Investigating key decision problems to optimize the operation and maintenance strategy of offshore wind farms
Sperstad, Iver Bakken
Devoy McAuliffe, Fiona
This paper investigates three decision problems with potential to optimize operation and maintenance and logistics strategies for offshore wind farms: the timing of pre-determined jack-up vessel campaigns; selection of crew transfer vessel fleet; and timing of annual services. These problems are compared both in terms of potential cost reduction and the stochastic variability and associated uncertainty of the outcome. Pre-determined jack-up vessel campaigns appear to have a high cost reduction potential but also a higher stochastic variability than the other decision problems. The paper also demonstrates the benefits and difficulties of considering problems together rather than solving them in isolation.
Operation and maintenance , Logistics , Offshore wind , Optimization , Jack-up vessels , Crew transfer vessels , Decision support
Sperstad, I. B., McAuliffe, F. D., Kolstad, M. and Sjømark, S. (2016) 'Investigating Key Decision Problems to Optimize the Operation and Maintenance Strategy of Offshore Wind Farms', 13th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference, EERA DeepWind'2016, 20-22 January, Trondheim, Norway. Energy Procedia, 94, pp. 261-268. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2016.09.234