Chapter Three

Project Planning

To install an offshore wind farm, including all of its different and complex parts, it is necessary to plan the entire project from start to finish. This is a very comprehensive and complex process. Planning begins with an outline of what is to be done, when, how, and by whom. Planners who begin in a simple top-down manner will divide the project into manageable pieces for each department and stakeholder to complete.

Planners address such issues as site locating, permitting of the wind farm, due diligence of the project in terms of yield and earnings, budgeting, pricing, and tendering. The plan also encompasses individual packages, as well as the actual project management (PM) of the work packages when the farm ...

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