Research and Markets Announces T.A. Cook’s Report (UK)
Research and Markets has announced the addition of T.A. Cook’S “European Offshore Windfarm Operations & Maintenance – Benchmarks, Costs and Best Practices for Current and Future Wind Farms” report to their extensive offering of wind energy market research publications.
The offshore wind industry has seen a dramatic increase in concern over the costs and practicalities of operations and maintenance (O&M). There are strategic and operational concerns in the market: strategically, projects will find finance more accessible and affordable if they can demonstrate properly developed O&M policies and costings for their planned wind farms; operationally because people need to know what challenges they are likely to face throughout the wind farm lifetime.
However, while in broad terms the industry is aware of problems arising from unforeseen failures or costs, objective data related to costs and performance has been hard to obtain from multiple sites to provide reliable benchmarks for O&M performance and practices.
Published by industry experts T.A. Cook, European Offshore Windfarm Operations & Maintenance – Benchmarks, Costs and Best Practices for Current and Future Wind Farms is an international study that brings together critical information and analysis in one clear and digestible report; providing much-needed information on O&M costs, practices, cost drivers and the future evolution of O&M. This provides concrete information for the first time to the whole offshore wind industry including policy setters, R&D organisations, investors and manufacturers as well as wind farm operators and developers.
Gain unique insights into:
OPEX and life cycle costs for offshore wind farms
Benchmarks for reliability and availability
The best strategies and systems for cost effective operations
Wind farm accessibility and transfer methods
Technical and business impacts on future wind farm O&M performance
Who should read this study:
Offshore wind farm operators and developers
Component suppliers (OEMs)
Investors and financial specialists
Source: businesswire, November 08, 2011;