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Foundation to Blade: A Complete Offshore Wind Training – Maryland

March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This offshore wind training course will give you an in-depth understanding off all aspects of the offshore wind industry. The course structure provides a solid, deep, all-round platform with a complete explanation of how the entire offshore wind industry works, from which you can focus on industry specializations in the future.

Course content includes: technological developments of offshore wind farms; different types of wind turbines implemented for offshore projects; control of offshore wind farms, protection and reliability assessment of offshore wind technologies. You will learn more than the fundamentals of offshore wind farms as you leave with an understanding of the most important emerging topics in this form of renewable, clean energy generation.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the offshore wind project -training course, the attendees are able to:

  • Explain the different types of wind turbines in offshore wind projects
  • Describe the operation of offshore wind projects
  • Understand the different types of transmission systems in offshore wind-
  • Explain the protections implemented for different parts of offshore wind
  • Understand the control of offshore wind developments
  • Design an offshore wind farm for a hypothetical project
  • Tackle the problems related to unbalance and faults in offshore wind farms

Who Should Attend

  • Business interested in working in offshore wind
  • Supply Chain companies
  • Anyone who wants to better understand offshore wind and how it is manufactured, constructed, installed and operated

Detailed Agenda


  • Background and history
  • Market history and overview (Europe, Asia and USA)
  • State of the States
  • Global context 2020, 2025, 2030
  • High level factors that impact LCOE

Development of offshore wind farms

  • Offshore wind resource
  • GIS database
  • Database components
  • Wind resource estimates
  • Distance from shore
  • Grid Interconnection
  • Port Infrastructure

Installation and commissioning

  • Main Components of An Offshore Wind Farm
  • Cable supports
  • Substations
  • Foundations
  • Transition Pieces and Towers
  • Wind turbines
  • Introduction to Wind Energy Systems
  • Wind turbine technology
  • Architectures of wind turbines
  • Offshore wind turbine architecture
  • Different types of wind turbines
  • Effect of wind speed on wind turbines
  • Blades
  • Transformers
  • Helipad
  • Switchgear
  • Crane
  • Backup generator
  • Vessels

Transmission network in offshore windfarm

  • Impact of offshore wind farms in power systems
  • Solution of High Voltage Direct current (HVDC)
  • Dynamic stability of offshore wind farms
  • Reactive power and voltage support
  • Power and frequency support

Operations and Maintenance

  • Control room
  • Wind Turbines Based On DFIG
  • Control of Wind Turbines
  • Gearbox
  • Protection during faults
  • Maximum power point controller
  • Pitch angle control
  • Fault ride through capability
  • Crowbar protection
  • Blade pitch angle control
  • Blade twist control
  • Voltage source converters
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
  • Rotor speed control
  • Reactive power control
  • Active power control
  • Rotor current control
  • DC voltage control
  • Grid side current control
  • Control of offshore wind farms based on HVDC transmission
  • Energy storage systems

Visit the Foundation to Blade: A Complete Offshore Wind Training – Maryland Eventbrite page  to register for the training day. Network members – contact admin@offshorewindus.org or call 443-652-3242 to get the registration discount code.


March 7, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tradepoint Atlantic
1600 Sparrows Point Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21219 United States
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