Introduction to Offshore Renewable Energy

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Dr Ng Cheng Yee

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INTRODUCTION

The steady increase in global temperatures over recent years has led to increasing concerns amongst the international community of the Global Warming (GW) phenomenon. A number of different initiatives have been employed to reduce the GW effect, of which, moving from fossil fuel based energy sources to renewable ones is seen as an important step. Renewable Energy (RE) is a clean and relatively abundant alternative to burning fossil fuels. Sun, wind, water and even the earth’s heat are some of the common natural resources currently being used to   produce RE.    The continuing development of these RE methods are such that RE is now considered as providing a future replacement to fossil fuels.   A number of oil and gas companies have   undertaken considerable investment into renewable energy, as part of their energy    transition    strategy from fossil fuels to renewable energy.  Due to the potential for very large amounts of RE a great deal of attention has been focussed on offshore RE (ORE).  This   course aims to provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts and potential of ORE.   The course will be delivered by 3 trainers who are experts in the areas of offshore wave and current energy, offshore wind   energy   and microalgae-based energy. The course will cover the important mechanics and   design   principles of these three ORE methods. The course will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to perform basic engineering calculations and to identify and quantify the potential of these ORE methods.

OBJECTIVE

1.On completion of this course, participants will be able to describe the fundamental mechanics and principals of :
  • Offshore wave and current energy production
  • Offshore wind energy production
  • Offshore micro algae-based energy production
2. Participants will also be able to estimate the potential energy production of these ORE concepts.

COURSE CONTENT

Day 1 – Offshore Wave and Tidal Energy Introduction
  • Offshore subsurface energy converters: The types, components and functions
  • Hydrodynamics of offshore subsurface energy
  • Power and energy from offshore subsurface energy converters
  • The potential of offshore subsurface energy
Day 2 – Offshore wind energy
  • Introduction: Why Offshore Wind Energy?
  • Global Potential of Offshore wind energy
  • Offshore wind energy systems : Fixed bottom wind turbines, floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs)
  • Numerical and experimental analysis of a TLP wind turbine
Day 3 – Microalgae-based energy
  • Introduction
  • Offshore renewable energy from microalgae: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Floating photobioreactor: Design principle and considerations
  • Floating microalgal bio-photovoltaic system
  • Offshore microalgae-based energy: a techno-economical assessment

TRAINERS

Dr Ng Cheng Yee Dr Ng Cheng Yee received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Offshore structures) from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in 2014, MSc in Civil Engineering (Offshore Structures) in 2010 and BEng in Civil Engineering in 2007 from the same university. She is a member of Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM). She’s experts in offshore engineering, floating offshore structures, Offshore renewable energy, wave-structure interaction, wave hydrodynamics & directional waves. Assoc. Prof. Dr Elif Oguz Dr Elif Oguz received her Ph.D. in Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom in 2016 and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Coastal Sciences and Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2010. She is a member of ISSC Specialist Committee on Offshore Renewable Energy, International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean and Chamber of Civil Engineers Turkey. Her area of expertise is in offshore wind technology, Offshore renewable energy, floating structures and Offshore Engineering   Dr Henry Kang Hooi Siang Dr Henry received his Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University, United States in 2015. M.Sc. In Mechanical Engineering from  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia in 2008 and B.Eng. In Mechanical Engineering also from  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia in 2003. He is expert in floating structures, marine aquaculture, riser, mooring and sloshing. He is member in the International Association of Ocean Engineers (IAOE, USA), Society of Floating Solutions (SFSS, Singapore) and Graduate Membership – Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM). He has actively involved in few training and consultancy works related to SMART Floating solutions, Ship resistance and seakeeping and Multibody hydrodynamics testing of offshore structures.

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INTRODUCTION The steady increase in global temperatures over recent years has led to increasing concerns amongst the international community of the Global Warming (GW) phenomenon. A number of different initiatives have been employed to reduce the GW effect, of which, […]

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