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Offshore Wind, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Offshore Wind 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 realize cheaper, faster, and safer offshore wind projects
  • 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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Preface
    1. Why Do You Need This Book?
    2. Who Should Read This Book?
    3. How Does the Author Feel about Wind Farms?
    4. What Can You Get Out of This Book?
  9. Chapter One: What Is an Offshore Wind Farm?
    1. Monopile
    2. Gravity Base
    3. Tripod
    4. Jacket
  10. Chapter Two: Obtaining Permits for Wind Farms
    1. The United States
    2. The United Kingdom
    3. Germany
  11. Chapter Three: Project Planning
    1. Project Strategy Outline
    2. The Project Execution Plan
    3. Start of Production
    4. Tender and Contract Strategy
    5. QA and QC Requirements
    6. Human Resources for Installations
  12. Chapter Four: The Basic Organization
    1. Sales
    2. Planning
    3. QA and HSE
    4. Project Management
    5. Service Department
    6. Technical Management
  13. Chapter Five: Project Preparation
    1. Define Project Parameters
    2. Contracting Products and Services
    3. Developing Project HSE Plans and Procedures
    4. Developing QA/QC Plans and Procedures
    5. Determining Methods and Required Equipment
    6. Defining the BOP
    7. Creating the Final Project Time Schedule
    8. Implementing Plans and Procedures for Suppliers and Contractors
    9. Preparing On- and Offshore Construction Sites
  14. Chapter Six: Project Execution
    1. Auditing
    2. Project Startup Sequence
    3. Monitoring the Activities
    4. Project Management Setup
  15. Chapter Seven: Interface Management
    1. The Main Interfaces and Accompanying Responsibilities
    2. Contracting to an EPC Contractor
    3. The Economy
    4. Interfaces and Handover Documents
  16. Chapter Eight: Health, Safety, and Environmental Management
    1. Why HSE Management is Important
    2. The HSE Documentation Structure
    3. The HSE and National Authorities
  17. Chapter Nine: Work Vessel Coordination
    1. Organization Setup and Functions
    2. The Operations Center and the Work Carried Out
    3. Organization of Surveillance
  18. Chapter Ten: Logistics Solutions
  19. Chapter Eleven: Commonly Used Installation Methods
    1. Foundations
    2. Tripod Foundations
    3. Installing Foundations
    4. Important Things to Consider
  20. Chapter Twelve: Vessels and Transport to Offshore Installations
    1. Types of Vessels
    2. Tradeoffs When Choosing a Particular Vessel
    3. Assessing Equipment
    4. Basic Information about Ports
  21. Chapter Thirteen: Operation and Maintenance
    1. Introduction
    2. Looking Back: What Have We Learned?
    3. Moving to Offshore
    4. Operations and Maintenance: The Support Facility
    5. Balance of Plant and Subsea Requirements
    6. Operations and Maintenance: Resources
    7. Operations and Maintenance: The Future
  22. Chapter Fourteen: Project Criteria
    1. Offshore Access Systems
    2. Waves
    3. Wind
    4. Currents
  23. Chapter Fifteen: Transporting Wind Turbines
    1. Types of Transport Vessels
    2. Transfer Systems
  24. Chapter Sixteen: Deployment Strategies
    1. Shared Access to Offshore Equipment
    2. Future Trends in the Service Vessel Industry
    3. Crew Vessel Selection Criteria
    4. Basic Information Relating to Crew Vessels
  25. Chapter Seventeen: Repairing Offshore Wind Farms
    1. How Does It Work?
  26. Chapter Eighteen: Environmental and Other Issues
    1. Protecting the Environment
    2. Waste Management
    3. Pollution Issues
    4. The Working Environment
    5. Piling Noise
    6. Cofferdams
  27. Conclusions About O&M Transport Systems
    1. Vessels
    2. Transfer Systems
    3. Recommendations
  28. Decommissioning of Wind Turbines
    1. Permitting Phase Requirements
    2. Arguments Often Presented
    3. The Oil and Gas Perspective
    4. Conclusion
  29. Final Thoughts
  30. Index