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Floating Offshore Wind Masterclass






June 24 - June 26, 2024


Virtual (Live)

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Floating Offshore Wind Masterclass

The Floating Offshore Wind course is a comprehensive program designed to provide a deep understanding of the emerging field of floating wind turbines and their application in offshore environments. Participants will explore the fundamental principles, technologies, and practical considerations related to floating offshore wind, equipping them with the knowledge necessary to engage in this innovative and rapidly growing sector of the renewable energy industry.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for a wide range of professionals and stakeholders interested in the field of floating offshore wind, including:

- Renewable Energy Developers

- Wind Energy Engineers and Technicians

- Environmental Specialists

- Government Officials and Policymakers

- Energy Analysts and Economists

- Researchers and Academics

By attending the Floating Offshore Wind course, participants will gain the knowledge and insights needed to actively engage in this dynamic sector, contribute to the development of floating wind projects, and stay informed about the latest advancements and trends in the industry.

Course Outline:

Day 1:

- Session 1: Offshore Floating Wind

- Industry heritage on floating systems and important lesson learned from floating systems

- Floating vs fixed – which factors impact

- Environmental considerations

- Applications (power for export, electrification, other)

- Session 2: Project Development Floating Systems

Project phases

- Accuracy in each phase

- Decisions made in each phase

- Contract types typical

Site selection

- Session 3: Selection of Floating System Concept

Building blocks (floater, mooring and cable)

- Discussion of different types of floaters, mooring system

Key criteria's for selection (incl. financing model as criteriea, TRL, technical boundaries)

- Session 4: Floating Concepts in The Market

- Offshore Wind in the media

- The global offshore wind market

- Current status floating wind (and auctions)

- Concepts in the market

- Planned projects (which concept)

Day 2:

- Session 1: Typical Floating System Design Process

- Floater

- Mooring

- Cable

- Session 2: Project Execution 1 – Floater Pre-Fabrication and Assembly

- Requirements to yard

- Typical challenges

- Session 3: Project Execution 2 – WTG Integration

- Site requirements

- Typical operation (and challenges)

- Session 4: Project execution 3 – T&I

- Transport to site

- Mooring and cable installation and floater hook-up

Day 3:

- Session 1: Market vs Supply Chain

- Projects in the market (fixed, floating, electrification)

- Supply chain capabilities vs market

- Materials

- Yards

- T&I

- Session 2: Case Study

Hywind Tampen Concrete Substructures and Marine Operations EPCI

- Session 3: Floating Substation


- Selection of floater vs function

- Topside interface vs floater selection

- Substation alternatives

- Power Transmission System

- Session 4: Q&A

Course Instructors:

Aamund Langelid

Senior Manager, Offshore Wind, Aker Solutions

Aamund Langelid has 21 years of experience with offshore installations with different roles from international companies as DNV, Kværner and Aker Solutions. He has for the 5 last years worked dedicated to offshore wind and HVAC/HVDC substations. As Senior Manager for Converter and substation Offshore Wind he has a key role in developing floating substation and being a Project Certification Manager for substations. Aamund has a MSc in Physics from University in Bergen in 2002.

Per Kristian Bruun

Senior Manager, Projects, Aker Solutions

Per Kristian has worked 18 years at Aker Solutions with development of floating systems for oil and gas, aquaculture, floating wave energy conversion and the past 4 years with floaters for offshore wind and offshore HVAC/HVDC substations. He has held roles in the range from Engineer to Project Manager and currently hold the position as responsible for studies related to development of wind foundations in Aker Solutions Front End unit. Per Kristian has a MSc in Marine Structures from University of Stavanger in 2005.  

Skule Pedersen

Vice President, Marine Operations Department, Aker Solutions


Skule Pedersen graduated from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1997 with a master in Marine Technology. Besides working in the Oil and gas industry for multiple Oil Service companies gaining experience and knowhow related to Marine Operations he has also led or been part of several R&D programs and engagements within renewables such as, Water transportation, tidal turbines, Biogas, CO2 recycling, Synthesis gas production and now as part of the energy transition and AKSO’s engagement in offshore wind. The latter 12 years he has been focusing on tendering, planning and execution of Marine operations. Skule Joined Kværner (now AKSO) in 2017 and today he is Vice President of Aker Solutions’ Marine Operations department.


Jill Jørgensen

Engineering Manager for the Hywind Tampen, Aker Solutions

Jill Jørgensen has worked 27 years at Aker Solutions within different areas and the last 5 years as Engineering Manager for the Hywind Tampen Concrete Substructure and Marine Operations EPCI project. In early carrier years she worked with structural analysis of jacket structures, dynamic analysis of GBSes and analysis in connection with marine operations. She has had several management and lead positions for both EPC and I projects as well as early phase study lead positions. She has a degree in MSc in Structural Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1996.


Kristian Mikalsen

VP & Head of Business Development Offshore Wind, Aker Solutions


Kristian has almost 20 years of professional experience from offshore wind, renewables, oil &gas and shipping. The last seven years working in companies closely connected to offshore wind, both bottom fixed and floating. The experience contains senior leadership, business development, strategy, tender and project management work. He has a a degree in structural engineering and education within economics and shipping


Peter Leitch

Project Director, Offshore Wind, Aker Solutions

Mr. Leitch has more than twenty-five years multidisciplinary experience in floating production systems design and engineering, including class and regulatory compliance and coordination. Mr. Leitch has managed multiple studies to screen and develop new technologies for early phase floating offshore wind energy projects, including NUF floating substations to minimize operational complexity intervention requirements.



Even Sandøy Nærum

Senior Engineer, Floating Wind, Aker Solutions

Even Sandøy Nærum has 6 years of multidisciplinary experience relevant for floating wind systems. His career involves hands-on experience with cable installation and marine operations in Subsea 7 and floater and mooring design as well as Floating Wind concept development in Sevan SSP. In Aker Solutions, he has handled a wide range of roles within floating wind engineering, ranging from study management, motions and mooring analysis in a concept development framework and technical advisory as required.

The course outline is subject to change and a detailed agenda will be shared after enrollment.

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