The world’s first offshore wind vocational training programme will be launched this week, and is fully booked with 24 participants.
The 9 month ‘ForWind Academy’ course is aimed at professionals who already have some experience in wind energy, offshore oil and gas or maritime industries.
The syllabus comprises five modules:
- offshore wind farm design
- project development
- offshore wind farm components and procurement
- offshore wind farm installation, and
- offshore wind farm operation.
The English language course takes place on a part-time basis and includes both classroom-based instruction and distance learning.
The course is the product of ForWind, a wind research initiative involving universities in the northern German cities of Oldenburg, Bremen and Hannover and Bremerhaven-based wind energy agency, WAB.