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Logistic Efficiencies And Naval architecture for Wind Installations with Novel Developments

Logistic Efficiencies And Naval architecture for Wind Installations with Novel Developments

Objective

A new EU 7th Framework Programme project, “LEANWIND” (Logistic Efficiencies And Naval architecture for Wind Installations with Novel Developments) seeks to apply lean principles to the offshore wind farm project lifecycle. The primary LEANWIND objective is to provide cost reductions across the offshore wind farm lifecycle and supply chain through the application of lean principles and the development of state of the art technologies and tools.

The offshore wind industry in existing near shore shallow sites has yet to become cost competitive with traditional forms of energy while new sites are being planned for greater distances from shore or deeper water bringing new challenges. The offshore wind industry has not yet applied lean principles to the logistical operations of the wind farm in all stages of the lifecycle as proposed by the LEANWIND project. “Lean” principles were originally developed by Toyota to optimise the processes of manufacturing industries; these principles of optimisation and efficiency have subsequently been adopted by many other industries to remove wasteful stages and streamline processes.

This new “lean” paradigm will be applied to each of the critical project stages: logistical processes, shore-based transport links, port and staging facilities, vessels, lifting equipment, safety and O&M.
The LEANWIND approach will ensure that unnecessarily complex or wasteful stages of the development process are removed, flow between the required stages is streamlined, quality is enhanced and thus overall cost and time efficiency improved to enable the industry to bridge the gap between current costs and industry cost aspirations. Properly applied, lean management will improve quality, reliability and H&S standards across the project supply chain and throughout the wind farm lifecycle.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Address

Western Road
T12 Yn60 Cork

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 168 871,99

Administrative Contact

David O'connell (Dr.)

Participants (31)

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SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 035 433,45

GAVIN AND DOHERTY GEOSOLUTIONS LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 664 460

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 303 227

KONGSBERG MARITIME AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 275 726,40

MAERSK TRAINING SVENDBORG AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 451 161,35

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 191 200

A2SEA A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 73 575,37

VASCO GALLEGA SOCIEDAD DE CARTERA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 85 513,65

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 409 168,82

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 206 400

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 374 886,14

EDP INOVACAO SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 62 718,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 439 065

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES ENERGIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 210 600

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 349 353

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 271 362,30

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 214 800

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 203 930,40

FORCE TECHNOLOGY

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 696 897,50

WindEurope

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 290 601,05

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 252 043,48

1-TECH

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 192 400

HAVEN OOSTENDE AUTONOOM GEMEENTELIJK HAVENBEDRIJF

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 86 700

GEOSEA MAINTENANCE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 382 760

B9 ENERGY O&M LIMITED

United Kingdom

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 255 310,48

Community of European Shipyards Associations asbl

Belgium

NORSK AUTOMATISERING AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 348 202,62

RAPPEL ENTERPRISES LIMITED - ARKLOW MARINE SERVICES

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 104 062,50

DELTA DENIZCILIK MUHENDISLIK VE BILGISAYAR SANAYI VE TIRCARET AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 297 600

SHIPYARDS AND MARITIME EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATION OF EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 88 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 614020

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2017

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 768 953

  • EU contribution

    € 9 986 231

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland