An assessment of vessel characteristics for the installation of offshore wind farms

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Abstract

Offshore wind farms are moving further offshore and increasing in size, which brings new challenges in identifying efficient installation scenarios. Uncertain weather conditions give rise to uncertainties in the expected duration and cost of any installation operation. This paper investigates the impact of key vessel characteristics in the installation of an offshore wind farm. A simulation tool is employed which combines a model of the installation with a weather model and enables realistic assessments of installation durations to be realised. This tool is applied to investigate the impact of key installation vessel characteristics on the duration of the installation. Vessel characteristics that can be expected to have a substantial impact on the installation duration are identified, and this information could enable decision makers to make substantial savings in the OWF installation.

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Marine Technology ICMT 2014
Abbreviated titleICMT 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period7/07/149/01/15

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Offshore wind farms

Keywords

  • offshore wind farm
  • logistical simulation
  • vessel characteristics

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Barlow, E., Tezcaner Ozturk, D., Day, S., Boulougouris, E., Revie, M., & Akartunali, K. (2014). An assessment of vessel characteristics for the installation of offshore wind farms. International Conference on Marine Technology ICMT 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Barlow, E. ; Tezcaner Ozturk, D. ; Day, S. ; Boulougouris, E. ; Revie, M. ; Akartunali, K. / An assessment of vessel characteristics for the installation of offshore wind farms. International Conference on Marine Technology ICMT 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom.7 p.
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Barlow, E, Tezcaner Ozturk, D, Day, S, Boulougouris, E, Revie, M & Akartunali, K 2014, 'An assessment of vessel characteristics for the installation of offshore wind farms' International Conference on Marine Technology ICMT 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 7/07/14 - 9/01/15, .

An assessment of vessel characteristics for the installation of offshore wind farms. / Barlow, E.; Tezcaner Ozturk, D.; Day, S.; Boulougouris, E.; Revie, M.; Akartunali, K.

2014. International Conference on Marine Technology ICMT 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Barlow E, Tezcaner Ozturk D, Day S, Boulougouris E, Revie M, Akartunali K. An assessment of vessel characteristics for the installation of offshore wind farms. 2014. International Conference on Marine Technology ICMT 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom.