Master English 5 ECTS

Offshore Wind Farm Planning – course

Please notice

From December 1st 2022, the price of the Online Master in Wind Energy and the related courses will change.

If you sign up for spring courses no later than December 1st 2022, you will be charged the current course fee of 11,000 DKK.

The spring courses include: Offshore Wind Farm Planning, Hybrid Power Plants, Wind Energy in Society, Aerodynamics and Aeroelesticity, and Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power.

If you sign up for Master courses after December 1st 2022, you will be charged 15,000 DKK for each Master course.

Offshore Wind Farm Planning

This course will introduce you to the planning aspects of offshore wind energy.  Through the course, you will work with both bottom mounted and floating wind turbines.

You will get an overview of the steps a project developer will go through from assessment of the wind resource, site conditions, selection of wind turbines, grid connection, environmental impact, and integration in the society.

Furthermore, you will be introduced to the political framework and strategic planning of offshore wind at country level.

Through the course session, you will work with the following:

  • Policy framework and sea bed allocation
  • Offshore wind turbine technology and floating wind turbines
  • Assessment of wind resource and site conditions offshore
  • Offshore grid connections and Energy Islands
  • Environmental impact assessment offshore
  • Offshore wind economics
  • Offshore support mechanisms and auctions
  • Societal dimensions of offshore wind power

Learning objectives

After completing the course, you will able to:

  • Explain the main characteristics of offshore wind energy technology incl. floating wind turbines
  • Outline the main steps of how developers carry out planning of an offshore wind farm
  • Explain the most common support mechanisms and their pros and cons
  • List the most common environmental impacts of an offshore wind farm and discuss mitigation measures
  • Explain the technical and societal implications of Energy Islands
  • Outline the steps of energy yield assessment of an offshore wind farm
  • Explain the steps of site assessment offshore and the data needed
  • Carry out a stakeholder analysis
  • Calculate LCOE of an offshore wind farm
  • Describe the policy context and steps in the planning system for offshore wind in a country of your choice
  • Discuss ways to stimulate development of offshore wind through interaction interact with coastal communities


This course is part of the Online Master of Wind Energy.

If you want to study the course, you need to be accepted to the Master’s programme.
Read more about the admission requirements for the Online Master of Wind Energy.

Learning online

The course is divided in 13 modules, one per week in the semester. Each module includes a combination of video lectures, exercises, quizzes and/or reading material depending on the module. The course material is available any time to allow for flexible studying conditions.

Furthermore, you are offered weekly live Q&A sessions to get in dialogue with the course lecturer and fellow participants.


The exam consists of a report hand-in and an oral exam. The oral exam will be conducted online.



13 weeks

Start 1. February

11.000,00 DKK