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.
Creating a robust scheme of best practice through collaboration Safety in any high-risk business is a live topic that can never be ticked off and filed away. The industry has established a range of invaluable forums in this area, enabling open discussion and the sharing of key learning and experiences. In the UK, the Health ... Read more.
The need for a clear design process and robust risk assessment It is essential that a comprehensive scope of work is developed so that vessels and supporting equipment are selected on their suitability for the job and not just on their availability. Understanding and identifying the associated risks and scope covering each project site, its ... Read more.
Read my report in The Times today which focuses on why it is important the industry sets the standard for the future success of offshore wind. Why? Well the industry is currently lightly regulated compared to other offshore sectors and it is keen to push self regulation, but this will only be possible if it ... Read more.
Offshore wind farms are critical to many countries’ renewable energy targets, but their success stands on operating ultra-reliably in often remote and hostile locations. In a series of blog posts we explore the challenges for offshore wind farms and call for the industry to share its best practice. Technology is vital Harnessing one of nature’s ... Read more.