offshore Wind Farm Training

Commitment 4 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


The offshore Wind Farm Training course will help you to understand the technological developments of offshore wind farms, different types of wind turbines implemented for offshore projects, control of offshore wind farms, and protection and reliability assessment of offshore wind technologies.

The offshore wind farm training course teaches you the history of offshore wind farms and real-world projects operating based on offshore wind farms nowadays. Moreover, you will be introduced to the recent wind turbine technologies and their architectures, transmission networks used for offshore wind farms, reliability and stability issues related to offshore wind farms, reactive power, and voltage support, and operation of offshore wind farms during different wind speed operating points. The course will then focus on the main type of wind turbine which is widely used in the power system industry which is the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind turbine.

By taking the offshore wind farm training course, you will understand the main components of an offshore wind farm including turbine and blades, substations, wind towers, foundations, transformers, helipads, switchgear, crane, backup generators, marine cables, control rooms. This course will also help you to understand the basics of induction generators as the main components of wind farms, power electronic-based wind turbine generators, protections implemented for different types of faults in offshore wind farms, and the effect of faults on wind turbines. The audience in the offshore wind farm training course will also learn about:

  • Crowbars in DFIGs
  • Back-to-back converters in DFIGs
  • Gearbox in offshore wind farms
  • Wind turbines
  • Modeling of DFIG in ABC and DQ frames
  • Unbalanced operation of offshore wind farms
  • Average modeling of wind farms
  • Considering the DC side dynamics in offshore wind farms
  • Active and reactive power control in offshore wind farms
  • Pitch angle control of wind turbines
  • Fault ride through capability of offshore wind farms
  • HVDC and HVAC transmission systems in offshore wind farms
  • VSC-HVDC transmission in offshore wind farms
  • Energy storage systems in offshore wind farms
  • Smart grids in offshore wind farms
  • Phasor measurement units for offshore wind farms

Finally, the offshore wind farm training course will introduce the protection and reliability assessment of offshore wind farms by including the topics such as Wind turbine protection, Feeder protection, transmission protection, and earth faults in offshore wind farms.


Upon completing this offshore Wind Farm Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Understand the history and background of offshore wind farms
  • Explain the different types of wind turbines in offshore wind farms
  • Describe the operation of offshore wind farms
  • Understand the different types of transmission systems in offshore wind farms
  • Explain the protections implemented for different parts of offshore wind farms
  • Understand the control of offshore wind farms
  • Design an offshore wind farm for a real-world project
  • Tackle the problems related to unbalance and faults in offshore wind farms
  • Combine the concept of offshore wind farms into microgrids.
  • Design the advanced control algorithms for offshore wind turbine projects
  • We can adapt this Offshore Wind Farm course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Offshore Wind Farm course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Offshore Wind Farm Course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Offshore Wind Farm course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this training course:

  • All individuals need to understand offshore wind farms from generation to consumption.
  • Renewable energy utility engineers
  • Test engineers
  • Engineers seeking Ph.D. and graduate studies focused on renewable energies and microgrids
  • Power traders to understand the offshore wind farm systems.
  • Independent system operator personnel.
  • Faculty members from academic institutes who want to teach the offshore wind farm course.
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in the renewable energy industry.
  • Professionals in other energy industries.
  • Marketing people need to know the background of the products they sell.
  • Electric utility personnel who recently started a career in power systems or have new job responsibilities.
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working on renewable energy-related projects
  • Managers, accountants, and executives of the power system industry.
  • Scientists or non-electrical engineers involved in smart grid-related projects or proposals.

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

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  • Development of offshore wind farms
  • Wind turbine
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Offshore wind resource
  • GIS database
  • Database components
  • Wind resource estimates
  • Distance from shore
Introduction to Wind Energy Systems
  • Background and history
  • Wind turbine technology
  • Architectures of wind turbines
  • Offshore wind turbine architecture
  • Transmission network in offshore windfarm
  • Solution of High Voltage Direct current (HVDC)
  • Impact of offshore wind farms on power systems
  • Dynamic stability of offshore wind farms
  • Reactive power and voltage support
  • Power and frequency support
  • Inertial response of wind turbines
  • Effect of wind speed on wind turbines
  • Different types of wind turbines
  • Doubly Fed Induction Generators (DFIG)
Main Components of An Offshore Wind Farm
  • Wind turbines
  • Substations
  • Towers
  • Foundations
  • Transformers
  • Helipad
  • Switchgear
  • Crane
  • Backup generator
  • Cable supports
  • Main structure
  • Control room
Wind Turbines Based On DFIG
  • Basics of induction generators
  • Principals of DFIGs
  • Effect of power electronic converters
  • Back-to-back converters in DFIG
  • Gearbox
  • Protection during faults
  • Crowbar implementation
  • Effect of three-phase faults
  • Turbine
  • Modeling of DFIGs
  • DFIG modeling in ABC reference frame
  • DFIG modeling in the DG reference frame
  • Dynamic response
  • Modeling in unbalanced conditions
  • Mechanical system modeling
  • Converter modeling
  • Average modeling of converters
  • Modeling the dc circuit
offshore Wind Farm Training – Control Of Wind Turbines
  • Voltage source converters
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
  • Rotor speed control
  • Reactive power control
  • Active power control
  • Rotor current control
  • DC voltage control
  • Grid side current control
  • Vector control in DFIG
  • Maximum power point controller
  • Pitch angle control
  • Fault ride-through capability
  • Crowbar protection
  • Blade pitch angle control
  • Blade twist control
  • Variable diameter rotor
  • Active flow control
Transmission And Compensation In Offshore Wind Farm
  • Electrical collectors
  • Wind farm clusters
  • HVAC transmission
  • HVDC transmission
  • Current source and voltage source converters in HVDC
  • Multi-terminal HVDC systems
  • Reactive power compensation
  • Static VAR compensation
  • Static Compensator (STATCOM)
  • Underground cables
  • VSC-HVDC transmission systems
  • Point-to-point connection of offshore wind farms
  • Offshore wind farms using HVAC
  • Multi-terminal HVDC-based offshore wind farms
  • Control of offshore wind farms based on HVDC transmission
  • Energy storage systems
  • Supercapacitors
  • Flywheel storage system
  • Hydro storage
  • Phasor measurement units
  • Power electronic conditioning monitoring
Protection Of Offshore Wind Farms
  • Wind generation protection
  • Feeder protection
  • Busbar protection
  • High voltage transformer protection
  • Faults in transmission lines
  • DC connection protection in offshore wind farms
  • VSC-HVDC protection
  • Earth faults in offshore wind farm
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