The energy sources in nature are renewing constantly: every day the sun rises, the wind blows, tides move. On land, the possibilities to use these resources for the energy transition are limited, but at sea the potential is enormous. In the minor Offshore Renewable Energy you learn about the developments in renewable energy at sea. You study tidal energy as well as wind energy and gain knowledge on the complete life cycle of offshore wind farms.
With a team of fellow students, you prepare a proposal - a so-called tender bid - for building a new offshore wind farm for a real client. You cover technical aspects such as the size of the wind turbines and foundation constructions, and the infrastructure for cables and transformer platforms. Also, you include logistical aspects such as special ships and transport facilities, as well as a financial plan. As your second group project, you can choose between these subjects: hydrogen, supply chain, and logistics management and asset management. Furthermore, you will be introduced to the use of hydrogen as a way to store energy. This is the state of the art in storage solutions and you get to follow the developments up close.