Foundation to Blade:
Complete Offshore Wind Training

March 7

Tradepoint Atlantic
1600 Sparrows Point Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21219
Directions to Tradepoint Atlantic
March 8

Carpenters Local 254
91 Fieldcrest Ave
Edison, NJ
March 9

New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740



Who Should Attend?


interested in working in offshore wind

Supply Chain companies

who want to get into the offshore wind industry


who wants to understand offshore wind–how it's manufactured, constructed, installed and operated

What will you get out of the course?

This offshore wind training course gives you an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the offshore wind industry, including a complete explanation of how the entire offshore wind industry works, from which you can focus on industry specializations in the future. Course content includes:

  • technological developments of offshore wind farms
  • different types of wind turbines implemented for offshore projects
  • control of offshore wind farms
  • protection and reliability assessment of offshore wind technologies

You will learn more than just the fundamentals of offshore wind farms. You will leave with an understanding of the most important emerging topics in this form of renewable, clean energy generation.


Member registration - $50
Non-member early registration - $135
Non-member late registration - $200

Network members – contact or call 443-652-3242 to get the registration discount code.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the offshore wind training course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of wind turbines in offshore wind projects
  • Describe the operation of offshore wind projects
  • Understand the different types of transmission systems in offshore wind
  • Explain the protections implemented for different parts of offshore wind
  • Understand the control of offshore wind developments
  • Design an offshore wind farm for a hypothetical project
  • Tackle the problems related to unbalance and faults in offshore wind farms


7:30am – Registration
8:00am – Overview of OSW Projects from Developers
8:30-10:00am – Introduction to Offshore Wind Energy
10:15-11:55am – Development of Offshore Wind Farms
12:00-1:00pm – Lunch Break
1:00-2:25pm – Installation and Commissioning
2:45-3:45pm – Transmission Network for Offshore Windfarms
4:00-5:00pm – Operations and Maintenance
5:00-6:30pm – Wrap Up and Networking Happy Hour

Detailed Agenda


  • Background and history
  • Market history and overview (Europe, Asia and USA)
  • State of the States
  • Global context 2020, 2025, 2030
  • High level factors that impact LCOE
Development of offshore wind farms
  • Offshore wind resource
  • GIS database
  • Database components
  • Wind resource estimates
  • Distance from shore
  • Grid Interconnection
  • Port Infrastructure
Installation and commissioning
  • Main Components of An Offshore Wind Farm
  • Cable supports
  • Substations
  • Foundations
  • Transition Pieces and Towers
  • Wind turbines
  • Introduction to Wind Energy Systems
  • Wind turbine technology
  • Architectures of wind turbines
  • Offshore wind turbine architecture
  • Different types of wind turbines
  • Effect of wind speed on wind turbines
  • Blades
  • Transformers
  • Helipad
  • Switchgear
  • Crane
  • Backup generator
  • Vessels
Transmission network in offshore windfarm
  • Impact of offshore wind farms in power systems
  • Solution of High Voltage Direct current (HVDC)
  • Dynamic stability of offshore wind farms
  • Reactive power and voltage support
  • Power and frequency support
Operations and Maintenance
  • Control room
  • Wind Turbines Based On DFIG
  • Control of Wind Turbines
  • Gearbox
  • Protection during faults
  • Maximum power point controller
  • Pitch angle control
  • Fault ride through capability
  • Crowbar protection
  • Blade pitch angle control
  • Blade twist control
  • 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
  • Control of offshore wind farms based on HVDC transmission
  • Energy storage systems

What people are saying about the Business Network for Offshore Wind...

Mark Rice, CEO - Maritime Applied Physics Corporation

"The Business Network has introduced us to a number of people in the industry and made connections that are invaluable in terms of teaming, finding supply opportunities with developers and actually and moving into other parts of the world."

Lorry Wagner, President - Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation

"The Network's IPF exposes me to a lot more intentional partners than other conferences do. It’s an easy opportunity to meet a wide range of potential partners, all in one place.

Kevin Pearce, Business Development - Siemens Wind Power

"The [Network's] IPF has become a place for critical discussions and unprecedented networking opportunities that attracts experienced leaders in the wind industry."