OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY
ACADEMY
14 - 17 March 2017 - Boston

The global application of lessons learned from the pioneers of the UK and European offshore wind industry

The course guides delegates through the realities of the offshore wind market; building on case studies and analysis derived from the experience gained through developing and operating over 9 GW of wind generation projects. Based upon real world examples, the course will show how the next generation of project developers can learn from and build upon the hard-won lessons learned by early developers in the UK and Europe. Delegates will also be given the tools necessary to identify development sites, mitigate risks, take projects through towards financial close and examine ongoing operations and maintenance implications for the company’s bottom line.

 

COURSE
BENEFITS

•    Learn how to consent, build and operate in the offshore environment 
•    Identify and incorporate new technologies such as floating machines and integrated projects
•    Maximise social impacts and encourage a supply chain
•    Successfully navigate project planning requirements for a bankable consent

 

KEY
TAKEAWAYS

 Successfully deal with and manage the realities of offshore wind development
 Effectively evaluate suitable project opportunities across the globe and across regions
 Maximize energy yield of wind turbine assets across a project lifespan 
 Identify and mitigate against financial risks 

 

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   AGENDA
 AT A GLANCE

 

DAY 1

• Energy markets & trends

• Renewable energy concepts, myths & realities

• Energy policies and support

• Turbine technology trends

• Selecting the right technology for optimization

 

 

DAY 2

• Viability, construction,
requirements and insights
from the industry


• Assessment, development and generation

• Choosing the optimal offshore site 

• Developing the chosen site

• Project planning, risk mitigation and management

• Project origination

• Key processes and timescales in developing and operating a wind project

• Tracking change through the project 

• Programme control

 

DAY 3

• Handling phased developments

• Cabling - The Achilles heel of early projects

• Grid permitting and stakeholder concerns

• Grid permitting, connectivity
and impact

• Lessons learned from the UK and Europe: regulations, planning and stakeholder concerns

 

DAY 4

Developers’ requirements for maintenance

• Key operational issues and
procedures assessed at development

• Offshore wind farm
operating, monitoring and maintenance

• Structural integrity
performance monitoring: the
importance of a regular
maintenance strategy

• Preparing a decommissioning
strategy

 

YOUR
TRAINER

Charlie Rattan gained consent for the £26m Hunterston national offshore turbine test facility, giving SSE a world leading centre for the testing of next generation machines. Charlie led the £4bn 690MW Islay offshore wind farm, steering the team through a successful hearing process to gain a critical consent.

CHARLEY RATTAN
 

"I'm passionate about renewable energy and as a respected industry professional with a reputation for managing projects that are delivered on time, safely and within budget, I understand the potential problems and pitfalls as well as the opportunities offered by a scheme.  I offer an unrivalled range of skills, knowledge and expertise, rare within the industry and gained through extensive successful experience of the whole of a project life-cycle from inception to construction.

With many years' senior level experience within the on and offshore wind energy industry, I have been instrumental in gaining consent for over 100 MW of wind energy assets. Known for my ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment, I am a skilled project manager; adept negotiator and innovative problem-solver with extensive technical knowledge, outstanding communication skills and an exceptional understanding of client and stakeholder needs."