What you will learn:
The offshore wind installation planning is highly complex, due to the high dependency on weather, location and the management of oversized components. In this course you will explore the factors involved in construction logistics for offshore wind project and how it varies. You will also have a holistic view on the construction strategies that are followed to optimize the process and cope with uncertainties. Then you will have the opportunity to look into the full installation fleet and vessels that are needed during the construction. The course will provide examples and case studies from several offshore wind locations, including Block Island, and will discuss the lesson learned from different regions and management approaches.
Who should attend?
- Professionals who have experience in renewable project engineering that do not have significant experience in offshore construction and logistics
- Insurers and financiers who want to better understand the offshore wind construction process and the relevant risks and delays associated with construction and project delivery
- Government employees who want to better understand how the logistics of construction are planned and how its related to offshore wind project design
5. Construction logistics and management
5.1 Construction logistics
- Factors involved
- Installation vessels
- Typical logistics for different types of OWF and locations
- Construction strategies and planning
- Key delay factors
5.2 Construction management
- Coping with uncertainties (weather delays, breakdowns, unforeseen seabed conditions etc.)
- Managing change from design to construction
- Managing departures from regulatory plans
- Discussion of case studies
Director, Offshore Wind North America
Dr. Duerr is the Director for the Offshore Wind North America practice within DNV GL Energy’s Renewables Advisory. She has been in the offshore renewables space for the past 11 years, with a specific focus on offshore wind for the past 7 years. Prior to DNV GL, Dr. Duerr was the Offshore Wind Lead for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office where she led the offshore wind R&D portfolio, including the Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects, the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium with NYSERDA, and was a leader in the development and implementation of the 2016 National Offshore Wind Strategy. Dr. Duerr received her B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute, and her Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. The combination of her education and professional experiences have allowed her to dive deep into the technology and research aspects of offshore wind, including project siting, resource assessment, plant optimization, installation, construction, logistics, and U.S. specific market drivers, regulations, and supply chain challenges.