Wave height forecasting to improve off-shore access and maintenance scheduling

I. Dinwoodie, V. M. Catterson, D. McMillan

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Abstract

This paper presents research into modelling and predicting wave heights based on historical data. Wave height is one of the key criteria for allowing access to off-shore wind
turbines for maintenance. Better tools for predicting wave height will allow more accurate identification of suitable “weather windows” in which access vessels can be dispatched to site. This in turn improves the ability to schedule maintenance, reducing costs related to vessel dispatch and recall due to unexpected wave patterns. The paper outlines the data available for wave height modelling. Through data mining, different modelling approaches are identified and compared. The advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and their accuracies for a given site implementation, are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2013
Event2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting - Vancouver , United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jul 201325 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityVancouver
Period21/07/1325/07/13

Keywords

  • wave forecasting
  • accessibility
  • constraint
  • offshore wind

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  • Projects

    Quantitative Modelling to Estimate Offshore Wind Farm Maintenance Costs

    McMillan, D., Dinwoodie, I. A., Ault, G. & Quail, F.

    30/09/1030/09/13

    Project: Internally funded project

    Research Output

    • 5 Citations
    • 1 Article

    An economic impact metric for evaluating wave height forecasters for offshore wind maintenance access

    Catterson, V. M., McMillan, D., Dinwoodie, I., Revie, M., Dowell, J., Quigley, J. & Wilson, K., 11 Jan 2016, In : Wind Energy. 19, 2, p. 199-212

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    Dinwoodie, I., Catterson, V. M., & McMillan, D. (2013). Wave height forecasting to improve off-shore access and maintenance scheduling. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver , United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672438