Conclusions About O&M Transport Systems

The task of designing an operation and maintenance (O&M) system that will deliver the highest possible availability of offshore wind turbines is difficult. This is mainly because the objective is to join together two different interests into one solution. The desire is to have the wind turbines always running and most particularly, when the wind is blowing, to the maximum mean speed on the site. But, contrary to onshore wind turbines, the possibility of reaching the turbine during bad weather rapidly decreases. Therefore, the consequences of an unplanned production stoppage are difficult to handle, simply because the turbine is inaccessible when access is needed the most.

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