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.
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Time spent at turbines and substations demands a substantial number of personnel transfers by ship and between vessels. These exercises inherently place lives and equipment at risk. Operations face a variety of wind and wave conditions and are often run around the clock, including during the night when there is poor visibility. Given the life ... 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.
With over 2,500 delegates and 167 exhibitors, Offshore Wind is the premier UK event for the industry. This year Lloyd’s Register will be participating by discussing the preparation of emergency response plans and the forthcoming release of our guidance notes – ‘Guidance on offshore wind farm certification’ and ‘Guidance on wind turbine installation vessels’. ... Read more.