Vessel Access

Challenge

Offshore wind companies have previously used various types of bridge and access equipment for offshore wind turbines. The lack of standardization posed a safety risk to the technicians working offshore and posed a significant cost to the wind industry.

Solution

The project partners created a common standard for the bridge and access equipment that the wind industry uses when ships dock at an offshore wind turbine and the technicians go over to the turbine.

The new standard reduces costs for the manufacturers of the equipment and for the subcontractors who ship the technicians to the turbine.

Download: New Recommended Practice for Vessel Access

Cost reduction
  • Increased security when transferring technicians from ships to offshore wind turbines
  • Cost reduction when servicing offshore wind turbines
  • Cost reduction when establishing offshore wind turbines
Problem owners
  • MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Subcontractors to the wind turbine industry.
Problem solvers
  • MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Project timeline

PHASE 1: Conceptualisation
PHASE 2: Development and testing
PHASE 3: Demonstration and validation
PHASE 4: Commercialisation

Financed by

Facts

Start: September 2017
End: August 2018
Phase: Finished

Contact person

Thomas Vohs-Ahlers

Thomas Vohs-Ahlers
Project Manager
Tlf: +45 5389 2050
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