Design & Operation of Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels 2014
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29- 30 January 2014, London, UK
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Offshore wind turbines are becoming an important resource of renewable energy, and large scale investment is creating extensive wind farms off the coast of many coastal European Countries. This has led to the need for specialised vessels for both install and service the turbines.
In order to help reduce maintenance cost the operators need to develop technologies that allow access and repairs to the wind turbines in worse weather conditions than currently possible, significantly reduce travel times, downtime and thus cost. The importance of transferring equipment and manpower to the wind farms safely and efficiently has led to a number of advancements in the sector. In particular, higher operating speeds have come to be the norm. However, this specialisation has led to the debate on the application of existing IMO instruments on their operation, and whether more specific regulation may be necessary. This is extremely important when applied to establishing maximum operational environment of both the crew and offshore wind farm maintenance personnel.
To further investigate these specialised vessels Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) invites papers from naval architects, class societies, operators, researchers, and builders on all related topics, including:
Full Programme list here.
A list of some of the papers presented at the conference:
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