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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Report on Norwegian companies: “Methods from decommissioning of oil and gas are applicable in offshore wind”

03 July 2020

DeepOcean, Reach Subsea, Kvaerner, and AF Decom. Many Norwegian companies have years of experience in offshore decommissioning, and the field of busin…

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Stakeholder Report: “A vital interest in decommissioning”

23 June 2020

“A vital interest in decommissioning”

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Chemistry to reincarnate old turbine blades

27 May 2020

The Dutch recycling company Virol is using chemistry in the scrapping of test samples of blades from LM Wind Power. The target is to find a new chemic…

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Belgium puts offshore wind turbine decommissioning high on the agenda of stakeholders

23 December 2019

The expected lifetime of offshore wind turbines is about 20-25 years. This in turn means that the Belgian offshore wind sector - one of Europe's leadi…

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Market analysis: Decommissioning offshore wind is an overall opportunity

20 December 2019

“Europe will set the agenda worldwide for decommissioning of offshore wind”. A new market analysis from the Interreg North Sea project DecomTools hi…

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