A review of operations and maintenance modelling with considerations for novel wind turbine concepts

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Abstract

New wind turbine technologies and designs are being explored in order to reduce the cost of energy from offshore wind farms. Two potential routes to a lower cost of energy are the XRotor Concept (XRC) and Multi-Rotor System (MRS) turbines. A key cost saving for both Novel concepts included in this paper is operation and maintenance (O&M) costs savings. The major component replacement cost for conventional horizontal axis, XRC and MRS turbines are examined and the benefits of the concepts are provided in this paper. A review on existing decision support systems for offshore wind farm O&M planning is presented with a focus on how applicable these previous models are to novel turbine concepts, along with analysis of how the influential factors can be modified to effectively model XRC and MRS.
Original languageEnglish
Article number112581
Number of pages13
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume165
Early online date20 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2022

Keywords

  • novel concept wind turbines
  • x-rotor concept
  • multi-rotor system
  • offshore operations
  • offshore maintenance
  • decision support modelling
  • levelised cost of energy (LCOE)

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