The operation and maintenance of wind turbines amounts to approximately 25-30% of its total lifecycle costs and is expected to increase as wind farms move further away
The lifetime operation and maintenance of wind farms amounts to approximately 25-30% of its total costs and is expected to increase as wind farms move further offshore
Ice accumulation on offshore wind turbine blades can result in a loss of up to 50% of annual energy production. Ice build up compromises blade aerodynamics and lead
The electrification of the seas requires energy sources in remote places.
The aquaculture industry currently produces approximately half of the fish for global consumption, and this is expected to reach two-thirds by 2030.[1,2] Given the tre
Thermal vents on the sea floor provide a source of infinitely renewable power and rare minerals.
With approximately 3000 ships sailing at any one time, the North Sea is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world. Many of the medium-sized vessels require app
The maritime shipping industry currently transports 90% of the goods traded around the world. The industry is responsible for nearly 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions
Offshore wind farms are playing an important role as Europe transitions to renewable energy.
Deep sea mining is expected to grow 37% annually, from $650mn in 2020 to $15.3bn by 2030. Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor are chimney-like structures where un
Between 2020 and 2030, it has been forecasted that approximately 4,091 offshore turbines will be installed throughout all of Europe. Counting the modern standard de
Weather is the major cause for maritime accidents, shipping and cargo losses, injuries, and even fatalities.
60,000 people and $4bn in assets are exposed to the global tsunami hazard.[1,2] These numbers are expected to increase due to population growth, migrat
Owners and operators of wind parks are challenged with keeping turbine blades in optimum condition. A combination of accumulated debris, dust deposits, and blade ro
Communication from the depths of the seas currently requires a cable connection or acoustic transmission.
In the North Sea approximately 2000 wells are planned to be permanently plugged and abandoned in the upcoming decade. The industry is already closing more sites tha
Ambitions for zero emission maritime operations by 2030 require new power sources.
Europe is currently the largest market for offshore decommissioning with the majority of this activity taking place in the North Sea. In the North Sea approximately
Day rates for the smallest and largest service vessels range from $8k-26k. While autonomous vessels are estimated to reduce fuel consumption by 6%, an autonomous-u
80% of the global wind resources are located offshore in deep waters (60+ meters) where traditional seabed-fixed installations are not suitable. These areas will be
The total capacity of the offshore wind sector in Europe grew by 18% in 2018 alone. The prospect of larger turbines and deeper waters present a challenge to the cur
In Europe, 65 offshore wind parks will need to be re-powered, upgraded, or decommissioned, in the next 20 years. The first decommissioning project began in 2016, an
In the next 7 years, 150 oil and gas platforms are expected to be decommissioned in the North Sea.[1,2] Annual global spending on decommissioning is set to increase fr
Today's 22,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessels will be small compared to the 50,000 TEU vessels forecasted 50 years from now. Modifying existing
Subsea infrastructure and the demand for its maintenance is growing.
Aerial drones are increasing in applicability, and are already used for structural inspections of offshore platforms and wind farms.[1,2,3] Their integration and modul
Europe has over 4,000 offshore wind turbines in operation, supplying a total of 15.8 GW.
At higher altitudes, the wind blows stronger and more consistently. Whereas windmills have yet to exceed 200m in height, wind kites are reaching 800m in the air.
Europe is spearheading the world's ocean energy technology, and has today a