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Design & Operation of Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels 2014  - Papers

29- 30 January 2014, London, UK

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.

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ISBN No. 978-1-909024236

The following papers were presented at the conference; 

Development of Rules for Classification of Wind Farms Service Craft
M Schei-Nilsson, DNV GL, Norway and T Grafton, DNV GL, Korea

Fatigue and Safety ­ Manning Levels, Competence & Qualifications
D J Cantello & A B Wilde, TÜV SÜD PMSS, UK

Human Systems Integration Requirements for Wind Farm Support Vessel Design and Operation
T Dobbins, STResearch Ltd, UK, J Hill, Trident Marine Ltd, UK and T Brand, StrongWake, Canada

Developments in Marine Seat Design and Regulation
J.R.J Morgan, KPM-Marine Ltd ,UK

Owtis™ Ship Development - Reducing Offshore Installation Costs and Improving Safety
A West, M Dziedzicka and G Olafsson, W3G Marine Ltd, UK

XSS ­ A Next Generation Windfarm Support Vessel
M Jupp, R Sime and E Dudson, BMT Nigel Gee, UK

Submersible Hull Catamaran: The Future of Offshore Support Vessels
D Knox, OSSeas Consulting, British Virgin Islands

New Developments in Small Catamaran Design
A Nazarov, Albatross Marine Design, Thailand

Cost-Benefit Analysis on Crew Transfer Vessels to Minimize Downtime of Future Wind Parks
S Smid, O Mala and M Rannala, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Design-Driven Innovation: Mothership Concepts for Accessing the Far Shore Wind Farms
S McCartan and B Verheijden, EBDIG-IRC, Coventry University, UK, M Lützhöft, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and D Boote, DITEN, University of Genoa, Italy

Modelling of Support Systems for Offshore Wind Farms
E Muk-Pavic, R Pawling, and A Salha, University College London, UK

Mother-Ship Concept: The Answer to the Challenge of UK Round 3?
A Benoist, STX France, France

Linear and Rotational Structural Stiffness of Mooring Systems
G Mazon, University of Cantabria, Spain and M A Diaz, Apia XXI, Spain

Rolls-Royce Waterjet Advantages
A Hämynen and T Viiperi, Rolls-Royce Marine, Finland

Performance Evaluation of Wind-Farm Support Vessels
S Phillips, IB Shin, C Armstrong and D Kyle-Spearman, Seaspeed Marine Consulting Ltd, UK

Developments in Computer Modelling of Attitude and Ride Control Systems for a Suspended Multi-Hulled Windfarm Vessel
M J Longman, Nauti-Craft Pty Ltd, Australia

Physical and Numerical Analysis of a Concept Offshore Wind Farm Service Vessel Hull Design
M Shanley and J Murphy, Beaufort Research, University College Cork, Ireland

On the Functional Design of an Offshore Wind Maintenance Support Vessel
J.C. Kalis and D. de Koningh, Damen Shipyards, Netherlands

Marine Diesel Engine Simulator for Self-Propulsion Test in Evaluating the Fuel Saving Rate for a Supply Vessel
A Priyanto, Izzuddin Nur, Sunarsih and A Maimun, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

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