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OE5662: Offshore Wind Farm Design
Responsible Instructor: E. Lourens, Prof.dr. A. Metrikine
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x: 0/0/4/0
Education Period: 3
Start Education: 3
Exam Period: Different, to be announced
Course Language: English
Course Contents: This course makes students familiar with the design of offshore wind farms in general and focusses on the foundation design in particular. The course is based on actual cases of real offshore wind farms that have been built recently or will be built in the near future.
Study Goals: The course gives a general overview to make the student familiar with the different components, equipment and parties involved. It focusses on general wind farm economics, environmental impact, permit acquisistion, layout, grid connection, installation methodology and support structure design for a specific wind turbine for a specific offshore location.
Education Method: Lectures plus exercise sessions
Assessment: Presentation + exercise report + exam
Remarks: Combining knowledge from the design of bottom founded structures and wind energy conversion systems, the course concentrates on the design of an offshore wind farm. Installation and maintenance logistics are discussed as well as the transportation of electric power to shore. Economics and environmental impact play deciding roles.
Judgement: Based on quality, pace and reporting of the exercise work and understanding of the subject
Last modified: 5 December 2013, 12:30 UTC
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