Offshore Deployments of Wave Energy Converters by Seabased Industry AB
AbstractSince 2008, Seabased Industry AB (SIAB) has manufactured and deployed several units of wave energy converters (WECs) of different design. The WECs are linear generators with point absorber buoy systems that are placed on the seabed, mounted on a gravitation concrete foundation. These deployments have taken place in different areas, using different deployment vessels. Offshore deployments of WECs and underwater substations have so far been complicated procedures, that were both expensive and time-consuming. The focus of this paper is to discuss these deployments in terms of economy and time efficiency, as well as safety. Because seven vessels have been used to facilitate the deployments, an evaluation on the above basis is carried out for them. The main conclusions and certain solutions are presented for the various problems encountered during these deployments and the vessel choice is discussed. It is found that the offshore deployment process can be optimized in terms of cost, time efficiency and safety with a careful vessel choice, use of the latest available technologies and detailed planning and organizing. View Full-Text
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Chatzigiannakou, M.A.; Dolguntseva, I.; Leijon, M. Offshore Deployments of Wave Energy Converters by Seabased Industry AB. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2017, 5, 15.
Chatzigiannakou MA, Dolguntseva I, Leijon M. Offshore Deployments of Wave Energy Converters by Seabased Industry AB. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2017; 5(2):15.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chatzigiannakou, Maria A.; Dolguntseva, Irina; Leijon, Mats. 2017. "Offshore Deployments of Wave Energy Converters by Seabased Industry AB." J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 5, no. 2: 15.
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