Programme

An introduction to offshore wind

Course Description

GET 2022 delegates can also participate in the short course “An Introduction to Offshore Wind” by Jeroen Godtschalk on Thursday 10 November at the Shell Learning Centre in The Hague.

The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with a comprehensive introduction into offshore wind, its development and the role of geoscientists in this process.

During the course, participants are taken through all the basic building blocks of the offshore wind development.

We start the course with an introduction into the various options for renewable energy and why offshore wind is often the preferred option. We conclude this course by discussing the installation issues for offshore wind farms, but also touch upon maintenance issues. In between we cover all the basic steps of development, with a slight focus on the more geoscience related work such as site investigation work, setting the correct parameters for the offshore campaign and foundation selection.

A basic understanding of geophysical and geotechnical methods will help, but the course can also easily be followed with less knowledge of these subjects.

Please note that you must register separately to participate in the course. Seats are also limited.

Date

10 November 2022

Time

10:00 – 16:00 CET

Location

Shell Learning Centre

Carel van Bylandtlaan 16,
2596 HR The Hague

Course Outline

1. Offshore wind basics
• Overview of renewable energies
• Why offshore wind
• The physics behind offshore wind
• What is needed for an offshore wind farm (how to decided on a suitable site)
• Required permits

2. Site selection
• What stakeholders do we have before site selection
• Seabed occupation/UXO
• Grid connection to shore
• Ports/logistics hub
• Geospatial issues
• Desktop studies on geology, archaeology, morphodynamics

3. Data collection
• MetOcean Data – wind, waves and current
       o Methodology
       o Why needed and how is it used
• Geophysical data – seabed and below seabed
       o Methodology
       o Why needed and how is it used
• Geotechnical data – seabed and below seabed
       o Methodology
       o Why needed and how is it used
• Morphodynamics
• Integration into a ground model

4. Foundation types
• Different types of foundation
• Which foundation suits which project and why
• Pro’s and Con’s for each foundation

5. Transport & Installation
• Installation of different foundations
• Cable installation
• Typical issues for installation
• Maintenance

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