GL Garrad Hassan and GL Academy are merging their expertise to offer joint training seminars. With GL Garrad Hassan’s skilled trainers working within the GL Academy infrastructure and through GL Academy’s local branch offices, these combined training programs will be offered worldwide. The development of future seminars for the renewables community will also be supported by GL Academy’s knowledge of training organization and teaching techniques. Andrew Brown, who manages GL Garrad Hassan’s training courses, will be a part of the global GL Academy team and takes on the role of Product Manager for Renewables responsible for the marketing, preparation and organisation of the seminars.
GL Garrad Hassan experts are set to conduct several training seminars this year including: Wind Farm Design and Introduction to WindFarmer, Wind Farm Performance Verification and Optimisation, Offshore Wind Energy, Turbine Technology, Introduction to Meteorology, Wind Farm Electrical Systems and Wind Farm Projects and Investment Risk.
For developers, engineers and planners wishing to gain a clear understanding of practical wind farm design, GL’s wind farm design course introduces to the principles of wind farm design, giving a detailed overview of the design process, starting from the principles of wind flow, turbulence, wake effects, and ending with optimised energy production and environmental analysis. Investment in an understanding of wind farm design can reduce timelines and costs at the development stages of a project.