Most wind turbines are designed and certified for a 20–25 year service life. After this period, they have to be decommissioned or the accredited operational lifetime has to be extended, often accompanied by repowering.
While processes for decommissioning/repowering onshore wind parks are well known, the experience with offshore ones is limited. This project shall close this gap by devising and developing ecoinnovative concepts.
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Economic and environmental assessments to support the decision making process in the offshore wind farm decommissioning projects’01 December 2023
The wind energy sector has experienced a significant expansion during the past two decades. With the current global appetite for the further expansi…Read more
Analysis and assessment of damages to wind turbines, onshore and offshore with the objective to reduce the risk of wind turbine failures and collapse - Master thesis31 January 2023
The aim of this study is to assess and analyze the damages to wind turbines onshore and offshore in order to reduce the risk of potential failures, d…Read more
As part of the EU-funded DecomTools project for offshore wind farm decommissioning, the Thesis set out to evaluate the technical feasibility of the m…Read more
For both onshore and offshore wind turbines, the integral value chains of decommissioning (from dismantling to recycling the materials) were mapped, …Read more