Syllabus for Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Wind Farms

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  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1GV156
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2018-03-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-10-12
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or social science. Also required is 45 credits at Master's level in wind power project management. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain different stages within the construction of wind power projects
  • explain how operation and maintenance is planned for wind power projects
  • analyse a project's lifetime needs and costs using relevant theory and practical understanding
  • create a detailed construction plan for a wind power project, including a logistical plan


The course introduces logistical theory and best practices for wind power project construction, operation and decommissioning. These are used to create a logistical plan which identifies and provides solutions for potential problems and risks of a project. In addition the course will identify key concerns and solutions for the construction and operation phases of a wind power project which are used during its planning, including health and safety issues. Included in this the lifetime operations and maintenance costs, both on and offshore, will be reviewed in both theory and practice.


Lectures, workshops and seminars.


Written and oral assignments 4 credits, active seminar participation 2 credits and written project report 4 credits.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Brower, Michael Wind resource assessment : a practical guide to developing a wind project

    Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2012

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26