2019-08-21
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/28105-ore-catapult-offshore-weather-choppy-sea-transit-transport-vessel-waves-maintenance

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An offshore wind crew transit vessel  (Image: ORE Catapult)An offshore wind crew transit vessel (Image: ORE Catapult)
A new study focuses on the reduction of failed crew transits or workers unable to carry out their duties as a direct result of rough weather conditions.

Official Press Release ORE Catapult:

To sail or not to sail: New international study to reduce impact of choppy seas on offshore wind workers

€3.6 million European project to measure vessel movement’s effect on crew well-being

For the first time, the psychological and physiological well-being of crew being transited to offshore wind farms in choppy waters will be studied as part of a €3.6million project to improve safety. Unscheduled operations and maintenance activities on offshore wind installations account for almost a quarter of the lifetime cost of an offshore farm, but a proportion of that is time wasted in failed crew transits or workers unable to carry out their duties as a direct result of rough weather conditions. The DemoWind2-funded Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician in Transit (SPOWTT) project, coordinated by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, will... ... More: Official Press Release ORE Catapult

Keywords:
ORE Catapult, offshore, weather, choppy sea, transit, transport, vessel, waves, maintenance







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