Environmental data – enhanced installation and O&M planning

The issue: The accurate prediction of site specific wave conditions to inform operational windows for installation or O&M activities on wind and tidal sites is critical, both from a risk and cost perspective. Often, actual wave heights on site can fall below what has been forecasted, meaning vessels are in port and time is lost when certain parts of an array or even the whole array may be within the operational limit.

The challenge: To develop planning tools that integrate resource and met data with vessel and port logistics data to improve our understanding of onsite wave conditions and therefore the operational windows of wind and tidal farm sites.

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