- Enables all stakeholders to achieve cheaper, faster and safer offshore wind project
- Explains the different approaches to executing on- and offshore projects, highlighting the
economic impacts of the various financial and operational choices
- Provides practical, proven advice on how tough challenges can be overcome,
using real-life examples from the author’s experiences to illustrate key issues
Secondary: Engineering students in 4-year and technical school programs studying to enter the “green jobs” sphere; Petroleum and Marine Engineers working on offshore projects
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Chapter One. What Is an Offshore Wind Farm?
Chapter Two. Obtaining Permits for Wind Farms
Chapter Three. Project Planning
Chapter Four. The Basic Organization
Chapter Five. Project Preparation
Chapter Six. Project Execution
Chapter Seven. Interface Management
Chapter Eight. Health, Safety, and Environmental Management
Chapter Nine. Work Vessel Coordination
Chapter Ten. Logistics Solutions
Chapter Eleven. Commonly Used Installation Methods
Chapter Twelve. Vessels and Transport to Offshore Installations
Chapter Thirteen. Basic Information about Ports
Chapter Fourteen. Project Criteria
Chapter Fifteen. Transporting Wind Turbines
Chapter Sixteen. Deployment Strategies
Chapter Seventeen. Repairing Offshore Wind Farms
Chapter Eighteen. Environmental and Other Issues
Conclusions About O&M Transport Systems
- No. of pages: 352
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Elsevier 2011
- Published: November 10, 2011
- Imprint: Elsevier
- eBook ISBN: 9780123859372
About the Author
Kurt E. Thomsen is the Founder and Managing Director of Advanced Offshore Solutions ApS. The company is focused on supplying consultancy services to the offshore wind farm industry exclusively, with the primary focus on transport and logistical solutions, design, build and operation of offshore windfarm installation vessels. Current clients include Credit Suisse, Eon, DONG Energy, MTHøjgaard, Statoil Hydro, Energie Baden Wurttemberg, Gamesa and many other major stakeholders in the offshore wind industry. The services provided by the company include development and implementation of methods, rules and guidelines for offshore wind farm work, setup and execution of the installation process for offshore projects, validation of equipment and auditing of same, contract negotiations and implementation of same to projects as well as development of new installation methods and vessels for the abovementioned companies in order to execute their project portfolio.
Prior to establishing Advanced Offshore Solutions in 2006, Mr. Thomsen was Business Development Manager for the company A2SEA A/S, a company originally started by Kurt E. Thomsen himself in 2000. A2SEA A/S, is a privately held company specializing in delivering transport, logistical solutions as well as installation vessels for the offshore wind industry. The basis of the company is a patent for a semi jacking installation vessel, originally designed and patented by Kurt E. Thomsen. Before this, Mr. Thomsen was the owner and founder of Danish Crane consultants, a company specializing in solutions for the heavy lift industry on as well as offshore. He ran this company for 5 years before merging it into A2SEA A/S. Mr. Thomsen started his career in the shipyard of Frederica Denmark and worked for 15 years with docking and lifting assignments for the yard first as a crane operator since as a lifting supervisor.
Mr. Thomsen received his Bsc. in architecture and construction from the Via University in Horsens Denmark in 1990. He has a leadership diploma from Århus Business Academy, Bachelors degree in Strategic Management, Lean Master. He is a qualified crane operator, assessor and crane specialist (According to Danish HSE rules it requires specialist knowledge to validate the use of cranes and lifting equipment, this requires diplomas in engineering, nondestructive testing and a minimum requirement of 10 years of relevant experience).
Kurt E. Thomsen is based in Århus Denmark.
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