Fred. Olsen Windbase
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is delighted to provide an early insight into the Fred. Olsen Windbase solution, an offshore facility for long-term operations and maintenance that is modular in design and constructed to maximise its impact on LCOE.
Fred. Olsen Windbase can provide an offshore facility that allows for efficient and flexible construction, operation and maintenance of an offshore wind farm.
The conceptual design includes the main components of Fred. Olsen Windbase, these are subject to client’s site conditions, and the features can be tailored to meet the client’s requirements.
Features & benefits:
- On site coordination and marine management
- Visual and short range radio contact with onsite personnel offshore
- Maximised weather and daylight windows
- Total hours on site reduced due to location
- Medical facilities with helicopter access
- Onsite medical staff, equipment and resource
- Safe haven for all on site contractors
- Onsite technical support and materials
- Quick response for unplanned maintenance events
- Video conference with OEM
- On site planners
- Accommodation block for up to 50 people
- Comfortable and safe accommodation
- Higher availability compared to floating solutions
- Reduced personnel fatigue
- Long term staff retention
- Service block for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance
- Separate work space from accommodation
- Climate controlled stores
- Tools and testing equipment
- Cranes and forklifts
- Universal Foundation Mono Buckets
- Reusable foundation
- Reduced foundation weights and environmental impact
- Quick installation and decommissioning using Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessels
- No post-operational environmental impact at site
Fred. Olsen Windbase is the next natural step towards lowering the cost of energy offshore, whilst creating a safer environment to work. Extensive modelling and experience from offshore operations show that accessibility and longer onsite working hours will maximise the annual energy production. Fred. Olsen Windbase is being co-developed by leading offshore wind partners and destined initially for UK and German waters.