Analysing Wind Farm Foundation Installation – Part 3: First Attempts to Improve Performance – Larger Carry

Continuing the series of posts on the analysis of offshore wind turbine installation methods, this post looks at the improvements, if any, which can be gained by increasing the carrying capacity of the installation vessel.  It is thought that time spent transiting between the vessels home port and the wind farm could be better spent on performing the installation operations, particularly in the summer months when favourable weather occurs.  To do this we’re looking at increasing the on station time by allowing the vessel to carry more monopiles and transition pieces. Read more >