DNV GL Singapore

Wind turbine technology

Wind power is one of the fastest growing sectors of the world’s electrical power industries. This course offers an unbiased insight into the modern wind turbine's design process, techniques, disciplines and tools.

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Loads analysis for new wind turbine products

Training Information

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Date:

    To be determined

  • Location:

    To be determined

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Additional information: 
Wind power is one of the fastest growing sectors of the world's electrical power industries. This course offers an unbiased insight into the modern wind turbines's design process, techniques, disciplines and tools. Once the basics of wind turbines' architecture definition have been explained, a focus on the design process of machines, in the context of wind farm operations, will be given.

The trainers will guide the audience through the basics of wind energy conversion and the evolution of the design process behind today's giant wind turbines. The modules will highlight the importance of accurate design loads prediction and effective control, alongside their effect on wind turbines' mechanical design. How design options may affect cost of energy is illustrated and future technology trends are reviewed.

Knowledge and understanding of wind turbine design is becoming more important, every day, when looking at the operational context. The second part of the training will therefore offer an overview of the methods to gauge machine selection and suitability, together with upgrade options like lifetime extension and controller re-fit.

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 operation; and professionals of any discipline entering the industry and seeking specific skills, such as: Project Managers, Developers, Civil and Structural Designers, Turbine Designers and Investors.