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Uppenkamp, Gijs (author)
Offshore wind farms are increasing in size and moving further from shore. Service operation vessels (SOVs) are used for offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) at these large far offshore sites. These large vessels typically have a smaller daughter craft (DC) on board that can assist them. This DC is however too small to provide the...
master thesis 2024
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Mezilis, Lefteris (author)
The European energy transition policies aim to mitigate the effects of climate change by moving away from fossils and promoting both onshore and offshore renewable energy technologies. Although onshore renewables are driving the transition so far, policymakers believe that in order to achieve the targets, the power grid must have access to the...
master thesis 2024
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Dirkzwager, Martin (author)
Offshore wind energy is expanding rapidly as governments aim for net-zero emissions, with monopiles and jackets being the primary foundation methods for offshore wind turbines (OWTs). Supply chains, heavier turbines and deeper waters influence the efficiency of jacket foundations. This research considers a jacket-founded OWT. The development of...
master thesis 2024
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Dhirde, Mayur (author)
The offshore wind industry is rapidly advancing, expected to play a crucial role in renewable energy production, with a growing emphasis on addressing associated environmental concerns, particularly the impact of underwater noise generated during the installation of wind turbines. In response, bubble curtain technology (BCT) has emerged as a...
master thesis 2024
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Ministeru, Alexandra (author)
Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) pave the way to accessing deep water regions with abundant wind resources that are unreachable to bottom-fixed turbines. This technology is not widely deployed due to the increased cost of producing energy. A suitable control strategy can improve the power quality and extend the lifespan of the FOWT,...
master thesis 2024
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Ilardi, Davide (author), Kalikatzarakis, Miltiadis (author), Oneto, Luca (author), Collu, Maurizio (author), Coraddu, A. (author)
Due to increasing environmental concerns and global energy demand, the development of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) is on the rise. FOWTs offer a promising solution to expand wind farm deployment into deeper waters with abundant wind resources. However, their harsh operating conditions and lower maturity level compared to fixed...
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Zou, Pengxu (author), Bricker, J.D. (author), Fujisaki-Manome, Ayumi (author), Garcia, Fernando E. (author)
This research investigates the dynamic response of offshore wind turbine (OWT) systems subject to ice-structure-soil interaction (ISSI). To simulate the behavior of level ice sheets, a coupled approach involving the cohesive element method (CEM) and the finite element method (FEM) is applied. For soil-structure interaction (SSI), the Mohr...
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Atzampou, P. (author), Meijers, P.C. (author), Tsouvalas, A. (author), Metrikine, A. (author)
Current offshore wind turbine installation and positioning methods require mechanical equipment attached on the lifted components and human intervention. The present paper studies the development of a contactless motion compensation technique by investigating a magnetically controlled pendulum. The technique involves the interaction of a...
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ter Hofstede, R. (author), Witte, Sterre (author), Kamermans, Pauline (author), van Koningsveld, M. (author), Tonk, Linda (author)
The native European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) is an ecosystem engineer providing important ecosystem services, but became nearly extinct from the North Sea due to diseases and overfishing. There's a growing interest to restore these oyster reefs for their valuable contribution in re-establishing a rich ecosystem in the North Sea. In order...
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Fidalgo Domingos, D.A. (author), Wellens, P.R. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
As a result of more stable wind conditions and the depletion of near-shore locations, wind farms are moving farther offshore into deeper waters, challenging the current limits of offshore heavy-lift operations. This paper presents and verifies a novel frequency-domain framework to perform extensive site-specific analysis, of floating...
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Li, M. (author), Bijvoet, Bas (author), Wu, Kangjie (author), Jiang, X. (author), Negenborn, R.R. (author)
Offshore wind energy is expected to be the most significant source of future electricity supply in Europe. Offshore wind farms are located far from the shores, requiring a fleet of various types of vessels to access sites when maintaining offshore wind turbines. The employment of the vessels is costly, accounting for the majority of the total...
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Molenkamp, T. (author), Tsetas, A. (author), Tsouvalas, A. (author), Metrikine, A. (author)
Vibratory offshore pile driving offers a potential solution for reducing the underwater noise generated during the installation of foundation piles compared to using impact hammers. Existing noise prediction models are specifically tailored to impact pile driving scenarios. This paper introduces a novel methodology for underwater noise...
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Rouwé, Machteld (author)
Offshore wind energy can play a key role in the energy transition. Reducing installation costs for offshore wind installation projects helps to be cost-competitive with other renewable energy technologies. Installation costs can increase when the installation project planning is delayed. Literature shows that offshore wind installation projects...
master thesis 2023
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Klootwijk, Bart (author)
Floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) unlock the potential to harness energy from wind in deeper waters. Despite their potential, the major obstacle to large-scale commercial deployment remains the floating substructure's high cost. Multidisciplinary design, analysis and optimisation techniques are commonly employed to improve their cost...
master thesis 2023
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Speksnijder, Andreas (author)
An important trend exhibited by the offshore wind market is the increase in the size of wind turbines, leading to longer and stiffer monopiles with larger diameter-to-thickness ratios. Current transport analysis is focused on loads resulting from hydrodynamic accelerations, without taking loads into account resulting from differences in bending...
master thesis 2023
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Schipper, Jurrien (author)
Modelling of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) is challenging due to the strong coupling between the aerodynamics of the turbine and the hydrodynamics of the floating structure, which makes the dynamic response of the whole system highly complex. A variety of numerical approaches can be used to predict this response.<br/><br/>The frequency...
master thesis 2023
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van Delzen, Timo (author)
Offshore bidding zones will eventually result in lower revenues for offshore wind farm owners due to a lower electricity volume and price risk, especially when flow-based market coupling and advanced hybrid coupling are implemented in the electricity system. This results in a demand to improve the investment climate for offshore wind farm owners...
master thesis 2023
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Tijdeman, Dimitri (author), Stevens, Jan (author), Teuber, Lukas (author), Lonissen, Mark (author), Roeders, Niels (author), Lip, Robbert (author)
This paper investigates the technical, life cycle, and economic feasibility of a 30 MW upscaled downwind turbine, comparing it to a 15 MW X1 Wind PivotBuoy downwind turbine and a benchmark 15 MW IEA Umaine VolturnUS-S upwind turbine in the 450 MW Sud de la Bretagne I wind farm site. The study is significant due to the rising energy demand, the...
student report 2023
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de Ridder, Jesse (author)
The offshore wind market is rapidly growing, resulting in increasing wind turbine sizes, increasing distances to port, and a shift to deeper waters. A literature study in this thesis shows that existing wind turbine installation vessels, vessels under construction, and innovative concepts will not be able to install next-generation turbines or...
master thesis 2023
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Beer, Theresa (author)
With the rising demand for renewable energy, floating offshore wind turbines have gained importance, particularly in regions where deep waters prevent the use of traditional monopile structures. These floating turbines rely on mooring lines for stability against environmental conditions, particularly when facing strong winds and high waves....
master thesis 2023
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