Offshore Wind Skills Academy

The University of Delaware and the Danish Energy and Climate Academy (ECA) have jointly created an Offshore Wind Skills Academy (OWSA). OWSA builds on both the ECA’s experience training over 2,000 European wind power professionals and UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment’s research and graduate education in U.S. offshore wind power.

The OWSA is targeted for professionals from traditional energy industries, supply chain companies, regulators, investors, consultants and any others who may be new to the offshore wind industry. (OWSA is not targeted to trades, vessel operators and craftsmen; training for them is being developed at the local level.)  OWSA will draw lecturers from industry experts, including project developers, original equipment manufacturers and engineers, all with European or North American experience.  The OWSA fills an important gap in the path to develop and rapidly expand this new industry in North America.


Svend W. Enevoldsen, Marine Engineer, B.Sc. Business Development Engineer
Svend W. Enevoldsen is an experienced consultant with more than 30 years of experience as an executive in the Danish wind industry and lecturer for more than 1,800 engineers. Through his company, Ecology Management, he has been working worldwide for banks, original equipment manufacturers, insurance companies, the United Nations, governments, universities and others since 1995.

Lars Høst Johansen, M.Sc. Mechanical Engineer
Before joining the Ørsted wind department, where he serves as TD roadmap manager, Lars Høst Johansen spent close to 10 years as a product engineer at Vestas.

Kaj Lindvig
Kaj Lindvig has been a top executive and board member within the offshore wind power business for 15 years. He has deep experience in the offshore wind sector and formerly served as CEO of A2SEA A/S and chairman of the board for K2 Management A/S.

Additional experienced U.S. offshore wind instructors to be announced.

OWSA: 2019 Information


March 11, 2019 – Introduction to Offshore Wind, one-day short course, $800

March 11 and 12, 2019 – Introduction to Offshore Wind, full two-day introduction, $1,600

March 13, 14 and 15, 2019 – Offshore Wind Farm Project Development, three days, $2,400

Costs include light breakfast, catered lunch and course materials.


A limited number of support scholarships are available for advanced students in wind power graduate programs.


Newark Campus
University of Delaware Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus
540 S. College Ave.

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