The Essential Offshore Wind Masterclass

BACKGROUND & AIM: The aim of the course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of the key issues around Offshore Wind and include recent developments involving Hydrogen.

The course further investigates possible scenarios for offshore wind both floating and fixed and hydrogen and its pivotal role in decarbonisation and reaching et zero. Participants will be equipped with the necessary insight and skills to face future challenges in the wind, offshore wind and hydrogen industries and to put in place effective strategies for quantum growth in the interconnected industries as they move from a regional to global decarbonisation solution.

APPROACH: The course first sets the scene on the dramatic growth of offshore wind, and the pivotal role to be played across the globe by wind in all its forms and increasingly with hydrogen. It consequently explores in-depth fundamental aspects of seabed characteristics, availability of supply chain, infrastructure, hybrid project design effects and integration of electrolysers on or offshore.

 Also considered are oil and gas majors’ route to decarbonisation, the re-utilisation of assets, ammonia battery, and floating solar. Regulatory provisions for offshore and onshore wind and hydrogen characteristics and related policy issues. Participants will gain a clear view of what the requirements and alternatives (“options”) are for a hydrogen economy underpinned by offshore and onshore wind and the clustering principles which helped make them a recognised UK success story.

In its second session, the course covers a number of case studies, including Projects PosHYdon and DolPHyn and the business opportunities including supply chain engagement and regeneration options  around the coast and beyond. Hybrid floating wind, artificial islands, hydrogen, solar and ammonia schemes are further investigated. Operational options for industrial sector coupling involving wind and hydrogen along with distribution factors are explored.

In its last session, the course explore innovations helping bring down the LCOE and look at future leasing rounds  for the alternatives available, as well as possible business strategies that countries  can put in place to position themselves in a decarbonized industry. This assessment builds on the takeaways of the first two sessions and lessons learned.

The course allows participants for regular interaction with the trainer and actual case studies to have practical knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in the course

TARGET AUDIENCE: The course is aimed at stakeholders and those wishing to move into working around or in the wind industry who is being affected directly or indirectly by the need to put in place decarbonisation measures. It is particularly aimed at personnel working on strategy and business development, fleet management, operations, regulatory and policy issues, investment and valuation, planning and scenario analysis.

What you will learn:

  • Offshore Wind – where are we today?
  • The differences and similarities between onshore and offshore wind
  • How offshore wind and other technologies work together
  • The coming green economy and offshore wind’s role within it: What is it? How will it be implemented?
  • Supply chains – floating wind opportunities, electrolysers, other equipment and services needed, where and when?
  • National and global opportunities for offshore wind
  • Challenges and opportunities – ‘Air to Gas’ the integration of wind and hydrogen
  • Improving project economics – the rise of the megaproject
  • Global offshore wind projects Where are they? Who is involved?
  • The role of innovations

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