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Assembly, transportation, installation and commissioning of offshore wind farms

M. Asgarpour     Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Petten, The Netherlands     Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Abstract

In this chapter, installation of offshore wind farms is discussed briefly. The installation of offshore wind farms is discussed in four categories corresponding to four main wind farm elements, which are foundations, turbines, substations and cables. For the installation of each category, specialised equipment, vessels and installation methods are necessary. Furthermore, preinstallation activities, such as onshore assembly and offshore transportation, and post-installation activities, such as tests and commissioning are discussed. ...

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