Offshore Wind: A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Offshore Wind Farm Installation

Other | November 10, 2011

byKurt Thomsen, Kurt Thomsen

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This book is the first-ever roadmap to successful offshore wind installation. It provides a ready reference for wind project managers, teaching them how to deal with complications on-site, as well as for financers, who can utilize the text as an easy guide to asking the pivotal questions of petitioning wind project developers. These developers' planning stages will be improved by the book's expert advice on how to avoid wasting money by scoping out and mitigating potential problems up-front. Wind turbine manufacturers will benefit from insights into design optimization to support cheaper installation and hauling, thereby incurring lower project costs, and helping developers establish a quicker route to profitability. The book sheds light not just on HOW to solve a particular installation difficulty, but delves into WHY the problem may best be solved in that way.

  • Enables all stakeholders to achieve cheaper, faster and safer offshore wind project realization
  • Explains the different approaches to executing on- and offshore projects, highlighting the economic impacts of the various financial and operational choices
  • Provides practical, proven advice on how tough challenges can be overcome, using real-life examples from the author's experiences to illustrate key issues

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This book is the first-ever roadmap to successful offshore wind installation. It provides a ready reference for wind project managers, teaching them how to deal with complications on-site, as well as for financers, who can utilize the text as an easy guide to asking the pivotal questions of petitioning wind project developers. These de...

Kurt E. Thomsen is the Founder and Managing Director of Advanced Offshore Solutions ApS. The company is focused on supplying consultancy services to the offshore wind farm industry exclusively, with the primary focus on transport and logistical solutions, design, build and operation of offshore windfarm installation vessels. Current cl...

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Format:OtherDimensions:352 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 10, 2011Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123859379

ISBN - 13:9780123859372

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Table of Contents

1. What Is an Offshore Wind Farm?
2. Obtaining Permits for Wind Farms
3. Project Planning
4. The Basic Organization
5. Project Preparation
6. Project Execution
7. Interface Management
8. Health, Safety, and Environmental Management
9. Work Vessel Coordination
10. Logistics Solutions
11. Commonly Used Installation Methods
12. Vessels and Transport to the Offshore Installations
13. Basic Information about Ports
14. Project Criteria
15. Transporting Wind Turbines
16. Deployment Strategies
17. Repairing Offshore Wind Farms
18. Environmental and Other Issues