Réf: PM06-OWI

Offshore Wind Industry: Value Chain, Project, Operations & Maintenance

  • Duration in hours: 2 x 4h
  • Module level: Foundation
800 €

Overview:  Over the last 20 years, Offshore Wind Industry has become and essential and fast-growing contributor to decarbonized electricity production. It is an industry on its own with its Market, its Value Chain, its Standards and Good Industry Practices. However, it remains a new industry in constant organization and structuring. The objective is to lower the cost of energy produced in order to become a viable actor of the energy transition. The “availability” of the wind turbines is therefore a key condition to reach this objective.
Supply Chain efficiency and Logistics organization are the tools to both increase the production time of the wind turbines and go farer and deeper to find stable winds without affecting the coastal activities.
The course describes: 
-    The organization of the Offshore Wind Industry: Its share on the energy market and perspectives, the market structure, Value Chain and Supply Chain organization. 
-    A Project organization and implementation: The definition of a Project contractual strategy, the necessary logistic organization to support the installation phase.
-    The Operations and Maintenance phase: How to organize the logistic support in order to ensure the availability of the turbines and control the cost of Maintenance, essential to the sustainability of the Wind Farm Projects.
-    The logistical challenges of the Floating Wind Farms Projects and Maintenance.

Audience: All actors of the Offshore Wind Industry who are involved in Project development, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain and/or Logistics activities.

Deliverables: Upon completion of this course, the attendants will have a deep understanding of the OWI market, the definition of a wind farm and Supply Chain Organization. They will understand the essential steps of a development project and the key elements of the Operations & Maintenance phase, and the infrastructures necessary for their implementation and support. Finally, they will be aware of the challenges facing the development of the Floating Wind Technology.

Certificate: Upon completion of the training participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance issued by Adinergy.

  1. The Value Chain of the Offshore Wind Industry:
    Overview of the OWI Market – A Technology in constant evolution - What is a Wind Farm: The main elements of a Farm - Overview of the Value Chain: Development Project, Operations & Maintenance, Export & Grid connection – The Market Structure - The Wind Farm Costs structure – Cost Reduction and Risk minimization – The Supply Chain in OWI: An organization under pressure.
  2. Development project in OWI:
    Project Definition: The Project Timeline & Milestones – Definition of a Project Contractual Strategy: Pre-Requisites – Various approaches of Contract Packages - The various types of Project Contracts – The Management of Interfaces.
    Installation: The Marshalling Port – Types of vessels used in Installation phase: Missions, Specifications.
  3. Operations & Maintenance:
    The importance of Contractual/Warranty issues - Definition of an O&M Contractual Strategy. 

    The various offshore Logistics schemes – The Supply Base – Types of vessels used for the Maintenance of Wind Farms: Missions, Specifications - Transfer of Personnel at Sea in the OWI: Different modes of transfer of Personnel offshore.

  4. Floating Wind Farms:
    The 10 Logistical Challenges that must be overcome to develop the Floating Wind Industry.  

    The various Logistics options for the Maintenance of the Floating Wind Turbines.

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