Management Science and Business Economics group present a research seminar from Alejandro Alcoba on maintenance operations costs at offshore wind farms

June
15

On maintenance operations costs at offshore wind farms

📅15 June 2018
14:00 - 15:30 (1 hour 30 minutes)

Speakers

👤Alejandro Alcoba, PhD Student, University of Malaga

Description

Offshore wind energy is expected to increase contributing to European energy supply; the European Wind Energy Association aims in its Central Scenario by 2030 at a total installed capacity of 66 GW. Offshore wind farms (OWFs) require a vessel fleet to perform operations and maintenance (O&M) tasks on the installed turbines. O&M constitutes up to one third of the OWF costs. Well scheduled maintenance operations aid in requiring a smaller fleet size.

Models in literature typically base the decision on the fleet size by scheduling several scenarios of weather conditions and breakdowns in a deterministic way with perfect information about the future. We argue that when using scenarios of stochastic outcomes, it would be better to base the required vessel fleet on realistic scheduling of the maintenance operations. The next question is how to generate an optimal composition based on its evaluation by a scheduler.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are available from 1.45pm

Venue

LT2
University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Lothian EH8 9JS, United Kingdom

Further information

Contact

👤 Joosung Lee
joosung.lee@ed.ac.uk
📞 +44 (0)131 651 1375

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