Decision support for operation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Andreea Almasi
4. term, Structural and Civil Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
In this thesis, the way in which the energy cost is formed was studied, therefore capital expenditure, operational expenditure, decommissioning expenditure were analyzed for the Horns Rev 2 wind farm. The project presents a detailed analysis of the operation and maintenance activity, therefore two maintenance methods, corrective and preventive, were considered in order to obtain the final operational expenditure. Furthermore the energy production was obtained for each year of the wind farm lifetime and also the cost of energy was calculated.
After the baseline model was established, a sensitivity analysis with different scenarios applied on the baseline model was conducted in order to observe the cost variation of the energy and of the maintenance activity.
Publication date30 Jul 2014
Number of pages80
ID: 201867161