THINK of Cranfield and many of us might think of an MBA; somehow that’s what this UK institution is best known for, even if that might not be the case.
It happens that Cranfield is also hot on energy and currently offers one of the few offshore renewables short courses anywhere, ideal if you need to bone up rapidly and have £1,350 to spare.
Professional and trade association discounts are available.
It is currently booking for the week, October 13-17. The course name is Offshore Renewable Energy – Technology
It will cover in just a few intensive days:
Wind turbines: design, mounting/mooring arrangements, installation.
Wave energy: energy within water wave, description and operation of various systems proposed and in use for inshore and offshore application.
Tidal energy: current stream devices, barrage systems.
Energy storage, transmission and distribution issues and solutions.
On successful completion of this course, Cranfield reckons delegates will be able to:
Apply a sound knowledge of the various technologies that have been developed and proposed for harnessing offshore wind energy, wave energy and tidal steam energy.
Identify and apply the science, technology and engineering that is directly transferable from the offshore oil&gas industry to the offshore renewable energy sector.
Work effectively within the offshore renewable energy sector (having gained skills and knowledge from other parts of the course).
That may or may not be the case, but it should provide something of a grounding to enable delegates to get a better understanding of this still very new sector.
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