Renewable Energy > Introduction to Offshore Wind: Technology, Projects & Economics - Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

This VILT course has been designed to provide business developers, strategists and investors with an accessible yet comprehensive understanding of the different aspects that combine to create successful offshore wind projects.

Compared to wind onshore, offshore wind projects are lengthy, expensive and have different risk factors, from the infrastructures required to the project development and installation processes involved.

This VILT course is intended to help participants understand the offshore wind technologies, trends, processes and financial return and risk considerations involved in project development. Explanations are presented in clear, business-friendly language accessible to non-engineers and illustrated with reference to up-to-the-minute international best practices and examples. Emerging and disruptive technologies such as floating wind and integrations with hydrogen production are explained and placed into their market context. For a valuable, up-to-the-minute and independent introduction to this fast-growing sector, this VILT course provides participants with a unique learning opportunity.

Upon completion of this VILT course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the essential offshore wind farm components and installation processes
  • Understand how offshore wind technology differs from that utilised onshore
  • Assess the challenges in operating and maintaining an offshore wind farm
  • Learn the status of floating wind and evaluating how it will change the industry
  • Identify the key technology and technology integration trends that are emerging
  • Discover the key delivery risks at various stages in a project’s life
  • Quantify the key drivers of financing and financial return in offshore wind projects
  • Identify the policy and market trends which are essential to consider in forward planning
  • Assess which markets and geographies offer the greatest growth potential

The VILT course is intended for professionals who are business developers, project planners / managers, stakeholder managers, financial and risk analysts, investors, and market analysts. These professionals include:

  • Renewable power project developers
  • Wind power developers
  • Wind turbine and component vendors
  • Offshore installation and EPC companies
  • Offshore construction vessel owners
  • Transmission grid operators
  • Banks & investment firms
  • Energy policymakers
  • Offshore licensing and policy departments (govt)

The VILT course will be delivered online in 3 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short classroom exercises.

Your expert course leader is an internationally renowned energy communicator and business educator, focused on the interconnected clean energy transition topics of renewable power, energy storage, energy system electrification and hydrogen. His own independent technology tracking, market assessment and opportunity/risk analysis is delivered to clients through a mix of business advisory work, commissioned content, small-group training (online & in-person), and one-to-one executive coaching (online).

In the hydrogen sector, he is currently lead consultant and trainer to the World Hydrogen Leaders network, and writer of their ‘This Week in Hydrogen’ news column. He is also co-presenter of the ‘New Energy Chinwag’ podcast, which regularly covers hydrogen-related issues.

During more than 15 years as an independent energy expert, he has helped companies from large multinationals to innovative start-ups – totalling assignments in over 30 countries across 5 continents. Most recently, he has presented clean energy training in locations as diverse as Singapore, the UK, South Africa, The Philippines, the USA, Mexico, Spain and Dubai – and, in recent times of course, online to international audiences from across the world.

Prior to this, he was Research Director for over 10 years at Informa, a $9 billion business intelligence provider; where he drove new market identification, analysis and project deployment work, and managed teams in the UK and US.

He has a strong science background, holding a 1st Class Honours degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a PhD in Earth Sciences and a further Diploma in Economics & Sustainability from the UK’s Open University.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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