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Wind turbine technology

Wind power is now the fastest growing sector of the world’s electrical power industries. This two day course explains the wind turbine technology behind that success.

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Training Information

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Date:

    To be determined

  • Location:

    To be determined

  • Language:

    English

Additional information: 
The basics of wind energy conversion, the evolution of today’s giant wind turbines and many key decisions about the design concepts (number of blades, upwind or downwind etc.) are explained. Rotor design, direct drive and the increasing diversity of drive train options are examined. Permanent magnet generators and general electrical design issues are addressed. The evolution of larger wind turbines and the challenges of further upscaling especially in the context of the expanding offshore market are also discussed. The design process, the importance of accurate design loads prediction and effective control of the wind turbine are highlighted. How design options may affect cost of energy is illustrated and future trends are reviewed.

The course offers a significant depth of understanding of the technology background but does not assume any prior knowledge of wind energy.

Course outline:

Day 1
  • Introducing DNV GL & Turbine Engineering Support (TES) 
  • Introduction to Wind Technology 
  • Fundamentals of Wind Energy Conversion 
    -Introduction to Rotor Aerodynamics 
    -Site Conditions
  • Turbine Architecture 
    -Overview of Design Concepts 
    -Focus on Turbine Loading 
    -Focus on Mechanical Design 
    -Focus on Control System Elements 
    -Focus on Control Design 
    -Focus on Electrical Systems 
    -Overview of Certification
  • Q & A session
Day 2
  • Wind Farm Design Process 
    -Overview of Turbines in the Market 
    -Wind Turbine Selection 
    -Integrity Driven Turbine Site Suitability
  • Wind Turbines in the Context of Farm Operations
  • Wind Turbine Upgrades 
    -Life Extension 
    -Controller Re-fit
  • Future Technology Trends 
    -Wind Turbine Trends
    -Wind Technology Trends
  • Summary; Discussion; Q & A session

Who should attend?
Industry professionals wishing to broaden their knowledge; individuals or companies involved in wind farm or turbine development; and professionals of any discipline entering the industry and seeking specific skills, such as: Project Managers, Developers, Civil and Structural Designers, and Turbine Designers.