05 Mar '17, 3pm

Offshore Wind Power #RenewableEnergy #Offshore

When the first offshore wind turbine was installed, in 1991, one thing was clear from the very beginning: reliability and simplicity throughout the whole lifetime of a project is even more important offshore than onshore, because every step of the process is more expensive, technically demanding, and time-consuming. Offshore turbines operate for decades in the harsh marine environment, where conditions create the perfect storm for erosion. Even some of the recognized pros – like high wind speeds – can be a negative factor, because turbines tend to shut down when wind speed exceeds 25 meters per second. Turbine parts keep increasing in size to accommodate improved durability and greater output. Along with the increase in size of wind power plants as more turbines are installed, this trend asks for a sophisticated logistical setup – from construction to transport to installa...

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