations and the management of offshore projects. Our speakers on the 2022 course were from the following companies:

  • Acteon Group

  • Boskalis

  • Allianz

  • Inch Cape Offshore Limited

  • SBM Offshore

  • Collaborative environment Advisors (CEA)

  • Protium Green Solutions

  • Unasys

  • Seaway 7

  • Monobase Wind

  • Tiernan Energy

  • Stephenson Harwood

  • HKA

​Speakers for the 2023 course will be announced in due course.

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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:
-    Engineers
-    Insurance brokers, underwriters, and claims handlers
-    Accountants
-    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).  
 

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programme fee and other costs

The programme fees for the 2023 course are £2,500 + 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.

Once tickets become available, there will be an early bird ticket price of £2,250 + VAT. Further details of these tickets will be released shortly.

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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. 

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Other Costs

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.

TRAVEL

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.

 

ACCOMODATION

Premier Inn are the recommended hotel of choice for the 2023 course.

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cancellation

If you have successfully applied and purchased your ticket, you can cancel your ticket at any time by notifying info@UKRA.co.uk.

 

Refund terms and conditions will be published once tickets for 2023 are released.

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