A Techno-Economic Assessment of the Design and Operation of a Windfarm in Europe
K R Prajwal

K R Prajwal*, School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom.
Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 03, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 15, 2020. | PP: 20-28 | Volume-4 Issue-5, January 2020 | Retrieval Number: E0494014520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.E0494.014520
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Abstract: Offshore wind farm is a matured technology in renewable energy with continuous improvement over the years in-terms of technology. The resources are stronger and abundant compared to the land-based wind resources leading to higher wind energy capture and conversion. This paper highlights the development of offshore wind projects in Europe while addressing the design, challenges associated with the structure, maintenance, costing and decommissioning. To make the offshore farm construction and maintenance feasible coupled with reliability, different aspect of logistics and supply chain management are also reviewed in this paper.
Keywords: wind turbine, transmission, marinization, capacity factor, installation, foundation, logistics