SUT to hold in-person 3-day offshore wind energy course
18 September 2023
Following the success of their online short Offshore Wind Renewable Energy courses, the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is holding a 3-day in-person course to include presentations, a networking dinner and visits to key sites in the Newcastle area on 10-12 October 2023.
As Dave Brookes, the course director, and a Fellow of the SUT, explained: "The course builds on our international reputation for ocean and marine engineering and science training including our globally renowned subsea awareness course. It is aimed at three distinct groups - professional non-engineers who would benefit from understanding the offshore wind energy industry; engineers and technical staff new to this sector or making the transition from another industry; and technical staff already working in offshore wind and who want to broaden their understanding of the sector.
"During, and immediately after, the pandemic we held a series of highly successful and well-attended virtual courses now the time is right to move forward with in-person courses.”
The three day Offshore Wind course will combine presentations and site visits and will be delivered by industry and academic experts drawn from MarineSpace, Partrac, Newcastle University, Pace Geotechnics, BP and Equinor, with an emphasis on the practical applications.. A CPD certificate will be issued following the course.
Topics being covered by means of presentations at the Holiday Inn, Jesmond Newcastle, include ‘Wind and the Net Zero Challenge’ (including deepwater floating potential); ‘Planning, Environmental Studies and Approvals’, ‘Metocean/Weather: UK and NW Europe Focus’ (including Deepwater for floating technology); ‘Fixed Bottom Offshore Structure Design and Integrity’; ‘Offshore Site Investigation and Seabed Site Foundations’; ‘Construction’; ‘Cables’; ‘Floating Wind Structures’; and ‘Operations and Maintenance Field Study’ (including turbine operations).
Confirmed visits include Equinor’s Dogger Bank O&M Base on South Tyneside; the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult Blyth R&D Centre; and to SMD Newcastle.
Full details including registration are at https://sut.org/event/newcastle-offshore-wind-energy-course/ The full delegate fee is £1075 +VAT, with a reduced fee of £985 +VAT for members of SUT; East of England Energy Group (EEEGR); Energy Industries Council (EIC); International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA); and the Offshore Engineering Society (OES). The fee includes lunches, refreshments at breaks as well as a networking dinner on the first evening (10 October).