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Veldman, P.N. (author)
At the moment, offshore wind is an indispensable source of energy. Compared to onshore wind, wind speeds offshore are considerably higher and more constant. Furthermore, offshore wind turbines reduce noise and visual impacts. In contrast to fixed bottom foundations, floating wind can be economically feasible in global offshore waters that exceed...
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Ganesh, S. (author)
The Paris Agreement, which calls for countries to channel their efforts to limit global warming would require the deployment of large scale offshore wind energy in the North Sea. This includes the possibility of developing offshore infrastructure for deploying offshore wind power generation with installed capacity ranging from 70 to 150 GW by...
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van Vugt, Tim (author)
Current dynamical models of the slewing motion of offshore cranes cannot predict the occurring vibrations during the design phase that arise during slewing. The relatively small pedestal crane on the Sleipnir experienced severe vibrations during the slewing motion in both the crane house and the boom, which were in the order of 1 and 5 Hz. As a...
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van den Berg, Maarten (author)
In current offshore wind turbine (WTG) tower installations, bolted flange connections are common. These connections are however reaching their limit due to the maximized size of the bolts. Also, bolted connections require the motions between the tower and foundation to be limited during installation, suggesting their workability of installation...
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Smits, Thomas P.M. (author)
This thesis describes the identification and cost calculation of WACC1 stabilizing support mechanisms for new Dutch offshore wind parks, which are funded with PPA2 based project financing facilities, in a non-SDE+3 and electricity price volatile market.
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Emondt, Erik (author)
Jack-up designers, owners and operators are expanding their activities into seismically active areas such as Japan and Taiwan. Further development of expertise in seismic analysis of jack-ups is required to improve safety and reduce costs. At present, a linear elastic foundation model is used in seismic assessments. Improved understanding of...
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Koreman, Dion (author)
With the Paris climate accords signed in 2016, most countries have committed themselves to ambitious climate targets during the next decades. One of these targets is a dramatic increase in the overall energy portfolio's market share of renewable energies. This increase in renewable market share will, for a large part, consist of newly built...
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Bots, M.W.T. (author)
Floating offshore wind turbines can only withstand a limited amount of (heave) motions before the equipment fails. In order to reduce the heave motion, the DeepCwind floater for offshore floating wind turbines makes use of heave plates. This semi-submersible floater consists of three cylindrical columns with a heave plate attached to the bottom...
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Bastiaanssen, Piet (author)
The offshore wind energy industry has been developing rapidly due to the increasing demand for renewable energy. As a result, offshore wind turbines are increasing in mass and height and are installed at larger water depths and further away from shore. A floating vessel is not limited by water depth and soil conditions, but is sensitive to wave...
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Verbeeten, Gijs (author)
During the past decade, the offshore wind energy industry evolved to bigger turbines, going into deeper waters and farther offshore. As bottom-fixed wind turbines are limited to shallow water depths, floating wind structures are the next frontier to unlock the vast potential of wind energy. Despite many techno-economic challenges, several full...
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Hoogendoorn, Gerben (author)
Wind turbine industry is growing and future predictions are promising. However, a shortage of installation vessels could influence this growth in offshore wind industry. Commonly, wind turbines are installed in components using a jack-up vessel. Occasionally, wind turbines are installed fully assembled. The center of gravity of a fully assembled...
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Ilahibaks, Shaneeza (author)
In the design of offshore wind turbine generator (WTG) support structures, a large number of environmental parameters are used. The most important ones include the wind climate (wind speed and wind direction probability distributions), the wave climate (wave height and wave direction as well as peak frequencies of the waves, and water levels)...
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van der Drift, Maarten (author)
One of the world’s biggest concerns is global warming, a solution to this can be wind energy. Offshore wind energy has advantages over onshore wind energy, however, the levelized cost of energy is higher. The maintenance costs are a major cost contributor. To lower these costs, research is performed on faults and its detection. Currently, little...
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Sickler, M.V. (author)
Wind farm layouts in industry show a range of patterns with an overall trend from regular to irregular patterns over time. Wind farm layout optimisation studies in literature generally result in irregular wind turbine patterns. Review of existing literature shows that the performance of irregular and regular wind farm layouts has not been...
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Bedón Vásquez, A.A. (author)
Turbidity currents are common in the waters around the world. They can be caused by earthquakes, collapsing slopes or other geological disturbances. However, turbidity currents can also be caused by deep sea mining activities. Deep sea mining is done with special mining vehicles. There are three main operations within this mining vehicle:...
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Broersen, A.M. (author)
The number of offshore wind farms is growing rapidly, which increases the likelihood of ship collisions with offshore wind turbines. Additionally, the cost of energy reduction for wind turbines is achieved due to radical design optimizations. Therefore, simple methods should be obtained to determine the offshore wind turbine response during ship...
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Wiersema, Jeroen (author)
This research aimed to improve the method to calculate offshoring of emissions to understand if developed countries were increasingly offshoring emissions towards developing countries. By offshoring, developed countries can achieve their climate goals without improving their carbon efficiencies. The widely-used method of the balance of emissions...
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Ordeman, G. (author)
For the development of Arctic offshore structures, design ice loads are required. These design loads represent the ice loads a structure may be exposed to for specified requirements. The design ice loads depend on magnitude of the ice loads and on the probability of exposure to the ice loads. Both are impacted by local sea ice conditions.<br/>...
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Bussemakers, P.J.M. (author)
Climate change, as a result from global warming, requires an energy transition: the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and a radical innovation of the global energy system to proceed apace. Offshore wind is an important source of clean, renewable energy, and it plays a key role in the transition. 80% of the worldwide...
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Shukla, S. (author)
The power system in Northern Europe supports a high degree of penetration of Wind Energy-based HVDC connections. Most of the modern HVDC connections will have Bipole with a dedicated metallic return (DMR) configuration. This thesis presents a basic guideline to increase the Levelized cost of operation of Bipole HVDC links by attaching the...
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