The course covers both general aspects of the legal systems in the North Sea Region (UK, BE, NL, GE, DK, SWE and NO) as well as legal issues specific for the Offshore wind energy sector:
• Basic differences in the national legal systems in the North Sea Region and their impact managing an offshore wind farm
• Introduction to international maritime law, e.g. marine zones (EEZ, continental shelf, etc.), safety zones, marine environmental protection, undersea cables, etc.
• Contract issues between the owner of wind parks and the suppliers including general liability and typical contractual clauses between the owner of wind parks and the suppliers.
• Protection and safety requirements
• Selected Environmental issues / EIA-assessments
• Energy related legislation
• Legal issues embedded in technical norms
• Labour legislation
• Data protection law, e.g. for camera surveillance, AIS data, telemedical care, data security, etc.
Learning outcome: Participants understand the differences in the national legal systems in the North Sea Region. They are aware of legal requirements relevant for the installation and management of offshore wind farms and are able to identify situations where a legal aspect in agreements or management requires specific attention in order to avoid hidden risks. Participants can specify requirements to legal experts in situations where an in-depth competency is needed, which is beyond usual managerial scope.
More information you can find in our detailled course description.