The Floating Wind JIP would like to investigate the requirements specific to monitoring and inspection of floating offshore wind assets in key geographic markets, including the identification of technology innovations to adopt less conservative requirements and reduce costs.
The main objectives of this work are to:
- Review monitoring, inspection, and maintenance requirements in key markets specific to floating offshore wind, as prescribed by industry standards and guidelines.
- Identify cost-efficient technologies to monitor, inspect, and maintain key assets in a floating wind farm (namely: hull, ballast system, mooring lines, anchors, scour, dynamic array and export cables) and mitigate overly conservative standards, guidelines, and certification requirements.
- Develop a suitable monitoring/inspection/maintenance protocol or guidelines to cost-effectively mitigate operational risks in a commercial floating wind farm.
- Engage with certification bodies to understand how standards and guidelines might be updated to reflect the ability for novel technology innovations and/or maintenance strategies to mitigate integrity risk in floating wind farms.
- Identify and prioritise research needs to de-risk monitoring, inspection, and maintenance requirements and develop technologies that can unlock less conservative requirements.
For further details on the Scope of Work, Terms and Conditions, and details of how to apply, please click on the relevant links below.
Clarification questions should be received by 15 January 2018 and the answers to these questions will be posted on this webpage by 19 January 2018.
The closing date to receive tender submissions is 23:59 GMT 26 January 2018.
All clarification questions and tender submissions should be sent electronically, by their respective deadlines, to Rhodri.James@carbontrust.com.