Multi-criteria assessment of offshore wind turbine support structures

Show simple item record Lozano Minguez, Estivaliz - Kolios, Athanasios J. - Brennan, Feargal P. - 2012-07-31T23:01:44Z 2012-07-31T23:01:44Z 2011-11-30T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.citation E. Lozano-Minguez, Α. J. Kolios, F. P. Brennan. Multi-criteria assessment of offshore wind turbine support structures. Renewable Energy, Volume 36, Issue 11, November 2011, Pages 2831-2837
dc.identifier.issn 0960-1481 -
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dc.description.abstract Wind power, especially offshore, is considered one of the most promising sources of ‘clean’ energy towards meeting the EU and UK targets for 2020 and 2050. Deployment of wind turbines in constantly increasing water depths has raised the issue of the appropriate selection of the most suitable support structures’ options. Based on experience and technology from the offshore oil and gas industry, several different configurations have been proposed for different operational conditions. This paper presents a methodology for the systematic assessment of the selection of the most preferable, among the different configurations, support structures for offshore wind turbines, taking into consideration several attributes through the widely used multi-criteria decision making method TOPSIS (Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution) for the benchmarking of those candidate options. An application comparing a monopile, a tripod and a jacket, for a reference 5.5 MW wind turbine and a reference depth of 40 m, considering multiple engineering, economical and environmental attributes, will illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. en_UK
dc.subject TOPSIS method en_UK
dc.subject Multi-criteria decision making en_UK
dc.subject Jacket en_UK
dc.subject Monopile en_UK
dc.subject Tripod offshore support structure en_UK
dc.subject Offshore wind turbines en_UK
dc.title Multi-criteria assessment of offshore wind turbine support structures en_UK
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