Energy transition is high on every country’s agenda. The switch from fossil fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources is challenging, while the clock is ticking.
Within the wind energy space, offshore energy generation is an obvious solution, because of the ample global availability of wind and space, without too many disrupting NIMBY effects.
Purpose of this white paper is to address one of the main challenges that the wind industry encounters on its steep path of expansion: increasing the supply chain efficiency. More specifically, the potential of feeder solutions for transportation of components for offshore construction will be explored.
The analysis in this white paper will be on two levels.
On an execution level, we will take a closer look at transportation alternatives for offshore wind farm installation – and see whether gains can be made on the path to an optimised supply chain.
But beyond the single project approach, there is another industry-wide problem looming. Many project investment cases are fragile, and today’s economic developments (inflation, interest rates, commodity prices – and supply chain issues) do not bode well for future return rates. Can feeder alternatives contribute to the offshore business case – and continue to attract investors that can enable the implementation of the offshore wind pipeline for the upcoming decades.
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HoTai Energy Consult
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