Operational Safety and Risk Management

Offshore Wind Energy MBA

The Offshore Wind-Industry is a new emerging and fast developing industry. Due to the dimension of the machinery (Windturbine) itself, and the also challenging conditions of the Offshore environment, the technicians working in such an environment are facing special risks that needs to be addressed properly to ensure that they come home safely without any harm.

From the regulatory perspective the offshore wind sector is widely seen as a grey area, and only some general guidelines, even diverse by country, are in place. So, it becomes highly important for each company working for this emerging industry and working across countries to make themselves comfortable with the requirements and to define the rules based on the principles of operational risk and safety management, to be legally compliant and to ensure workers health and safety. Due to the extraordinary financial impact of any delays caused by rule breaking and accidents, good health and safety becomes a major contributor for the success of each Offshore Wind project, during installation and service.

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Basic Information

  • €2000
  • 2×2 days of workshops
  • Next Workshop dates: Due to the pandemic the module is rescheduled to spring 2021. New dates will be launched as soon as possible.
  • Place: Bremerhaven, Germany
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  • Legal issues – directive 2006/42 EC, directive 2009/104/EC, directive Council; Directive 89/391/EEC, ISO 12100, ISO 31000)
  • Risk assessment to obtain occupational health and safety in offshore wind farms (working system, measures, introduction in case study, case work, presenting results)
  • Risk assessment to obtain business continuity in offshore wind farms (security events, tools and methods (e. g. HAZOP, ETA), case work, discussing results)
  • Emergency management in offshore wind farms (theory related to emergency and crisis, management, case work)
Admission Requirements

To be considered as an applicant for the Offshore Wind Energy MBA programme, the candidate is already a professional with relevant work experience. Each application is considered individually and we welcome qualifications from various backgrounds.

The formal criteria is a bachelor or other equivalent degree combined with two years’ work experience. If the applicants do not meet this criteria, they may still be considered if they can demonstrate other capabilities or relevant professional qualifications e.g. more than 5 years’ business experience in the industry.

The Offshore Wind Energy MBA is an English-taught programme and the modules are highly interactive. Candidates must show proficiency in English to successfully participate in the modules and go through extensive pre-reading.

Learning Outcomes

This module aims to enable the participants to access the occupational health & safety risks for the Offshore Industry, to apply the principles of health & safety based on the European regulatory framework, to enable to search for good practices across borders and industries, and to translate all of this into internal rules for the company.

This interactive lecture is split into two phases:


Contact Us

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lukas

+49 471 4823 140

BE, D, NL, UK & all south of them.


Sigurdur Blöndal

+45 4177 5777