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Design & Operation of Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels

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28th & 29th January 2015 London UK

The vessels required to service offshore wind farms are becoming more diverse and are now staying on station for longer periods much further from shore than before.

Europe has some of the largest and most developed Offshore Wind Farms (OWF) in the world. With new sites being developed in Asia and the USA the transfer of knowledge and experience is as important as ever.

RINA is presenting Design & Operation of Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels conference in London UK on 28th and 29th January 2015 .

With more global construction, an increasing numbers of wind farm developments are in more distant, more hostile, and deeper environments. As the first near shore wind farm developments move from construction to the operational phase, maintenance management is playing a larger role. 

This continues to raise the issue of the safe transfer of crew and technicians between shore and turbine, and vessel and turbine. And the standards expected in terms of comfort and facilities for the technicians, who may be required to be stay on board for longer periods and in higher sea states, are also increasing. A number of innovative designs have begun to leave the drawing board, and regulation has started to catch up.

Building on the success of the 2014 conference, RINA returns to the subject to investigate the impact of new standards, regulations brought into force and new developments made within the industry.

Design & Operation of Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels - website >

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To further investigate these specialised vessels RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, operators, researchers, and builders on all related topics, including:
•    All aspects of design - hull, general arrangement, interior, etc. including innovative features
•    Navigation, communication & controls - safety, efficiency, reliability
•    Classification & statutory requirements - impact of new rules & regulations
•    Sea keeping & manoeuvring - thrusters, dynamic positioning, trials, evaluation
•    Crew safety & comfort ¬ fatigue, health & safety, environment, operation
•    Powering & propulsion - all-electric and hybrid-electric propulsion, system layout, fuel saving
•    Construction, machinery & equipment - materials, techniques, quality control, products, power plant
•    Equipment for transfer of personnel and cargo

Continual Professional Development
Attendance at the Design & Operation of Wind Farm Vessels conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate


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