Ice conditions, low ambient air temperature, remoteness, and shallow water will all influence to the functionality of structures. In addition, safe and economic maintenance of the structure must be considered.
Non-ice-classed vessels have limited access to perform their duties in cold environment, depending on the duration of ice season. This may interrupt the construction of wind farms. In addition, non-ice-classed vessels cannot operate during ice season.
Ice classed vessels are capable to perform their duties also in ice conditions. Therefore, the service operations can be done year-round, and wind farm construction season can be extended providing flexibility for construction and possibility to reduce costs.
Aker Arctic offers services for cold environment offshore wind farms:
1. Offshore Wind Tower Foundations
Definition of ice conditions in the area
Concept screening and feasibility studies, including:
- ice load definitions
- risk identification
- comparison and rating of different foundation concepts
Testing and optimization of foundation concepts in Aker Arctic’s ice tank
2. Analysis of installation, logistics and service for the offshore wind parks
- Definition of ice conditions in the route
- Definition of ship design requirements
- Comparison and rating of different vessel solutions
- Definition of logistics scenarios for installation vessels
3. Design of special purpose vessels
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