Wind Essentials
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Format: On-demand

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Course Objective
"To provide a solid foundation for professionals starting in the Offshore Wind Industry."

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PDH Hours qualified course

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About the course


   lectures + case

   2 hours


   1-year access


This DOB-Online training course focuses mainly on the aerodynamics of wind turbines and an explanation of the offshore wind industry. The expert instructor will teach you how wind can be used as a powerful power source.

First, the concept of wind is introduced and further explained in the very first lecture. This is followed by an in-depth technical lecture on how wind can be captured to drive a generator. Main technical design parameters for a wind turbine, such as the power coefficient and the power curve, are covered as well.  Then, during a hands-on case, you will learn how to calculate the energy yield of a wind turbine, using the knowledge previously learned during the lectures. The training course concludes with a lecture where the main parameters and numbers used in the offshore wind industry are explained, such as Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE), CAPEX and OPEX, as well as an overview of the European market.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course and the discussions forum. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh knowledge for your work projects.

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Meet your instructor

Instructor Thijs Kamphuis, MSc

Thijs Kamphuis, MSc

Course coordinator and teacher at DOB-Academy,
Project Engineer DOT   

Wind, Offshore

Program & Details

    1. Welcome to the course

    2. Your instructors

    3. How to use this course

    4. Personal Certificate requirements

    1. Why does wind flow & how do we measure it?

    2. From measurements to local wind climate model

    3. Relation between wind speed and power

    1. How do we catch the wind?

    2. Rotor & air flow interaction

    3. Maximum power extraction

    4. Safety

    1. Case introduction

    2. Turbine fact sheet

    3. Select your turbine

    4. The wind turbine power curve

    5. Wind profile differences

    6. Wind speeds & electric energy

    7. Location selection

    8. Capacity Factor

    9. Is larger always better?

    1. Main parameters and numbers used in the offshore wind industry

    2. Overview of the European market for offshore wind, trending projects

    3. Industry parameters: Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE), CAPEX, OPEX and more

    1. Multiple choice course exam

    1. Congratulations

    2. Course evaluation survey

    3. Your Personal Certificate

    4. Rate this course

    5. Related resources & followup


    After this course, you...

    • are acquainted with important figures, trends, and statistics in the offshore wind industry,

    • comprehend what wind energy is and how aerodynamics plays an important role in the generation of electricity, 

    • can calculate the energy yield of a wind turbine at any arbitrary location.

    Who should attend this course

    • Professionals working in the offshore wind industry for 0-3 years with a BSc diploma or a higher education.

    • Professionals with 5 years of relevant experience in similar industries.

    • Junior technology specialists that work in a single competence field and require a good overview of the entire scope of the offshore wind sector.

    • Generalists from a banking, insurance, and environmental background who require a good overview of the entire scope of the offshore wind sector and a basic understanding of the technology behind offshore wind.


    • No prior knowledge is required.  Technical background is beneficial. 

    Level: Introduction

    Access to the course. 
    After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you find the course in your dashboard. After opening the course you will be guided step-by-step through the different modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

    Learn by doing.
    The course is based on video content and a case study. English subtitles is available and videos can be viewed as many times as desired. The video lectures help you to grasp the important technical concepts. In the case study you will have to put your freshly gained knowledge to work. Case files are available for download and the answers to the case questions are explained in instruction videos.

    This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains a total of 2 hours of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to you if you finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.

    You receive 1-year unlimited access to all content. This allows you to perform modules again whenever you want to refresh knowledge for your daily work projects.

    A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance.

    Example Certificate:

    Example Certificate of Completion


    • Video lectures

    • Video case instructions & explainer videos

    • Case file (excel sheet)

    The majority of training material are videos. These are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal. Apart from quizzes the exercise files can be downloaded. These can include .pdf files with the exercise questions, excel files or other file types.

    You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.

    We encourage participants to submit feedback and questions. These form the basis for new, future videos that will be added to the online course, but they will not be answered to the student directly.

    Participants receive 1-year unlimited access to the course including new videos that are added during this year. Participants receive an email notification upon addition of new content.

    No technical software is used in this course.

    If your computer and internet connection are able to play videos on YouTube you will be able to participate in this course. The case study is partially based on excel files which you should be able to open.

    Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.

    Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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