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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Cost and Emission Analyses of Decommissioning of Offshore Wind Farms Using Reverse Installation Method17 May 2022
A holistic assessment of OWF decommissioning projects requires comprehensive cost and environmental impact analyses to facilitate the decision-making…Read more
This report aims to review the current practice in OWF installations and discuss the possible decommissioning scenarios. The available experience and…Read more
Tuesday 6 July OWIC had, together with the Decom Tools project partners and New Energy Coalition, organized the event 'Recycling of wind blades' in E…Read more
DecomTools Vessel Design – Presenting an Eco-Sustainable Approach to Decommission Offshore Wind Parks by designing a New Ship, New Tools and efficient and reliable procedures11 October 2021
The emphasis of the thesis is to fill the gaps of the offshore wind industry, which exists between the wind turbine manufacturers and transportation…Read more