There is much talk currently within the offshore wind industry regarding the new designs to improve the safety of access from workboats to the wind turbine tower. Whilst these are to be much commended, the point seems to be missed that accident reduction will also be achieved by minimising the number of personnel transfers required. ... Read more.
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For many industries cost is a vital factor, particularly offshore wind developments. It is not just the initial cost of the offshore wind farm design and build that needs to be reduced, operation and maintenance costs throughout the life-cycle of the offshore wind farm also need to be significantly reduced. For the potential round three projects, owners ... Read more.
For any vessel design, finding the boundaries between the relevant statutory codes and conventions and classification rules which must be adhered to and a design that meets your requirements can be a lengthy (but necessary) process. With more and more challenges arising from the development of the offshore wind industry, in particularly the need to build ... Read more.
I was asked this question at the Offshore Vessels & Access forum earlier this month and thought I’d share the answer with you. It is important for the designer / builder for these vessels to get the class society and flag authority at the earliest opportunity. This means that: We can discuss and agree problems ... Read more.
Within the industry there is much debate on this topic. It is our view that these vessels can be covered by existing codes and standards, if you know where to look. Starting this week I will be releasing a series of videos explaining what is different about vessels in this industry from our point of ... Read more.